DNR officials said four men face charges following a five-year investigation that ended with 37 guns and 28 deer antler sets being seized.
Walleye regulations will be more restrictive on Upper Red Lake beginning next week because of a record December walleye harvest.
Rain is falling on Minnesota, just days before Christmas. The wet weekend ushered in a rainy Monday morning, with clouds moving in from the southeast. Much of the snow that had blanketed Minnesota from a frigid November has now been washed away by mild December weather.
It’s been the most tested, controlled and, at times, controversial undertaking aimed at keeping an aquatic threat out of a Minnesota lake. The fear of a zebra mussel invasion in Shorewood’s Christmas Lake has been a priority of area residents for the past several years.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources hopes to deliver the killing blow to zebra mussels discovered in a small Minneapolis-area lake.
The Department of Natural Resources is closing the late wolf season in northwestern Minnesota, where hunters and trappers have exceeded the season target.
A loon trapped on a frozen lake is alive and recovering Friday night thanks to the help of one Minnesota family. The Larson family rescued the bird off of Bottle Lake in northern Minnesota after noticing it hadn’t moved in days and wasn’t eating.
Wildlife managers are closing the wolf season in northeastern Minnesota at the end of shooting hours Friday. Hunters and trappers had registered 30 wolves when the Department of Natural Resources decided Thursday to close the northeast zone.
Another season of wolf hunting is set to begin Sunday. Late season hunting and trapping runs through Jan. 31 in all zones. They can close earlier, though, if the harvest target is reached.
Minnesota hunters have registered 111,000 deer through the third and last weekend of the firearms deer season, a drop of 31,000 from the same period a year ago. But the lower harvest is by design. Regulations were put in place to make more deer — especially does — off-limits to increase Minnesota’s deer herd.
A moose that wandered hundreds of miles away from its Northwoods habitat has died. The Department of Natural Resources told WCCO the moose was found in the backyard of a home in Sleepy Eye, a place it had been hanging out for the last week and a half.
Minnesota hunters have registered 102,000 deer through the second weekend of the main firearms deer season. The Department of Natural Resources says that’s down 31,000 through the same period last year. Adding in special hunts and archery, the DNR says the total harvest so far this season is 115,000 deer, down 32,500 from the same point last season.
During this year’s open of waterfowl season, the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center admitted more trumpeter swans for bullet wounds than ever before.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is closing the early wolf hunting season in the northeastern part of the state. Wolf hunting in the northeast zone will close for the rest of the 2014 early firearms season at the end of shooting hours on Friday.
Hunters in Minnesota killed fewer deer during this year’s opening weekend of the firearms deer season than they did last year, the state Department of Natural Resources said Wednesday. Final numbers show that hunters registered 54,000 deer killed during the first three days of the firearms season, which is 30,000 fewer than last year’s opening weekend, the agency said.
Craig from Richfield and Beverly from Prior Lake asked: Who is responsible for removing campaign yard signs after the election? State law says yard signs must be removed 10 days after the state’s general election, but doesn’t stipulate who is responsible for taking them down.
Five-hundred Minnesota hunters will head into the woods on Nov. 8 for the annual firearms deer hunting opener. But the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is already predicting one of the poorest success rates in recent decades. That’s because Minnesota’s whitetail deer numbers are down in many parts of the state, particularly in the heavily-forested northeastern region.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced earlier this week that for the first time since 2008, the survival of younger walleyes in Mille Lacs Lake appears to be improving. Fishery officials will hold a presentation Wednesday night in Aitkin to discuss the walleye population.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources expects this year’s deer harvest will be one of the lowest in decades. But, that’s by design.
After more than a decade of hard work and road blocks, the parents of a fallen soldier are about to see his dream come true. Even before he became a soldier, Ryane Clark was pushing the DNR to build a parking lot near his home as part of his Eagle Scout project. The lot would help keep bikers and drivers safe from County Road 31 near New London.
Lakeville artist Stephen Hamrick has won the 2015 Minnesota pheasant stamp contest. The state Department of Natural Resources says Hamrick’s painting was chosen as the winning design from among 16 entries. Nicholas Markell of Hugo took second place while Dean Kegler of Duluth placed third.
Zebra mussels have infested two Twin Cities lakes, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Scientists say a tiny but harmful snail species has taken up residence in the St. Louis River estuary. Doug Jensen of the University of Minnesota Sea Grant program says the discovery of faucet snails marks a substantial range expansion for the invasive species. He says they’re asking anglers, boaters and waterfowl hunters within the estuary to be especially vigilant about cleaning their boats, waders and other gear before leaving water accesses.
The state Department of Natural Resources has affirmed its decision to deny a permit to for putting radio collars on black bears to a Minnesota researcher who has gained international attention for his work.
DNR officials say the islands in Meeker County’s Pigeon Lake have been closed due to discovery of a disease in double-crested cormorants.