DNR: Harvest Numbers Show Growth In Deer PopulationThe Department of Natural Resources says the state’s deer populations have grown, as shown by harvest numbers from the second weekend in the firearms season.
Minn. Hunters Gearing Up For Firearm Deer SeasonIt is "Orange Friday." That means in just a few hours, more than half a million Minnesotans will head to the outdoors for the opening of deer hunting season. It is a long-standing Minnesota tradition. The Department of Natural Resources says it expects this year's deer harvest to be relatively low, between 140,000 and 155,000 deer.
Ducks Shot By Minnesota Hunters Test Negative For Bird FluTests on over 750 ducks shot by Minnesota hunters this fall have turned up no signs of the kind of bird flu that devastated the Midwest poultry industry earlier this year.
Minnesota Company Recalls Tree Stands Due To Cable IssueMore than 12,000 tree stands from a Minnesota company are being recalled due to a fall hazard. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the assembly cables on stands made by the Windom-based company Big Game can release, causing a user to fall.
Wis. Judge Allows Chippewa Tribe To Hunt Deer At NightA federal judge has ruled Chippewa tribes can hunt deer at night beginning next month across most of northern Wisconsin, a decision that restores a tribal right lost after the bands gave the land to the government in the 19th century.
Montevideo Named Host Of 2016 Governor's Pheasant OpenerMontevideo has been selected to host the 2016 Minnesota Governor's Pheasant Opener. The announcement was made Friday night during the community celebration of this year's Governor's Pheasant Opener in Mankato.
Minnesota DNR: Expect Another 'Conservative' Deer SeasonThe Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said that hunters this year will get another "conservative" deer season this year. The DNR said that means hunters can expect a likely one-deer limit in most areas of the state.
State Asks Hunters To Help With Bird Flu SurveillanceThe Minnesota Department of Natural Resources wants to arm itself with turkey hunters in the fight against bird flu. The state asked hunters in five counties -- Kandiyohi, Pope, Meeker, Swift and Stearns -- to help figure out if the virus has spread to wild turkeys.
Hunters Challenge DNR Deer Management PracticesA group of Minnesota hunters say the deer population is in worse shape than the state is letting on. Minnesota Bowhunters president Brooks Johnson talked about the changing landscape of the deer population as he walked through the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge in Big Lake.
Minnesota Waterfowl Symposium Runs Saturday In BloomingtonThe question of whether Minnesota's duck hunting limits are too loose or just right will be up for debate at the 18th annual Minnesota Waterfowl Symposium. The one-day conference runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Mall of America Ramada Inn in Bloomington.
Wolf Season To Close Friday In NE MinnesotaWildlife 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.
Hunters Register 111K Deer Through 3rd WeekendMinnesota 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.
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