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.
Minnesota Hunters Kill Fewer Deer In 1st WeekendHunters 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.
Minn.’s 2014 Deer Harvest Expected To Drop SharplyFive-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.
Deer Harvest Expected To Be Lowest In DecadesThe Minnesota Department of Natural Resources expects this year's deer harvest will be one of the lowest in decades. But, that's by design.
Protesters To Shadow Wisconsin Wolf Hunters A group of protesters plans to shadow wolf hunters in Wisconsin so they can observe their methods. Wisconsin's third annual wolf hunt began Wednesday. The group, which calls itself the Great Lakes Wolf Patrol, released a statement saying 11 members are operating out of a base camp on public lands in northern Wisconsin.
Hunters Flock To Game Fair!Every hunter loves their gadgets. And at this year's Game Fair in Ramsey, Minn., there are gadgets galore! WCCO's David McCoy gives us a look at some of the newest and coolest gear for your hunt.
Reality Check: Is Jesse Ventura ‘Controversial’? Former Gov. Jesse Ventura's defamation trial had a day off in St. Paul federal court Friday after a week of surprising revelations. Among them, Ventura testified in court that he doesn't know if he's controversial, or if he says anything provocative.