Minnesota pheasant hunters will find less land available when the season opens Saturday. Due to the federal government shutdown, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has closed 13 national wildlife refuges and eight wetland management districts in Minnesota, totaling more than 489,000 acres of land.
It’s 4 a.m. on a Tuesday and breakfast is sizzling on the griddle. The hunters are clad in blaze-orange and preparing for a day in the woods. But in this deer camp of sorts, hunters come in wheel chairs, braces and scooters. Their appetite is for little more than to get out into the woods.
Michael Goodnature, the natural resources manager for Ramsey County Parks joined John Hines on the WCCO Morning News
With fall comes the beginning of the hunting season in Minnesota. Duck and goose hunting is already underway, and in a few weeks the deer hunting season will start as well. Every year, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has a special three-day season for youth hunters in October. But there’s a lot more to the special season than attracting young hunters.
Deer bow hunting season starts Saturday, and we found out it’s a growing trend among Minnesota hunters.
A long winter followed by a cold, wet spring has contributed to a significant decrease in Minnesota’s pheasant population. The Department of Natural Resources says Minnesota’s pheasant index declined 29 percent from 2012, reflecting trends seen in neighboring states.
Seven of eight people accused of illegally hunting geese in eastern South Dakota’s Miner County have now been sentenced in federal court. The group of friends known as “Team Those Guys” killed nearly 425 geese over a six-day period.
Minnesota wildlife officials are set to announce details of the upcoming wolf hunting and trapping season. This season will be the second since the animals came off the endangered list in the region.
The Obama administration on Friday proposed lifting most remaining federal protections for gray wolves across the Lower 48 states, a move that would end four decades of recovery efforts but some scientists criticized as premature.
The Minnesota Zoo has debuted a new webcam to show off their two recently-hatched male African penguin chicks.
Minnesotans may be able to start hunting Canada Geese this summer.
Minnesota’s deer harvest declined in 2012 but officials say it was a safe season for people who took to the woods.
Fans of the outdoors who live in the east metro won’t have to travel too far to get to a Cabela’s come fall 2014.
December represents a Minnesota tradition – the late goose hunt. Since there are so many, I joined Pete Schmitz this week for a journey into the field.
Minnesota hunters harvested 151,400 deer so far, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.