Minnesota Department Of Natural Resources
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources wants anglers to “think zero” at this year’s walleye and northern pike opener. The agency wants every angler to commit to transporting zero aquatic invasive species this year.
The Minnesota Deer Hunters Association is about to wrap up its emergency deer feeding for the season. It’s been a tough winter for deer, especially in northeastern Minnesota, so the Department of Natural Resources agreed in February to release state funds to the association for deer feeding.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said Thursday because of high winds and melting snow, burn restrictions will go into effect on Monday in several counties across central Minnesota.
With Minnesota’s stream trout opener coming up on Saturday, fisheries officials say new opportunities have opened up in the Twin Cities metro area. Land acquisitions by the Department of Natural Resources in Dakota County will give anglers nearly two additional miles of shoreline to explore along the Vermillion River.
The Department of Natural Resources is taking public comments on southeastern Minnesota deer population goals recommended by a citizen advisory team. Leslie McInenly, the DNR’s big game program leader, says the agency has used a fairly extensive process to revisit deer population goals in southeastern Minnesota.
Minnesota wildlife managers plan to hold the number of bear hunting licenses steady this year to help gradually increase the bear population. Minnesota’s bear population was estimated at 17,000 in 2008, but the DNR says trends suggest the population is down to between 10,000 and 15,000.
The man who has run Minnesota state parks for the past decade counts himself fortunate that voters gave him some extra money to spend. Courtland Nelson, 62, retires April 21 as director of the Parks and Trails Division of the Department of Natural Resources.
American white pelicans are among the world’s largest birds. The Department of Natural Resources says wingspans up to 9 feet, bright white plumage with black-edged wings and large, orange bills distinguish them from other species.
There’s a new bundle of joy on display on the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ website. Early Tuesday morning, an eagle chick hatched in the nest watched by the DNR EagleCam, according to DNR Public Affairs Officer Harland Hiemstra. Last year, all three eggs laid by the eagles froze in the January cold.
The walleye regulations on Lake Mille Lacs are largely staying the same for the 2014 fishing season, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced Tuesday. It’s part of a larger plan to increase fishing opportunities, improve walleye numbers and stay within the state’s harvest allocation.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association will host a series of listening sessions for deer hunters to learn more about the state of deer after this year’s winter.
Neighbors of a Minnesota man who was denied a permit to continue his research told an administrative law judge Tuesday that the wild bears he studies aren’t dangerous and don’t cause problems.
Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Landwehr says he’ll appoint Assistant Commissioner Erika Rivers to serve as director of the Parks and Trails Division when its current director, Courtland Nelson, retires in April.
As the cold weather extends the chance to ice fish in Minnesota, officials reminding anglers that their 2013 fishing licenses expire Friday. New licenses for 2014 will be required to fish starting Saturday.
The deadline for Minnesota’s ice fishers to get their shacks off the state’s lakes is approaching, though many are doing it earlier, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.