Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge

11K Sandhill Cranes Gather In Minn. Before MigrationEveryone knows birds head south for the winter. But did you know there are thousands of sandhill cranes passing through Minnesota right now? The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says more than 11,000 of the majestic birds are staging for migration.
Zimmerman Deer Hunter Pleads Guilty To Poaching In Wildlife RefugeA Sherburne County man is learning an expensive and difficult lesson about his pursuit of trophy whitetail deer.
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.
More Trumpeter Swans Getting Shot In MinnesotaDuring this year's open of waterfowl season, the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center admitted more trumpeter swans for bullet wounds than ever before.
St. Cloud Hunter Banned From Big Game Hunting For 5 YearsA Minnesota man who violated a federal hunting law has been banned from hunting big game anywhere in the U.S. for five years. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says 41-year-old William Robert Welsh of St. Cloud was sentenced in federal court Tuesday.
Nat’l Wildlife Refuge Goes To The CowsThe Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge is a recreation destination. But this summer, some of the biggest animals there are cows. About an hour north of the Twin Cities, the refuge is more than 30,000 acres of oak savanna and wetlands. But some invasive plant species are threatening to change this habitat. So they're trying a new way to control the undesirable plants, letting cows eat them.
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