Minnesota’s pheasant population has been on a long-term decline. Gov. Mark Dayton is hoping the first Minnesota Pheasant Summit this weekend will lay some ground for changing that.
Even though it’s not officially winter, it is officially snowmobile season in Minnesota.
The Department of Natural Resources says a huge step forward was taken recently in the fight against Asian carp after President Barack Obama signed legislation to close the Upper St. Anthony Falls lock to boat traffic.
A Minnesota bear researcher remains under orders to remove radio collars from bears he’s studying by the end of the month, but will be allowed to appeal. Bear researcher Lynn Rogers sounded optimistic after a meeting with Gov. Mark Dayton and Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Landwehr on Monday. But Landwehr said afterward he does not plan to lift his decision to rescind Rogers’ permit to keep tracking collars on bears in the Ely area.
The fight against invasive plants and animals just got easier. That’s good news because zebra mussels are becoming an increasingly bigger problem in Minnesota.
The Minnesota Supreme Court denied a petition Friday that sought a review of a request to stop Minnesota’s wolf hunt season, the Department Natural Resources said.
With fire danger high, Minnesota officials are asking for the public’s help in reducing the risk of wildfires.
Officials with the Minnesota DNR have started planning for a limited gray wolf hunting and trapping season later this year.
The DNR is allowing Lutsen Mountains ski area to continue drawing water for snowmaking despite drought in northeastern Minnesota.
Minnesota’s duck hunting season will open a week earlier than usual. Opening day shooting hours also will be earlier, and the annual youth waterfowl hunt will fall on an earlier date this year.
State employees began returning to work in Minnesota Thursday after a new budget agreement ended a government shutdown of nearly three weeks.
Department of Natural Resource Commissioner Tom Landwehr welcomed several hundred employees back to work after the longest government shutdown in decades.
At Capra’s Bait and Sporting Goods, customers know that the cost of a license or stamp is the price of admission to Minnesota’s great outdoors.