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September 14, 2015
North Dakota pheasants are up 30 percent

North Dakota pheasants are up 30 percent

Results mirror results in Minnesota, South Dakota.
Outdoors
September 10, 2015
Dayton says they'll be a walleye season this winter on Mille Lacs

Dayton says they'll be a walleye season this winter on Mille Lacs

Previously, the DNR said it would wait until an annual fall walleye survey was complete on Mille Lacs before determing whether winter walleye fishing could begin Dec. 1.
Outdoors
September 10, 2015
DNR seeks applicants for new Mille Lacs advisory group

DNR seeks applicants for new Mille Lacs advisory group

Deadline to apply is Sept. 24
Outdoors
September 8, 2015
DNR: Minnesota pheasant index up 33 percent over last year

DNR: Minnesota pheasant index up 33 percent over last year

However, the 2015 pheasant index is 39 percent below the 10-year average and 59 percent below the long-term average. Loss of habitat remains a concern.
Outdoors
September 3, 2015
DNR to consider changes to spring turkey hunting season

DNR to consider changes to spring turkey hunting season

Officials say it's time to reconsider current structure
Outdoors
August 31, 2015
Pheasant count up 42 percent in South Dakota

Pheasant count up 42 percent in South Dakota

Good news for the thousands of Minnesota pheasant hunters who head west each fall to chase roosters in South Dakota: pheasant numbers there are up.
Outdoors
August 17, 2015
State walk-in hunting program gets federal funding, will expand

State walk-in hunting program gets federal funding, will expand

A $1.67 million, three-year federal grant that funds the program has been awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, officials announced Monday.
Blogs
August 5, 2015

Time to apply for fall youth hunts is now

Waterfowl, deer and upland hunts are available
Local
August 4, 2015
DNR to allow bass sorting on Mille Lacs to boost tourneys

DNR to allow bass sorting on Mille Lacs to boost tourneys

The Department of Natural Resources announced a change in fishing regulations for Mille Lacs Lake that officials say will help attract more national bass tournaments to the area.
Local
July 21, 2015
Walleye bag limits will be tighter on Upper Red Lake this season.

Mille Lacs walleye harvest could hit quota by end of month

Despite this year's low walleye population, DNR fishery surveys have shown this year that there may be good news on the horizon.
Outdoors
July 20, 2015
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Invasive spiny waterfleas found on Lake Vermilion

Not good news for Lake Vermilion: state officials have confirmed the popular northern Minnesota lake is infested with spiny waterfleas.
Outdoors
July 2, 2015
A mallard duck takes flight.

Duck bonanza? Federal estimates are at all-time high

Spring continental survey shows 49.5 million ducks
Outdoors
June 29, 2015
Ruffed grouse drumming counts unchanged from last year

Ruffed grouse drumming counts unchanged from last year

The annual spring drumming survey showed no statistical change in all regions of the state, the DNR said Monday.
Outdoors
June 29, 2015
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Encouraging news for North Dakota pheasants

Minnesota's pheasant hunters won't get a hint of next fall's pheasant population until after the DNR's August roadside counts, but there's encouraging news in North Dakota.
Outdoors
June 13, 2015
Numerous laws approved by Legislature will affect outdoor enthusiasts

Numerous laws approved by Legislature will affect outdoor enthusiasts

Hunters, anglers, boaters, trappers and more will be affected
Outdoors
June 9, 2015
Back-to-back record fish for Minneapolis angler

Back-to-back record fish for Minneapolis angler

Last year, Chad Wentzel landed a state record golden redhorse. A year later to the day, on the bank of the Root River in Fillmore County, he broke his own record.
Outdoors
May 26, 2015
Missouri angler: 'I then bear-hugged the fish'

Missouri angler: 'I then bear-hugged the fish'

A 65-pound striped bass is a state record and an even better story.
Outdoors
May 7, 2015
Bear guide convicted of poaching faces $4,000 in fines

Bear guide convicted of poaching faces $4,000 in fines

Minnesota bear guide pleaded guilty in Cook and Faribault county district courts to illegally hunting bear, deer and other animals.
Outdoors
April 28, 2015

Still no avian flu found in Minnesota wild birds

Test results are still coming back on hunter-harvested wild turkeys
Outdoors
April 17, 2015
Hunters being asked to submit wild turkeys for avian flu testing

Hunters being asked to submit wild turkeys for avian flu testing

Successful hunters in five affected counties asked to bring birds to DNR offices
Outdoors
April 7, 2015
Austin Stoll caught a tullibee (also known as a cisco) weighing 5 pounds, 13 ounces, while fishing last month in Sybil Lake in Otter Tail County. It b

Big tullibee puts 11-year-old angler in record book

Nearly 6-pound fish sets new state record
Outdoors
April 2, 2015
Ruffed Grouse Society supports Minnesota trapping bill to reduce dog deaths

Ruffed Grouse Society supports Minnesota trapping bill to reduce dog deaths

National conservation group weighs in on controversial Minnesota legislation
Outdoors
March 12, 2015
Minnesota's elk herd up slightly from last year

Minnesota's elk herd up slightly from last year

Aerial survey counted 131 animals
Outdoors
February 24, 2015

Nobles County PF chapter honored for habitat efforts

Pheasant Fest draws nearly 23,000 to Des Moines
Sports
December 16, 2014

Craig Engwall named to head Minnesota Deer Hunters Association

He's a deer hunter, attorney and DNR employee.