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The report recommended that the Board of Animal Health should more closely oversee deer and elk farmers, as well as strengthen consequences for those who don't comply with state rules,
The DNR has complained that the Board of Animal Health is too cozy with deer farmers to ideally protect the state's invaluable wild deer herd from infected game farm deer.
Simple precautions, awareness outdoors can thwart diseases.
Study of 473 lakes finds alarming trend of decline in fish productivity over past few decades
Whether you hunt, birdwatch, hike or fish, there are Wildlife Management Areas in Minnesota to check out. Here are seven.
Hunters may take as many snow geese as they can shoot, but wary birds keep harvest to a minimum.
Rainy Lake fishing guide Bill Dougherty, lure maker Mark Fisher and outdoor media specialist Mark Strand were inducted this month into the Minnesota Fishing Hall of Fame along with two private companies.
After years of stocking, the trout species will soon vanish from Lake Superior
The DNR has hired a helicopter to help collar deer in the race to limit chronic wasting disease before it's too late.
Farmers, environmentalists and legislators struggle to solve roadside upkeep.
Grassland needs the room, but concept evades many.
Winona County CWD case marred by regulatory failures, with fallout expected for deer hunters.
Critics calling Wright County plan inconvenient, inefficient.
The expansive Sax-Zim Bog, located an hour northwest of Duluth, would anchor a proposed corridor of at least six northern Minnesota communities.
DNR's Loren Miller's research on walleyes, other fish steers stocking choices
Officer Timothy Michael Bennett pleaded not guilty earlier this month and is positioned to fight the DNR's charge, a misdemeanor.
Landowners in affected hunting areas aren't taking Chronic Wasting Disease seriously, a state official with the DNR warns.
The Forest Service will take BWCA applications on a first-come basis in 2019, irking some.
But outside experts' review criticized as "superficial" by walleye community leader.
Study shows wolf population dwindles when area lacks moose calves as prey
Compact camper sales are powering fast-growing RV segment.
Program that makes private hunting land public is gaining traction, nearing its original goal
More people, including families, are using them for longer ice fishing stays.
The large lake specialist who helped cover Lake of the Woods in his previous DNR assignment is the first person to hold that newly created position.
The DNR is fighting dwindling conservation acreage, aging infrastructure and other hurdles
A pro angler and a fishing coach want the league as a partner in a season-ending bass fishing event.
Minnesota's spring turkey hunters have until Friday, Jan. 26, to apply for a lottery permit to bag a tom during the first two weeks of the season when licenses are in greatest demand.
Minneapolis Boat Show's antique models attract visitors and generates waves of new interest
Duck hunting season gave state hunters plenty of targets. But the number of people in the field hit an all-time low, according to license sales.
Deer hunters have taken 190,000 deer statewide starting with the archery season, continuing through the regular firearms season and now into the muzzleloader season.
Funding sought, momentum builds for National Loon Center in Crosslake.
State law enforcement officials are looking for the person or persons who apparently played a prank on deer hunters around Lanesboro.
Under legislation that Gov. Scott Walker is expected to sign into law this week, kids of any age will be allowed to hunt deer and carry their own gun when accompanied by an adult.
The harvest surged after a slow start, reaching a mark 10 percent higher than last year's showing.
A party of 10 bagged only 30 roosters on managed farmland in South Dakota
Since 1959, the Minnesota firearms deer season has opened on the Saturday nearest Nov. 6, linking it to the short window of time when bucks make themselves most vulnerable to ambush.
The Department of Natural Resources has officially kicked off the process for finding a location to potentially build a world-class shooting range and clubhouse to be used by state high school trapshooters and to attract other statewide, regional, national or international events.
Hunting over bait was the single most common bust during last year's Minnesota deer season. Nearly 200 citations were issued and another 56 hunters received warnings.
New evidence about chronic wasting disease leads health officials to reconsider their advice
Birds are even scarce in the hotbed of Mobridge, but state still boasts it has more birds than anyplace else.
Game wardens across the state's pheasant range reported strong participation in many areas, but sparse results.
Nicole Davros, a DNR wildlife researcher, is looking for ways to increase pheasant populations. "I know our numbers look down," Davros said. "But I'm optimistic for the next five years."
Terry Krahn's passion for bowhunting deer started early, and hasn't waned
Three projects are underway to improve habitat for grouse, woodcock.
Leslie McInenly named to take the plan to the finish.
Fall fishing with lead-core line proves a worthy alternative.
But veterans of the pursuit lament the shortage of birds in Minnesota — 'It's just a shame'
Game wardens across Minnesota's grouse-hunting range witnessed a decent effort but scant success last weekend during the season opener for ruffed grouse, spruce grouse and Northwest Zone sharptailed grouse.
Fish and Wildlife officials looking to reverse ruling to allow culling of birds deemed destructive.
Indication that public wasn't supposed to know details of walleye deal causes a stir.
Shortage of natural foods causes the animals to make themselves obvious.
The state Department of Natural Resources has expanded a ban on deer feeding to 11 central and north-central counties to guard against the spread of…
Ringneck estimates are down 45 percent.
Fearing spread of CWD, agency pushing animal health board to suspend farmer's license.
Walleyes were biting on big lake for those anglers going out.
Minnesota's Lake Bemidji this week will host 90 of the nation's best collegiate angler teams for three days of bass competition in a series that will determine a national Bassmaster college champion.
Mille Lacs and Gull Lake will be proving grounds for students this week.
Zebra mussels are invading more of Minnesota's lakes and rivers than ever — and their relentless advance poses a growing threat to our state's way of life.
As the zebra mussel continues its destructive march across Minnesota's waterways, researchers are counterattacking with sophisticated chemical and genetic weapons.
More than 200 major bodies of water in Minnesota have tested positive for the presence of zebra mussels so far. Use the search tool to see which lakes and rivers have been affected.
Growth of catch-and-release fishing keeps crafters of the next-best thing busy
Catch-and-release will resume on Aug. 11.
The DNR is closely monitoring lake, eyeing smallmouth numbers.
Mille Lacs has been losing its identity as a leading walleye lake in the Upper Midwest, but it keeps gaining attention for great bass fishing.
Earlier this month, Gary Gilbert and his wife stumbled upon a decaying 59½-inch muskie. Death blanched its coloring, but its body was fully intact.
Walleyes are biting on Upper Red, when the wind doesn't stop anglers.
DNR gets funding to fill posts opened by retirees.
Crowds already are flocking to the fishing pier and its surrounding day-use area at Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park. A few boat-in campsites have opened and crews are working toward a late-summer opening of the park's first campground.
Those familiar with Lake Vermilion said Saturday was the best all-around opening day of fishing that they can recall.
Year-over-year changes are shaped by issues tackled by DNR fisheries personnel.
Judy Randall, deputy legislative auditor, said concerns about the possible spread of CWD from privately owned deer and elk to the state's wild herd sparked interest in an evaluation.
A wildly expanding population doesn't mean it's an easy hunt in the unpredictable late season
Turkey enthusiasts lead habitat restoration project.
Ice anglers this winter harvested 109,000 pounds of walleyes under a three-fish bag limit, but the DNR announced this week that there's ample room for a spring bag limit of four walleyes.
The discovery was made recently when the animal was shot during a culling exercise to reduce chances the disease will spread to other whitetails.
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