Minnesota DNR

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is accepting applications July 1 – Aug. 16 for the 2013 regular archery deer hunts at Camp Ripley near Little Falls. Because of military training needs, the dates for this year’s hunts are being held about a week later than usual. Hunters may pick from only one of [...]

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The state’s first ever wolf hunting and trapping season is history. The Department of Natural Resources announced wolf season closed in the last open zone at the end of shooting and trapping hours Jan. 3. “Our plan was to close the season when the harvest was at or projected to reach 400 (wolves),” said Dan [...]

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With unusually warm weather this month, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is warning boaters and waterfowl hunters to not to let their guard down. So far this fall, four people have died during the late boating season. “All boaters need to remember they must wear a personal floatation device,” DNR Conservation Officer Capt. Greg [...]

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Landowners are advised not to burn brush or grasses in low-lying areas at this time, due to a high incident of peat fires across the region, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Peat is an accumulation of partially decayed plant material, often found in wetlands or areas that had been wetlands at one [...]

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Wolf hunting in the east-central zone of Minnesota has closed, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The harvest target for the east-central zone during the early season was nine wolves. Eight wolves were registered as of Nov. 4. DNR managers decided to initiate the wolf hunting closure in this zone in anticipation of [...]

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With thousands of Minnesota deer hunters partaking in firearms season, the Minnesota Hunter Harvested Venison Donation Program is once again gearing up to provide hunters with the option to donate venison to help feed hungry Minnesotans. The venison donation program is operated by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) in partnership with the Minnesota Department [...]

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