Minnesota DNR

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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DNR Building • Historic DNR building at the State Fair opened Sept. 1, 1934. • It cost $73,000 to build (almost 10 times the net profit of 1934 State Fair). • Gate tickets in 1934 cost 25 cents. • Funding came from federal and state emergency relief administration and State Fair funds. • Civilian Conservation […]

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From the Minnesota DNR Several deer poaching cases, including one from 1984, were recently solved thanks to the dogged determination of a conservation officer with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and his K-9 partner. For the past five years, conservation officer Travis Muyres of Ham Lake has been investigating the activities of Steven J. […]

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From the DNR The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has released some initial statistics from its increased aquatic invasive species (AIS) patrol efforts. So far this year, the AIS violation rate among boaters is 20 percent. “This rate is unacceptable,” said Maj. Phil Meier, DNR Enforcement Division operations manager. “The majority of violations could […]

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From the DNR Minnesotans who have yet to wet a line can do so on June 8-10 when they can fish without a license while accompanying a child younger than 16, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The annual Take-A-Kid Fishing weekend is designed to rekindle childhood memories, construct some new ones […]

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From the Minnesota DNR With the ice receding from lakes and rivers at what seems like a near record pace, many boaters and anglers are already launching their boats. There were 400 or more fishing boats reported on the Mississippi River, March 17, on the 12-mile stretch between Lock and Dam Number 3 north of […]

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