About the same number of small game hunters took to the field in 2015 compared to the year before.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has begun work on a new statewide deer management plan – a multi-phase project that will emphasize opportunities for citizen input and involvement.
Hundreds of hikers are expected to take the 10th anniversary of the North Country Hiking Fest in stride with a day packed full of family friendly and healthy activities.
Women are invited to enroll in a how to hunt deer with firearms program being offered this fall through the Department of Natural Resources.
Minnesota’s regular waterfowl season will open on Saturday, Sept. 24, with similar bag limits and season dates that were in place last year, according to the Department of Natural Resources.
Most testing will happen during the opening weekend of the statewide season A firearms deer season that begins Saturday, Nov. 5.
The disease is always fatal and infected deer can appear healthy. Live animal testing is still in development.
Steadily growing deer populations may produce more deer sightings and slightly more harvest opportunities for hunters during the 2016 season, although one-deer limits remain in parts of the state.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, in collaboration with Central Lakes College, has discovered a bat species new to Minnesota, the evening bat (Nycticeius humeralis).
Michigan Department of Natural Resources crews are continuing to assess and clear damage from a complex of thunderstorms that slashed through the western Upper Peninsula early today…..
Youth can apply to hunt deer in select state parks and other refuge areas during 17 special deer hunts in October and November.
Minnesota’s ruffed grouse spring drumming counts were up 18 percent statewide this year compared to last year, according to a survey conducted by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
The month of July is, on average, the warmest of the year and is a time when many lawn sprinkler systems are running regularly.
Following a week of online voting, during which more than 30,000 votes were cast, Lt. Gov. Tina Smith announced the winner of the contest to design a Minnesota state parks and trails license plate.
Cleanup following a storm can be an overwhelming task for homeowners. Knowing which trees to save and which to remove can impact safety and the survival of remaining trees.
Population counts are up for several species of ducks that breed in Minnesota, according to the results of the annual Minnesota Department of Natural Resources spring waterfowl surveys.
The open burning of household waste, contributes to 50 percent of the known dioxins generated in the state. Burning garbage has been illegal in Minnesota since the 1980s
The additional sites will open up not just for Memorial Day weekend, but for the entire camping season at each park.
Minnesota question of the week: Why do deer shed their antlers each year?
Nearly 1,400 youth from 72 schools participated in the state high school archery tournament in Minnesota in early April, representing only a fraction of the nearly 200,000 students in Minnesota…..
With the benefit of expanded spring turkey hunting opportunities in their favor, an estimated 42,000 hunters will take to Minnesota’s fields and forests between Wednesday, April 13, and the end…..
Landowners and anyone interested in bobwhite quail can discuss how to create habitat for these rare native Minnesota game birds at a meeting 6 p.m. Monday, March 21, at the Good Times Restaurant…..
Q: What can I do to prevent the spread of invasive species when I’m out on the trails this spring?
As warm weather approaches, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has temporarily closed many of its roads and motorized trails on DNR-administered land.
Minnesota shooting clubs will have another shot at developing or rehabilitating trap-shooting facilities as well as other ranges open to the public through a grants program from the Department…..
White-nose syndrome (WNS), a disease that is harmful and usually fatal to hibernating bats, has been confirmed at Lake Vermilion – Soudan Underground Mine State Park in northeastern Minnesota…..
Larry Perkins of Red Wing has been named the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Snowmobile Volunteer Instructor of the Year for 2015.
For retiring Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conservation officer (CO) Brad Johnson of Maplewood the most enjoyable or rewarding part of the job was serving the public.
With minimal snow this winter and warming February temperatures, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources anticipates early snow melt. This means annual burning restrictions will take…..
The “race” is on for fat bike enthusiasts as the second annual Northland Fat Bike Rally approaches at Lake Bemidji State Park. The event will take place on Saturday, March 5.
An interest in the outdoors and law enforcement at an early age led Dean Olson to his dream job as a conservation officer with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Ever wonder how pure maple syrup gets from trees to the table?
Q: Now is the time of year when Minnesota residents can contribute to the DNR’s Nongame Wildlife checkoff fund on their tax forms. What is this money used for and how does it help wildlife?
Fluctuations in the 2016 annual elk population survey illustrate one of the primary reasons wildlife researchers have begun placing GPS collars on elk in northwestern Minnesota and tracking…..
The El Nino weather pattern responsible for producing relatively mild winters in the Upper Midwest is expected to trigger an earlier-than-usual maple syruping season in Minnesota this year…..
Surrounded by autumn woods, you sit motionless as chickadees land so close you hear their wings before seeing them on the branch. You feel at peace and one with the woods – until your heart races.
Minnesota’s moose population remains low despite a slowing population decline during the past five years, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said.
A new research project on free-ranging, wild elk of northwestern Minnesota aims to improve understanding of elk movements and habitat use.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources would like to remind them of an opportunity to invest in the future of nongame wildlife.
The DNR’s Enforcement Division currently employs about 215 licensed peace officers to serve the public and protect the natural resources of Minnesota.