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DNR seeks input on Kelliher ATV Trail proposal

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources invites the public to review and comment on a proposal by the city of Kelliher to obtain grant-in-aid funding for an all-terrain vehicle trail in Beltrami County. The off-highway vehicle grant-in-aid program is a partnership between the DNR, a local government sponsor and an OHV organization to provide funding

11/24/2020

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Take caution around open water, newly formed ice

With the continued surge in the number of people recreating outdoors this year, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds everyone that lakes and ponds across the state have started to freeze, and where there isn’t ice, the water is dangerously cold. Ice thickness is highly variable at this time of year and subject to …

11/24/2020

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DNR announces camping and lodging reservation changes to improve access

Changes take effect Dec. 1 The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is updating its camping and lodging reservation policies to improve access, fairness and equity for visitors and to reduce the frequency of no-shows at state parks and recreation areas. The new policies will take effect on Dec. 1. Under the new policy, visitors who …

11/20/2020

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Deer testing finds additional cases of chronic wasting disease

New detections are in the south metro and southeast management zones A wild deer harvested in Dakota County on Nov. 7 and a vehicle-killed deer in Olmsted County on Nov. 4 were confirmed positive for chronic wasting disease. To date, 95 wild deer have tested positive for CWD in Minnesota. The case of the Dakota …

11/20/2020

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Hunters encouraged to help protect the wild deer herd

Participation in voluntary CWD testing is critical to managing CWD in Minnesota’s wild deer The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is reminding deer hunters to participate in chronic wasting disease testing in designated areas, following lower than anticipated harvest numbers and hunter sample submissions during the opening of the firearms deer

11/13/2020

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DNR to host virtual summit to discuss off-road vehicle opportunities

Public also encouraged to complete online survey The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the Minnesota Four Wheel Drive Association (Mn4WDA) invite the public to a virtual summit to discuss current and future off-road vehicle opportunities in the state to kick off a master planning process. The virtual event will take place from 6-7:30 p.m.

11/11/2020

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Temporary off-highway vehicle restrictions begin with firearms deer opener

Off-highway vehicles for recreational use will be restricted in some areas during the Minnesota firearms deer hunting season. The restrictions, which apply to state forest trails and access routes but not to state forest roads, aim to protect recreational riders from potentially unsafe riding conditions and to minimize conflicts between deer hunters and

11/06/2020

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Make a plan for deer hunting season

DNR encourages hunters to think ahead as they prepare for firearms opener on Nov. 7 As half a million hunters prepare for deer hunting this firearms opening weekend, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds them to plan ahead for the 2020 hunting season. “We wish all hunters a safe and successful deer season,” said …

11/03/2020

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Trout stocking via helicopter means more fish for anglers

Anglers will have the opportunity to catch trout on remote lakes in northeastern Minnesota following helicopter-based fish stocking efforts this fall. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources typically uses trucks to stock fish, but traditional methods can’t be used in some of the state’s difficult-to-reach lakes. In those waters, airplanes have

10/30/2020

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Safety precautions key to 2 duck hunters surviving falls into cold water

Two Minnesota duck hunters likely are alive today as a result of good choices they made before and after falling into cold water, and because rescue personnel worked quickly with the tools at hand to ensure a positive outcome. In both situations – one occurred in Crow Wing County on Oct. 3, the other in …

10/24/2020

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