A buck in velvet. (Sam Cook photo)

Minnesota DNR Names Deer Advisory Committee Members

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has selected a 20-member advisory committee to provide the agency with feedback and advice on deer management as it develops a statewide deer plan. “These committee members represent a broad range of interests,” said Adam Murkowski, DNR big game program leader. “We’ll use recommendations from the committee and broader…
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A snowmobiler starts his snowmobile as he and two friends prepare to continue riding on a winter night in 2011. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources officials say trails are not open or ready for riding yet this winter. (News Tribune file photo)

DNR: Minnesota Snowmobile Trails Not Ready For Riding

After northern Minnesota received its first significant snowfall last week, many snowmobile enthusiasts are rushing to take their first ride of the season. Snowmobile riders are reminded that despite the early snow, most of the state’s snowmobile trails are not yet ready for riding, according to the Department of Natural Resources. Minnesota’s snowmobile trails officially…
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Red Lake Winter Walleye Regulations Set

Anglers fishing Upper Red Lake this winter will be able to keep three walleyes of which only one may be longer than 17 inches, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced Monday. The regulations, which become effective Dec. 1, are the same regulations that were in place last winter. “These regulations were very well accepted…
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DNR Research: Fish Lake Walleye Population Better Than Originally Thought

  The walleye population on Fish Lake Reservoir north of Duluth is in better shape than biologists had thought. That’s the news that Minnesota Department of Natural Resources fisheries officials passed along to about 30 people who attended a meeting Tuesday evening at the Fredenberg Town Hall. Back in 2010, apparent decreasing numbers from electro-fishing…
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Dawson Sample of Barnum shot this nice buck Tuesday night near Barnum with his bow. (Dawson Sample photo)

Minnesota Firearms Deer License Sales On Good Pace

Through Monday, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources had sold 224,678 firearms deer licenses.  That’s just ahead of last year’s pace, when over 221,000 firearms licenses had been sold by the same date. Minnesota’s firearms deer season opens Saturday and continues through Nov. 20. Meanwhile, bow hunters are starting to see some deer movement. Dawson…
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