DNR Names Rodmen To Head Enforcement Division

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced today that Lt. Col. Rodmen Smith, assistant director and 19-year veteran of the department, will be the next director of the agency’s Enforcement Division. “Rodmen brings a wealth of on-the-job knowledge and experience to the position, and understands first-hand the challenges facing natural resources law enforcement,” said DNR…
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DNR Names Big-game Program Leader

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has hired Adam Murkowski as big game program leader for the agency, starting Jan. 11. Murkowski will oversee deer, elk and moose populations and hunting seasons for deer and elk. Murkowski worked in a similar position, deer project leader, in Vermont from 2012 to 2015. Since March 2015, he has…
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Caution Urged For Riders On C.J. Ramstad North Shore State Trail

Snowmobile riders on the C.J. Ramstad North Shore State Trail should be aware that, despite snow depths of 4 to 12 inches, the trail is in early-season condition, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Some wetlands may not be frozen beneath the snow, and riders should use caution, said Joe Russell, DNR Parks…
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DNR Announces More Liberal Turkey Season Framework

Minnesota wild turkey hunters will see longer hunting periods and more weekend hunting time in changes to the state’s spring turkey season, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has announced. Turkey hunting time periods will be longer, all will include weekends and more time periods will be available to each hunter. Five one-week time periods…
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Arrowhead Ice Fishing, Snowmobile And Holiday Show Opens At DECC

The third annual Arrowhead Ice Fishing, Snowmobile and Holiday Show has hit town. The show opened at noon today at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. I took a stroll through this afternoon. Lots of portable fishing shelters, crank-downs and skid shelters, along with snow machines, ATVs and more. Also lots of clothing, rods, reels, tackle…
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