Deer

DNR Won’t Implement NE Deer Permit Area Boundary Changes This Year

Public response to a proposal to re-align a handful of deer permit areas in Northeastern Minnesota has prompted the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to wait to implement the changes in 2017. “We remain committed to the boundary changes, which benefit both deer and moose,” Adam Murkowski, DNR big game program leader, said in a…
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Wisconsin County Deer Recommendations Published

Wisconsin deer hunters should note that County Deer Advisory Council recommendations, which include antlerless quotas, permit levels and various season structure options for 2016, are now available for public review and comment. Those with an interest in local deer management are encouraged to review these recommendations and complete an online public input form. Submissions are…
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Hide The Food, Avoid Bear Problems

It’s been a long winter, and some of Minnesota’s black bears are stirring after a winter in their dens. And they’re hungry. Wildlife officials with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources say they’re already getting calls from homeowners who are having problems with bears. “We try to get this message out to people every year,…
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Leach Named To DNR Post

Jim Leach, a veteran natural resources manager with deep ties to the state’s conservation community, will be the next director of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ Fish and Wildlife Division. For the past 16 years, Leach has been the wildlife refuge supervisor for Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.…
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Pheasant Plan Report Card: More To Be Done

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has issued itself a “report card” on actions to improve grassland pheasant habitat and pheasant populations, the agency announced today. The actions, which grew out of Gov. Mark Dayton’s 2014 Pheasant Summit, are part of the DNR’s subsequent Pheasant Summit Action Plan. While the plan is off to a…
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