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September 19, 2013
Water levels are good for Saturday's waterfowl hunting opener
THIEF LAKE — The low water conditions that plagued access for duck hunters in northwest Minnesota last fall are much improved, and reaching...
September 19, 2013 - 2:42pm
Minnesota pheasant numbers decline
ST. PAUL — A long winter followed by a cold, wet spring contributed to a significant decrease in Minnesota’s pheasant count, which declined 29 percent from 2012, according to Minnesota DNR officials. “Minnesota’s results reflect what we’re seeing in other states,” said...
September 19, 2013 - 2:38pm
September 10, 2013
Minnesota pheasant index down 29 percent from 2012
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A long winter followed by a cold, wet spring has contributed to a significant decrease in Minnesota's pheasant population. The Department of Natural Resources says Minnesota's pheasant index declined 29 percent from 2012, reflecting trends seen in...
September 10, 2013 - 9:16am
September 6, 2013
Minnesota wolf permit applications down this year
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Fewer people are applying to hunt wolves in Minnesota this fall and winter. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says about 13,000 people have applied for licenses to participate in this year's wolf hunting season, compared with more than...
September 6, 2013 - 3:53pm
Grand Portage Band of Chippewa cancels moose hunt
Forum News Service The Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa has announced it will not hold its planned moose hunt this fall, avoiding an arbitration process with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The band in August had announced it would issue 21 permits...
September 6, 2013 - 9:14am
September 5, 2013
Surplus prairie chicken licenses on sale Sept. 9
ST. PAUL -- Five prairie chicken licenses remain available and will go on sale to unsuccessful prairie chicken lottery applicants at noon on Monday, Sept. 9, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Successful applicants should receive their winner notification...
September 5, 2013 - 2:18pm
September 4, 2013
Minnesota deer, wolf lottery deadline approaching
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is reminding hunters of the deadline for applying for an antlerless deer permit, special hunts or a wolf hunting or trapping license. The deadline is midnight Thursday. Lottery applications for deer...
September 4, 2013 - 9:02am
August 14, 2013
Group wants wolf hunt canceled
By Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL -- An organization opposed to wolf hunting says a drop in the animal’s population means this year’s Minnesota hunting season should be canceled. Howling for Wolves is launching a petition drive in an effort to convince Gov. Mark Dayton...
August 14, 2013 - 1:46pm
August 9, 2013
Minnesota's waterfowl season will open Sept. 21
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's waterfowl season will open Sept. 21. The opener is one day earlier than 2012 and the earliest since 1945. The season continues for 60 days under a north, central and southern zone structure with different season dates for each zone. Paul...
August 9, 2013 - 9:16am
August 8, 2013
Minnesota waterfowl seasons will open Sept. 21
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's waterfowl season will open a half-hour before sunrise on Sept. 21 and continue for 60 days under a north, central and southern zone structure with different season dates for each zone, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). This is...
August 8, 2013 - 12:11pm
Officials propose 'liberal' waterfowl season package
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service again this year is proposing the "liberal" package of frameworks for this fall's late waterfowl seasons across the country. As part of the liberal regulations package, states in the Central Flyway could offer 74-day duck seasons, with an additional...
August 8, 2013 - 10:44am
July 29, 2013
DNR cuts wolf quota by nearly half
DULUTH -- With Minnesota’s estimated wolf population down about 25 percent from last year, Department of Natural Resources officials will...
July 29, 2013 - 11:51am
July 27, 2013
DNR objects to band’s plan to hunt moose this fall
Sam Cook Forum News Service ST. PAUL — The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa will offer an off-reservation moose hunt to its members this fall, taking up to 25 bull moose, band leaders say. But the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has formally objected...
July 27, 2013 - 10:17pm
July 18, 2013
Bemidji area, Minnesota ruffed grouse drumming counts decline
ST. PAUL — Ruffed grouse drumming counts were down across most of the bird’s range, according to the annual survey conducted by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). “This decrease was not unexpected because the ruffed grouse population is still in the declining...
July 18, 2013 - 9:25am
July 9, 2013
Minnesota’s wolf population down from 2008
Forum News Service DULUTH -- A survey across Minnesota’s northern forest last winter showed the state has about 2,211 wolves, down some...
July 9, 2013 - 1:51pm