Monthly Archives: July 2009

Explore Minnesota Tourism Fishing Report: July 16, 2009

This is the Explore Minnesota Fishing Report as of Thursday, July 16, with information provided courtesy of community organizations throughout Minnesota. Anglers may obtain fishing licenses 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by dialing 1-888-665-4236, or accessing DNR … Continue reading

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Winds of change coming to Hurricane Lake

(Released July 16, 2009) Winds of change are headed for Hurricane Lake in Cottonwood County, thanks to a habitat improvement project led by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Ducks Unlimited (DU) and Ann Township. Once a quality waterfowl … Continue reading

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DNR wildlife seeks comments from Minnesota waterfowl hunters

(Released July 20, 2009) Hunters have an opportunity to comment on upcoming waterfowl hunting regulations on the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) Web site. “This online survey is not a substitute for the department’s periodic formal survey of waterfowl … Continue reading

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Teen’s recent death is harsh reminder that ATVs can be fatal

The recent death of a 19-year-old woman is a reminder to both adult and youth all-terrain vehicle (ATV) operators to apply “safety first” when operating their machines, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Kayla Lien, 19, and … Continue reading

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State land reforestation and herbicide application in Bemidji area

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) plants trees on state lands to reforest harvested areas, provide wildlife habitat, protect watershed values, and maintain the quality of state forests. Such an effort is underway in the Bemidji area beginning about … Continue reading

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Black bear facts and tips for getting along with bears

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — Ursus americanus, the American black bear, is a large and exciting creature. It can swim and climb trees with ease, smell food a quarter mile away and reach a bursting speed of 30 mph when charging … Continue reading

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Recent bear encounters underscore importance of keeping wildlife wild

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — Two recent incidents involving black bears in Wisconsin have captured the public’s attention. State wildlife specialists say both incidents underscore the importance of keeping wildlife wild. In rural Washburn County, a young bear that had become … Continue reading

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Beach reopens at Split Rock Creek State Park

Visitors to Split Rock Creek State Park in the southwestern corner of Minnesota can once again cool off on a hot summer day by going for a swim. The beach, which had been closed since late May, reopened in time … Continue reading

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Minnesota breeding duck numbers decline, Canada goose numbers stable

Minnesota’s breeding duck population has dropped to an estimated 507,000 birds, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). This number is 31 percent lower than last year and 19 percent below the long-term average of 626,000. The population … Continue reading

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Invest in memories and discover free fishing beginning July 1 at many Minnesota state parks

Minnesota residents can fish without a license in most state parks beginning July 1. The new program is the latest lure in the Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) tackle box of ideas to sustain the state’s storied fishing tradition. “Minnesota … Continue reading

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