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DNR to relax Lake Mille Lacs walleye regulation July 15

Anglers who fish for walleye on Lake Mille Lacs will be able to keep larger walleye effective July 15 when a new mid-season regulation takes effect, according to the Minnesota Department of the Natural Resources (DNR). The new regulation will … Continue reading

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Camping Equipment Guide

Preparation is essential for any outdoor adventure. Having the necessary supplies and equipment can make a difference in your overall enjoyment and experience. Checklists are a great tool to help with your organization. Your camping list will vary according to … Continue reading

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State’s breeding duck, goose numbers unchanged from last year

Minnesota’ s 2010 breeding duck and goose populations are similar to last year, according to the results of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) spring waterfowl survey. The state’s estimated breeding duck population was 531,000 compared with last year’s … Continue reading

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No holiday for DNR in fight against invasive species

Conservation officers are intensifying enforcement of regulations to combat the spread of invasive species by Minnesota boaters over the July 4th weekend. The effort by the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) comes as a new law took effect Thursday … Continue reading

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Invasive insect: Emerald ash borer reaches Minnesota

Members of the Minnesota DNR are trying to find a way to delay the spread of the emerald ash borer insect. The invasive species, which was discovered in Minnesota last summer, lays eggs on the bark of ash trees, according … Continue reading

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Communicating with Big Game

Minutes after climbing into my stand I began my calling and rattling sequence. First grunting, then working the antlers, I stared down at the mock scrape I’d been religiously anointing with doe-estrus scent for the previous two weeks. I hadn’t … Continue reading

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Stop aquatic hitchhikers!

If you are a water recreationist—boater, angler, water-skier, sailor, or canoeist—there are some important things you can do to prevent the transport of harmful invasive species from one lake or river to another. In Minnesota it is illegal to transport … Continue reading

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Changes noted to southeastern Minnesota’s deer hunting seasons

The Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources says that southeastern Minnesota’s firearms early and late deer seasons will remain at nine days this fall and bucks must have at least one four-point antler in order to be legal for harvest, the … Continue reading

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New law requires nonresidents to purchase ATV trail passes

All-terrain vehicle (ATV) operators who are not Minnesota residents must possess a trail pass when riding on state or grant-in-aid trails, as the result of a new law that took effect Jan. 1, 2010, and was modified during this year’s … Continue reading

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Camping With Your Dog

Remember, not everyone is a "dog person". Do not allow your dog to approach someone unless they consent. Ask campgrounds what their pet rules are when making reservations. Many camp-grounds have prohibitions on pets and others may limit the size … Continue reading

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