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Two Fishing Records Set on Same Day in Two Different Rivers, Two Different Fish

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Two fishing records are set in Minnesota on two different rivers on the same day, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

DNR Says Elk Survey Important to Understand Elk Movement

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The Minnesota DNR wants to understand more about elk movement in populations up north, so they have been tagging them with GPS to monitor their activity.

DNR Reports Massive Bighead Carp Catch on Minnesota River, Photo Included

Bighead Carp on Minnesota River, DNR Photo

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) used Twitter to show a photo and announce the catch of a massive Bighead Carp on the Minnesota River by a commercial fisher.

Petition Circulates to Halt MN Wildlife Hunts for Sport

Coyote hunting in Minnesota draws criticism

Photo by Christopher Bruno: Coyote hunting in Minnesota draws criticism. Creative Commons Photo of a coyote in the woods.
A petition is circulating the Internet, thanks in part to a website called Change.org, to halt the practice of wildlife killing for sport. In particular the petition, initiated by a White Bear Lake, Minnesota man named Scott Slocum, the petition is campaigning to get Gov. Mark Dayton and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to put an end to these kinds of contests.

DNR Announces Candlelight Trails at Minnesota State Parks This Year Starting End of December

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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has announced that candlelight trail walks will take place staring December 31, in a statewide effort to get people outdoors during the cold season (though this one has been rather mild already). FULL STORY
Photo by MN DNR:The Minnesota DNR will encourage residents and visitors to take advantage of candlelight trails at state parks this year.

DNR Announces Changes with More Opportunities for Turkey Spring Hunting Season

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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has announced changes that it says will add opportunities for turkey hunting this spring season. FULL STORY
Photo Submitted by DNR:Photo credit: Donald Jones and National Wild Turkey Federation.

DNR Claims MN Hunters Registered Almost 120K Deer Already

Minnesota firearms hunters registered 118,599 deer through the second weekend of firearms deer season, up from 104,785 from the same period in 2014, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. FULL STORY

Proposed bag limit in 6 counties for sunfish

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will hold two meetings to discuss proposed experimental fishing regulations for sunfish on six lakes in the Little Falls fisheries management area: Long (Higgins), Moose, and Maple lakes in Todd County; Green-Prairie Fish and Sullivan lakes in Morrison C.... FULL STORY

Conservative Deer Season Set to Rebuild Deer Population in MN

Hunters can expect another conservative deer season in 2015 as management continues to rebuild deer numbers across much of the state, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said.. FULL STORY