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July 11, 2008
Minnesota DNR announces 2008 deer season changes
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is making major changes to simplify deer seasons and licensing for this fall, according to Lou Cornicelli, DNR big game program coordinator. The changes include allowing a person to individually purchase licenses for regular firearms,...
July 11, 2008 - 12:00am
April 22, 2008
Sharpshooters' success eliminates need for special spring hunt in bovine TB area
Sharpshooters, hunters and landowners have taken 1,028 deer as part of Minnesota Department of Natural Resources efforts to stop the potential spread of bovine tuberculosis in northwestern Minnesota.
April 22, 2008 - 12:00am
March 7, 2008
Timberwolf shot in Olmsted County; DNR explains roaming
A southeastern Minnesota coyote hunter discovered last month that the north woods aren't the only place to find a wolf in Minnesota. The man saw what he thought was a coyote about 250 yards away while hunting near the Whitewater Wildlife Management Area in Olmsted County. He made...
March 7, 2008 - 12:00am
March 6, 2008
Dove hunting ban rejected
ST. PAUL - An effort to ban mourning dove hunting in Minnesota has effectively been shot down for the year. Some lawmakers, backed by animal protection organizations such as the Human Society, want to prohibit mourning dove hunting, a controversial sport made legal four years ago....
March 6, 2008 - 12:00am
February 25, 2008
Temporary hunting rules to become permanent
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is accepting comments on hunting regulations until 4:30 p.m. March 20. Proposals cover areas pertaining to deer registration; deer, bear elk and moose hunter selection; and deer, elk, wild turkey and prairie chicken area designation. "The...
February 25, 2008 - 12:00am
January 18, 2008
Learn about the outdoors at this weekend's National Pheasant Fest in St. Paul
Minnesotans who want to learn more about hunting, fishing or improving their lands for wildlife can get information from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources this weekend at Pheasants Forever's National Pheasant Fest in St. Paul. The 25th annual festival opens at 1 p.m....
January 18, 2008 - 12:00am
January 9, 2008
Opening dates announced for 2008 Minnesota hunting seasons
The Department of Natural Resources has announced the following opening dates for many of the 2008 Minnesota hunting seasons. Final approval of these dates occurs in June. Small game: April 16-May 29 - Spring wild turkey (first season); Sept. 13 - General small game including...
January 9, 2008 - 12:00am
December 24, 2007
Solo earns pardon
ST. PAUL - Solo the one-eared bear received a Christmas present of life. "We are going to give the black bear a reprieve, a pardon," Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced on his weekly Friday radio show. "It is a good pre-Christmas, pre-holiday announcement. State Department of...
December 24, 2007 - 12:00am
November 16, 2007
New pheasant hunting opportunity available in metro region
Pheasant hunting will be allowed on a portion of the Vermillion Highlands Research, Recreation and Wildlife Management Area in Dakota County from Dec. 10, 2007, through Jan. 1, 2008. Hunting will be on a first-come first-serve basis. Designated pheasant hunting parking spaces will...
November 16, 2007 - 12:00am
November 5, 2007
Opener is a family affair
Tori Bjerklie had contemplated sewing her husband a camouflaged apron just for the opener of Minnesota's firearms deer season. After seeing her and their five deer-hunting-day daughters off to their stands Saturday morning, Darrell Bjerklie was supposed to stay behind at their deer...
November 5, 2007 - 12:00am
November 2, 2007
Unseasonably warm and wet deer season brings reminder for hunters
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds deer hunters that some roads and trails on public lands may be closed due to recent rains or flooding. Hunters are also reminded that causing damage and rutting on public lands is prohibited. Driving in wetlands is also prohibited...
November 2, 2007 - 12:00am
Special deer hunts to be held in 34 Minnesota state parks
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has issued a reminder that deer hunts will take place this fall in 34 state parks for those who have received special deer hunt permits. Most parks holding a special hunt will remain open to the public. However, DNR officials strongly...
November 2, 2007 - 12:00am
Hunters have deer season in their sights
Andy Tembrock squeezed off a shot from his .30-30 rifle and checked the target through his scope. He liked what he saw. "I'll hit him," said Tembrock, referring to the deer he hopes to see when Minnesota's firearms deer season opens Saturday. Tembrock was part of a steady stream...
November 2, 2007 - 12:00am