A whopping 77 percent of Minnesotans voted in favor of the Hunting and Fishing Heritage amendment last fall. Ninety percent of people recently polled by the Star Tribune said they live in Minnesota because of outdoor activities available in the state.
The Minnesota DNR has named Chuck Niska as the range coordinator for the Division of Enforcement.
Minnesota's senior statesman of wildlife conservation announced that he will retire from the Minnesota DNR on Jan. 1.
The Brainerd Elks Fishing Fling, an annual rite of spring, is scheduled for Wednesday.
Two public meetings have been scheduled to gather input on walleye regulation proposals for 10 lakes in Itasca County, including Swan, Trout (near Coleraine), Splithand, Moose, Island (near Northome), Bowstring, Sand, Jessie, Round (near Squaw Lake), and Deer/Battle/Pickerel (near Effie).
The Minnesota Legislature enacted the firearms safety program in 1955. Since then almost one in every five Minnesotans has completed firearms safety training. Today's 3,500 volunteer instructors bring the message of conservation, ethics and a better understanding of our natural environment to 23,000 young Minnesotans each year.
The Nokasippi River Watershed Team has conducted a survey of all property owners in the watershed, which extends from Deerwood to Fort Ripley.
The DNR is taking steps toward getting more youths interested in hunting.
Eighty-three of Minnesota's 87 counties will receive payments totaling more than $1.34 million from the DNR's Division of Lands and Minerals to compensate for property tax revenues on lands purchased for Minnesota Wildlife Management Areas.
CROSSLAKE - As undeveloped shoreline continues to disappear in Crow Wing County it's harder to find an island in midst of the madness.
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