Deer hunting

Courtesy of the Minnesota DNR   The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR), in cooperation with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, has a program that allows Minnesota deer hunters to donate deer carcasses to food shelves and feeding programs. This program provides an excellent source of protein to people in need while helping reduce local [...]

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Courtesy of the Minnesota DNR   The conservation contributions of the late Dr. Don McMillan were memorialized Oct. 6 during a dedication in his honor at the Dishpan Wildlife Management Area (WMA) near Dora Lake in northern Itasca County. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) honored the former Mendota Heights resident by dedicating waterfowl [...]

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Courtesy of the Minnesota DNR   As a safety precaution, recreational use of off-highway vehicles (OHV) will be restricted in some areas during the upcoming firearms deer hunting season, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Vehicles affected by the restrictions include all-terrain vehicles, off-highway motorcycles and registered off-road vehicles such as four-wheel [...]

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Courtesy of the Minnesota DNR   Participants in Minnesota’s firearm deer season will be greeted with new penalties for baiting violations when they go afield Nov. 3. “It seems that every year our officers are spending more and more time responding to complaints about baiting or discovering it while on patrol,” said Lt. Col. Rodmen [...]

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Courtesy of the Minnesota DNR   Anyone enjoying the outdoors should know the basic rules of wilderness survival, said Capt. Mike Hammer, Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Enforcement Education Program coordinator. Panic is the biggest enemy if someone gets lost in the woods. Hammer said the acronym “STOP” could save a person’s life: Sit: Collect [...]

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Crane Meadows National Wildlife Refuge held its first special white-tailed deer hunt for persons with disabilities, Oct. 10 – 11, with 14 hunters participating. Eleven of the hunters had a chance to harvest a deer, but didn’t connect. Seven hunters did harvest a deer, a first for two of them. The two-day hunt was hosted [...]

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Crane Meadows National Wildlife Refuge will hold its first white-tailed deer hunt for persons with disabilities, Oct. 10 – 11. Refuge staff has been working primarily with Midwest Outdoors Unlimited, a nonprofit group that aids in providing outdoor recreational opportunities for the physically challenged. Many other local organizations assisted in the planning process, with a [...]

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Deer hunting licenses are now available for purchase. Hunters who want an either-sex deer or special hunt permit for the coming season must apply by Thursday, Sept. 6, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Hunters should carefully review the list of lottery areas, because many of these permit areas have not been [...]

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