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Hunters heading to southwestern Minnesota will have access to an additional 6,000 acres of hunting land this fall, as the Walk-In Access (WIA) program grows to more than 15,000 acres, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). “Sign crews are out right now marking boundaries on the new walk-in land,” said Marybeth Block, [...]

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By PATRICK SLACK Staff Writer patrick.slack@mcrecord.com Department of Natural Resources (DNR) conservation officers are not park rangers. “That’s a totally different job,” Paul Kuske said. Instead, DNR officers are part of a largely independent  branch of law enforcement that plays an often unrecognized but vital role in maintaining public safety. “One of the biggest things [...]

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The public comment period for revised deer population goals in southwestern and a portion of northern Minnesota has been extended to Thursday, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). “A number of people have already provided us input using the online survey since April 16,” said Steve Merchant, DNR Wildlife Population Program manager. [...]

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National military reputation and economic influence also contribute By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@mcrecord.com Camp Ripley was recently visited by producers of a National Geographic feature on the Mississippi River. “One of the producers told us that they believe the 18-mile stretch of the Mississippi River that runs through Camp Ripley could be the longest [...]

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Consistent with the state’s moose management plan, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will offer a limited bulls-only hunting season this fall. Although hunting mortality of bulls is not a significant factor in the moose population decline, the state’s moose plan, which addresses habitat, climate change, disease and other moose population factors, identifies specific [...]

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Habitat will be restored, enhanced or protected on more than 3,500 acres under the latest round of Conservation Program Legacy (CPL) grants administered by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The DNR awarded 38 grants totaling $2.6 million during the recently concluded funding cycle. This is the fifth time CPL grants have been awarded [...]

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A Department of Natural Resources (DNR) trapping education course will be held for people 11 years old or older April 24, 25 and 26, from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at the Little Falls Community Middle School, Room 206. The instructor will be Jeff Opelia. DNR law states, “All persons born after Jan. 1, 1990, [...]

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Canoeists and kayakers anxious to hit newly-thawed rivers and lakes across the southern part of the state should consider the potential danger of cold waters, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). With temperatures predicted to be in the 70s for the early spring, many paddlers may be coaxed toward the water. Such [...]

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