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Courtesy of the Department of Natural Resources   The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has completed the 2011 Small Game Hunter Survey, with results now available on its Web site. The DNR annually surveys small game license buyers to estimate both hunter numbers and harvest trends. For the 2011 hunting season, DNR mailed 6,500 [...]

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Courtesy of the Department of Natural Resources   The Walk-In Access (WIA) program is relatively new to Minnesota and aims to provide hunting opportunities on private lands that are already enrolled in a conservation program, or contain high quality wildlife cover. Landowners voluntarily enroll their property for one to three years, but can opt out [...]

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Courtesy of the Department of Natural Resources   Minnesota’s conservation officers want hunters to have a safe and enjoyable hunt. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Enforcement offers the following tips so that time afield is the best it can be. To avoid common hunting violations and problems: Take time to read and understand the hunting [...]

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Courtesy of the Department of Natural Resources   Twelve conservation officer candidates, selected from 800 applicants, are spending the next 12 weeks at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Enforcement Conservation Officer Academy at Camp Ripley. The candidates are receiving instruction on fish and wildlife laws, rules of evidence, patrol procedures, search and rescue [...]

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Courtesy of the Department of Natural Resources   Hunters participating in Minnesota’s bear season are reminded to avoid shooting radio-collared research bears, which are marked with large colorful ear tags or colorful streamers. Hunters are likely to find collared bears in and near Thief Lake Wildlife Management Area; the Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge; the Chippewa [...]

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Courtesy of the Department of Natural Resources   Waterfowl hunters in southern Minnesota will have additional late season hunting opportunities under a new three-zone, 60-day season announced recently by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Last year, the DNR split the state into two hunting zones with different season dates as part of an [...]

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Courtesy of the Department of Natural Resources   A coalition of conservation groups and agencies, including the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR), took a significant step forward recently in the protection, restoration and enhancement of the state’s prairies, restored grasslands and prairie pothole wetlands. They signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work together [...]

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Courtesy of the Department of Natural Resources   • 07/15/12 – 10/15/12 Crow Hunting (2nd season) • 09/01/12 – 09/21/12 Early Canada Goose season • 09/01/12 – 10/14/12 Bear season • 09/01/12 – 11/05/12 Snipe and Rail Hunting season • 09/01/12 – 11/09/12 Mourning Dove season • 09/15/12 – 11/30/12 Sharptailed grouse season • 09/15/12 [...]

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Courtesy of the Department of Natural Resources   Youths and women who want to learn how to hunt upland birds from an experienced hunter can do so Saturday, Oct. 20, at a variety of Minnesota locations. Co-sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR), hunt participants are paired with mentors from Pheasants Forever, Woodcock [...]

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