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Pending suitable snow cover, low-flying helicopters will be used to conduct whitetail deer population surveys from January through March in Northwestern, Central and Southeastern Minnesota. “Good wildlife management decisions are based on good science,” said Lou Cornicelli, wildlife research manager for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). “These survey flights collect some of baseline […]

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Hunters and wildlife watchers can glean a wealth of information about Minnesota’s 1,400 wildlife management areas (WMA) on the Minnesota Department Natural Resources (DNR) Web site at www.mndnr.gov/wmas. “We are well into the suite of fall hunting seasons that we enjoy in Minnesota but there are still lots of opportunities including muzzleloader deer, archery deer, […]

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Hunters older than 17 who want to hunt during the first four seasons of Minnesota’s 2013 spring wild turkey hunt have until Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, to apply for a permit, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Youth hunters 17 and younger can purchase a permit for any season over-the-counter. The hunt […]

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Minnesota hunters harvested 151,400 deer so far during the 2012 early firearm season, according to preliminary numbers announced Wednesday, by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The late 3B season in southeastern Minnesota remains open through Sunday, Nov. 25. Overall, antlered buck harvest increased 9 percent and antlerless deer harvest decreased 21 percent compared […]

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Program allows hunters to donate venison for Minnesota food shelves With thousands of Minnesota deer hunters taking part in the firearms season, the Minnesota Hunter Harvested Venison Donation Program is once again providing hunters with the option to donate venison to help feed hungry Minnesotans. The venison donation program is operated by the Minnesota Department of […]

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Courtesy of the Minnesota DNR   Tree stand accidents are the leading cause of injury to hunters. The following information will provide hunters with tips and information for safe tree stand hunting.   Types of tree stands A description of some of the more well known types of tree stands includes: • Fixed position stands […]

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Courtesy of the Minnesota DNR   With deer season just around the corner, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is encouraging landowners in southeastern Minnesota to consider their neighbors when deciding whether to allow hunters on their property this fall. While the southeast’s whitetail herd provides a valuable boost to the region’s economy, drawing […]

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Courtesy of the Minnesota DNR   Special resource management deer hunts are scheduled to take place this fall at several Minnesota state parks. Access to parks around the state will vary during the hunts, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Some parks will remain open to all visitors, some will have limited […]

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Courtesy of the Minnesota DNR   Hunters selected by lottery for the early wolf hunting season must purchase their license by Wednesday. Any early season licenses not sold by that date will be made available at noon Monday, Oct. 29, on a first-come, first-served basis to early or late season applicants not selected in the […]

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