Tag: DNR

DNR reminds landowners to plan ahead for spring burning restrictions

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources encourages Minnesotans who intend to burn vegetative debris – such as brush, grass, leaves, and untreated lumber – during spring clean-up to start planning now. The best time to burn vegetative debris is when there is ample snow on the ground, rather than later in the spring when wildfire…
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March 19, 2023 0

Rainfall monitoring network seeks volunteers

The Minnesota State Climatology Office is looking for volunteer rainfall monitors for the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS). The network includes more than 20,000 volunteers nationwide who measure precipitation in their backyards using a standard 4-inch-diameter rain gauge. These rainfall monitoring activities are performed by individuals at home who submit their reports…
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March 16, 2023 0

Landowner enrollment to begin for Walk-In Access Program

Enrollment opens Wednesday, March 15, for Minnesota’s 2023 Walk-In Access program, which pays landowners to allow public hunting on private lands. Since 2011, the Walk-In Access program has enrolled parcels of 40 acres or larger with high-quality natural cover. Land enrolled in conservation programs like the Conservation Reserve Program or Reinvest In Minnesota is preferred,…
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March 14, 2023 0

Deadline to remove ice shelters in northern Minnesota is March 20

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds anglers the upcoming deadline to remove ice shelters from lakes in the northern one-third of the state is quickly approaching. Heavy snow and slush in some areas means conditions on the ice might be challenging, so the DNR urges anglers to plan ahead to ensure they’re able to…
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March 13, 2023 0

DNR holding career fairs to recruit conservation officers

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is holding two open-house-style career fairs for anyone interested in learning about becoming a conservation officer. The career fairs are part of the agency’s current CO Prep program application period, which runs through March 31 and is for people without previous law enforcement experience. The career fairs are Wednesday,…
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March 12, 2023 0

DNR Conservation Officer Reports for District 9 (Brainerd area)

District 9 – Brainerd area Last updated: 2023-03-06 CO Chelsey Best (Pequot Lakes) took enforcement action this week for no fishing licenses and careless operation of a snowmobile. Ice shelters were documented for the upcoming removal deadline. CO Eric Sullivan (Brainerd) reports anglers in the area transitioned to targeting sunfish, crappies and eelpout this past week.…
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March 7, 2023 0

MN DNR Sets Gar Limits in Continued Effort to Put Value to Native Fish Species

Detroit Lakes, MN — The Minnesota DNR recently announced new regulations for gar, which is part of a broader effort to provide more value to species that have long been considered rough fish. Spearers, anglers and bowfishers are allowed to keep up to 10 gar – the toothy, prehistoric fish native to Minnesota waters –…
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March 6, 2023 0

DNR accepting applications for CO Prep program, plans open houses

The DNR Enforcement Division currently is recruiting candidates without previous law enforcement experience to apply for its CO Prep program. In order to apply, candidates need at least a two-year degree. The CO Prep program provides them the necessary education to become licensed peace officers and attend the Conservation Academy at Camp Ripley. Successful applicants…
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March 5, 2023 0

Tribal CWD surveillance contributes to statewide effort

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and tribal nations are working closely together to respond to the threat of chronic wasting disease. “Like the DNR, tribal nations are concerned about CWD,” said Tanya Roerick, Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe wildlife biologist. “Deer are a culturally important species and a main source of meat for many…
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March 5, 2023 0

DNR reminds, “Remove fish houses before the removal deadlines”

Attention all ice anglers! Fish house removal deadlines are approaching. Make a plan to bring the proper tools with you to remove your fish house safely. Don’t leave wood blocks, insulation or trash of any kind behind on the ice. Trash and human waste infiltrates our waters, sinking to the bottom or washing up on…
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March 2, 2023 0