Tag: Rob Baden

Harsh Winter Appears to Have Impact on Fawn Population

Detroit Lakes, MN — With heavy snow, colder than average temperatures, and constant wind, the Minnesota DNR says it will have an impact on the overall deer population. Fawns were especially hit the hardest, according to Detroit Lakes Area Wildlife Supervisor Rob Baden. Baden notes that the winter made it very difficult for deer to…
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April 20, 2022 0

Following Intensive Hunts, CWD Positive Deer Near Climax Appears So Far to be Isolated Incident

Detroit Lakes, MN — The Minnesota DNR recently held a pair of intensive deer hunt weekends in permit areas 261 and 262 during the month of December in response to the discovery of a deer that had tested positive this fall for Chronic Wasting Disease, or CWD. The intensive hunts, which allowed hunters to harvest…
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January 20, 2022 0

Firearms Deer Harvest Falls Well Below Expectations

Detroit Lakes, MN — Expectations were high coming into this year’s firearms deer season in the state of Minnesota. Deer population estimates were healthy, conditions were dry, the fields were harvested, and the rut was on. However according to current totals, the Minnesota DNR is going to fall well short of its goal of harvesting…
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November 29, 2021 0

CWD Update with Rob Baden, MN DNR Detroit Lakes Area Wildlife Supervisor

Climax, MN — With the recent detection of CWD in a deer near Climax, MN, it’s sent DNR wildlife officials scrambling to take mitigation measures just ahead of the Firearms opener. R & J News caught up Detroit Lakes Area Wildlife Supervisor Rob Baden to learn more about the situation. Baden explains how the CWD…
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November 4, 2021 0

3rd Annual Statewide Youth Deer Hunt to Take Place this MEA Weekend

Detroit Lakes, MN — Minnesota’s youth deer season will continue statewide for its third year, starting Thursday, Oct. 21, through Sunday, Oct. 24. The season coincides with statewide teacher workshops, otherwise known as the MEA weekend, so many Minnesota students don’t have school during the youth season and are available to participate in the hunt.…
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October 18, 2021 0

New Changes for Upcoming Minnesota Waterfowl Season

Detroit Lakes, MN — When waterfowl seasons open this fall, hunters will see a number of regulatory changes with duck and goose seasons and season dates. Before implementing these changes, the DNR took a comprehensive look at waterfowl regulations. Some of the objectives for these changes focused on simplification of regulations and providing additional opportunity…
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August 27, 2021 0

DNR Talks Drought Impacts on Wildlife

Detroit Lakes, MN — The current state of drought is impacting everything and everything, from your lawn to corn crops to deer, birds, and insects. Some are impacted more negatively than others, however. Rob Baden, Detroit Lakes Area Wildlife Supervisor, joined the KRJB Kaleidoscope Program recently to discuss some of those impacts and how mother…
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August 10, 2021 0

Dedication for Cupido WMA, Norman County’s Newest Wildlife Management Area, on August 6th

Twin Valley, MN — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is taking part in a dedication ceremony this Friday, August 6th for Norman County’s newest and one of it’s most significant Wildlife Management Areas. The Cupido Wildlife Management Area, which was gifted to the DNR last year by the Minnesota Prairie Chicken Society and Pheasants…
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August 3, 2021 0

MN Spring Turkey Season Begins Wednesday

Minnesota — The Minnesota Spring Turkey hunting season kicks off tomorrow and if it’s anything like last year, it’s bound to a be busy one. The season goes through the end of May. Last year the state saw a boom in license sales, which Minnesota DNR Detroit Lakes Area Wildlife Supervisor Rob Baden says was…
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April 13, 2021 0

DNR Seeking Public Comment on Proposed Waterfowl Regulations Through April 11

Detroit Lakes, MN — Some potential big changes are on the horizon for waterfowl hunting regulations in the state of Minnesota. People have through Sunday, April 11, to submit comments on the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ proposed waterfowl hunting regulations and seasons.  Comments may be submitted by completing on online comment form  through Sunday, April…
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March 31, 2021 0