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Try these tips for shed hunting for antlers

While deer hunting in Minnesota has come to a close, searching for dropped antlers, called shed hunting, can be an extremely fun way to keep yourself outdoors. White-tailed deer begin to shed their antlers in winter, typically January through... Full story


Emerald ash borer threatens northern Minnesota

With close to a billion ash trees in the state, the non-native emerald ash borer (EAB) insect threatens trees across Minnesota, but especially the northern part of the state. A wood borer that feeds in the phloem and disrupts the movement of... Full story


Fish diversity and habitat

All fish have value whether or not anglers typically pursue them. Native fish species benefit their ecosystems and the DNR is bringing more attention toward, and focus on, responsibly managing native fish species. Although not every kind of fish... Full story


DNR reports

Jeff Humphrey (Cromwell) assisted at the Jay Cooke State Park muzzleloader deer hunt. Hunters were enjoying the weather and conditions with many reporting seeing and taking deer. Humphrey also patrolled Moose Lake State Park and found lots of activit... Full story


DNR reports

Reports from area Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conservation officers: Jeff Humphrey (Cromwell) continued to follow up on deer season calls and investigations involving deer baiting, trespassing, shooting from the road, unlawful party... Full story


Fire danger high this holiday weekend in northeastern Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources cautions residents and visitors in northeastern Minnesota to be aware of elevated fire conditions this hot and dry holiday weekend. Recent heavy rains in... Full story


DNR report

Recent reports from Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conservation officers in the area: Scott Staples (Carlton) attended training at Camp Ripley during the week and gave assistance at a work detail in Duluth when the tall ships arrived. A co...


DNR deer meeting is on Aug. 28

An open house meeting for discussions about deer and deer management with Minnesota Department of Natural Resources area wildlife managers has been scheduled for 5-7 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Carlton County Transportation building at 1630 County Road 61....


DNR report

Recent reports from Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conservation officers in the area: Scott Staples (Carlton) assisted the State Patrol with an ATV accident in which a juvenile hit a pickup truck while trying to cross State Highway 210....


Minnesota deer season regulations are released

Hunters can start planning ahead for significant changes to deer season regulations, including a youth deer season that’s expanded statewide, expanded bans on deer feeding and attractants, and other updates related to managing chronic wasting...


DNR report

Latest reports from Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conservation officers. Jacob Willis (Brookston) spent most of this week at Camp Ripley as part of the Division Use of Force Team conducting required in-service training for officers....


DNR report

This week’s report from the region’s Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conservation officers. Scott Staples (Carlton) assisted with an aquatic invasive species check station in the Duluth area where several violations were encountered. A...


Be friendly to helpful pollinators

Pollinators are key to Minnesota's environmental health. Without them, we wouldn't have some of our favorite foods. They are vital to a healthy environment. They're also beautiful and fascinating to...


DNR report

Scott Staples (Carlton) attended annual K-9 certification trials in Lino Lakes where K-9 Schody got certified for another year of patrol work. Complaints of nuisance beavers and bears were handled. People are reminded to remove food sources...


DNR briefs

DNR issues ice warning for aerated lakes The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has issued its annual ice safety warning for lakes with winter aeration systems. Aeration creates areas of thin ice and open water that are extremely hazardous to...


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