Even if the fish aren’t biting, the ducks aren’t flying and the pheasants aren’t flushing, Doug Smith says any day spent outdoors is a good day. A Minnesota native, he’s been covering the outdoors for the Star Tribune since 1995. He considers walleyes fried over a campfire to be gourmet cuisine.
The DNR says members of the committee will contribute to the broader understanding of biological, social and economic aspects of the lake
The Department of Natural Resources will have field testing stations in Kandiyohi, Meeker, Morrison, Pope, Stearns, Swift and Todd counties.
Results mirror results in Minnesota, South Dakota.
Previously, the DNR said it would wait until an annual fall walleye survey was complete on Mille Lacs before determing whether winter walleye fishing could begin Dec. 1.
Deadline to apply is Sept. 24
However, the 2015 pheasant index is 39 percent below the 10-year average and 59 percent below the long-term average. Loss of habitat remains a concern.
Officials say it's time to reconsider current structure
Good news for the thousands of Minnesota pheasant hunters who head west each fall to chase roosters in South Dakota: pheasant numbers there are up.
A $1.67 million, three-year federal grant that funds the program has been awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, officials announced Monday.
Waterfowl, deer and upland hunts are available
The Department of Natural Resources announced a change in fishing regulations for Mille Lacs Lake that officials say will help attract more national bass tournaments to the area.
Despite this year's low walleye population, DNR fishery surveys have shown this year that there may be good news on the horizon.
Not good news for Lake Vermilion: state officials have confirmed the popular northern Minnesota lake is infested with spiny waterfleas.
Spring continental survey shows 49.5 million ducks
The annual spring drumming survey showed no statistical change in all regions of the state, the DNR said Monday.
Minnesota's pheasant hunters won't get a hint of next fall's pheasant population until after the DNR's August roadside counts, but there's encouraging news in North Dakota.
Hunters, anglers, boaters, trappers and more will be affected
Last year, Chad Wentzel landed a state record golden redhorse. A year later to the day, on the bank of the Root River in Fillmore County, he broke his own record.
A 65-pound striped bass is a state record and an even better story.
Minnesota bear guide pleaded guilty in Cook and Faribault county district courts to illegally hunting bear, deer and other animals.