Recent content from Tony Kennedy
The DNR's waterfowl specialist graded opening weekend as "very good to excellent," and some records were set.
Fall hunting is almost in full swing, with duck and goose hunters joining on Saturday with the opening of their primary season.
Spring counts were called "so-so at best," but production of ducklings and goslings seemed to go well, DNR said.
A survey was sent to wildlife section employees about the agency's handling of logging on lands where wildlife considerations are required to come first.
Gull Lake could see an upgrade of its northern pike population if the Minnesota DNR finalizes a proposed experimental fishing regulation. The northerns are often an accidental catch for anglers.
But a DNR summary of this year's survey said pheasant indices remain well below their long-term averages in most other regions of Minnesota.
Connor Halsa of Moorhead returned every penny and gained a friend for life when connected with Iowa livestock hauler Jim Denney.
The federal wildlife program in the news this month for being violated by the Minnesota DNR has given more than $400 million into the state over the past 20 years
Ricers on the White Earth Nation and Leech Lake reservations won't have to share water with duck hunters during the five-day teal season starting Sept. 2
The pause is the latest development in the ongoing conflict over efforts to make sure the DNR's timber sales are mainly for wildlife purposes — not to satisfy relentless timber quotas.