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DNR question of the week


Mon, Nov 10th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

By Bruce Davis

DNR wildlife research specialist

Q: What is a rocket net, and how is it used by the DNR?

A: A rocket net is a propelled net used for capturing wildlife. The net is pulled by electronically-ignited explsive charges contained in vented chambers (rockets). The rockets pull the net through the air, and the animals are captured as the net falls on top of them.

Rocket nets come in different sizes, but the ones we use for capturing waterfowl are commonly about 40 feet long by 60 feet wide. These nets can capture hundreds of ducks at one time, which is especially useful when we are banding ducks before the fall hunting season. The key to rocket nets is they are fast – the net is fired and fully-deployed, usually in less than a second.

Hunters reminded that bonus permit use is limited this season

Mon, Nov 3rd, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

By Tom Landwehr Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Hunters in most of the state are not allowed to use bonus permits to take antlerless deer during the 2014 season, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. ..... 
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Recycling 101

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Mon, Oct 13th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

Today’s article will deal with a number of ways to make recycling in Fillmore County even better. You have most likely read most of this before, but a little review now and then is not all bad. It is no secret that tons and tons of material leav ..... 
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NTC to host geological bus tour

Mon, Oct 6th, 2014
Posted in Preston The Great Outdoors

The National Trout Center will be holding a geological bus tour on Saturday November 1, starting at 10 a.m. This bus tour promises to be both fun and informative, as it will focus on the geological and ecological features of living in the driftless ..... 
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Recycling 101 - 9.15.14

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Mon, Sep 15th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

By LaVerne C. Paulson Recycling Education Coordinator Recently, there seems to be a bit of a chill in the air. A few trees are starting to show their brilliant colors. Birds are beginning to migrate south. It’s September, summer is more or le ..... 
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Preston Tourism announces bike repair station coming to town!

Mon, Sep 1st, 2014
Posted in Preston The Great Outdoors

PRESTON, Minn. - The Preston Tourism Board would like to announce the upcoming addition to the trailhead in Preston. Thanks to the Preston Area Community Foundation and the Preston Tourism Board there will now be a free to the public, deluxe bike re ..... 
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Legacy-funded prairie restoration benefits trout stream

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley The Great Outdoors

A trout stream in the far southeastern part of the state is benefitting from Minnesota’s approval of the Legacy Amendment nearly six years ago. Earlier this year, an 18-acre area within the Etna Creek Aquatic Management Area (AMA) was burned, tr ..... 
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Hike to Indian Monument August 30

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

High atop the bluff on the south side of Houston and hidden amongst the dense tree canopy lies a large and interesting rock formation locally known as “Indian Monument.” There is no known connection to Native Americans, but the hike and formati ..... 
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Milwaukee Road Historical Association President to speak at caboose dedication

Fri, Aug 8th, 2014
Posted in Preston The Great Outdoors

A dedication of the restored 1951 Milwaukee Road Caboose No. 02095 will be held on Saturday, August 16 at 10:30 a.m. at the Trailhead in Preston. The Trailhead is located at the intersection of Fillmore Street and Center Street. The speaker for t ..... 
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