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Hunters register 102,000 deer through second weekend


Mon, Nov 24th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

Minnesota hunters registered 102,000 deer through the second weekend of firearms deer season, down 31,000 from the same period in 2013, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

So far this year, hunters during special hunts, and the archery and firearms seasons have harvested 115,000 deer, down from the 2013 to-date harvest total of 147,500.

“Comparing this year’s harvest to harvests in previous years doesn’t necessarily reflect hunter opportunity or the number of deer on the landscape in 2014,” said Leslie McInenly, DNR big game program leader. This year’s lower harvest is by design because regulations were implemented to place more deer – particularly does – off limits to increase Minnesota’s deer population.

The DNR’s ongoing deer management work also includes upcoming revisions to the deer population goals for large portions of northeastern, north-central and east-central Minnesota. This is part of a multi-year goal-setting process for the entire state. People interested in helping set these deer population goals can get more information on the process and opportunities for involvement at www.mndnr.gov/deer.

In much of Minnesota, the deer season concluded on Sunday, Nov. 16. Additional deer will be harvested during the northern rifle zone season, which continues through Sunday, Nov. 23; the late southeastern season, which runs Saturday, Nov. 22, through Sunday, Nov. 30; and the muzzleloader season, which begins Saturday, Nov. 29, and continues through Sunday, Dec. 14. The archery season also runs through Wednesday, Dec. 31.

Is there a moose in Peterson?

Mon, Nov 17th, 2014
Posted in Peterson The Great Outdoors

Is there a moose in Peterson? Photo by Megan Grebe

Minnesota’s snowmobile trails open Dec. 1

Mon, Nov 17th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

Despite the recent snowfall throughout much of Minnesota, snowmobile trails are not yet ready for riding, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Minnesota’s snowmobile trails officially open Dec. 1; however, several conditi ..... 
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Deer hunters encouraged to submit harvested deer for CWD sampling

Mon, Nov 17th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

Deer hunters in far southeastern Minnesota are encouraged to submit harvested deer for CWD sampling. Southeastern Minnesota deer hunters who harvest a deer in permit areas 348 and 349 are encouraged to have their deer sampled for chronic wasting ..... 
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Hides for Habitat

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

The Minnesota Deer Hunters Association is asking for your help to improve conditions for future hunters and hunting in general by donating your harvested deer hides. The Bluff Country Chapter of the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association has “Hides ..... 
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Recycling 101

By LaVerne C. Paulson

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

Recycling Education Coordinator Americans find all kinds of ways to celebrate special days throughout the year. We have Veterans Day, Memorial Day, Groundhog Day, Christmas Day, Thanksgiving Day, Valentine’s Day, New Year’s Day, Election Day, ..... 
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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 ven ..... 
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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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