DNR announces new special angling regulations News
Lake sturgeon continue recovery in Rainy River and Lake of the Woods News
Deer population goal-setting public meetings begin Feb. 2 Events
First-timer mentored turkey hunt registration open Events
Minnesota snowmobile season and weekly trail reports www.mndnr.gov/snow
CO Weekly Report
CO Hannah Cowden (Warroad) checked people angling on Lake of the Woods and spearing on the Rainy River. Time was also spent patrolling multiple snowmobile trails both on the lake and in the surrounding area. One angler seemed to think that 2 lines down one hole, plus another line, would increase his odds of catching some fish. When asked why he had 2 lines in one hole, the angler replied that it was really just to keep his minnow warmed up.
Minnesota Fish Tales
Statewide Fishing Report Fish Tales
2014-15 outdoor expos at the NSC campus News
Fishing & Hunting Reports
There are some reports of walleyes being taken on the Wolf River system. Ice fishing on the Mississippi River has been sporadic with individuals having limited success for crappies, northern pike and bass. Anglers on the Fox River were catching walleye, whitefish and some perch at Voyageur Park.
DNR Outdoor Report
Panfish putting on a good to excellent bite, with walleye and northern good, and continuing incidental catches of largemouth bass; all in the Eagle River, Wisconsin area. Snowmobile Report: All Eagle River snowmobile trails are open, with plenty of snow and the trails are being groomed...
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DNR Q & A
Q: Q: Now is the time of year when Minnesota residents can contribute to the DNR's Nongame Wildlife Checkoff Fund. What is this money used for and how does it help wildlife?
A: The DNR’s Nongame Wildlife Program uses donations to the fund for a number of statewide efforts to help protect and manage the state's nongame wildlife species. Nongame wildlife species includes more than 700 species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, butterflies and selected invertebrates that are not traditionally hunted or harvested. This also includes conservation efforts for threatened and endangered species. Specifically, the species that have benefited from these efforts are bald eagles, trumpeter swans, peregrine falcons, eastern bluebirds, Blanding's turtles, bats, timber rattlesnakes, great blue herons and other colonial water birds like egrets and grebes. The money also helps with land acquisition and easements to protect habitat, manage prairies, forests and wetlands, create buffer zones along lakeshores, assist private landowners and local governments with habitat management, and fund educational programs. Contribute to the Nongame Wildlife Checkoff Fund on the 2014 Minnesota tax form, or online at www.dnr.state.mn.us/nongame/donate/index.html. The donations are matched with funds from conservation license plates. That means double the rewards for Minnesota’s wildlife.
- Lori Naumann, DNR Nongame Wildlife Program