COMPASS POINTS: NEWS FROM THE GREAT OUTDOORS WITH HERALD OUTDOOR WRITER BRAD DOKKEN DNR reports 6 percent drop in deer harvest
The preliminary numbers are in, and Minnesota hunters have killed 6 percent fewer deer through the second weekend of this years firearms deer season than during the same time last year, the Department... Posted on 11/20/13 at 10:47 AM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Notebook: More Indian scholarships available
By Don Davis
More American Indian college students may receive scholarships under a new Minnesota budget that began this month.
Commissioner Larry Pogemiller of the state Office of Higher Education sa... Posted on 7/15/13 at 4:10 PM
NORTH DAKOTA OUTDOORS AND BEYOND update from Minnesota DNR on the re-opening
Minnesota state parks will begin opening Friday;
other DNR facilities and functions open today
Some Minnesota state parks will open for day and overnight use as soon as Friday, July 22, but o... Posted on 7/21/11 at 8:22 AM
WILDWINGS Beware of good intentions
The website, Northland Outdoors,carried a short articlewhich caught my eye this morning. It was titled, Minnesota to use wasps to fight emerald ash borer. The relevant paragraph reads as follows...
Th... Posted on 9/21/10 at 1:42 PM
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS Pheasant hunting tips
According to a DNR wildlife research biologist, pheasants follow a schedule as routine as your daily commute to and from work. Understanding the pheasant's daily movements can increase your odds of fl... Posted on 9/16/10 at 7:50 AM
APPLETON, Minn. -- The Department of Natural Resources says nearly a thousand cormorants and ring-billed gulls have been found dead of Newcastle Disease on the shores of Marsh Lake near Appleton in western Minnesota.
As more homes creep closer to Minnesota’s environmentally sensitive lakeshore, the state Department of Natural Resources is pushing back by suing a western Minnesota township that allowed a property owner to build a house 14 feet from Lake Ida. The rare move could signal a new statewide emphasis on controlling building on waterfront land.
Jim Spencer, Minneapolis Star Tribune
, August 06, 2010
Wildlife experts fearful that the call of Minnesota’s iconic loons could be silenced on many of the state’s lakes due to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico worked through the night Monday to outfit a pair of the birds with GPS transmitters.
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