Minnesota Hunting News

Minnesota’s Walk-in Access Hunting Program Grows

Anyone who is hunting in Minnesota this upcoming fall will be pleased to hear that the recently developed walk-in access program will be growing nearly 55 percent larger than last year. Around 14,000 acres have been enrolled this year, which adds to the already-enrolled 9,000 acres.

Anti-Wolf Hunting Activists Plan to Disrupt Minnesota Lottery

The State of Minnesota recently announced that it will hold its first-ever wolf season. The early season would begin on November 3 and continue until the completion of deer season.

The late wolf season would coincide with bobcat season (November 24 through January 6) and is also open to trapping and snaring.

Minnesota DNR Outlines Wolf Season Details, Seeks Public Comment

Minnesota’s first regulated wolf hunting and trapping season will be conducted this fall and winter. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking public comment on details of the proposed season.

Consistent with state law, the state’s first regulated wolf season will start with the beginning of firearms deer hunting on Saturday, Nov. 3.

Deer Herd Panics in Minnesota Town, Smashing into Mall, Bus Stops and More

deer herdIf there’s one alternative to hunting deer for dinner, it’s hitting a deer with your car. One driver took home an extra meal after he accidentally hit one of eight disoriented deer that were running amok in downtown Moorhead, Minnesota.

Apply Now for the 2012 Minnesota Elk Hunt

Hunters have until Friday, June 1, to apply for one of 23 elk licenses offered this year by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

Campaign Helps Minnesota Teens Meet Toms During Spring Wild Turkey Season

Getting more adults to take young wild turkey hunters into the field is the goal of a $10,000 grant from the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

Minnesota DNR Awards $2.6 Million in Latest Round of Habitat Grants

Habitat will be restored, enhanced or protected on more than 3,500 acres under the latest round of Conservation Program Legacy (CPL) grants administered by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

Minnesota Confiscated Hunting, Fishing Equipment Auction Set for April 28

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold an auction of confiscated hunting and fishing equipment on Saturday, April 28 beginning at 10 a.m. The auction items are from people who forfeited their equipment after committing serious game violations.

The public auction will be held at Hiller Auction Service, 10785 261st Ave., Zimmerman, Minn.

Minnesota Bear Hunt Applications Open April 2

Applications for this fall’s bear hunt will be accepted from Monday, April 2, through Friday, May 4, at any Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) license agent and online.  They also are available at the DNR License Center in St. Paul or by phone at 888-665-4236.

Pelicans Return to Minnesota After Near Extinction

Flocks of giant white birds are catching the eyes of birders and outdoor enthusiasts across Minnesota as once-rare American White Pelicans return to their summer nesting grounds at 16 sites across the state, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

The pelicans were driven to near extinction in the early 20th century from human pressures. There were no reports of nesting pelicans in Minnesota for 90 years, from 1878 until 1968.