Minnesota Hunting News

Weather is Key for Late Winter Deer Survival
"Deer in northern Minnesota are in good condition so far this winter, but weather in the next two months will be a key factor for next fall hunting season," according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Turkeys to be Trapped and Tracked
Despite below zero temperatures, Department of Natural Resources (DNR) trappers are staying hot on the trail of the wild turkey in southeastern Minnesota. The goal, according to DNR Winona Area Wildlife Manager Gary Nelson, is to initially trap about 70 turkeys this winter to be transplanted in the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge, Morrison County, and the Snake River State Forest.
Friendly Fire: Turkey Hunting Safety
Turkeys are known for their acute sense of sight. Many a hunter swears the gobbler busted them because they blinked their eyes. Unfortunately, turkey hunters aren’t blessed with such vision. That may be one of the reasons that nationally, wild turkey hunting has the highest shooting accident rate per hunter.
Off-roaders Jailed in Wetland Damage and Hunter Harassment Case
Sending a stern warning to all off-road drivers, a Crow Wing County District Court judge recently sentenced two men to jail time for their involvement in damaging a state forest last September.
No Positives Found in First Round of CWD Tests
No positives were found in tests of 1,160 lymph node samples taken from wild deer harvested during the 2003 firearms season, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced today.
Deadline Approaching for Deer Hunter Ethics Award Nominees
With the record-setting Minnesota deer hunting season still fresh in their minds, hunters are being asked to share stories of admirable hunting behavior with others in the form of nominations for the 12th annual Minnesota Deer Hunter Ethics Award.
Opening Dates Announced for 2004 Hunting Seasons
Opening dates for many of the 2004 Minnesota hunting seasons were announced this week by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The dates are being announced now for the benefit of those who must establish vacation or hunting plans well in advance. Although these dates are tentative, pending final approval in June, it is unlikely they will change.
Record Firearms Whitetail Deer Harvest
Minnesota deer hunters harvested a record 253,300 white-tailed deer during the firearms deer seasons that concluded Nov. 30, according to a preliminary summary of deer registration by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
Tower Area Deer Harvest Up 52%
The Department of Natural Resources Area Wildlife headquarters in Tower registered 52% more deer through the first 10 days of the 2003 Minnesota firearms deer season (through Sunday 11/16) in Northern St Louis and Lake Counties.
Deer Season Off to a Good Start
The 2003 Minnesota firearms deer season opened at a pace that could eclipse last year's harvest of 222,000 and become one of the top three firearms deer seasons in history, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced today.