Minnesota Firearms Deer Harvest Up From Last Year’s Opener

As predicted, Minnesota hunters shot more deer during the first three days of deer season than they did during the same period last  year. According to the Department of Natural Resources, hunters registered 68,401 deer during the opening weekend, up 6.3 percent from last year. Hunters also shot more bucks — no surprise, given the…
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DNR To Offer Four Leftover Prairie Chicken Licenses

Here’s an opportunity to put on your calendar if you’re a Minnesota resident who wants to hunt prairie chickens but didn’t draw a license in the lottery. Unsuccessful applicants can purchase one of four surplus prairie chicken licenses for permit area 813 starting at noon  Sept. 14. You might have to be quick on the draw,…
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Palsburg Fire Friday Morning Update

Here’s the Friday morning update on the Palsburg Fire in Beltrami Island State Forest from the Minnesota Incident Command System, which is coordinating fire response: The Palsburg Fire which began April 15 near Warroad, MN is 30% contained. The fire is at 4,700 acres and continues to burn primarily in State Forest land in the…
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DNR Closes Northeast Minnesota’s Early Wolf Season

Wolf hunting in Minnesota’s northeast zone will close for the remainder of the 2014 early firearms season at the end of shooting hours Friday, the  Department of Natural Resources announced this afternoon. The northwest zone remains open in the 200-series deer permit areas through Sunday and in 100-series deer permit areas through Nov. 23 or…
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Opening Weekend Deer Harvest Down 30,000 In Minnesota

As expected given the more restrictive bag limits in place this fall, Minnesota’s deer harvest during the first three days of season was down substantially from the same period last year. According to the Department of Natural Resources, hunters registered 54,000 deer during the first three days of firearms deer season, a decline of 30,000…
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