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MN DNR

May 21, 2018
Dustin Stone caught the 10-pound, 6-ounce silver redhorse while fishing for lake sturgeon on the Rainy River in Koochiching County on April 28. He was fishing with 80-pound braided line tipped with a night crawler. Submitted photo.
Whopper silver redhorse sets new Minnesota state record
May 21, 2018 - 2:00pm
CO Tim Collette (Brainerd) mediated a continuing dispute between lakeshore property owners and bow fishermen that wake the property owners up in the middle of the night by shining their bright lights into houses and cabins and making noise with generators and loud music. One property owner decided to fight back and started shooting the bow fishermen with paint balls. Both sides received warnings and/or tickets.
Area MnDNR Conservation Officer Weekly Reports - May 21, 2018
May 21, 2018 - 12:00pm
May 14, 2018
Area MnDNR Conservation Officer Weekly Reports - May 14, 2018
May 14, 2018 - 2:00pm
May 12, 2018
Only black bears live in the wild in Minnesota. They usually are shy and flee when encountered. Never approach or try to pet a bear. Injury to people is rare, but bears are potentially dangerous because of their size, strength and speed.
DNR lists tips to avoid conflicts with bears this spring
May 12, 2018 - 11:00am
May 7, 2018
Graphic by National Weather Service Duluth.
Fire conditions near critical - Consider not burning today
May 7, 2018 - 12:01pm
April 25, 2018
Hunters are reminded that applications for bear hunting licenses are being accepted now through Friday, May 4, wherever Minnesota hunting and fishing license are sold, online at mndnr.gov/buyalicense and by telephone at 888-665-4236.
Bear hunt applications available; deadline is Friday, May 4
April 25, 2018 - 11:00am
The new northern pike fishing regulations, which were announced recently and go into effect on the May 12 fishing opener, have three distinct zones to address the different characteristics of pike populations in Minnesota, according to the Department of Natural Resources. Click on the image to view the entire graphic. MnDNR graphic
Why the zones? New regulations for keeping northern pike explained
April 25, 2018 - 9:00am
April 24, 2018
CO Randy Posner (Staples) checked turkey hunters afield; reports of success have been poor. The snow has slowed the Tom turkeys’ activity. CO Jim Guida (Brainerd #2) worked fishing and turkey hunting enforcement. Some hunters in the “A” season found success despite the existing crunchy snow on the forest floor. BrainerdDispatch.com Illustration
MnDNR Conservation Officer Weekly Report - April 24, 2018
April 24, 2018 - 11:00am
The Bowen Lake public access near Backus on Monday, April 23 was still frozen in ice. Every year, repairs are needed at hundreds of sites, because freezing temperatures and ice cause concrete to crack and buckle on the ramps. In some years, crews can get a head start on that work, even before ice-out, but this year the snow has prevented them from assessing damage, and the ramps can’t be re-leveled until the ground thaws. Photo by Denton Newman Jr. / PineandLakes.com
Late ice-out: DNR crews face a challenge to get ramps and docks ready by fishing opener
April 24, 2018 - 9:13am
March 20, 2018
CO Dustie Speldrich (Willow River) received complaints about ATVs operating on state forest snowmobile trails and rutting them up. ATVs are allowed on groomed trails within the state forest only. Grant-in-aid snowmobile trails are off-limits. CO Chelsey Best (Remer) Trail conditions have deteriorated over the last week with the warm weather. It’s worth mentioning that most local trails remain closed to ATVs through at least April 1, and some later depending on spring conditions.
MnDNR Conservation Officer Weekly Report - March 20, 2018
March 20, 2018 - 1:00pm
February 27, 2018
Checking a group of snowmobile riders, one of them blew past the group, which was stopped in front of CO Joyce Kuske (Little Falls). The rider left the groomed trail, jumped the snowbank, did a loop into the farm field, jumped the snowbank again, and did another loop into another field before coming back to where the rest of his group was stopped. The snowmobiler learned his joy ride of leaving the groomed trail and trespassing was an expensive trip. BrainerdDispatch.com Illustration
MnDNR Conservation Officer Weekly Report - Feb. 27, 2018
February 27, 2018 - 4:00pm
February 13, 2018
NR Pilot Brad Maas (Brainerd) worked on deer surveys in Deer Permit Area 241. We use two helicopters in this area, which is very large and includes more than 250 plots to check. Conditions were very good and low temperatures helped with visibility by keeping snow in the fields. It’s been at least three winters since there was adequate snow to survey this permit area. Many deer were observed, including some still carrying antlers.
MnDNR Conservation Officer Weekly Report - Feb. 13, 2018
February 13, 2018 - 10:00am
February 6, 2018
MnDNR Conservation Officer Weekly Report - Feb. 6, 2018
February 6, 2018 - 3:00pm
January 29, 2018
CO Duke Broughten (Longville) - Drugs in fish houses continues to be a common occurrence while checking fishermen. CO Jim Guida (Brainerd East) - Some anglers were contacted using extra lines, unattended lines, littering, and illegally consuming marijuana while also in violation of their limited driver’s license. CO Karl Hadrits (Crosby) - Enforcement contacts were made for illegal use of ski trails, fishing without licenses and trout stamps, and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
MnDNR Conservation Officer Weekly Report - Jan. 29, 2018
January 29, 2018 - 1:00pm
January 3, 2018
CO Randy Posner (Brainerd West) reports that he worked on fishing enforcement. The ice anglers were out trying their luck. Ice conditions vary from open water areas to 14 inches of ice. Violations CO Posner observed were unattended lines and extra hooks. The ice conditions have improved, however slush and large pressure ridges have developed on Gull Lake and other area lakes. DNR file photo.
Regional C.O. Reports - Week of Jan. 2
January 3, 2018 - 9:00am
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