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May 22, 2018
Jack Burke caught the fish on May 4, around 11 a.m. using a muskie rod supplied by his fishing partner Michael Orgas, with 80-pound braided line rigged with a circle hook and crawlers. The fish measures 73 inches in length and 30 inches in girth. This beats the previous record by 3 inches that was set by two separate anglers who both boated 70-inch fish on the same day in April 2017.
New benchmark set for lake sturgeon catch-and-release record
May 22, 2018 - 2:00pm
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
March 26, 2018
“While seeing lots of dead fish can be disconcerting, we remind people that winterkill is normal and happens every year to some extent,” said Neil Vanderbosch, DNR fisheries program consultant. MnDNR file photo.
Deep snow and cold winters increase instances of fish kills
March 26, 2018 - 1:00pm
March 6, 2018
District 9 - Brainerd area: CO Eric Sullivan (Pequot Lakes) assisted with an injured eagle that was struck by a vehicle. The eagle was transported to the Raptor Center for surgery and is recovering.
MnDNR Conservation Officer Weekly Report - March 6, 2018
March 6, 2018 - 1:30pm
February 21, 2018
2017 fish, game and trapping licenses expire Feb. 28
February 21, 2018 - 10:00am
February 20, 2018
Complaints of garbage and wood blocks left behind were reported and investigated. Fish house owners are reminded to remove all blocking under their houses so area residents don’t have to do shore clean-up. Littering still remains an issue on the lakes. Mn DNR file photo.
MnDNR Conservation Officer Weekly Report - Feb. 21, 2018
February 20, 2018 - 1:00pm
January 23, 2018
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MnDNR Conservation Officer Weekly Report - Jan. 22, 2018
January 23, 2018 - 3:35pm
January 17, 2018
MnDNR photo
MnDNR Conservation Officer Weekly Report - Jan. 17, 2018
January 17, 2018 - 8:00am
January 9, 2018
MnDNR Conservation Officer Weekly Report - Jan 8, 2018
January 9, 2018 - 12:00pm
December 27, 2017
First day hikes will take place at 14 Minnesota state parks on Monday, Jan. 1, as part of a nationwide effort, led by America's state parks, to promote starting the new year with fresh air and physical activity. More than 400 hikes are scheduled in all 50 states.
First Day Hike: Start your new year with fresh air and physical activity
December 27, 2017 - 11:00am
December 19, 2017
MnDNR Conservation Officer Weekly Report - Dec. 19, 2017
December 19, 2017 - 9:00am
December 18, 2017
Special fishing regulations will change March 1, 2018 on a number of Minnesota waters following an annual public input and review process, according to the Department of Natural Resources.
New, special angling regulations coming March 2018
December 18, 2017 - 12:00pm
Trumpeter swan, courtesy MnDNR
Nongame wildlife: 40 years, 40 reasons, $40
December 18, 2017 - 11:30am
December 5, 2017
MnDNR photo
New northern pike fishing regs coming spring 2018
December 5, 2017 - 3:00am
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