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Minnesota DNR - News Releases
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking public review and comment on the proposed construction of an 11-mile ATV trail connecting the city of Chisholm with Highway 5 and Connor’s Road just northwest of the city in west-central St. Louis County. - December 30, 2007

Wisconsin DNR - News Releases
With Wisconsin receiving some of the best early snowfalls that it has in years, especially in the southern portion of the state, many snowmobilers are tuning up their sleds and preparing to hit the trails. Snowmobile season begins as many counties open trails. New 55-mile-per-hour nighttime speed limit in place statewide. - December 30, 2007

Iowa DNR - News Releases
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has removed all fishing regulations at Bays Branch to allow anglers to harvest fish using nearly any means, except explosives, electricity or any stupefying substances. The DNR has begun to lower the water level at Bays Branch to promote development of emergent vegetation, which is important as food and habitat to waterfowl, songbirds and other marsh mammals.  - December 30, 2007

Nebraska Game and Parks - News Releases
LINCOLN, Neb. – Traditionally, the period of December through February in Nebraska has been known for freezing temperatures, frequent snowfalls of various severities, frozen lakes and ponds, and the best cottontail hunting of the year. - December 30, 2007

South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks News
PIERRE, S.D.—Hunters still have plenty of opportunities for making donations of antlerless deer to the Sportsmen Against Hunger program. “There are a variety of deer seasons still open for the taking of antlerless deer,” said Sportsmen Against Hunger President Jeff Olson. - December 30, 2007

North Dakota Department of Natural Resources - News
Winter anglers are reminded that fish houses placed on North Dakota waters must be made of floatable materials. Robert Timian, enforcement chief for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, said that old car bodies or campers, including pull types, fifth wheelers or pop-ups, do not qualify as legal fish houses. - December 30, 2007

Minnesota DNR - News Releases
DNR issues safety reminder for boaters to stop that prop. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds boat operators to make sure they turn off their engines when people are in the water near the back of the boat. This safety message comes after an accident on Monday in the Twin Cities where a man was injured by a boat propeller. - June 16th 2007

Wisconsin DNR - News Releases
MADISON – Preliminary figures show that hunters set a new harvest record, registering 51,306 turkeys during Wisconsin’s 2007 spring wild turkey season. This is a 9 percent increase from the 2006 spring harvest of 46,662 birds. The statewide hunter success rate for all hunting periods was 25 percent, compared to 23 percent in 2006.  - June 16th 2007

Iowa DNR - News Releases
"Walleye fishing at Clear Lake has been simply incredible this year, and the only thing I can say is that anglers are extremely happy," said Wallace. "Most of the younger anglers I interview are saying that they've never caught this many walleyes before --- that it's the best they've ever seen. I even had one guy in his 70s tell me that it's the best he's seen in his lifetime." - June 16th 2007

Nebraska Game and Parks - News Releases
LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraskas 2007 archery game fish season will be July 1 - Dec. 31. Archers are allowed to take game fish statewide, sunrise to sunset, except at the following waters which are closed to game fish archers year-round: Two Rivers, Louisville, Fort Kearny, Fremont, Mormon Island and Windmill state recreation areas; Platte River and E.T. Mahoney state parks and all trout streams. - June 16th 2007

South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks News
PIERRE, S.D.—The S.D. Game, Fish and Parks Commission approved the state’s third consecutive mountain lion hunting season at its June meeting in Pierre. In the process, commissioners and GFP staff were reminded that mountain lions continue to spark keen interest in the citizens of South Dakota. - June 16th 2007

North Dakota Department of Natural Resources - News
Online applications for North Dakota’s 2007 fall turkey season are now available. Resident hunters can apply, or print out an application for mailing, at the state Game and Fish Department’s website, gf.nd.gov. Paper applications will be available at license vendors by June 15. The fall wild turkey proclamation, submitted to Gov. John Hoeven’s office for approval, includes a season that extends from Saturday, Oct. 13 through Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008. - June 16th 2007
 

Minnesota DNR - News Releases
Each year, Minnesota state parks and state recreation areas host an open house when vehicle permits are waived and admission is free. As an added open house bonus, many states parks also will offer refreshments and special programs. This year, Sunday, June 3, is when most of the state parks and recreation areas are hosting their annual open house event.
- May 20th 2007

Wisconsin DNR - News Releases
When the first day of the 2007 northern zone musky season arrives May 26, more anglers will be catching more fish faster, and sending more back to the water to fight another day, than a generation ago. - May 20th 2007

Iowa DNR - News Releases
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is no longer allowing overflow camping at any of its state park or state forest campgrounds. The DNR began advertising the new overflow camping regulations in 2006 in preparation for the statewide ban in 2007. - May 20th 2007

Nebraska Game and Parks - News Releases
If you are looking for interesting and exciting outdoor activities for summer fun with the family this year, tape this list of suggestions from the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission on your refrigerator door and see how many you can have checked off when the children return to school next fall. - May 20th 2007

South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks News
CUSTER STATE PARK, S.D.—The 2007 fall turkey hunting season could be longer and offer more licenses under a proposal considered by the S.D. Game, Fish and Parks Commission at its May meeting at Custer State Park.- May 20th 2007

North Dakota Department of Natural Resources - News
The North Dakota Game and Fish Department has initiated a walleye tagging project this spring at Devils Lake. The project will provide information on walleye movements, total fish mortality between years, angling mortality rates and differences in mortality rates between sexes. - May 20th 2007


Minnesota DNR - News Releases
Fishing opener for Minnesota-South Dakota border waters set The passing of an expedited emergency rule has allowed the 2007 fishing season opener for Minnesota-South Dakota border waters to be set. The border waters season opener for walleye, northern pike, and largemouth bass will be on April 21, one week earlier than previous years.
 - April 15th 2007

Wisconsin DNR - News Releases
MADISON – All boaters, anglers and people who harvest bait from the wild must follow new rules regarding moving live fish, requiring water to be drained from boats after being used on potentially infected waters, and how they use and move bait. - April 15th 2007

Iowa DNR - News Releases
DES MOINES - Boat and personal watercraft owners are required to renew the registration of their vessels by April 30. Boat registrations are now good for three years, which is new. The registrations had been good for two years. - April 15th 2007

Nebraska Game and Parks - News Releases
For information on firearm and bowhunter education courses scheduled in the Omaha-metro area, or to become a certified volunteer instructor in the Nebraska Hunter Education Program, call Barb at 332-4543 - April 15th 2007

South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks News
A Day in The Life of Lowell Schmitz, GFP Big Game Biologist By Chris Hull
We’ve all experienced “one of those days.” A day that starts out perfectly and nothing can go wrong.  No matter how many objects you juggle, they all stay in the air and you look like a professional vaudeville entertainer while executing your plan. Everyone applauds and pats you on the back, hailing your excellence. Today was one of those days.
- April 15th 2007

North Dakota Department of Natural Resources - News
The next guide and outfitter written examination is Saturday, May 19 at 1 p.m. at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department office in Bismarck. The test is given periodically to anyone interested in becoming a hunting guide or outfitter in the state. - April 15th 2007

Minnesota DNR - News Releases
Hunters can locate public hunting land with DNR PRIM maps: The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' (DNR) Public Recreation Information Maps (PRIM) can assist people in finding land open to public hunting this fall. - Sept. 26, 2006

Wisconsin DNR - News Releases
MADISON – Wisconsin’s 18th fall turkey hunting season runs Oct. 1 through Nov 9, and permits are still available in many of the units open this fall.
- Sept. 26, 2006

Iowa DNR - News Releases
CLEAR LAKE-DNR fisheries personnel have completed their annual young of the year fish surveys. Conducted each year during late summer and early fall, the netting census is designed to gauge the production, survival, and growth of more than a dozen fish species occurring in Iowa's natural lakes. - Sept. 26, 2006

Nebraska Game and Parks - News Releases
Lincoln, Neb. -- Statewide turkey populations are at a record high, an increase of as much as 300 percent since 2000, and archers, modern shotgun and black powder shotgun hunters can look forward to an exciting fall turkey hunting season again this year. - Sept. 26, 2006

South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks News
PIERRE, S.D.— With South Dakota’s primary waterfowl seasons set to open, migratory game bird hunters need to make sure they aren't set up and hunting unknowingly in a baited field. That's the word in this drought year from the S.D. Game, Fish and Parks and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. - Sept. 26, 2006

North Dakota Department of Natural Resources - News
Pheasant Season Opens Oct. 14, Good Conditions Expected: If the weather cooperates and temperatures remain mild, pheasant hunters can expect a season similar to 2005, according to Stan Kohn, upland game bird biologist for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department. - Sept. 26, 2006

Minnesota DNR - News Releases
Early September Canada goose hunting season is important management tool: Goose band returns from locally banded Canada geese in northeast Minnesota indicate that nearly 70% of the goose harvest occurs during the early season. - August 25, 2006

Wisconsin DNR - News Releases
2006 Black bear hunting season opens Sept. 6: MADISON – The 2006 Wisconsin black bear hunting season opens Sept. 6 with 4,370 successful applicants heading to the woods with a harvest permit in their pocket. More than 73,000 applied for the closely regulated hunt. - August 25, 2006

Iowa DNR - News Releases
Error in Iowa Waterfowl Hunting Regulations: DES MOINES - There is an error in the season information printed in the 2006 Iowa Waterfowl Hunting Regulations that involves canvasbacks. As printed, the regulations booklet specifies season dates for "Ducks, Mergansers and Coots - excluding canvasbacks." This is incorrect. - August 25, 2006

Nebraska Game and Parks - News Releases
2006 HIP registration is required to hunt migratory birds this fall: Lincoln, Neb. – This years Nebraska dove hunting season opens Sept. 1 and hunters are reminded they must register with the federally mandated Harvest Information Program (HIP) and must carry their registration number with them when hunting any migratory game birds -- dove, duck, geese, snipe, rail, coot or woodcock -- during the 2006 hunting seasons. - August 25, 2006

South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks News
Walk-In Area Program Again Passes Million-Acre Mark: PIERRE, S.D. -- South Dakota’s Walk-In Area Program surpassed last year's record enrollment of 1.03 million-acres. - August 25, 2006

North Dakota Department of Natural Resources - News
Deer Lotteries Held, Antlerless Licenses Remain: More than 32,000 antlerless deer gun licenses are still available after the North Dakota Game and Fish Department recently completed its lottery drawing. - August 25, 2006

Minnesota DNR - News Releases
Pheasant harvest highest in 40 yearsFavorable weather and nearly 2 million acres of grassland protected under farm conservation programs made 2005 one of the best pheasant hunting seasons in 40 years. - July 22, 2006

Wisconsin DNR - News Releases
Preliminary breeding survey results show an increase in both migratory Canada geese and local breeding Canada geese populations, which wildlife officials say will likely result in increased permit numbers for this fall’s Wisconsin goose hunting seasons.
 - July 22, 2006

Iowa DNR - News Releases
Iowa’s Newest ATV Park Opens In Fort Dodge: FORT DODGE - Iowa’s newest all-terrain vehicle park near Fort Dodge is now open, bringing to eight the number of ATV parks available to off-road riders.  - July 22, 2006

Nebraska Game and Parks - News Releases
Lincoln, Neb. - The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission set the 2006 fall turkey hunting and early waterfowl hunting seasons at a July 19 meeting in Lincoln. - July 22, 2006


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