The Invasive Species “Starry Stonewort” Found in Stearns and Meeker County Lakes

The Invasive Species “Starry Stonewort” Found in Stearns and Meeker County Lakes

Invasive species starry stonewort confirmed in Stearns, Meeker county lakes The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed the presence of starry stonewort (Nitellopsis obtusa) in Lake Koronis and Mud Lake, connected to Koronis, in Stearns and Meeker counties. This is the first confirmed case of this invasive species in Minnesota. Starry stonewort was first … Continue reading

FROM THE DNR: Special Request to Bear Hunters, Ely Poacher is Busted, and More

FROM THE DNR: Special Request to Bear Hunters, Ely Poacher is Busted, and More

All photos from the MN DNR DNR NEWS – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DNR asks bear hunters not to shoot radio-collared bears The Department of Natural Resources asks hunters participating in Minnesota’s bear season that opens Tuesday, Sept. 1, to avoid shooting radio-collared research bears. The animals are marked with colorful ear tags. Many of the … Continue reading

DNR Redoubles Mille Lacs Lake Walleye Management Efforts. Is Walleye Stocking in the Future?

DNR Redoubles Mille Lacs Lake Walleye Management Efforts. Is Walleye Stocking in the Future?

DNR NEWS — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                             ___                       Aug. 27, 2015 Media contact: DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr, 651-259-5022, tom.landwehr@state.mn.us. DNR redoubles Mille Lacs Lake walleye management efforts The DNR announced today it is implementing several concrete steps aimed at improving the Mille Lacs Lake walleye population, while building a closer working relationship with the Mille Lacs … Continue reading

Hunter Pleads Guilty to Deer Poaching in Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge

Hunter Pleads Guilty to Deer Poaching in Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge

Conservation Officer Mitch Sladek is shown here with the mounts and plaques seized in the Zimmerman investigation. They are now included in one of the DNR’s Turn In Poachers (TIP) Wall of Shame displays. A Zimmerman man recently pled guilty to a 2014 case of illegally taking multiple deer in the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge. … Continue reading

Weekly Conservation Officer Report

Weekly Conservation Officer Report

Highlights: Virginia: CO Matt Frericks spoke with a federal wolf trapper who was removing problem wolves from a farm where the owner suffered losses of cattle. The trapper reported removing 6 wolves from one piece of land alone. CO Frericks met with another landowner only about a mile away who is also reporting aggressive wolf … Continue reading

Lake of the Woods Fishing Report

Lake of the Woods Fishing Report

By: Joe Henry Limits of walleye and sauger filled boats this week with plenty of trophy walleyes in the mix. Drifting with spinners or trolling/down rigging has been the favored method. Drifting has been productive in areas near Morris Point, Graceton, Zippel Bay, or Long Point 5-15′ or 23-27′ with gold or orange best tipped … Continue reading