MNSJ “MINNESOTA MONSTER” CONTEST – CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS!

MNSJ “MINNESOTA MONSTER” CONTEST – CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS!

Congrats to everyone who was entered into the Minnesota Monster contest!  Vote for your favorite buck below!  One vote per person.  Winners will receive a free shoulder mount from Wild Images in Motion Taxidermy! Check out their work and vote below:   SEE ALL THE PICTURES HERE, CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS! Deb Luzinski was drawn … Continue reading

Bighead Carp Found in Minnesota River

Bighead Carp Found in Minnesota River

From the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources: A bighead carp was caught by a commercial angler last week on the Minnesota River near New Ulm, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The 25-pound male fish is the first bighead carp and second invasive carp confirmed in the Minnesota River. A grass carp was … Continue reading

New Leech Lake Five Year Management Plan Established

New Leech Lake Five Year Management Plan Established

Leech Lake 5-year management plan finalized A new five-year fisheries management plan for Leech Lake in northern Minnesota has been released by the Department of Natural Resources. The plan covers the period 2016-2020 and outlines management objectives for primary sportfish populations, as well as steps to reach these goals. The document was developed by combining … Continue reading

Minnesota Conservation Officer Report

Minnesota Conservation Officer Report

Highlights of this week’s CO Report:     -CO Jeff Johanson (Osakis): A male that had been spearing on the ice was found to be driving with a cancelled status (inimical to public safety – a gross misdemeanor offense). During the contact, the male was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and marijuana, and … Continue reading

FROM THE DNR: Special Fishing Regulations Released

FROM THE DNR: Special Fishing Regulations Released

DNR announces new special angling regulations Following public review that wrapped up this past fall, fishing regulations will change on 17 lakes and one stream starting in March, while existing regulations on five lakes will become permanent, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said. The changes involve three types of regulations that are specific to … Continue reading

Lake of the Woods Fishing Report

Lake of the Woods Fishing Report

By: Joe Henry The big lake is ice covered and making progress.  As we report ice conditions, please know the reports are in the areas resorts and guides are traveling.  As we ramp up, please stay on marked trails and don’t venture out on your own.  Ice can be good on the trail and not … Continue reading

DNR Designates More WMA Land

DNR Designates More WMA Land

Land added to Minnesota’s 1.3 million-acre system of wildlife management areas (WMA) this past fall means protection of more high-quality wildlife habitat and more opportunities to hunt, trap, hike, cross country ski and watch wildlife. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources recently designated an additional 2,067 acres of newly acquired land as part of 22 … Continue reading