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Here are highlights from Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer (CO) reports for the week ending July 15. The complete report is available at www.dnr.state.mn.us/enforcement/co_report/index.html

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After enduring a long, cold spring, Mother Nature has finally turned up the temperature warming our rivers and lakes. Rising water temperatures also means increased growth in aquatic vegetation and the beginning of a pan fish feeding binge.

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Hunters can find the 2019 Minnesota Waterfowl Hunting Regulations booklet online now and at license agents in the beginning of August.

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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the Friends of Itasca will host a dedication event July 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the new Lake Itasca Amphitheater at Itasca State Park.

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Here are highlights from Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer (CO) reports for the week ending July 8. The complete report is available at www.dnr.state.mn.us/enforcement/co_report/index.html

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As we head into the heat of the summer, there are changes taking place on our lakes as new food sources emerge and fishing patterns change accordingly. I spend a lot of time keying in on insect hatches during July and August and use my electronics to find and decipher.

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Planning is underway for the ninth annual Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener, to be held October 11-12, 2019. This year’s event will be held in Austin, located in the southeastern part of the state. It is the first time Austin has hosted the event.

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Population counts showed generally favorable results for most species of ducks that nest in Minnesota, according to the results of the DNR’s waterfowl survey that has provided an index of breeding duck abundance each year since 1968.

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Here are highlights from Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer (CO) reports for the week ending July 1. The complete report is available at www.dnr.state.mn.us/enforcement/co_report/index.html

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The spring of 2019 was tough on all of us. Cold, wet and cloudy for more days than most want to remember.

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I seat myself in the woods this morning, four miles north of Fargo but still along the Red River. However the Red River, typical of a prairie river, is no respecter of surveyors’ lines or road builders’ layouts, and the river meanders north up the valley like an angleworm.

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When the snow finally started to melt after this year’s long winter, many northern Minnesota residents noticed their evergreens showed signs of winter drying injury.

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As we move into the mid-summer fishing patterns, I like to spend a good deal of time chasing big crappies.  I’ve learned to appreciate these scrappy fighters, but I am especially fond of the big ones.

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Artists can submit their work from July 15-26 for the contests that decide what images will be featured in 2020 on the Minnesota Walleye Stamp and Minnesota Trout and Salmon Stamp.

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Here are highlights from Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer (CO) reports for the week ending June 24. The complete report is available at www.dnr.state.mn.us/enforcement/co_report/index.html

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This evening finds me eight miles west of the Red River in a huge ash and box elder tree lot on the plains of North Dakota. I am favored by the seeming endless twilight of a midsummer Dakota evening.

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I have long been an advocate for getting more girls and women involved in fishing.  The vast majority of folks running boats on our lakes and rivers are still guys, but that is slowly starting to change, thanks in part to some unique clubs for women and the introduction and growth of high sc…

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Here are highlights from Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer (CO) reports for the week ending June 17. The complete report is available at www.dnr.state.mn.us/enforcement/co_report/index.html

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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources certified a record 13 pound, 9 ounce whitefish caught by an Oklahoma angler ice fishing on Lake of the Woods, and a 4 pound, 13 ounce golden redhorse caught by an angler who beat his own state record.

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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is reminding motorists that turtles are crossing roads to nest this time of year. Motorists are asked to watch for them and, whenever possible, allow them to cross the road safely.

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Here are highlights from Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer (CO) reports for the week ending June 10. The complete report is available at www.dnr.state.mn.us/enforcement/co_report/index.html

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Most anglers think crankbaits are created equal, but they are not. When you look at the shelves at the retailers, you can be overcome with confusion because there are literally hundreds of choices.

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The freedom to sit alone in the woods on a warm summer day and let the shade of the great trees surround you — this has to be one of the great freedoms early Americans had in mind when they drew up the great charter of freedom. Included in that freedom is the delight of seeing two monarch bu…

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Nineteen individuals will provide input on deer management issues, serving on a new committee the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources created to foster the exchange of information and ideas between the agency and the public.

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I have been writing about the hard times that minnow trappers and bait shops are having collecting minnows for a number of years now. This winter has been one of the harder ones for folks who trap their minnows from rearing ponds.

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Here are highlights from Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer (CO) reports for the week ending June 2. The complete report is available at www.dnr.state.mn.us/enforcement/co_report/index.html

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The lakes draw many to live and vacation in our beautiful area. However, a common injury for those who fish or just hang out near docks and boats is becoming “hooked” when the intended catch was a fish.

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I’m taking the opportunity to learn to identify the shapes of winter trees before I abandon the winter comfort (like not too great a distance from a warm car to warm the fingers for writing) for the rougher out-of-doors of delightful spring, summer and autumn. For some time I’ve been a bit m…

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The rusty-patched bumble bee was listed in 2017 as an endangered species, the first ever bumble bee in the United States to receive such a designation. Once historically abundant and widespread across the eastern U.S. and Canada, since the 1990s this native bumble bee has declined dramatical…

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As we head into the June period of open water fishing, emerging weeds are the key ingredient for finding and catching mid-season gamefish. There is no doubt we have had a very slow start to the season with water temperatures really lagging behind. The weeds that are coming up just started an…

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The Chippewa National Forest announces summer tour  information for the Civilian Conservation Corp Camp Rabideau.