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Hunters heading to southwestern Minnesota will have access to an additional 6,000 acres of hunting land this fall, as the Walk-In Access program grows to more than 15,000 acres, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

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The price of Minnesota hunting and fishing licenses will increase in March 2013 for the first time in 12 years, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said.

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A severe winter followed by a wet spring contributed to a significant decline in Minnesota’s pheasant counts. According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the pheasant population index declined 64 percent from 2010 and is 71 percent below the 10-year average.

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Hunters Urged to STOP for Survival
Getting lost in the woods can happen to even the best hunter, according to Capt. Mike Hammer, DNR Enforcement Education Program coordinator. He encourages lost individuals to remain calm and just STOP.

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Safety First this Hunting Season
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources sells about 600,000
hunting licenses each year so there will be a large number of hunters afield this fall in search of a variety of big and small game. The DNR says it’s important that each hunter put safety first to ensure an enjoyable and successful hunting trip.

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Pheasants Forever and Pizza Ranch joined force again to fulfill their community obligation. The meaningful collaboration of the two encourages the youth to be aware on preserving and protecting Mother Nature’s habitat. Pizza Ranch on the other hand, encourages youth to participate in outdoor activities. Such endeavors creates camaraderie between youths while at the same time fosters youth’s hunting prowess.

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Hunters taking a late summer hunters education class can still take advantage of fall hunting. Hunter education classes fill up fast, so now is the time to register.

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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) invites the public to comment on a proposal that would simplify regulations for hunting Canada geese during the early fall season in the metro and southeast parts of the state.

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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is asking for the public's help in locating a group of feral hogs in Big Stone County.

Curt Vacek, DNR area wildlife manager at Appleton, said between 25 to 50 hogs are thought to be roaming in the vicinity of Big Stone Lake 11 miles north of Ortonville. They are thought to be of the pot-bellied variety that can reach weights of up to 300 pounds.

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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) program is hosting its annual winter workshop March 6 - 8 at Deep Portage Environmental Learning Center in Hackensack.

For more information, click on this link: http://news.dnr.state.mn.us/index.php/2009/02/26/dnr-offers-outdoor-skills-classes-for-women/ .

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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) urges Minnesota taxpayers to remember to help loons, eagles, swans, and other wildlife by donating to the Nongame Wildlife Fund. All you do is write in the amount of your donation on of your state tax form.

To learn more, click on this link: http://news.dnr.state.mn.us/index.php/2009/02/26/use-your-state-tax-form-to-benefit-wildlife-in-northwestern-minnesota/ .

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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Nongame Wildlife Program urges Minnesotans to remember to help wildlife this year by donating to the Wildlife Checkoff Fund on their tax forms.

To learn more, click on this link: http://news.dnr.state.mn.us/index.php/2009/02/09/remember-to-help-wildlife-during-tax-season/ .

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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is accepting comments through Feb. 25 on a number of hunting regulations, including many temporary rules that would added to state game and fish laws this year.
The proposals cover a variety of areas pertaining to deer registration; deer licenses, deer zone descriptions, deer hunter selection, bear hunter selection and prairie chicken area designation.

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Amendment will generate estimated $300 million annually to protect and preserve Minnesota

Saint Paul, Minn. – November 5, 2008 – It's an exciting day for Pheasants Forever and the State of Minnesota as voters yesterday passed The Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment. Over 1.6 million Minnesotans, or 56 percent, voted YES to positively impact the future of the outdoors in the state.

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In Minnesota, the Department of Natural Resources has partnered with Pheasants Forever chapters across the state to host youth hunts. Across the state, they had 200+ kids out last weekend, enjoying time afield chasing the wily rooster.

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DNR urges OHV users to check forest road and trailconditions
With fall in the air and mosquito populations dwindling, hunters and other recreationists are going to the forests in droves. But because some state forest roads and trails are saturated from recent heavy rains, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will temporarily close some areas.

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A painting of roosters in a cattail swamp by Dean Kegler of Hutchinson was chosen as the winning design from among 22 entries in the 2009 pheasant habitat stamp contest, sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

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Despite a cool, wet spring that caused a 24-percent drop in Minnesota’s pheasant index, the estimated number of pheasants in Minnesota remains at its 10-year average.

“The southwest likely will provide the best opportunities for pheasant hunters,” said Kurt Haroldson, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) wildlife research biologist. “Minnesota’s west central, south central and east central regions also are likely to provide good pheasant harvest opportunities.”

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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will release its annual roadside wildlife survey on Tuesday, Sept. 9.

The report summarizes roadside counts of pheasants, gray (Hungarian) partridge, cottontail rabbits, white-tailed jackrabbits and other wildlife observed in the early morning hours during the first two weeks of August throughout the farmland region of Minnesota.

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Extensive research about youth participation in hunting has been conducted in recent years, and the results are in. Young people become hunters because adults take them hunting, and the earlier that kids start hunting the more likely they are to hunt for the rest of their lives.

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The Minnesota Grand Slam this Week on Pheasants Forever Television

Grand slams are usually reserved for the baseball diamond, but this week on Pheasants Forever Television, you'll see how wildlife artist John House stroked one out of the park. The episode airs on Outdoor Channel on Thursday, Aug. 7th at 10PM CDT / 11PM EDT. The episode will also air on Friday, Aug. 8th at 10AM CDT / 11AM EDT and again on Saturday, Aug. 9th at 5:30PM CDT / 6:30PM EDT.

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Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever Weigh in on Implementation of New Farm Bill

Last week, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever biologists met with officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and political leaders in Washington, DC. The meetings focused on conservation opportunities in the new Farm Bill. For PF/QF, the meetings marked an important transition from the Farm Bill legislative process to implementation.

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DNR seeks comments on motor vehicle use plan forforest lands in East Central Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking public comments on its forest classification and motor vehicle route designation proposal for six state forests in an eight-county planning area in east-central Minnesota. The east-central forests include Land O' Lakes in Cass/Crow Wing counties; Hill River, Savanna, and Waukenabo in Aitkin County, Snake River in Kanabec County, and DAR in Pine County. The proposal also designates roads and trails on scattered DNR lands in Anoka, Aitkin, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Pine, southern Cass, and Washington counties.

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Pheasants Forever Plugs In Outdoor Channel as New National Sponsor

Pheasants Forever (PF) and Quail Forever(QF) are proud to announce that Outdoor Channel is the organization's newest national corporate sponsor. The partnership teams the organization's conservation mission with Outdoor Channel's goal of delivering a conservation message to sportsmen and women across the country.  The fourth season of Pheasants Forever Television (produced by Ron Schara Enterprises) recently debuted on Outdoor Channel and is currently airing on Thursdays at 10PM CDT / 11PM EDT, Fridays at 10AM CDT / 11AM EDT and again on Saturdays at 5:30PM CDT / 6:30PM EDT. Outdoor Channel will also sponsor Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever's popular monthly eNewsletter, "On The Wing," beginning with the July edition.

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Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever Family Memberships Take Flight

Pheasants Forever (PF) and Quail Forever (QF) have launched a new membership package to engage the whole family in wildlife habitat conservation. The new Family Membership will increase the awareness and participation in conservation efforts of people representing a wide range of ages.

"Families and conservation have always gone hand-in-hand," explains Cheryl Riley, PF/QF's Vice President of Education & Outreach. "We believe it is essential to the success of our conservation mission to involve even the youngest members of our society in the outdoors.
Enjoying the outdoors as a family builds bonds, memories, and a passion for nature that will last a lifetime."

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Minnesota Land Becomes Legacy This Week on Pheasants Forever Television

Eleven years ago, Christopher Kurilla lost his battle with leukemia.  Now, a 220-acre paradise suited for all the outdoor activities he loved doing bears his name in Stearns County, Minnesota. The story of the Christopher Kurilla Wildlife Management Area is one that will truly touch your heart.

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One-Armed Wonder This Week on Pheasants Forever Television

Pheasant hunter Kim Stephens may be a better shot with one arm than you are with two. See for yourself this week on Pheasants Forever Television, airing on Outdoor Channel on Thursday, July 10th at 10PM CDT / 11PM EDT. The episode will also air on Friday, July 11th at 10AM CDT / 11AM EDT and again on Saturday, July 12th at 5:30PM CDT / 6:30PM EDT.

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Ruffed grouse spring drumming counts are slightly higher than last year despite the concern of some hunters that last fall’s harvest didn’t meet their expectations.

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Hunting input meetings slated for southern Minnesota

Simplifying deer hunting regulations will be a primary focus of public input meetings to be held by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in southern Minnesota in March and April.

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The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced opening dates this week for many of the 2008 Minnesota hunting seasons

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Pheasant hunting will be allowed on a portion of the Vermillion Highlands Research, Recreation and Wildlife Management Area in Dakota County from Dec. 10 through Jan. 1, 2008

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Pheasants Forever (PF) announces special attractions highlighting the Youth Village at this January's National Pheasant Fest presented by Cabela's. The Youth Village, sponsored by Pizza Ranch, offers activities for young people of all ages. Highlights include archery, laser shot, and live birds and aquatic creatures!

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