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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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Waterfowl hunters in southern Minnesota will have additional late season hunting opportunities under a new three-zone, 60-day season announced by the Minnesota DNR.

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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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Two new tactics to add more ducks to Minnesota’s skies were the focus of a signing ceremony Tuesday, Dec. 14, attended by leaders of Ducks Unlimited, the Minnesota Waterfowl Association and other conservation organizations.

“Hunters want more ducks. We do, too,” said Mark Holsten, DNR commissioner. “To make this happen, we are refocusing our sights on existing public ownership. Our goal is to improve what we have and create what we don’t.”

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Minnesota’ s 2010 breeding duck and goose populations are similar to last year, according to the results of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) spring waterfowl survey.

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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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DNR Issues Duckboat Safety Reminder
With many duck hunters anxiously preparing for the Oct. 3, Minnesota opener, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds people to make sure they pack the one thing that could save their lives - their life jackets.

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Waterfowl Hunting will Continue on Greenleaf and Sioux Lakes
With the 2009 Minnesota waterfowl season set to open on Saturday, Oct. 3, hunters who wish to hunt either Greenleaf or Sioux lakes in Meeker County are advised that both lakes will be open to hunting.

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Youth Waterfowl Hunting Day offers opportunity for youth and adults
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) invites waterfowl
hunters to introduce a youth to a Minnesota tradition on Saturday, Sept. 19,
during Youth Waterfowl Hunting Day.

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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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Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Ducks Unlimited (DU) and Ann Township are planning a major habitat restoration project for Hurricane Lake in Minnesota's prairie pot hole area.

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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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Two juvenile teen brothers from Laporte and another juvenile teen from Akeley have been fined $1,600 and placed on probation after pleading guilty on Feb. 4 to killing 109 American Coots. Coots are defined as migratory game birds and protected by both state and federal law.

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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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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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DNR advises hunters of rare whooping crane presence
Of the less-than-500 surviving whooping cranes in the United States, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters to watch out for at least four that are currently visiting southwestern Minnesota. These rare birds are on a temporary stopover during their fall journey to Texas.

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Minnesot DNR issues duckboat safety reminder
With many duck hunters anxiously preparing for the Oct. 4 Minnesota opener, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds people to make sure they pack the one thing that could save their lives - their life jackets.

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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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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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Minnesota breeding duck numbers increase,Canada goose numbers remain strong

Minnesota’ s breeding mallard and blue-winged teal numbers are higher than last year and the total duck population estimate increased, according to the annual May breeding waterfowl survey results released by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

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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 Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is accepting comments on a number of hunting regulations, including many already set forth as temporary rules, that will be permanently added to state regulations in this year.

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Minnesota hunters will be allowed to harvest snow geese, including blue-phased and the smaller Ross’ geese, this spring under the provisions of a federal conservation order.

Since 2000, when Minnesota began participating in the conservation order, the state spring harvest of light geese has varied dramatically from a few hundred to 6,000, depending on weather conditions. Hunting during 2008 will be open from March 1 to April 30.

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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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