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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. 302 more words

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Walleye comeback on Leech Lake complete; killing of predatory birds credited

“Welcome back, walleye” might be an appropriate banner for resort owners on northwestern Minnesota’s Leech Lake.

After a big drop in walleye numbers a decade ago, the population there is now fully recovered, according to the Department of Natural Resources. 299 more words

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2015 Sees Highest Boat-Related Fatalities In A Decade

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Minnesota ended 2015 with its highest number of boating deaths in a decade.

The DNR said there were 18 boating-related deaths last year.  42 more words

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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). 5,200 more words

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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. 1,260 more words

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MN expanded wildlife management areas by 2,000 acres this year

Minnesota added more than 2,067 acres to its wildlife management areas this fall.

The Department of Natural Resources says the acquired land is allowing it to expand 20 existing wildlife management areas (WMAs)  and create two new ones. 199 more words

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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. 609 more words

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