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 By Sam Cook    News    March 21, 2016

Fond du Lac Band will not net Mille Lacs walleyes this year

The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa will not authorize its treaty-reserved right to net walleyes on Mille Lacs Lake again this year. The band did not net on Mille Lacs last year, either, said Brian Borkholder, fisheries biologist for the band. The Fond du Lac Band is one of eight Native American bands who maintain the right to net and spear on Mille Lacs under an...

 By Sam Cook    News    October 21, 2014

Fall surveys offer positive signs on Mille Lacs Lake

For the first time since 2008, Mille Lacs Lake walleye surviving into their second year are abundant and the following year’s hatch appears to be doing well, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Mille Lacs Lake has been the subject of great concern in recent years as biologists try to determine why the reproduction and growth of walleyes has declined. ...

 By Sam Cook    News    May 2, 2014

DNR names Scott Staples Conservation Officer of the Year

CLOQUET - Conservation officers typically play things pretty close to their green vests. But when they describe fellow officer Scott Staples, they don't hold anything back. Staples, a 17-year conservation officer stationed at Carlton, has been named Minnesota's Conservation Officer of the Year by the Minnesota Department of...

 By Sam Cook    Politics    March 12, 2014

Minnesota Senate committee passes bill to suspend wolf hunt

A bill that would suspend Minnesota’s wolf hunt was passed by a Senate committee this afternoon. The bill, passed by the Senate Environment and Energy Committee, would put the hunt on hold “to study outcomes of the wolf hunt on the wolf population and to implement the wolf management plan,” according to its wording. Minnesota has held its first managed gray wolf hunting...

 By Sam Cook    News    May 7, 2012

With Minnesota wolf hunt a reality, DNR is working on logistics

Minnesotans will be able to hunt and trap wolves legally for the first time in 38 years this fall. A wolf hunting season will begin on Nov. 3, the first day of Minnesota’s firearms deer season. The season became official when Gov. Mark Dayton signed the Legislature’s Game and Fish bill on Thursday. Now the Department of Natural Resources will have to hustle put the...


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