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Ice Shelter Licenses

December 20, 2018
MN DNR

If your shelter doesn’t collapse, fold or disassemble for transportation, it needs a shelter license. Unattended portable shelters also need a license. Get the details.


Pressure Ridge Dangers

December 20, 2018
MN DNR

Extremely thin and weak ice is the result of a pressure ridge forming. This can happen on any body of water at any time during the ice season. Lives have been lost when traveling on ice that does not support the weight of your vehicle. Check ice recommendations.


Time for Turkey

December 20, 2018
MN DNR

If you want to hunt wild turkey in the spring of 2019, apply for your spring hunting permit by Friday, Jan. 25. Turkey lottery applications can be purchased online or by phone at 888-665-4236.


Hunters: Make safety the priority

Oct. 1

Safety in the field begins with treating every firearm as if it’s loaded, being sure of your target and what’s beyond it, and controlling the muzzle of your firearm at all times. Make sure you have the proper certificationhttps://www.dnr.state.mn.us/safety/index.html


Fall Color Finder

Oct. 1

Ready to chase the fall colors across Minnesota? Find the peak colors, share your photos, and find fall events with our fall color finderhttps://www.dnr.state.mn.us/fall_colors/index.html


Prepare for pheasant season

Oct. 13

Get ready to go out in the grass for pheasant hunting. Find out where to hunt, review our hunting tips and know the rules. Pheasant season starts on Oct. 13.

https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/hunting/pheasant/index.html


Build Like a Beaver Challenge

Sept. 2, 2018, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m
Interstate State Park

Test your skills against one of nature’s greatest engineers: the beaver. We’ll find out just why they are so good at their job through games and activities for all ages. Meet at the stone shelter in the picnic grounds (southern entrance of park).

Directions
307 Milltown Rd., Taylors Falls, MN

More Information
Contact Jenni Webster at 651-465-6523 or by email at jenni.webster@state.mn.us.

If you need an accommodation, please call or email the event contact listed above by two weeks prior to the event.


Gigoonh!

Sept. 9, 2018, 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Lake Bemidji State Park

Everyone knows how to play Go Fish, but can you do it in Ojibwe? Learn basic Ojibwe and play Gigoonh with fish that can be found in Lake Bemidji! Howah! Meet at the Picnic Area (look for event flag). This program is ideal for anyone; no prior Ojibwe language is necessary! In the event of inclement weather, this program will be moved into the Visitor’s Center.

Directions
10 miles north of Bemidji off Hwy. 71 N.

More Information
Call 218-308-2300.

If you need an accommodation, please call or email the event contact listed above by two weeks prior to the event.


Beginning Fly Fishing – Learning to cast

Sunday, September 23, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Brown's Creek State Trail at Brown's Creek Park Reserve

Fly rods can be used to catch any of species of fish we have in Minnesota. Learn how to cast or come to improve your cast during this open casting time. Instructors will be on hand to teach you the graceful art of fly-casting. Meet at the Neal Ave Park Preserve in Stillwater, Browns Creek State Trail.

Directions
Hwy 36 to Manning Ave north. Right onto McKusick Ave, right on to Neal Ave. parking are on your right.

More Information
Call 6561-231-6968 or send email to Linda.Radimecky@state.mn.us.


Minnesota state parks and recreation areas offer new benefits for veterans

June 26, 2017

Active military personnel in any branch or unit of the United States Armed Forces and veterans with a service-related disability are now eligible to receive a free year-round vehicle permit, providing unlimited access to all 75 Minnesota state parks and recreation areas.


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