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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.


Big Bog Festival: Pop Can Fishing

July 13, 2018 5:30pm. to 6.30pm.
Big Bog State Recreation Area (Located on Hwy.72, just north of the town Waskish.)

Did you know their’ s an easy way to go fishing that doesn’t require a pole, it also helps recycle a common household item: pop cans! Learn how to make your own pop can fishing apparatus to take with you on your next fishing adventure! All supplies are provided free of charge. Meet at Waskish Homestead Park. This program is ideal for kids.

For more Information please call 218-647-8592.

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


Fish with the Ranger

Aug. 11, 2018 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
St. Croix State Park (From Hinckley, go 15 miles east on State Hwy. 48, then 5 miles south on Co. Rd. 22.)

Sign up with the naturalist for an exclusive fishing experience! St. John’s Landing is normally closed to the public, but for one afternoon you’ll have access. We supply the equipment and bait; you bring the lawn chairs and snacks. Enjoy fishing this little-used historic landing, and hopefully reel in a lunker! Space is limited so reserve soon. Minnesota residents fish for free in Minnesota State Parks. See website for full details. https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/fishing.html River fishing requires patience. There will be space to play yard games, but one person per party should expect to sit still and watch the line.

For more Information please call 320-384-6591 or by email at megan.johnsen@state.mn.us.

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


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