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Ruffed grouse counts down, sharp-tailed grouse down too

Minnesota’s ruffed grouse spring drumming counts were down 29 percent statewide this year compared to last year. Media release from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - July 2, 2018

Breeding duck and Canada goose numbers improved from last year

From the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - June 25, 2018

Road Trip: Canada’s Pukaskwa National Park, Lake Superior

On a journey around the Great Lakes to honour his mother, the author takes his cue from Anishinaabe artist Rebecca Belmore and turns his ear to the water to listen to his surrounds. By Patrick Pittman from The Saturday Paper - June 30, 2018

DNR likes what it sees from changes to campsite reservations; what about campers?

Any Minnesota camper worth the down in their sleeping bag isn’t concerned about booking a state park campsite for this summer — they’re already making reservations for 2019. Reservations are up overall at state parks; visits elsewhere encouraged. By Jeff Moravec Special to the Star Tribune - June 29, 2018

Operation Dry Water’ means enhanced BWI enforcement

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conservation officers and hundreds of other public safety officers will ramp up patrols for intoxicated boaters this weekend, June 29 to July 1. From MN DNR - June 29, 2018

Inventions of the north: Mechanical portages have stayed relevant

They've come to move a lot of things, but the first known mechanical portage was used to move logged timber. By Scott Stowell Special to the Star Tribune JUNE 28, 2018

DNR urges caution on swollen lakes and rivers

Anglers, boaters and anyone who recreates on or near areas where recent rainfall has raised water levels should exercise extreme caution – or stay away altogether until the water recedes. From the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - June 28, 2018

Apostle Islands and their famous sea caves offer 'some of the best kayaking in the world'

The national lakeshore covers 21 of the archipelago's 22 islands, plus a 12-mile stretch of mainland. Madeline Island, the only permanently inhabited island, is not part of the national lakeshore. By Chelsey Lewis of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - June 28, 2018

'Like paddling into the clouds' at Minnesota's Split Rock Lighthouse State Park

From the Star Tribune - June 28, 2018

Boaters and anglers must take steps to prevent aquatic invasive species spread

From the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - June 28, 2018
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