Tag: fishing in Cook County

DNR seeks designs for Minnesota’s 2017 walleye stamp

Artists can submit entries for the 2017 Minnesota Walleye Stamp from Monday, Oct. 10, through Friday, Oct. 21. The voluntary walleye stamp validation costs $5 but is not required to fish for or keep walleye. For an extra 75 cents, purchasers will be mailed the pictorial stamp. A pictorial collectable stamp without the validation is [Continue]

Women are encouraged to register for DNR hunting class

Women are invited to enroll in a how to hunt deer with firearms program being offered this fall through the Department of Natural Resources. There will be educational sessions that lead up to a one-on-one mentored hunt during the weekend of Oct. 14 at Itasca State Park. The session dates are Saturdays, Aug. 27, Sept. [Continue]

DNR announces speakers for angler and hunter summit

Declining participation in fishing and hunting has led the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to plan a two-day conference from Friday, Aug. 26, to Saturday, Aug. 27, that will focus on recruiting and retaining hunters and anglers. “We are excited to share that several experts will be participating in the summit, including presentations from national [Continue]

Trout stream designations would better match habitat, under proposal

Trout stream designations would better match habitat, under proposal Streams with the cold, clear water needed to support trout populations would get stronger protection as newly designated trout streams, while other streams unable to support trout would no longer have the designation, according to a proposal involving about 90 waters in 30 Minnesota counties. “The [Continue]

Department of Health watching our beach water

Now that summer has finally arrived, the Minnesota Department of Health beach monitoring program has begun. Occasionally “no water contact” advisories are issued for local beaches. Beach monitoring is conducted at the following beaches in Cook County:  Chicago Bay boat launch in Hovland; Paradise Beach, Kadunce Creek, Durfee Creek in Colvill; Old Shore Road, Harbor [Continue]

“Clean In, Clean Out” helps protect lakes this holiday weekend

The Independence Day weekend ahead is one of the busiest of the Minnesota boating and fishing season. The Department of Natural Resources reminds everyone to plan a little extra time for making sure boats and equipment are clean going in and clean coming out of lakes and rivers to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive [Continue]

Training now required for aquatic invasive species violators


Starting this boating season, anyone found guilty of violating Minnesota’s aquatic invasive species laws will not only have to pay the required fines but will also have to complete mandatory training. The short “Clean In Clean Out” training must be completed before people found guilty of violating Minnesota’s aquatic invasive species laws can legally operate [Continue]

Take a mom fishing on Mother’s Day weekend

Mothers who are residents of Minnesota can fish without a license from Saturday, May 7, to Sunday, May 8, during “Take a Mom Fishing Weekend.” During the weekend, mothers can fish only for species that have open fishing seasons. Take a Mom Fishing Weekend each year coincides with Mother’s Day, which this year is the [Continue]

Catch and release properly to help fish survival

Looking ahead to fishing opener, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources shares these tips for anglers:   Anglers can boost the odds of fish surviving catch and release with methods that avoid internal damage to fish.   “Fish can be injured by hooks, stress and being pulled from deep water,” said Brad Parsons, central region [Continue]