60 day, 3 zone waterfowl season will open Sept. 22

Actions Include Controlled Boat Launch Hours and Increased Inspections

Howling for Wolves Monday issued a news release accusing the DNR of catering to interest groups, which it identifies as ranchers, hunters and trappers.

The group news release is below in full, so you can read it for yourselves. But a few things need to be pointed out. Monday through Thursday, thanks to new invasive species policy that appears to be the first in Minnesota to reduce public access hours to a public water body.

Still, Cordts said, there unanimous support for some sort of increase among the federal and state officials on the council.

is a high likelihood this is a false positive which creates uncertainty about previous results, the memo, dated July 10, states. It adds later: does not minimize eDNA testing as an important tool for detecting Asian carp, but it does emphasize the need to determine the source of false positives and to review and modify sampling and analytical procedures. possibility of false positives a test concluding that invasive carp DNA is present in water when in fact it isn is important as scientists attempt to batten down the hatches against the non native fishes invasion. Army Corps of Engineers as they attempt to track the spread of silver (the notorious leaping fish), bighead and black carp in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and elsewhere. While scientists have long maintained that nothing beats finding a live fish, positive eDNA test results have suggested the fish might be present in a given body of water, but perhaps in numbers too small to catch via netting but perhaps not so small as to not become a breeding population. Still, a positive test result generally has led scientists to conclude that the fish does exist in that water.

This weekend column explores this issue further.

The group has issued a Data Practices Act request asking for all communications between the Department of Natural Resources and lawmakers and others, including the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association.

in our our flyway had very different opinions, but no one thought they should stay the same, Cordts said.

Possession limits for ducks in Minnesota, Wisconsin and other Mississippi Fly way states are likely to increase, but not until next year at the earliest.

Howling for Wolves sent this image to media outlets Thursday morning.

A group opposed to wolf hunting is ratcheting up efforts in Minnesota, where the first managed wolf hunting and trapping season in history is scheduled for this fall.

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2012 July

Minnesota hunters bagged more ducks and Canada geese in 2011 than in 2010 and more waterfowl hunters took to the field, too, reversing a downward trend, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

UPDATE: Howling for Wolves Thursday morning released the following billboard image:

And it hasn been decided for certain.

results are in and the Men Canada Goose Expedition Black Singapore Price numbers moved in a good direction, said Dennis Simon, DNR wildlife section chief. hunter numbers and success were up, resulting in an increased harvest from 2010. Fish and Wildlife Service also showed that Minnesota ranked first in the nation in Canada goose harvest and second in the number of active waterfowl hunters.

Men Canada Goose Expedition Black Singapore Price

Below is the original June 21 announcement from the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board:

At its June 20, 2012 meeting, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) adopted an emergency resolution aimed at preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) from entering Minneapolis lakes.

A technical team involving state and federal scientists took water from a Twin Cities metro lake that is highly unlikely to contain invasive carp and tested 40 samples in two labs. One of the labs found the presence of invasive carp (commonly called Asian carp) DNA in one of the samples, according to a July memo obtained by the Pioneer Press.

Last year, the DNR split the state into two hunting zones with different season dates as part of an effort to provide additional hunting opportunity as birds migrate from north to south. The addition of a third zone furthers that approach.

But that vote never happened, said Steve Cordts, waterfowl manager for the Minnesota Department of natural Resources.

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Acts to Prevent Aquatic Invasive Species from Entering City Lakes

Waterfowl hunters in southern Minnesota will have additional late season hunting opportunities under a new three zone, 60 day season announced today by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

Some observers believed a recent meeting of the Mississippi Flyway Council would result in a decision to increase the possession limit to three times the daily bag limit. Currently, the daily bag limit is six birds, with the possession limit twice that.

The sensitive DNA testing used nationwide to test for the presence of invasive carp can yield false positives, government scientists have discovered.