June 25, 2019
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources confirmed on Friday that they had captured a bighead carp, two silver carp, and detected a third tagged silver carp over the past few weeks in the Misissippi River in the southern part of the state.
Tags: Wildlife
June 6, 2019
Does this photo look familiar? You’ve probably seen one like it on Instagram, Facebook, or Reddit. Perhaps a friend posted it. Or a family member. Or a social media influencer. This trendy social media hotspot has become so popular to photograph that the formerly locals-only view of the Colorado River at Horseshoe Bend is now captured by 2,800 people each day (and not just by millenials).
May 9, 2019
Australia has had a long history of invasive species problems. Over the past 250 years, foreign species have been introduced to Australia, causing ecological devastation. The movement of animals from one country to another is not a novel idea. This tradition has been documented in Roman times when Romans would frequently bring back animals from distant regions back to Rome.
May 1, 2019
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) shot and killed a bear on April 25th that was found in a residential area of North St. Paul. Conservation officers decided to shoot and kill the bear as they determined the animal posed an immediate safety threat. The bear was a male, estimated at two years old and weighed about 110-120 pounds.
April 16, 2019
On Friday, Indianapolis-based Caito Foods, LLC, issued a voluntary recall of fresh cut melon products in response to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) ongoing investigation of Salmonella Carrau infections. Ninety-three cases have been identified in nine states, including three cases in Minnesota after people ate pre-cut cantaloupe from the same Trader Joe’s store. Twenty-three people have been hospitalized and no deaths have been reported.
January 8, 2019
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has announced additional late season hunts due to the discovery of CWD in a wild deer in Houston County. Hunters will be required to bring in all carcasses to deer check stations for testing of the disease. The hunt includes areas around where the wild deer was caught this year as well as around a farmed cervid facility only nine miles away in Winona County that had deer test positive in 2017.
December 11, 2018
With deer hunting season underway, there is mandatory and voluntary Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) surveillance testing in designated areas across Minnesota. A wild deer harvested in Houston County, southeast of Rochester, MN, reported a presumptive positive of CWD on November 17.
Tags: Wildlife
November 1, 2018
Lead ammunition is still widely used for hunting and shooting. It is currently likely the greatest source of lead that is knowingly discharged into the environment in the USA.
October 30, 2018
Minnesota’s firearms deer season begins on Saturday, Nov. 3. Arround half a million hunters are expected to participate to the opening weekend.
Tags: Wildlife
September 20, 2018
Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), a prion disease affecting cervids, was first found in the 1960’s and has since spread to over 20 US states. No cases of human disease have been linked to consuming or handling infected animal products; prion diseases, however, have a notoriously long incubation periods.