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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 species.
To protect the state’s waters from the spread of invasive species and the environmental, recreational and economic damage they cause, Minnesota law requires boaters and anglers to:
- Clean their watercraft of aquatic plants and prohibited invasive species.
- Drain all water by removing drain plugs and keeping them out during transport.
- Dispose of unwanted bait in the trash.
“With many accesses busier than usual, we’re asking everyone to be patient and practice ‘Minnesota Nice’ this Independence Day weekend,” said Adam Doll, DNR watercraft inspection program coordinator. “There are also more DNR-trained watercraft inspectors and more decontamination units than ever before, all helping keep 95 percent of Minnesota lakes off the infested waters list.”
Watercraft inspectors check to ensure that boaters and anglers follow clean, drain, dispose laws and may deny access if necessary. Decontamination stations provide a free and thorough process of removing aquatic plant and animals.
More information, including a 30-second public service announcement about stopping the spread of aquatic invasive species, is available at www.mndnr.gov/AIS.
Mille Lacs Lake bass anglers can help state fisheries managers learn even more about the lake’s top-notch bass fishery by submitting their fishing reports online, a service provided through a partnership between the Department of Natural Resources and Minnesota BASS Nation.
“The bass fishing on Mille Lacs Lake is outstanding and continues to grow in popularity,” said Mike McInerny, DNR fisheries research biologist. “The angler-submitted information is valuable data that, when gathered over a number of years, can complement and enhance what we are able to collect through lake surveys.”
The lake’s productive bass fishery has generated enough buzz in recent years to score a spot on the national stage. This September, the Mille Lacs area will host the Bassmaster Elite Series “Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship” – a world-class event that will bring the nation’s best bass anglers to Mille Lacs.
Whether novice or pro, all bass anglers are encouraged to provide information on number of fish caught, fish size, angler effort and more at www.mnbfn.org/creelsurvey. Anglers can do this after a fishing trip or while fishing. Once logged in, anglers can go back and see how they did on past trips, as the site will store that information for them.
The DNR and Minnesota BASS Nation have partnered for more than 12 years to collect data from bass anglers. Anglers interested in bass fishing can participate not only on Mille Lacs Lake, but on any lake in the state.
“For more than 30 years the DNR has partnered with organizations to look at angler diaries, particularly with muskellunge anglers. This tool for bass anglers works statewide and gives us more information than we can collect by ourselves about bass and bass fishing,” McInerny said.
Submitting the information is voluntary and provides the DNR with reliable estimates of size structure of bass in lakes these anglers fish. Size structure is the proportion of small bass to large bass, and this information is used as an indicator of growth and survival of bass.
Learn more about bass fishing in Minnesota at www.mndnr.gov/fishmn/bass.
Hunters can apply starting Friday, July 1, for the regular archery deer hunts at Camp Ripley near Little Falls. The application deadline is Friday, Aug. 19.
Hunters may pick from only one of two hunting seasons: Oct. 20-21 (Thur.-Fri., code 668) or Oct. 29-30 (Sat.-Sun., code 669). A total of 4,000 permits, with 2,000 per two-day hunt, will be available. The bag limit for this year’s hunt is one, and hunters must purchase a regular archery license that is valid for either-sex.
Additional rules and instructions for this year’s hunt will be posted later in July at www.mndnr.gov/hunting/deer.
Hunters may choose from four options to apply for the Camp Ripley archery hunts:
- In person at any one of 1,500 license agents located throughout Minnesota.
- By telephone at 888-665-4236.
- Online at www.mndnr.gov/buyalicense.
- At DNR license center, 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul.
The application fee for the hunt is $12 per applicant. Additional transaction fees and convenience fees may be applied depending on how the application is made.
To apply, resident hunters 21 and older must provide a valid state driver’s license or public safety identification number. Nonresident hunters must apply using a valid driver’s license number, public safety identification number, or DNR number from a recent Minnesota hunting or fishing license. Preference will only be given if the same ID is used from previous Camp Ripley applications.
All applicants must be at least 10 years old prior to the hunt. In addition, anyone at least 12 years of age and born after Dec. 31, 1979, must have a firearms safety certificate or other evidence of successfully completing a hunter safety course in order to purchase an archery license if successful in the lottery.
Hunters may apply as individuals or as a group of up to four people. Group members may only apply for the same two-day season. The first group applicant must specify “Create New Group” when asked, and will receive a group number. Subsequent group applicants must specify they want to “Join an Existing Group” and must use the same group number supplied to the first group applicant.
The archery hunt at Camp Ripley is an annual event. The DNR coordinates the hunt in collaboration with the Department of Military Affairs, which manages the 53,000-acre military reservation, and the Central Lakes College Natural Resources Department.
The 27-mile Wildlife Drive through the Roseau River Wildlife Management Area (WMA), located 20 miles northwest of Roseau, will be open to vehicle travel from Saturday, July 16, through Sunday, July 24. The drive traverses wetland, woodland, brushland and farmland habitats, providing visitors ample opportunity to view wildlife.
Roseau River WMA is one of the viewing stops along the Pine to Prairie Birding Trail, which consists of 45 sites spanning a 223-mile corridor from pine to prairie in the northwestern part of the state. These sites offer some of the most spectacular birding in the state, along with scenic beauty and friendly communities.
The Wildlife Drive will not be open after July 24 for the weekends through mid-August as has been past practice due to construction projects on the WMA this summer.
The viewing route includes the northern reaches of the Juneberry 3 wildfire, which burned an area in excess of 30,000 acres in October 2011. The fire opened up stands of woody vegetation, creating new foraging sites for birds and mammals and improving nesting cover for a wide array of birds.
Approximately 149 bird species breed within the Roseau River WMA. Yellow rails, horned grebes and Western grebes are a few of the rare breeding species found within the area’s vast wetlands. Along the drive visitors may also encounter trumpeter swans, loons, white pelicans, sandhill cranes, great blue herons, eagles, a variety of ducks and other water birds, sedge wrens, yellow warblers, Nelson’s sharp-tailed sparrows, black bears, deer, beaver, otter, muskrat, red fox, gray wolf and the occasional moose.
Aside from excellent wildlife viewing opportunities, the WMA “pools” offer spectacular year-round northern pike fishing opportunities. Visitors typically fish along the dike roads or near the water control structures. When the dike roads are closed to motorists, visitors can bike to Pool 1 West or Pool 2 from the parking areas. During the waterfowl hunting season only, motorboats of 10 horsepower or less may be used on the Roseau River WMA.
The Wildlife Drive can be easily accessed at the main dike road, located 1-3/4 miles south of the WMA headquarters on Roseau County Road 3. Only motor vehicles licensed for use on public highways are legally permitted to operate on this road.
Motorists are urged to use caution due to narrow roads, soft shoulders, deep ditches and two-way traffic. The speed limit on all WMA roads is 20 mph. Note that the Wildlife Drive may be closed due to inclement weather or road construction.
For more information, contact or stop by the Roseau River WMA office to pick up a bird list, maps, fishing regulations and additional information before visiting: 218-463-1130, 27952 400th St., Roseau, MN 56751, or visit www.mndnr.gov/wmas.
Anyone with a 2016 Minnesota hunting or fishing license can receive a free camouflage and blaze orange Twins logo baseball cap through a special Minnesota Twins ticket offer online at www.mndnr.gov/twins.
The offer is good for these Minnesota Twins home games:
- Sunday, July 3, vs. Texas Rangers.
- Sunday, Aug. 14, vs. Kansas City Royals.
- Saturday, Sept. 3, vs. Chicago White Sox.
- Saturday, Sept. 24, vs. Seattle Mariners.
Tickets prices vary by game and seat locations are either in the Field Box or Home Run Porch. All ticket holders under this partnership will pick up their cap at the game.
Purchase tickets at www.mndnr.gov/twins and enter the transaction number printed on the hunting or fishing license. The DNR Twins Web page provides ticket buying instructions and shows the location of the transaction number. Only the customer purchasing the tickets needs to enter their transaction number at the time of purchasing special-rate tickets. All tickets purchased under that number will receive the special offer with hats.
Tickets will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. The offer is available only through the DNR Twins Web page. Buy fishing and hunting licenses at any DNR license agent, online with a mobile or desktop device at www.mndnr.gov/buyalicense, or by phone at 888-665-4236. Mobile buyers receive a text or email that serves as proof of a valid fish or game license to state conservation officers.
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