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Take great care to avoid having a dog get caught in a trap

Trapping seasons for fisher, pine marten, and bobcat open north of Interstate 94 on Saturday, Dec. 19.

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Dogs and traps don't mix. (DNR photo)

Trappers, please take great care to avoid accidentally capturing dogs and tend your traps according to regulations. Hunters or recreationists walking their dogs should also be alert when in areas open for trapping.

If you find a dog in a trap, or if your dog is caught in a trap, contact your local conservation officer and report the incident. Call the Minnesota DNR at 651-296-6157 or 888-MINNDNR (646-6367) to be connected with your local conservation officer.

Instructions for releasing dogs from traps may be found on pages 39 and 40 of the 2020 Hunting and Trapping Regulations book.

For details: Minnesota Hunting and Trapping Regulations

Spruce grouse feathers needed

Hunters, did you harvest a spruce grouse this season? You can contribute to research on landscape connectivity for spruce grouse by sending three to five large feathers from each bird you harvest.


It’s not too late, spruce grouse season is open through Jan. 3.

For details: DNR grouse hunting webpage

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Spruce grouse feathers are needed for research. (DNR photo courtesy of Beau Liddell)

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