FROM THE DNR: Deer hunting clinic and burning permits



MINNESOTA DNR NEWS #51                                                                                  July 8, 2013

DNR offers deer hunting clinic Aug. 11
Question of the week: burning permits

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DNR offers deer hunting clinic Aug. 11

Adults and youth who want to learn the basics of deer hunting are invited to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) deer day on Sunday, Aug. 11, from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., on the Wilkens farm near Mora in Kanabec County.

The free program, which is geared for adults who want to learn more about deer hunting, will be hosted by the DNR’s Becoming an Outdoors Family program. Youth, ages 10 and older, are welcome to attend if they are accompanied by a guardian.

Following presentations on deer and deer habit, participants will have hands-on opportunities to learn and practice field skills, including how to track deer; deer stand placement and safety; and shotgun, rifle, archery and muzzleloader shooting. Instructors will include DNR wildlife staff, DNR conservation officers, Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) volunteers and members of the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association.

“Deer day is a wonderful opportunity for anyone interested in learning the basics of deer hunting to get hands-on experience,” said Linda Bylander, BOW coordinator.

Register by printing off a registration form on the BOW website at or by calling the DNR Information Center at 651-296-6157 or toll-free 888-646-6367 to request a registration form. Registration is limited. Lunch will be served.

More information about BOW programs is available at


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Q: I’d like to get a burning permit and I heard that I can apply for one on the DNR website. Is that true, and what do I need to do?

A: Yes, burning permits are available online through the DNR website:

The website provides information on where to get a burning permit, what materials can and cannot be burned, when burning is allowed, and how to activate the permit. Online permits are $5 per year and can be used multiple times. People need to activate their annual permit on the day they plan to burn.

Permits are also available from the state and federal forestry offices and local fire wardens. Some cities and counties have more restrictive burning regulations than the DNR regulations, so be sure to check with local government offices.

-Jean Goad, information officer, Minnesota Interagency Fire Center


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