The Minneapolis Star Tribune quoted Rick Bruesewitz, MNDNR
area fisheries supervisor, on the change in regulations: "We're managing Mille Lacs primarily as a walleye fishery.
Funding was provided by the MNDNR
Section of Wildlife's Wildlife Populations and Research Unit, the Wildlife Restoration (Pittman-Robertson) Program, and the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association.
Minnesota, Department of Natural Resources (MNDNR
Genesis for these regulations dates to the early 1980s, when MNDNR
manager Jim Lillienthal noted the serious decline of quality-size pike in his sampling efforts and his own fishing.
The recent discovery of a reproductive female evening bat in the summer of 2010 near Minneapolis, MN, 265 km north latitudinally from our site (currently the most northern capture record in North America; MNDNR
, 2016), and a pregnant female in northern Allegan County, Ml about 40 km north latitudinal!) from our site (Auteri et al., 2016), suggest that this species may be expanding its summer range.
Acknowledgments.--We wish to acknowledge Kevin Serres for collecting and reporting the specimen, and Thomas Hemker and Donald Nelson of the MNDNR
for aiding in reporting of the case.
Purpose and Justification: The BRRT is adjacent to Fort Snelling State Park; both the County and MnDNR
have expressed interest in providing improved facilities at the BRRT Trailhead.
We suspect that the species may be too uncommon to occupy all sites that provide preferred habitat, as is reflected by its endangered status within Minnesota (MNDNR
Sculpin have been reintroduced into only a few streams in Minnesota and Wisconsin (Brynildson and Brynildson, 1978; MNDNR
, 2003a), and dispersal barriers (e.g., warm waters) likely have prevented them from recolonizing other streams (MNDNR
, 2003a; Schmetterling and Adams, 2004).
(2011), we modified a land use and land cover (LULC) raster layer provided by MNDNR
(1998) for potential use in determining strata.
Both are raster datasets derived from LANDSAT Thematic Mapper (TM) images with 30 m resolution (MNDNR
Hunting is restricted by permit and <2% of the estimated population is harvested annually (MNDNR