Minnesota Department of Natural Resources field staff, resource managers and the DNR Information Center staff answer many questions every day about natural resources topics. Here is one of them:
Q. Do Minnesota's catfish go dormant in the winter?
Q. With winter in the air, folks are getting ready to ride their snowmobiles. What training is required to legally operate a snowmobile?
Q. Herds of bison once roamed and grazed the prairie. Can cattle grazing provide similar benefits to Minnesota’s remaining prairie habitat?
Q. Wild turkeys seem to be fairly common in Minnesota. Has this always been the case?
Q. How can I tell when a lake has turned over in the fall, and do most fish go deeper after turnover?
Q. How does the preference system work for lottery deer permits? Are this year’s lottery permits all taken?
Q. What does the DNR do with animals that are taken illegally (poached)?
Q. What types of products come from Minnesota forests?
Q. Why does the fur coat of a deer change colors depending on the time of year – a reddish color in the spring and brown in the fall?
Q. What species of fish run into North Shore streams during the fall?
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