Minnesota DNR webinars cover state parks and northern pike

The DNR invites people interested in fishing, wildlife and outdoor skills to tune in to upcoming webinars that will discuss outdoor opportunities at Minnesota state parks and fishing for northern pike.

The first webinar is at noon Wednesday, Nov. 23. Sara Joy Berhow from the DNR’s Parks and Trails Division will share all the great things happening at Minnesota state parks, including on Free Park Day on Friday, Nov. 25.

The second webinar is at noon Wednesday, Nov. 30. Bethany Bethke, DNR fisheries research scientist and coordinator of the Northern Pike Technical Committee, will talk about one of the top predators in Minnesota lakes. Bethke also will discuss recent northern pike research and harvest regulations that are improving northern pike fishing in Minnesota. The webinar will wrap up with simple tips people can use to catch northern pike through the ice this winter.

Additionally, people can now register for a winter lineup of webinars that continues through February. Winter webinars will cover rabbit hunting, training a puppy to be a hunting dog, snowmobiling, sturgeon fishing, camp planning and cooking, ice fishing for trout, shed antler hunting, dog sledding, Minnesota mussels, burbot fishing, bald eagles, and fire-starting.

The webinars are part of the DNR’s Minnesota Outdoor Skills and Stewardship Series. They are free but registration is required. More information is available on the outdoor skills and stewardship page of the DNR website (mndnr.gov/Discover).