DNR seeks input on waterfowl, pheasant plan updates

Apr. 4—ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is asking for feedback on pheasant and duck management that will inform updates to the state's duck and pheasant action plans.

"We're starting the process to refresh these two action plans to reflect current conditions and public priorities and to inform near-term management priorities for 2025-2030," Leslie McInenly, DNR wildlife populations and regulations manager, said in a statement. "We're in the scoping phase of the updates, and there will be additional input opportunities once we have adjustments to propose for these plans."

McInenly said the process is starting with outreach to tribal nations, conservation organizations and Minnesotans. Initial input will be used to identify gaps in the current plans, including potential adjustments to plan objectives, strategies or performance metrics, and general priorities for work in the coming years.

Both the duck and pheasant action plans were drafted to guide shorter term management actions in support of longer-term strategic plans, including the 50-year Long Range Duck Recovery Plan adopted in 2006 and the National Wild Pheasant Conservation Plan.

People can share their thoughts in an online questionnaire available on the

Engage with DNR webpage

at

engage.dnr.state.mn.us/fisheries-public-input-wildlife-public-input

.

More info:

mndnr.gov/waterfowl

and

mndnr.gov/pheasant

.