There's a big push to get people to spend time outdoors in Minnesota this month and especially this weekend! Earlier this week, the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced that both Minnesota and out-of-state ATV riders could explore Minnesota trails this weekend for free.

That, however, is not the only incentive to enjoy the great outdoors! The DNR has another special weekend lined up that will appeal to anglers throughout the state.

Minnesota Take A Kid Fishing Weekend

From Friday, June 7 through Sunday, June 9, the DNR is presenting another Take A Kid Fishing Weekend.

Take a Kid Fishing Weekend allows adult Minnesotans to fish without a license as long as they take a child age 15 or younger fishing with them.

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The DNR reminds residents that youth 15 and younger do not require fishing licenses at any time of the year, though they must observe all fishing seasons and other regulations. Minnesota residents also may generally fish in state parks without a fishing license if the body of water does not require a trout stamp.

Benji Kohn, volunteer mentor program coordinator with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources urges people to take advantage of this incentive as fishing is easy to try and it provides quality family time.

Anglers can visit the Take A Kid Fishing webpage to find a variety of resources, including information and recorded webinars on how to fish, accessible piers and shore fishing locations, buying a fishing license, and what to do with live bait when done fishing.

June Is Get Outdoors Month In Minnesota

The DNR says that Take a Kid Fishing Weekend is just one among many outdoor opportunities available to Minnesotans during Great Outdoors Month.

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During the month Governor Tim Walz and the Minnesota DNR are encouraging Minnesotans to get out in nature and enjoy the state’s many outdoor opportunities, including fishing, riding all-terrain vehicles on state ATV trails, and visiting state parks and recreation areas to hike, bike, camp, swim, paddle or go birding.

There are proven health and wellness benefits to spending time outdoors, so hopefully everyone gets in on the experience this month and beyond.

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