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Offline GrandpaTom

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No deer, how about some cones.
The Minnesota DNR is in "urgent" need of cones — and it'll pay you for them.

The DNR's State Forest Nursery needs hundreds of bushels of cones over the next few months so it can meet its 2022 reforestation efforts. Specifically, the DNR is seeking black spruce, jack pine and red pine cones.

The DNR pays people anywhere from $20 to $150 per bushel of cones, depending on the type.

“We rely very heavily on the public to supply seeds and cones to the State Forest Nursery,” DNR Forestry Silviculture Program Coordinator Mike Reinikainen said in a statement. “Gathering seeds and cones is a great outdoor fall activity that helps produce future forests, plus it’s a good way to make some extra money.”

Offline Leech~~

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No deer, how about some cones.
The Minnesota DNR is in "urgent" need of cones — and it'll pay you for them.

The DNR's State Forest Nursery needs hundreds of bushels of cones over the next few months so it can meet its 2022 reforestation efforts. Specifically, the DNR is seeking black spruce, jack pine and red pine cones.

The DNR pays people anywhere from $20 to $150 per bushel of cones, depending on the type.

“We rely very heavily on the public to supply seeds and cones to the State Forest Nursery,” DNR Forestry Silviculture Program Coordinator Mike Reinikainen said in a statement. “Gathering seeds and cones is a great outdoor fall activity that helps produce future forests, plus it’s a good way to make some extra money.”
I think last year they shut down their growing lots altogether so their probably in a pinch to get it going.  Hope they posted some pictures on their site of the cones they are looking for? 
Cooking over a open fire is all fun and games until someone losses a wiener!

Online Steve-o

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Here are the DNR links.  I didn't see many pictures, but if you go thru the links, there is lots of information.  $180/bushel of sugar maple seeds!   :happy1:  But only $5/bushel for black walnuts.   :undecided:

Cone and seed collection

Seed and cone collection map, drop off locations and pricing

Online roony

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I like cones.

Offline mike89

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a bad day of fishing is still better than a good day at work!!

Offline fishwidow

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I like cones.
Yeah, but you get all the good cones.

Online glenn57

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I like cones.
Yeah, but you get all the good cones.
well..........Roony gets all the good stuff for everything!!!!!!!!!! :confused: :pouty:
2015 deer slayer!!!!!!!!!!