Road Hunting Violations Common On Final Weekend Of Deer Season In Most Of Minnesota

Minnesota’s firearms deer season ended Sunday in all but the 100-series permit areas in the northern and northeastern parts of the state. I’ll be curious to see whether the overall harvest follows the trend from the opening weekend. According to the Department of Natural Resources, hunters registered 70,724 deer the first two days of season.…
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Get The Ice Fishing Gear Ready, It Won’t Be Long Now If This Keeps Up!

For several years, the weekend after Thanksgiving was my benchmark for getting on first ice, but that hasn’t been an option in quite a few years. The past two years, in fact, I was fishing in a friend’s boat on the Red River north of Selkirk, Man., catching greenback walleyes the second weekend in November.…
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Minnesota Hunters Shoot 70,724 Deer During Firearms Deer Opener

Saturday’s firearms deer opener in Minnesota looked and felt more like the first day of winter with cold, snowy conditions in many areas — a big change from last year’s shirtsleeve weather. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources sent out a news release late this afternoon showing that hunters registered 70,724 during the first two…
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Balmy November Weather Isn’t In The Cards For Outdoors Enthusiasts This Year

I spent the Sunday of last year’s Minnesota firearms deer season opener in a boat on the Rainy River fishing walleyes. The fish were biting, and the day was gorgeous, with a high temperature that flirted with 70 degrees. The next weekend, I was in a boat fishing with a Canadian friend on the Manitoba…
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Saw-Whet Owl Banding, Deer Hunting Events On Tap

A couple of outdoors-related items are on tap in the next couple of days that would be worth checking out. Here’s a closer look. Owl banding Friday night First up, Grand Forks raptor expert Tim Driscoll and Erika Kolbow of Turtle River State Park are hosting a public saw-whet owl banding event from 8 to…
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