DNR Makes Case For Increase In Hunting And Fishing Licenses Fees During Thief River Falls Presentation

THIEF RIVER FALLS — A small audience gathered Thursday night in Thief River Falls to hear area and regional staff from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources make their case for increasing hunting and fishing license fees. Still recovering from rotator cuff surgery in early January, I wasn’t comfortable making the drive to Thief River…
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North Dakota Senate Defeats Trespass Bill Tuesday

In a move that will be seen as good news by most North Dakota sportsmen, a trespass bill was defeated Tuesday by a vote of 17-28 in the North Dakota Senate. The bill as introduced included language that would have required hunters and trappers to obtain landowner permission before accessing private land, even if the…
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Devils Lake Fisherman Lands What Likely Will Be New IGFA Line-Class Record White Bass

I received a tip from a Devils Lake reader this morning about Blake LaFleur, a Devils Lake fisherman fishing white bass for the past few winters in pursuit of a new International Game Fish Association line-class record for 2-pound test line. Monday, Feb. 13, LaFleur appears to have landed that white bass line-class record, which…
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Weekend Fishing Updates From Devils Lake, Lake Of The Woods And Lake Winnipeg

I won’t be doing much ice fishing for a few weeks yet as I recover from rotator cuff repair, but from what I’ve heard, the recent warmup in temperatures hasn’t translated into hotter fishing. There’s always exceptions, of course, but for the most part, the opposite has occurred. A Canadian friend who has been fishing…
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Grand Forks Audubon Meeting To Focus On Prairies

The prairie landscape will be the focus of Grand Forks Audubon’s February meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday night at Choice Health and Fitness. Kevin Gietzen, district conservationist with USDA in Grand Forks, will talk about “prairie” and what makes it unique, why it’s a concern, and what is being done and what can be done.…
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