It’s ‘Go Time’ For Ice Fishing On Lake Of The Woods As Winter Season Gets Rolling

If you’ve been chomping at the bit to hit the ice on Lake of the Woods, you’re in luck. The wait is almost over. Gary Moeller of Ballard’s Resort near the mouth of the Rainy River emailed this morning and said it’s “green light” time. And when it comes to ice fishing on Lake of…
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North Dakota’s First River Otter Season Since 1920 Closes After Seven Days

Well, that didn’t take very long. … I was out of the office Monday, so I’m a day late on this one, but the North Dakota Game and Fish Department on Monday announced the immediate closure of the state’s first river otter trapping season in nearly 100 years after the predetermined harvest limit of 15…
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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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