A Few Outdoors Nuggets As The Weekend Approaches

A few odds and ends as the weekend approaches. … Gray wolf legislation advances in U.S. House The weekly newsletter from U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., included  an update on HR424, the Gray Wolf State Management Act of 2017, which would return wolf management to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Here’s the update as…
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Take It From A Dad Who Knows, Local Rivers Provide Great Fall Family Fishing Opportunities

Many outdoors enthusiasts shift from fishing to hunting in the fall, but those who don’t hang up their tackle often experience some of the best fishing of the season. Dan Konickson of Red Lake Falls, Minn., shared some photos of his daughter, Adley, 5, and son Max, 9, fishing the Red Lake River. The kids…
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Fun Day On Lake Of The Woods With Curt Quesnell Of NCOR Guide Service; Fisherman’s Boat Swamped In August Near Garden Island Now Back On Shore At Long Point

I spent an enjoyable day Monday on Lake of the Woods with Curt Quesnell, a longtime Thief River Falls radio personality who retired last year and started a guide service, Curt’s NCOR Guide Service, this spring after getting his Coast Guard license. Quesnell now lives near Long Point north of Williams, Minn., and bases his…
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DNR Seeks People To Serve On Fish And Wildlife Budget Oversight Committees; Roseau Legislator Encourages Northwest Minnesota Residents To Apply

  People in northwest Minnesota sometimes feel they’re on the outside looking in when it comes to dealing with the Department of Natural Resources, especially at the St. Paul level, but there’s an opportunity for anyone who has an interest to have a greater voice in how the agency spends its money. The DNR is…
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Game And Fish Veterinarian Says He Hasn’t Heard Any Verified Reports Of EHD In Southwest North Dakota Deer

There have been uncorroborated reports of EHD — short for epizootic hemorrhagic disease — in southwest North Dakota deer this fall, but the Game and Fish Department’s veterinarian said he hasn’t encountered or heard of any wide scale die-offs. “My guess would be (the reports are) speculation because I’ve not heard much,”  Dr. Dan Grove said. “We’ve…
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