Minnesota Deer Kill Drops 7 Percent

It’s no surprise, given the reports from hunting season, but Minnesota’s 2011 firearms deer harvest was down 7 percent from the previous year, the Department of Natural Resources said today. According to the DNR, Minnesota hunters shot 192,300 deer during the 2011 season, a drop of 15,000 from the 207,000 deer killed in 2010. In…
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On The Trap Line For Muskrats

I picked one of the coldest mornings of the winter Tuesday to join Nat Bornsen of Larimore, N.D., on the trap line he tends for muskrats. The mercury had dipped to 9 below zero before we set off to check a couple of sloughs somewhere in Nelson County — without getting too specific. Bornsen said…
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Devils Lake Serving Up Good Ice Fishing

The Devils Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau sent out a press release this morning that says the fish are biting. If that doesn’t sound like a good excuse to test the waters of the big lake, I don’t know what does! According to Devils Lake fishing guide Jason Feldner, the walleye action is especially good.…
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Marshall County Park Receives Grant For Improvements

Florian Park in Marshall County of northwest Minnesota has received a $166,000 grant from the Department of Natural Resources through the agency’s Parks and Trails Legacy Grant Program. The DNR this week announced the program awarded $7.14 million in grants to 28 local communities. Funding for the program comes from the Clean Water, Land and…
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National Walleye Circuit Visits Lake Of The Woods In 2012, 2013

Fishing tournament promoter Anglers Insight Marketing (AIM) announced Tuesday that it has signed a two-year deal with the Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau in which the city of Baudette, Minn., will host AIM Pro Walleye Series tournaments this year and in 2013. Tournament dates are set for Aug. 16-18 this year and Aug. 15-17…
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