Fall Excursion On Lake Of The Woods

I had a chance to fish Lake of the Woods with Bruce Mosher and his son, Carter, of Beltrami, Minn., on Sunday and Monday. Bruce is the inventor of the Ice Buster Bobber, which has become standard gear among ice fishermen in the past decade, and the two of us have fished together numerous times…
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DNR Posts Minnesota Deer Season Preview On YouTube

With Minnesota’s deer season opening Saturday, the Department of Natural Resources has posted a video on YouTube featuring Lou Cornicelli, the DNR’s big game coordinator, talking about the upcoming hunt. Deer license sales are lagging, but Cornicelli says he expects about 450,000 hunters to take the field for the firearms opener, and by season’s end,…
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Chalk Up Another One For Joseph Hautman

One of my favorite scenes in the movie “Fargo” is when the wildlife artist husband of Marge Gunderson, the fictional Brainerd police chief, laments finishing behind one of the Hautman brothers in a postage stamp contest. Norm Gunderson’s second-place mallard painting was relegated to the 3-cent stamp instead of the 29-cent stamp. “Hautman’s blue-winged teal…
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DNR Acquires Land For New La Salle Lake State Recreation Area

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced this morning that it has acquired a 1,000-acre parcel of land in Hubbard County that now will be known as the La Salle Lake State Recreation Area. The DNR completed the purchase Thursday. The site, which will be a tremendous addition to the state park system, includes one…
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N.D. Game And Fish To Issue Replacement Deer Tags In GF

Can’t find your North Dakota deer tag? Marty Egeland and Gary Rankin of the North Dakota Game and Fish Department will be issuing replacement licenses from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the state Highway Patrol office, located at 1100 N. 47th St., Suite 200, in Grand Forks. North Dakota’s deer gun season opens…
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