State Parks Across The Region To Offer First Day Hike Events

Turtle River State Park near Arvilla, N.D., and Itasca and Lake Bemidji state parks in northwest Minnesota are among the state parks offering First Day Hikes on Monday, Jan. 1, New Year’s Day. The “Hike off the Holidays” First Day Hike at Turtle River State Park is scheduled for 1 to 3:30 p.m. New Year’s…
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Fun Wildlife Photos Brighten A Gray Monday Morning In Grand Forks

Some fun wildlife shots were in my email inbox this morning, and they’re too good not to share. My favorite of the batch comes from Gary Lund, who shared this photo of a sharp-tailed grouse perched on the deck of his house east of Roseau, Minn., earlier this morning. The Santa bear Christmas ornament adds…
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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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