Happy 115th Birthday To The National Wildlife Refuge System

Today marks the 115th birthday of the National Wildlife Refuge System. According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, President Theodore Roosevelt established the first national wildlife refuge on Florida’s Pelican Island in an effort to protect wild birds from bounty hunters. Several national wildlife refuges can be found within a couple hours’ drive of…
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Applications For North Dakota’s Elk, Moose And Bighorn Sheep Seasons Now Are Available Online

Here’s a sign of spring big game hunting enthusiasts in North Dakota will welcome. It’s lottery time for the “Big Three” — elk, moose and bighorn sheep seasons. In a news release, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department said applications for the three seasons now are available, and hunters can apply online by going…
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New Zone-Based Pike Regs On Minnesota Inland Waters Will Be In Effect This Spring

If you fish northern pike on most inland waters of northwest and north-central Minnesota, you’ll have a larger bag limit but a protected slot to remember when fishing season opens May 12. The new fishing regulations have three distinct zones — with different bag and slot limits for each zone — to address the different…
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Candlelight Ski Event Promises To Be A Real Hoot

The Friends of Rydell and Glacial Ridge Refuges Association is hosting a “Candlelight Ski and Owl Prowl” event from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 2 at Rydell National Wildlife Refuge, 17788 349th St. SE, Erskine, Minn. The timing of the event coincides with a full moon, and organizers are hoping for good snow conditions,…
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Openings Remain For Becoming An Outdoors Woman Sturgeon Trip On Rainy River, Lake Of The Woods

Openings remain for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ Becoming an Outdoors Woman guided sturgeon fishing trip, set for Aug. 10-12 on Lake of the Woods and Rainy River near Baudette, Minn. The DNR hasn’t yet posted the 2018 Becoming an Outdoors Woman catalog on its website (as of Monday morning, at least), but a…
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