Heinrich Leaves Lake Of The Woods To Become DNR’s Mille Lacs Lake Fisheries Supervisor

Lake of the Woods’ loss is Mille Lacs Lake’s gain. Tom Heinrich, large lake specialist who has worked in the DNR’s Baudette area fisheries office since 1990, has left the Lake of the Woods area to supervise fisheries management on Mille Lacs. Heinrich starts his new job as Mille Lacs Lake fisheries supervisor Wednesday and…
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Big Lake Trout Catches Roseau Fisherman By Surprise At Northwest Angle

David Stone of Roseau, Minn., had quite a surprise Saturday evening while ice fishing near Brush Island of Lake of the Woods on Minnesota’s Northwest Angle. Fishing in a permanent fish house, Stone was set up over 15 feet of water when he marked a big cloud of baitfish suspended several feet off the bottom…
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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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