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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Balmy November Weather Isn’t In The Cards For Outdoors Enthusiasts This Year

I spent the Sunday of last year’s Minnesota firearms deer season opener in a boat on the Rainy River fishing walleyes. The fish were biting, and the day was gorgeous, with a high temperature that flirted with 70 degrees. The next weekend, I was in a boat fishing with a Canadian friend on the Manitoba…
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A Few Outdoors Nuggets As The Weekend Approaches

A few odds and ends as the weekend approaches. … Gray wolf legislation advances in U.S. House The weekly newsletter from U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., included  an update on HR424, the Gray Wolf State Management Act of 2017, which would return wolf management to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Here’s the update as…
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Take It From A Dad Who Knows, Local Rivers Provide Great Fall Family Fishing Opportunities

Many outdoors enthusiasts shift from fishing to hunting in the fall, but those who don’t hang up their tackle often experience some of the best fishing of the season. Dan Konickson of Red Lake Falls, Minn., shared some photos of his daughter, Adley, 5, and son Max, 9, fishing the Red Lake River. The kids…
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