North Dakota High School Clay Target League Continues To Grow

More than 900 students from 38 North Dakota high school teams are participating in this year’s North Dakota State High School Clay Target League spring trap shooting season, which began April 2. This year’s total of 908 students compares 565 students on 23 teams last year. The numbers make a case for the growing popularity…
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Blinds For Viewing Drumming Ruffed Grouse, Dancing Sharptails Will Be Available This Spring In The Lake Of The Woods Area

The prairie chicken blinds at Glacial Ridge National Wildlife Refuge in Polk County are perennially popular springtime attractions, but a couple of other fun viewing opportunities also are available in northwest Minnesota. Norris Camp south of Roosevelt, Minn., headquarters of Red Lake Wildlife Management area, offers a blind for viewing drumming ruffed grouse. Male ruffed…
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‘Birds And Brew’ And ‘Bucks And Bologna Night’ Events Highlight Upcoming Spring Banquet Calendar

The spring banquet season for conservation groups across the region is in full swing, and besides raising money for good causes, the events are a good way to bridge the gap between winter and spring, the “tween season” when activities requiring ice and snow are on the wane, but spring options are limited. Of the…
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DNR Makes Case For Increase In Hunting And Fishing Licenses Fees During Thief River Falls Presentation

THIEF RIVER FALLS — A small audience gathered Thursday night in Thief River Falls to hear area and regional staff from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources make their case for increasing hunting and fishing license fees. Still recovering from rotator cuff surgery in early January, I wasn’t comfortable making the drive to Thief River…
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Back In The Saddle On The Slow Road To Recovery

Well, I’m back in the saddle, so to speak, after having rotator cuff surgery on my right shoulder in early January. And no, it wasn’t caused by reeling in too many big fish. (I wish I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard that one in the past four weeks!) As anyone who has ever…
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