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October 12, 2013
Hunting fatalities drop through decades in Minn., but dangers remain
NEVIS, Minn. – The number of fatal hunting accidents in Minnesota has dropped dramatically over the past 50 years, averaging fewer than three per year since 1990, and waterfowl hunting fatalities like the one that claimed the life of a 23-year-old Nevis man Oct. 5 are less common...
October 12, 2013 - 10:15am
October 11, 2013
$725M in hunter spending fuels MN economy
When thousands of pheasant hunters wade into cattails and grasslands for the Minnesota pheasant opener that begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, they will be contributing to the economic health of the state’s economy. More than a half-million Minnesotans and nonresidents hunt...
October 11, 2013 - 2:13pm
Moose radio-collared in Crookston dies
CROOKSTON, Minn. -- A young cow moose that frequented the Crookston area during the spring and early summer has died, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said. City and DNR officials repeatedly tried to chase the moose out of town, but it kept returning. DNR wildlife...
outdoors / DNR
October 11, 2013 - 10:18am
October 10, 2013
International Wolf Center draws global wolf experts to Duluth
As Minnesota and Wisconsin get ready to hold their second annual wolf hunting and trapping seasons — and Michigan enters the fray with its first — wolf experts from around the world will gather in Duluth this weekend to talk about the future of wolves and their relationships with...
October 10, 2013 - 8:32am
October 7, 2013
Minnesota sees fewer applicants for wolf hunting licenses
The allure of shooting or trapping a wolf in Minnesota may be declining. Applications for Minnesota’s wolf hunting and trapping licenses dropped by almost half this year, said Dan Stark, large carnivore specialist for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Last year,...
outdoors / DNR
October 7, 2013 - 9:03am
October 6, 2013
Brad Laabs: Even the best among us still make mistakes
I usually dedicate at least one article a year to sharing (or admitting) some of the “bonehead” experiences I accumulate with my fishing adventures. This will be that article. It will include some, but not all of my screw-ups, mistakes, and misadventures. The reason it will...
outdoors / Brad Laabs
October 6, 2013 - 10:00am
Itasca bike trail closed for reconstruction
The six-mile paved bicycle trail that goes from Douglas Lodge to the Mississippi headwaters area at Itasca State Park in Park Rapids is about to undergo major reconstruction, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). All of the existing asphalt will be removed...
outdoors / DNR
October 6, 2013 - 9:30am
October 5, 2013
Mark Greenig: Peters True Blue shotgun shells
With the duck and goose season in full swing, I felt it proper to talk about “True Blue”. True Blue refers to vintage Peters High Velocity shotgun shells. The connection here is color of the shell which, of course, is midnight blue. Thus true blue. There are many reasons why these...
outdoors / Mark Greenig
October 5, 2013 - 6:00pm
Blane Klemek: Red-tailed most beloved species of hawk in Minnesota
An alert person recently noticed an injured red-tailed hawk in a roadside ditch near the City of Hitterdal, Minn., which is located in northeastern Clay County about 30 miles northwest of Detroit Lakes. The kind individual took the time and carefully collected the injured bird...
outdoors / Blane Klemek
October 5, 2013 - 10:00am
Sportsman’s Club rifle sight-in Nov. 2, 3
The Becker County Sportsman’s Club will hold its annual rifle sight-in at the club’s rifle range on Saturday, Nov. 2 and Sunday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be no charge for club members who show a current membership card. All others will be charged $5 per gun....
October 5, 2013 - 9:30am
October 3, 2013
Cougar reportedly spotted near Hendrum, Minn.
HENDRUM, Minn. – A cougar was spotted near here over the weekend. A trail cam caught the animal moving through the area. The cat was also reportedly spotted in a different area west of Hendrum. A family that owns chickens nearby told WDAY-TV they are on the lookout. but so...
October 3, 2013 - 9:07am
September 29, 2013
Brad Laabs: Predators going after baitfish as fall pattern starts
We are at the end of September and we are just now starting to see the signs of fall. Up until now the weather has been unseasonably warm for the most part, and water temperatures are still above 60 degrees. We have not really started the typical fall fishing we are accustomed to...
outdoors / Brad Laabs
September 29, 2013 - 3:00pm
Youth only deer hunt Oct. 17-20
Youth ages 10-15 are eligible to participate in a special deer season that runs from Thursday, Oct. 17, to Sunday, Oct. 20, in 28 permit areas that encompass portions of southeastern and northwestern Minnesota. “This youth-only season provides an opportunity for parents, guardians...
September 29, 2013 - 8:00am
September 28, 2013
Blane Klemek: Opossum rare to observe in northern Minnesota woods
I have yet to observe a wild, living Virginia opossum. And even though Minnesota is home to one of North America’s most unique and unusual mammals, observing one in the Northland is practically nonexistent. Or is it? While it is exceedingly rare to observe one of these creatures...
outdoors / Blane Klemek
September 28, 2013 - 6:00pm
September 27, 2013
Lynx forest cats get more 'critical habitat'
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, pushed by a lawsuit in federal court, moved Thursday to designate additional federal land as critical habitat for lynx, although not in Minnesota. The reclusive forest cat — listed as federally threatened in Minnesota, Maine, Montana, Idaho,...
September 27, 2013 - 10:45am