Team Doherty Wins City Auto Glass Walleye Classic

Dan and Jake Doherty of Hibbing reeled in a tournament-record 15.28 pounds of walleyes to win the 12th annual City Auto Glass Walleye Classic held Saturday on Lake Vermilion. Their catch included a tournament-record 10-pound, 2-ounce walleye. The two anglers took home first-place prize money of $12,500. Jonathan Neisen of Woodbury, Minn., and Mike Neisen of…
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Minnesota Legislature Approves Outdoor Fee Hikes

Some fees for fishing and hunting licenses, plus state park entrance fees and registration fees for snowmobiles and ATVS, will rise as the result of a bill passed Sunday in the waning hours of the Minnesota Legislature. About 50 of the state’s leading outdoor groups had lobbied in support of the fee increases to help…
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Good Crappie Action On Lake Nebagamon

Matthew Stewart of Houston’s Guide Service sent along these photos from a recent crappie outing on Lake Nebagamon with April Thomas and his step-father, Herbert James. They caught the suspended crappies at depths from 28 to 46 feet, Stewart said. They used Northland Mud Bugs to catch them. Stewart and I had fished crappies a…
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Groups Urge MN Legislators To Support Hunting, Fishing Fee Increases

  The time is now to increase hunting and fishing license fees, says a coalition of Minnesota hunting, fishing and environmental groups, including several from the Northland. Forty-eight of those groups — deer hunters, anglers and conservationists — have signed on to a letter dated Tuesday to legislative leaders, urging action this session to make…
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Virginia’s Hill Named Snowmobile Volunteer Instructor Of The Year

Duane (Marv) Hill of Virginia has been named the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Snowmobile Volunteer Instructor of the Year for 2016. Hill has been the lead instructor for a snowmobile safety class taught at the Mesabi Sno Voyageurs snowmobile club for 47 years. It is estimated that Hill has instructed and assisted teaching more…
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