Big Broadwing Day On Sunday At Hawk Ridge

Sunday was a big day for broad-winged hawks at Duluth’s Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory. A total of 26,270 broadwings passed over the ridge on Sunday during Hawk Weekend Festival activities. Mid-September traditionally marks the peak of the broadwing migration. Conditions were just right on Sunday with westerly winds following a rainy and nearly windless day…
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Minnesota Pheasant Count Down 26 Percent From 2016

Minnesota’s pheasant index is down 26 percent from last year, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The 2017 pheasant index, based on August roadside counts, is 32 percent below the 10-year average and 62 percent below the long-term average, DNR officials said. They blame the downturn on a continuing decline in habitat in…
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S.D. Pheasant Counts Down Significantly

The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) department has completed its annual pheasant brood survey and the results show a significant decrease in the statewide pheasants-per-mile (PPM) index from 2016. The 2017 statewide PPM index is 1.68, down from last year’s index of 3.05. “While this news is disappointing, it is not unexpected,” stated…
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Deer Hunt Offered For Hunters With Disabilities

Rice Lake National Wildlife Refuge is accepting applications for its annual deer hunt for people with disabilities, Oct. 5-8. Deadline is Sept. 1. Rice Lake National Wildlife Refuge is five miles south of McGregor on Minnesota Highway 65. Up to 12 hunters will be able to participate. Hunt organizers will assist hunters with getting from…
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Wisconsin To Close Lake Trout Fishing In WI-2

Lake trout fishing in Wisconsin’s waters of Lake Superior east of Bark Point will close as of Sunday evening, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources officials have announced. The zone, known as WI-2, stretches from Bark Point to the Michigan border. Lake trout fishing will remain open in WI-1, from Superior to Bark Point, through Sept.…
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