Minnesota Pheasant Counts Up 29 Percent

Another mild winter and good nesting season in Minnesota’s pheasant range combined to increase Minnesota’s roadside pheasant index by 29 percent compared to last year, according to the Department of Natural Resources. In addition, grassland habitat increased slightly in the state. While the index was up, Minnesota’s pheasant numbers remain 14 percent below the 10-year…
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Bass Anglers Descend On Grand Rapids For Television Tourney

  The Major League Fishing television series is in the Grand Rapids area all this week shooting video as 30 top bass anglers compete in the 2017 Summit Cup through Saturday. Action started on Monday. Some of the country’s best bass anglers are competing on several area lakes in five days of competition, hoping to…
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Angler Goes Swimming To Land Largemouth Bass

All I can say is, click on this link — and be sure to watch the video — to see how far one angler will go to “land” a largemouth bass. The blog post and video were made by my colleague Brad Dokken, outdoor writer at the Grand Forks (N.D.) Herald.    

Walleye Quota Reached On Mille Lacs; Fishing To Continue

The most recent Mille Lacs Lake walleye harvest estimate indicates that anglers have surpassed the state’s 2016 walleye quota, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The state, however, will not close the catch-and-release walleye season at this time, DNR officials announced today. According to DNR fisheries chief Don Pereira, analysis of summer creel…
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Minnesota Duck, Goose Seasons Set

Minnesota’s regular waterfowl season will open on Sept. 24, with similar bag limits and season dates that were in place last year, according to the Department of Natural Resources. Duck season will again be open for 60 days in each of the three waterfowl zones. In the north zone, duck season is Sept. 24 through…
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