Minnesota Firearms Deer License Sales On Good Pace

Through Monday, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources had sold 224,678 firearms deer licenses.  That’s just ahead of last year’s pace, when over 221,000 firearms licenses had been sold by the same date. Minnesota’s firearms deer season opens Saturday and continues through Nov. 20. Meanwhile, bow hunters are starting to see some deer movement. Dawson…
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Hours Of Lake Vermilion Walleye Discussion Clarified

Fisheries officials with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources want to clarify that a meeting to discuss proposed walleye regulations on Lake Vermilion will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Tower Civic Center in Tower. Originally, the agency had listed different hours for the meeting. 

Minnesota Black Bear Harvest Unexpectedly High

Minnesota’s bear hunters enjoyed their most successful season in several years, shooting 2,632 bears, according to preliminary Department of Natural Resource figures. Minnesota’s bear season opened Sept. 1 and ended Oct. 16. This year’s bear harvest was up 35 percent over last year, when hunters took 1,972 bears. This season’s harvest is the highest since…
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Wisconsin DNR Seeks Input On Lake Superior Lake Trout Management

        Two public meetings will be held next week to discuss the next steps in managing lake trout in Wisconsin waters of Lake Superior, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources announced Tuesday. An emergency rule covering lake trout regulations expired Sept. 30, and DNR officials are seeking public comment on management options…
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Grouse Hunters Enjoying Modest Success So Far

  Early reviews of this fall’s ruffed grouse season, which opened Sept. 17 in both Minnesota and Wisconsin, are mixed at best, according to anecdotal reports. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conservation officer reports over the past three weeks reflect generally tough hunting for many hunters with a few hunters doing well away from main…
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