Survey: Continental Duck Numbers Appear On Par With Last Fall

Overall continental duck numbers remain good, and mallard numbers are down slightly from last year, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. On Tuesday, the agency released its annual forecast of duck numbers, called the 2017 Trends in Duck Breeding Populations. The report is based on surveys conducted in May and early June. Overall…
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Walleye Fishing To Re-Open On Mille Lacs

  Catch-and-release walleye fishing and use of live bait will be legal on Mille Lacs Lake effective at 6 a.m. Friday and will and continue through Sept. 4, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. “After an extended mid-season closure, we look forward to reopening the lake to catch-and-release walleye fishing,” said Don Pereira,…
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Youth Field Day Happening Aug. 12 At UNS Retreat

The United Northern Sportsmen’s Club and the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association will hold their 10th annual Youth Field Day at 9 a.m. Aug. 12 at the UNS Retreat on Island Lake. The event is free and is open to youths 8 through 17. Youths will rotate through several stations that allow them to try archery…
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Two Harbors Kayak Festival Set For This Weekend

The 20th annual Two Harbors Kayak Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday at Burlington Bay in Two Harbors. This will be the final year of the event, sponsors said. The event will include the Ellen Anderson 10-mile kayak and SUP (stand-up paddleboard) race and the Betty’s Pies 5-mile kayak and SUP race. (This year’s…
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Mille Lacs Walleye Season Closes Friday, Reopens July 28

Walleye fishing on Mille Lacs Lake  will be closed from Friday through July 27, the Minnesota Department of Natural of Resources reminds anglers. Fishing for all other species will remain open. With the ban on night fishing already in place for the season, walleye fishing on the lake effectively closes at 10:01 p.m. on Thursday and reopens at 6:01 a.m. on July 28.…
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