Hunting For A Little Rest

Well, it had been a tough day in the grouse woods for Casper (bottom) and Woof (top), a pair of German shorthairs owned by Damian Wilmot of Superior. Damian guides grouse and woodcock hunts through his Fly by Night guide Service. A dog gets dog-tired out there. You come home, you have a bite to…
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Tough Times On The Road For Birds

It’s a tough life out there for wildlife, especially when their lives intersect with human activity. Harley Hanson of Duluth came across the gull shown above as he was driving along the North Shore recently near the Talmadge River. “Due to some fluorescent coloring in the sad heap, I stopped for a closer look,” Hanson…
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DNR Sets Mille Lacs Winter Walleye Limit At One

As announced Monday, anglers on Mille Lacs Lake will be able to keep one walleye daily between 18 and 20 inches or one longer than 28 inches when winter fishing begins Dec. 1, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources officials announced today. The winter walleye regulation will continue  through Feb. 28, 2016. The DNR made the…
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Wounded Veterans Take Advantage Of Bow Hunt Near Lake Nebagamon

I had the privilege last weekend of reporting a story about wounded veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars who were bowhunting with Jamie Vee of Iron River. Vee said he found the experience exceptionally moving. My story on the hunt — and on the experiences of the veterans — will appear in Sunday’s Duluth…
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Mille Lacs Lake Winter Safe-harvest Level Set

State and tribal biologists have agreed to set the winter walleye angling harvest for Mille Lacs Lake at 5,000 pounds or less, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Last winter, the total walleye harvest was 3,100 pounds. The agreement paves the way for a decision later this month on the state’s ice-fishing regulations.…
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