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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Minnesota Pheasant Opener Comes With Heat, Wind

Minnesota’s 2015 pheasant opener came Saturday with warm temperatures and high winds across much of the state’s pheasant range. Hunting in Lac qui Parle County near the South Dakota border, our group saw temperatures up to 86 on Saturday and 93 on Sunday. Monday brought relief in temperature — low 60s — but also brought…
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DNR’s Weekly Waterfowl Report Is Available

Here is a link to this week’s DNR waterfowl report, a summary of last weekend’s activity and a look at duck numbers in the state.