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.

Duck Hunters’ Success Above Average Near Grand Rapids

Hunter success on Saturday‚Äôs opening day of duck season was above average on three popular waterfowl lakes in the Grand Rapids area. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources wildlife staff conducted waterfowl bag checks on opening day, Sept. 26, on Big White Oak Lake, Mud Lake (both near Deer River) and Big Rice Lake near Remer.…
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Duluth Deer Hunters Take 64 Deer In First Week Of Hunt

During the first week of Duluth’s city bow hunt for deer, hunters registered 65 deer, according to Brian Borkholder of the Arrowhead Bowhunters Alliance. That included 64 antlerless deer and one buck. The season opened Sept. 19 and will continue through Dec. 31. That total is about half the average from the same period for…
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Waterfowl Hunters Looking Toward Saturday’s Opener

Minnesota and northern Wisconsin waterfowlers are looking forward to Saturday’s duck opener in both states (north zone only in Wisconsin). Mallard numbers are good across the continent this year (11.8 million, well above the long-term average), and hunters are expected to find some this weekend. Minnesota’s waterfowl season opens a half-hour before sunrise on Saturday.…
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