Big Broadwing Movement Over Hawk Ridge On Saturday

Saturday was a big day for the broad-winged hawk migration at Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory. A total of 16,815 broadwings passed over the ridge, many in large “kettles” in which the birds spiral higher and higher on hillside thermals, according to observers. That movement brought the season total for broadwings at Hawk Ridge to 33,983,…
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Minnesota Archery Deer Season Gets Underway

Caleb Mannon, 15, was up early on Saturday for opening day of Minnesota’s archery deer season and Duluth’s city bow hunt for deer. Caleb and his dad, Phil Mannon, who live just north of Duluth, were taking part in the city bow hunt. Look for a story on the hunt in Sunday’s Outdoors pages of…
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DNR Announces Whitefish, Tullibee Netting Seasons

It’s a sure sign of fall when the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources releases the dates for for whitefish and tullibee netting. And that’s today. The whitefish and tulibee netting season opens Oct. 9 on designated lakes that are less susceptible to sudden changes that impact water temperature, according to the DNR. These lakes, known…
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Minnesota Bear Harvest Up Slightly From Last Fall So Far

Minnesota’s black bear season opened Sept. 1, and through Tuesday, a total of 1,131 bears had been taken, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Through the first seven days of the season, a total of 1,118 bears were registered, up 14 percent from the same period of the 2014 hunt. A total of…
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Good News For South Dakota Pheasants

South Dakota’s pheasant population is up 42 percent over last year, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks department announced Thursday. The statewide PPM index is similar to 2011 when hunters harvested 1.56 million roosters. This year’s population index is more than double the 2013 level, when hunters harvested just under one million pheasants. The…
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