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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Get To Know Dylan Kukkonen

I’m doing a fun story for the Duluth News Tribune’s outdoors pages this Sunday, Aug. 23, on Dylan Kukkkonen, a 14-year-old angler from Nashwauk with his own boat. We had a nice evening fishing together recently. Catch the story if you can. I think you’ll enjoy it.

Women’s Mountain-biking Clinic Coming To Duluth

Duluth native Amy Thomas who now lives in Denver sent along a note today letting us know about a women’s mountain-biking clinic that’s coming to Duluth on Aug. 29-30. It’s sponsored by the VIDA MTB Series. The clinics have also been held in Sedona, Angel Fire, Keystone and Crested Butte, Thomas said. “This year we…
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DNR: Minnesota’s Wolf Population Statistically Unchanged

Minnesota’s wolf population remains about the same as in recent winters, according to results of the latest survey by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The latest survey results estimate that within Minnesota’s wolf range there were 374 wolf packs and 2,221 wolves last winter. Although this year’s specific population estimate is lower than the…
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Minnesota Announces Duck And Goose Season Framework

Minnesota duck hunters will see a season framework similar to last year’s, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced today. The state’s regular waterfowl season will open a half-hour before sunrise on Sept. 26, with similar bag limits and season dates that were in place last year. Duck season will be open for 60 days…
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