Minnesota Vets With 100 Percent Disability Can Get Permanent Hunting Card

Minnesota resident veterans with 100 percent service-connected permanent disability can apply for a free permanent card that allows them to receive a free small game and either-sex deer hunting license each year. “Prior to 2014, disabled veterans needed to bring their paperwork to the license agent every year,” said Steve Michaels, licensing program director for…
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Minnesota Walleye Stocking On Par With Recent Years

Walleye anglers across Minnesota will benefit from another year of walleye stocking by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. This year, fisheries officials took more than 582 million eggs, close to the 10-year average, according to the DNR. Those eggs were raised to so-called fry stage, tiny fish just beyond the egg stage. About 115…
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Minnesota Mallard Numbers Down, Other Species Up

Minnesota’s breeding mallard population counts are down from last year, but other species saw increases, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced today. Each year, the department conducts spring waterfowl surveys across the state. This year’s mallard breeding population was estimated at 206,000, which is 20 percent below last year’s estimate of 257,000 breeding mallards,…
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Solitude, Good Fishing Part Of This Wilderness Canoe Trip

Six of us spent eight days in Ontario’s Quetico Provincial Park in mid-June, fishing for walleyes, lake trout and northern pike. Surprisingly, mosquitoes and blackflies were almost absent. Fishing was excellent at times, challenging at other times. Walleyes were shallow, hungry for the soft plastic worms and minnows we offered them. We caught walleyes up…
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Hartley Nature Center Seeking Kickstarter Funds For ‘nature Playscape’

Hartley Nature Center in Duluth has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $10,000 for a “nature playscape” at Hartley Park. People can contribute to the campaign through July 3, and it’s an all-or-nothing proposition — the nature center receives either $10,000 or nothing. Already, contributions have topped $3,000. What’s a “nature playscape?” Here’s how the…
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