Wisconsin DNR: Please Stop Baiting

      Clint Austin/ News Tribune A doe peers through the woods in the Brule River State Forest.       Stop baiting and feeding deer. That’s the message the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is sending its residents and hunters.       Though the practice is legal, with restrictions on amounts, DNR officials are asking residents not to…
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Always Go

Sam Cook / News Tribune Doug Nelson of Virginia hops a small creek during a rainy ruffed grouse hunt near Virginia on Friday. I called Doug Nelson at 7 a.m. last Friday. We were scheduled to hunt grouse that morning, but the forecast promised rain at any moment, and the weather radar made it look…
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Fall…is Falling

Sam Cook / News Tribune Our yellow Lab, Lucy, waits along a trail in Duluth’s Hartley Park on Sunday afternoon. Let’s just say it: This has been one of the most beautiful fall color seasons in several years. Fall is always good. It looks good. It smells good. And the fact that it doesn’t last…
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Boundary Waters Moose Hunt

Sam Cook photo Aspen and birch in fall colors accent a cliff along a creek in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness near Fourtown Lake on Tuesday. I was in the Boundary Waters Monday and Tuesday interviewing moose hunters on Fourtown Lake north of Ely. We didn’t see a bit of sunshine for our two…
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On The Eve Of Duck Opener

    Minnesota’s waterfowl season opens tomorrow (Saturday), and prospects a for a somewhat better season than last fall.     Here’s how prospects looked on the eve of the opener, according to Minnesota Department of Natural Resources waterfowl biologists on Thursday:     State wildlife managers expect a fair to good opening weekend of duck season in Minnesota…
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