Grouse Hunting Assessment

    Most ruffed grouse hunters are finding a few birds, with reports a little better farther north than nearer Duluth. Hunters at the National Grouse and Woodcock hunt, a Ruffed Grouse Society fundraiser held Oct. 10-11 at Grand Rapids, took 232 birds over two days, just one short of what they shot last year. Last…
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Early Antlerless Season Produces

      Despite rainy weather over the weekend, hunters in Northeastern Minnesota did their part to take antlerless deer in the first hunt of that kind in this region. Hunters took 1,277 antlerless deer in four permit areas north and east of Duluth in the early antlerless firearms hunt Oct. 11 and 12. Hunters in permit…
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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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