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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Updated Grouse Hunt Report

     News Tribune file Two grouse hunters walk a trail through popple woods. LOOKING UP     I’m beginning to hear better things about this fall’s grouse hunt. Just this week I’m hearing more reports about hunters having some success. It isn’t going to be a banner season, no, but it seems there may be more…
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Constitutional Amendment Discussion

Duluth conservationist David Zentner of the Vote Yes coalition will speak and answer questions about the Clean Water, Land and Legacy consitutional amendment item at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Gander Mountain Lodge in Duluth, 4275 Haines Road. The proposed constitutional amendment proposal, which would raise about $91 million annually for wildlife habitat and the same…
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Sandhills On The Move

        News Tribune file photo by Bob King     Sandhill cranes prepare to land on sandbars on the Platte River near Grand Island, Neb., on their northward migration. SANDHILLS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD A friend of mine called this morning to say he saw two groups of about 30 sandhill cranes flying over the Duluth…
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