Mom And The Kids

I stopped along Woodland Avenue on my way to work this morning to grab this photo of a doe and her fawns feeding on fallen crabapples on the lawn of Corncordia Lutheran Church. They are regulars at the tree and are frequently seen by motorists on Woodland Avenue. They may glance up at traffic, but,…
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Broadwings Are Moving — Now

 Broad-winged hawk, News Tribune file photo.   The hawks are on the move. More than 8,000 broad-winged hawks had passed over Hawk Ridge in east Duluth by mid-afternoon, according to Debbie Waters of the Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory."We had 7,800 broadwings by 2 p.m., and weve had thousands and thousands since then," she said. The…
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While Not Shooting Grouse…

I was out grouse hunting in the mist and showers on Sunday for several hours. Never flushed a bird, even with my faithful yellow Lab, Lucy. At 4 years old, she really knows how to hunt, but she hardly picked up a scent all day. We did, however, get a limit of "being in the…
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Bear Harvest Down From 2007

Minnesota bear harvest down Minnesota black bear hunters have shot only about half as many bears as at the same time last year, said Dave Garshelis, bear project leader for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. As of Sept. 11, hunters had killed 1,267 bears this fall, compared to 2,452 at the same time last…
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On The Eve Of Two Openers

Grouse hunters and bow hunters will venture into the woods Saturday for the opening day of both seasons in both Minnesota and Wisconsin. They’ll be greeted with the first hints of fall color, as on this trail in Duluth Friday morning. We know there are plenty of deer awaiting bowhunters this fall. Populations are at…
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