The Geese Are Coming

News Tribune file photo Canada geese that nested in Manitoba and Ontario this summer will be migrating south into Minnesota and Wisconsin in the next day or two, says Fred Strand, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources wildlife manager in Superior. I always remember an interview I did with Roy A. Johnson of Cloverland Township, who said…
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Pheasant Outlook Down, But Still Good

  The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced results of its August roadside counts for pheasants on Tuesday. Here’s the word, from the DNR news release: "Despite a cool, wet spring that caused a 24-percent drop in Minnesota’s pheasant index, the estimated number of pheasants in Minnesota remains at its 10-year average. The southwest likely…
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Duluth’s City Deer Hunt

This closely cropped stem of red osier dogwood reminds me why the city of Duluth holds its annual bowhunt for deer. Deer love red osier dogwood, and this specific plant grows on high ground at Duluth’s Hartley Park. The nearly square-mile wooded park is a haven for whitetails, and they’ve browsed this poor plant so…
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Bear On Camera

Sean Hall of Cloquet captured this image of a black bear Sept. 5 with one of his trail cameras near Floodwood. A trail camera is a remotely placed camera that’s triggered by movement. Hall is an expert with trail cameras and sends me photos regularly for our online Trail Cam galleries. If you haven’t visited…
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Bowhunters Welcome In Antlerless Firearms Hunt

As it turns out, the early antlerless firearms deer season in areas near Duluth also will include bowhunters. That’s according to Roger Tietz, operations support manager for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in Little Falls, Minn. “If an archer out there wants to buy that $7.50 permit, we’re going to let them do it,”…
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