New Rules In Quetico

The much-rumored changes in Ontarios Quetico Provincial Park are now real. New fishing regulations prohibiting organic bait have took effect Jan. 1 in the wilderness canoeing park just north of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.  Under the new rules, anglers must use only barbless hooks, according to Lisa Solomon, park biologist. Anglers may have…
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Into The Cold

    Four of us are taking off soon for a winter camping and lake trout fishing trip into Ontario’s Quetico Provincial Park. Lows our first night in the woods are forecast to be 22 below zero. That’s Fahrenheit, not Celsius. We’ll have a wall tent and woodstove, so we’ll be toasty. But the coming and…
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No Traction

      That brief freezing rain the other night really slicked things up. It reminds me of a short conversation I had with a fellow runner one equally slippery day several years ago. As we passed on the street, I said to him, "We’re in the season of no traction." He replied, "It’s the…
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Duluth City Deer Hunt

    The Duluth municipal hunt review committee met Friday in Duluth to discuss Duluth’s city bowhunt for deer. Final figures for last fall’s hunt are in. A total of 567 deer were taken by 310 hunters. Of the 567 deer, 84 percent were antlerless, 16 percent antlered. The committee recommended that the hunt continue…
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Simpler Deer Hunting Rules

    I see that the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is trying to simplify deer hunting regulations. The department asked a citizens’ panel to look at the regs and make recommendations for changes. The group met once in December and once in January. It came up with several ideas. They include eliminating a couple…
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