Bad Timing

After an unseasonably warm opening weekend, Minnesota’s deer season is starting to feel right again. Colder weather. A skiff of tracking snow here and there. Unfortunately, I’m out of the field, recovering from surgery on a detached retina. Someone is going to have to shoot my deer for me. I may get out next week…
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Oct. 31

Each fall, during and after deer season, I get calls, letters and photos from people who are disgusted with the way some deer hunters dispose of deer carcasses. So, here’s a reminder to successful hunters who process their own deer. According to regulations (page 86 of the Minnesota hunting synopsis), you may not dispose of…
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Trophy Roadkill

Minnesota’s deer season opens Saturday (Nov. 3), but someone passing through Eveleth already claimed his trophy buck. Matt, a reader from Eveleth, called Tuesday to say that an impressive buck had been hit and killed by a car along U.S. Highway 53 in Eveleth. The buck lay in the median, visible to passing traffic. Matt…
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Bowhunting In Duluth

While a lot of us are gearing up for Minnesota’s firearms deer season opener on Nov. 3, bowhunters in the city of Duluth are plugging away, trying to reduce the city’s deer population. As of Monday (Oct. 29), a total of 263 antlerless deer and 11 antlered deer had been taken in the hunt, according…
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Pheasant Hunting

I was getting ready for a pheasant-hunting trip the other day, and it occurred to me that the getting-ready is a wonderful part of every trip we make. As I threw together guns, shells, hunting clothes and food, I would find myself thinking about where I was headed. I envisioned the farm, the homey kitchen,…
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