Grouse Hunters Enjoying Modest Success So Far

  Early reviews of this fall’s ruffed grouse season, which opened Sept. 17 in both Minnesota and Wisconsin, are mixed at best, according to anecdotal reports. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conservation officer reports over the past three weeks reflect generally tough hunting for many hunters with a few hunters doing well away from main…
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Minnesota Duck Opener Slower Than Usual In Grand Rapids Area

Minnesota’s waterfowl season opener on Saturday came with gray and sometimes wet skies across much of northern Minnesota. Hunter success was below average on three popular waterfowl lakes on opening day in the Grand Rapids area, Department of Natural Resources area wildlife manager Perry Loegering reported. DNR wildlife staff conducted waterfowl bag checks at Big…
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Some Lakes To Open Oct. 14 For Whitefish-Tullibee Netting

Recreational netting for whitefish-tullibee will open on Oct. 14 on designated lakes, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. These lakes, known as Schedule II lakes, offer recreational netting on the following schedule: Schedule II A lakes open Oct. 14 and close Dec. 4. Schedule II B lakes open Nov. 4 and close Dec.…
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Mountain Ash Berries: The Songbird Migration’s Drive-Thru

I came upon the mountain ash tree on an early-morning run today. It’s one of two that grow atop a modest cliff in Duluth’s Hartley Park. Mountain ash trees are the ones that, in fall, hang heavy with clumps of red-orange berries. The trail I run passes close to these trees, and I’ve been hoping…
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Sharp-Tailed Grouse Hunting In Montana

Four of us from Duluth just returned from an annual sharptail hunt in eastern Montana. We camp in the hay yard of some farm friends we’ve come to know, pitching tents in the shelter of the bales. Hunting was decent, weather excellent. As you can see by the last photo, our farm friends reserve us…
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