A drake mallard flies over a Minnesota wetland. (News Tribune file photo)

Minnesota Duck, Goose Seasons Set

Minnesota’s regular waterfowl season will open on Sept. 24, with similar bag limits and season dates that were in place last year, according to the Department of Natural Resources. Duck season will again be open for 60 days in each of the three waterfowl zones. In the north zone, duck season is Sept. 24 through…
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Minnesota's 2016 deer season framework will allow for a limited harvest of antlerless deer as the herd continues to recover from harsh winters. News Tribune file photo

Minnesota DNR Unveils Deer Season Framework

Minnesota’s firearms deer season framework was unveiled online today, and hunters across Northeastern Minnesota can expect a somewhat more liberal season than in the past two years. Most deer permit areas across the northeast are designated as “lottery” or “hunter’s choice,” meaning that more antlerless deer will be available to hunters. “Things are loosened up…
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A buck in velvet. (Sam Cook photo)

Summertime, And The Deer Are Livin’ Easy

In the past few days, I’ve happened onto a few deer in the woods — all within the city of Duluth. No surprise there. We have lots of deer around. The doe and fawns were in our wooded back yard, the buck at Hartley Park. They’re especially handsome in their summer colors.

Karli Keppers of Proctor shoots at a clay pigeon while competing at the Proctor Gun Club this past spring. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)

High School Clay-target Shooters Have Fun Day At Proctor

A total of 161 shooters representing 11 high schools competed in the annual Pheasants Forever clay-target shooting event held Saturday at the Proctor Gun Club. The informal event followed the spring high school clay target league competition. Here are results from Saturday’s shoot Champion team Varsity 1 Hibbing 2 Forest Lake 3 Walker JV 1…
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Wisconsin DNR To Host Online Bear Chat

Anyone interested in learning more about bears in Wisconsin is reminded to join Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources experts for an online chat at noon on Thursday, May 19. DNR staff will be on hand to answer questions ranging from homeowner tips to avoid bear conflicts to habitat and behavior. Visit dnr.wi.gov and search keyword…
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