Survey: Continental Duck Numbers Appear On Par With Last Fall

Overall continental duck numbers remain good, and mallard numbers are down slightly from last year, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. On Tuesday, the agency released its annual forecast of duck numbers, called the 2017 Trends in Duck Breeding Populations. The report is based on surveys conducted in May and early June. Overall…
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Youth Field Day Happening Aug. 12 At UNS Retreat

The United Northern Sportsmen’s Club and the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association will hold their 10th annual Youth Field Day at 9 a.m. Aug. 12 at the UNS Retreat on Island Lake. The event is free and is open to youths 8 through 17. Youths will rotate through several stations that allow them to try archery…
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Some State Park, DNR Fees To Rise Modestly Starting Saturday

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds state park visitors, snowmobilers and ATV riders that modest fee increases will go into effect on Saturday. However, the cost of fishing and hunting licenses, including deer licenses, won’t increase until 2018. One-day state park vehicle permits will increase from $5 to $7 and year-round vehicle permits will increase…
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Wisconsin Hunter Hopes To Raise Money For Stem-Cell Transplant

Friends of Don Christensen, of Webster, Wis., will gather at noon Saturday at Tony’s Riverside in Spooner for a fundraiser for Christensen. He hopes to raise enough money for a second trip to Panama, where in 2015 he received a stem-cell transplant to combat the effects of multiple sclerosis. The first transplant was a success, Christensen says,…
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Minnesota Legislature Approves Outdoor Fee Hikes

Some fees for fishing and hunting licenses, plus state park entrance fees and registration fees for snowmobiles and ATVS, will rise as the result of a bill passed Sunday in the waning hours of the Minnesota Legislature. About 50 of the state’s leading outdoor groups had lobbied in support of the fee increases to help…
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