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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DNR Won’t Implement NE Deer Permit Area Boundary Changes This Year

Public response to a proposal to re-align a handful of deer permit areas in Northeastern Minnesota has prompted the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to wait to implement the changes in 2017. “We remain committed to the boundary changes, which benefit both deer and moose,” Adam Murkowski, DNR big game program leader, said in a…
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Wisconsin County Deer Recommendations Published

Wisconsin deer hunters should note that County Deer Advisory Council recommendations, which include antlerless quotas, permit levels and various season structure options for 2016, are now available for public review and comment. Those with an interest in local deer management are encouraged to review these recommendations and complete an online public input form. Submissions are…
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