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Best times for anglers

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This table lists top fishing times and days for the coming weeks. For best results, begin fishing one hour before and continue one hour after the times given. Times apply to all time zones.

Sunday..............6:00 a.m.................................................................................6:20 p.m.

Monday.............6:40 a.m............Read more

Glamping app offers quirky, quaint camping: Hipcamp.com encourages landowners to open space for camping

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Looking for something a little different for your Memorial Day camping experience?

Or maybe you want to make plans for a long Fourth of July weekend in the northwoods?

Hipcamp.com may be for you. Think of it as the Airbnb or Trivago of camping, but with an offbeat attitude.

Hipcamp encourages and recruits private landowners to open up space -...Read more

Best times for anglers

Sports / Outdoors /

This table lists top fishing times and days for the coming weeks. For best results, begin fishing one hour before and continue one hour after the times given. Times apply to all time zones.

Sunday..............12:05 a.m..............................................................................12:35 p.m.

Monday.............1:00 a.m.............Read more

Minnesota fishing opener brings sunshine and (some) walleyes

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It was calm on the St. Louis River early Saturday last weekend and you could hear Dylan Perbonich arguing with his buddies from 200 yards across the water.

"I told you it was a fish!" Prebonich yelled at his buddies sitting in the same 12-foot boat right near shore. They had argued it was a snag. "I know what a fish feels like!"

Of course his ...Read more

Youth archery program opens doors to lifetime fun for Grand Forks-area archers

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The young archers -- seven girls and two boys on this particular night -- are pictures of concentration as they take the line and raise their bows, carefully aiming at the targets 7 to 10 yards away.

"OK, you can shoot," instructor Jared Duckstad says. "Take your time -- get your stance down.

"If anyone needs help, raise your hand; I'll come ...Read more

Minnesota women's groups breathe new life into fishing

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MINNEAPOLIS -- The roots of angling in literature can be found in the Bible, in the story about Simon Peter fishing at night with a few buddies on the Sea of Galilee, and being skunked.

Centuries later, in 1653, Izaak Walton published a genre follow-up, "The Compleat Angler," which, like Simon Peter's biblical tale, is dominated by men -- so ...Read more

Best times for anglers

Sports / Outdoors /

This table lists top fishing times and days for the coming weeks. For best results, begin fishing one hour before and continue one hour after the times given. Times apply to all time zones.

Sunday..............7:00 p.m................................................................................7:25 a.m.

Monday.............7:50 p.m.............Read more

Minnows may be hard to find for Saturday's walleye opener

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Boat and motor ready for the walleye opener on Saturday? Check. New line on the reel? Check? Minnows for bait?

Not so fast.

A cool spring following a winter that saw many fish perish in shallow ponds and lakes have combined to create a minnow shortage in the final days before the Minnesota walleye fishing opener set for Saturday.

Many minnows...Read more

Dennis Anderson: DNR conservation officers are enduring a dark period in their ranks

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MINNEAPOLIS -- Lost in the news about the heartbreaking death April 19 of Department of Natural Resources (DNR) conservation officer Eugene Wynn of Pine City, Minn., has been the tragedy's cumulative effect on the agency's enforcement division, which, with Wynn's loss, has registered four field-officer deaths in eight months.

Wynn's fatality ...Read more

Best times for anglers

Sports / Outdoors /

This table lists top fishing times and days for the coming weeks. For best results, begin fishing one hour before and continue one hour after the times given. Times apply to all time zones.

Sunday..............12:30 p.m.............................................................................12:55 a.m.

Monday.............1:20 p.m..............Read more

Along one Minnesota river, ice and walleyes signal a changing climate

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BIRCHDALE, Minn. -- Looking downstream on the Rainy River, it's hard at first to see how spring is changing along the northern border.

Snowbanks still lined the American shore on a recent morning here, 45 miles west of International Falls, as fishing guide Justin Wiese raced to get his boat in the water under the morning sun.

Just a few miles ...Read more

Best times for anglers

Sports / Outdoors /

This table lists top fishing times and days for the coming weeks. For best results, begin fishing one hour before and continue one hour after the times given. Times apply to all time zones.

Sunday..............7:20 a.m...............................................................................7:45 p.m.

Monday.............8:05 a.m..............Read more

80-year-old hunter Dick Alford pushes through rehab and back into the hunt

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MINNEAPOLIS -- Dick Alford is in his 45th year of hunting turkeys, an anniversary he never thought he would see after wiping out a couple of winters back on a slippery step.

On that day in November 2017, Dick was en route to a regular meeting of his beloved Fur, Fin and Feather Club, and the next thing he knew he was upside down, with the femur...Read more

North Dakota alumna gives back as first female Fisheries and Wildlife Biology graduate

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Virginia Steinhaus DuBowy says she didn't set out to blaze any trails in the fall of 1973, when she enrolled in University of North Dakota's Fisheries and Wildlife Biology program, the only female in a class of males.

"Absolutely not, because I never thought about that," the Enderlin, N.D., native said. "When I got (to UND), people told me that...Read more

Youth-friendly .410 shotguns gaining favor for wild turkey hunting

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Minnesota is on the cusp of allowing wild turkey hunters the option of shooting the birds with a .410 shotgun -- a move made possible by new ammunition that gives the lighter guns more pop.

Under regulations already in effect for the spring hunting season, Minnesota turkey hunters can't use any firearm less than a 20 gauge shotgun. The decades-...Read more

Best times for anglers

Sports / Outdoors /

This table lists top fishing times and days for the coming weeks. For best results, begin fishing one hour before and continue one hour after the times given. Times apply to all time zones.

Sunday..............1:25 a.m...............................................................................1:55 p.m.

Monday.............2:20 a.m..............Read more

All in a day's work on the Rainy River

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CLEMENTSON, Minn. -- It's a gray, dreary morning, and mist spits through the lingering fog, but that doesn't keep anglers by the hundreds from converging on the Rainy River on this Friday in early April.

Vehicle-boat trailer rigs line both sides of the road for several hundred yards from the Vidas Access boat ramp south nearly to Minnesota ...Read more

Best times for anglers

Sports / Outdoors /

This table lists top fishing times and days for the coming weeks. For best results, begin fishing one hour before and continue one hour after the times given. Times apply to all time zones.

Sunday..............8:10 p.m..............................................................................8:40 a.m.

Monday.............9:05 p.m...............Read more

Oklahoma man lands potential new Minnesota state record whitefish on Lake of the Woods near Springsteel

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An Oklahoma fisherman landed a potential new Minnesota state record lake whitefish on Saturday while fishing Lake of the Woods near Springsteel north of Warroad, Minn.

Billy King's whitefish, which he brought to Thompson Taxidermy for mounting, weighed 13.57 pounds on a certified scale at Doug's Supermarket in Warroad and measured 29 1/2 inches...Read more

Looper lament: North Shore anglers say Kamloops trout fishing is 'done'

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FRENCH RIVER, Minn. -- They stood on the flat shoreline rocks with their backs against a northwest wind, faces pointed at the sunshine glistening off Lake Superior.

Their bobbers were floating on the lake, pitching in small waves, small flies or jigs or spawn sacks hanging below.

The ice that had locked onto the North Shore over winter ...Read more

 

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