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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..............5:00 p.m....................................................................5:30 a.m.

Monday.............5:55 p.m.........................Read more

With no time to spare, ice-outs unlock the Minnesota fishing opener statewide

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Mother Nature answered the prayers of anglers, bait shop owners and resorters last week with an improbable mix of rain, wind and sunshine that unlocked frozen lakes in time for last weekend's walleye and northern pike fishing opener.

The last-minute ice-outs on Leech Lake, Kabetogama, Winnibigoshish, Pokegama, Upper Red Lake and Lake Vermilion ...Read more

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..............10:20 a.m.................................................................10:50 p.m.

Monday.............11:10 a.m.........................Read more

Outdoors enthusiasts urged to practice tick bite prevention

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Rick Horton of Grand Rapids, Minn., was just back from a spring turkey when he noticed the ticks, about a dozen of them, dug into his skin.

"They were several on my back, between my shoulder blades. And several in places I can't mention," said Horton, who spent three days crawling around in Kansas prairie grass to shoot a tom turkey. "I was ...Read more

Removal of Olympic National Park mountain goats could start in late summer

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It might be time to start saying your goodbyes to Olympic National Park's mountain goats (don't get too close). Some could be removed from the park as early as this summer.

The National Park Service released its final goat-management plan Friday, and the agency's preferred plan -- to remove as many goats as possible for relocation to the North ...Read more

As interest in management of common carp populations grows, so does Carp Solutions

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MINNEAPOLIS -- The fishing season for Jordan Wein and Aaron Claus won't start for another month or so, but already they're predicting a much bigger haul than the 12,000 bronze-colored beauties they scored last year.

Carp Solutions, an upstart private company founded three years ago by a professor at the University of Minnesota, removes unwanted...Read more

Anticipation fuels Rainy River sturgeon excursion

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ON THE RAINY RIVER, Minn. -- For people who fish, there's something about getting in a boat again after a long winter that's difficult to put into words.

Excitement is part of it.

So is anticipation.

Anticipation for the sound of an outboard motor rumbling to life for the first time in months.

Anticipation for the sound of water lapping ...Read more

Nor'Wester Lodge is a family tradition on the Gunflint Trail

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ON THE GUNFLINT TRAIL, Minn. -- She came to the north woods in 1965 from a little farm town on the prairies of western Minnesota. She was a college kid, and she had taken a job at a resort on Hungry Jack Lake north of Grand Marais.

Luana Brandt remembers the lanky Swede, Carl Brandt, who came by that summer from his parents' resort on nearby ...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..............11:40 a.m...............................................................12:05 a.m.

Monday.............12:30 p.m...........................Read more

Snowy start to steelhead season on Wisconsin's Brule River

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ON WISCONSIN'S BRULE RIVER -- Bruce Koepke slipped his hand under the young brown trout and quickly removed his pink yarn fly from its lip. It was nearly midday on Saturday, opening day of the early trout season on Wisconsin's Brule River.

Koepke returned the fish to the water.

The Brule opener is a hallowed tradition for many steelhead ...Read more

Minnesota public lands that are often-overlooked pockets of wild for adventure

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MINNEAPOLIS -- When Minnesotans think of public lands, they're apt to focus on state parks, state forests, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, other parts of the Superior National Forest, and the mighty Chippewa National Forest in the heart of the north country.

But all around the state in lesser-known pockets of the wild, nature is ...Read more

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..............12:35 a.m................................................................1:00 p.m.

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

University of Minnesota researchers work to secure the future of trout

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MINNEAPOLIS -- Len Ferrington has one eye on the weather and the other on Minnesota House File 3352.

The longtime University of Minnesota entomology professor is awaiting approval of a $400,000 grant to continue the last segment of a study that's been going on for a dozen years into the different growth rates of trout in the Driftless Area of ...Read more

New business creating custom duck calls with pets' ashes

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DETROIT LAKES, Minn. -- It may not be "Duck Dynasty," but a Detroit Lakes partnership has found its own small niche in the duck call business -- it allows hunters to put cremated ashes from their beloved hunting dogs into the duck call itself.

No, you don't get a mouthful of ashes whenever you blow the duck call -- Deadshot Custom Call Company ...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...............7:15 p.m.................................................................7:45 a.m.

Monday.............8:10 p.m...........................Read more

St. Louis River muskies on the move

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DULUTH, Minn. -- St. Louis River muskie anglers learned something fascinating this past week about the fish they chase all summer: Not all of them stay in the river.

Of 60 muskies that have been fitted with hydro-acoustic "tags" by researchers, nearly 40 percent have ventured into Lake Superior, and 25 percent have remained there for more than ...Read more

Making sweet work of turning sap into syrup

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MINNEAPOLIS -- The other day as a pair of Canada geese arrowed overhead, Jim Smith tossed a log on a fire, above which maple sap boiled in a stainless-steel pan.

The geese might have just arrived from points south. Or perhaps they were locals that had passed the winter in Minnesota. Either way, flapping their wings and honking, and flying low, ...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...............1:00 p.m................................................................1:25 a.m.

Monday.............1:45 p.m............................Read more

Students get a glimpse at the life of a bear

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BELTRAMI ISLAND STATE FOREST, Minn. -- As show-and-tell events go, they don't get much showier than this.

It's not every day you get to hang out with a black bear in the woods, after all; touch its fur, feel the bottom of its feet and learn cool stuff such as how bears can spend six months without eating or going to the bathroom.

Whatever ...Read more

Minnesota husband and wife Pat and Nicole Reeve pursue success in outdoors TV

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MINNEAPOLIS -- In some ways, Pat Reeve never left home. In other ways, he's hardly ever there.

Reeve, the producer and star with his wife, Nicole, of the acclaimed outdoor TV show "Driven with Pat & Nicole" on the Outdoor Channel, is, as you read this, on a plane to somewhere. Or soon will be. Or just was. Nicole is there as well, along with ...Read more

 

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