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Famed trapshooter, dog trainer Loral I Delaney of Ramsey dies at 83

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Loral I Delaney, the world champion trapshooter and renowned dog trainer who with her husband, Chuck, owned Armstrong Ranch Kennels in Ramsey, died Sunday after battling breast cancer for more than two years.

She was 83.

Delaney was born in the home where she lived nearly her entire life — on the grounds of Armstrong Ranch, her parents' ...Read more

Best times for anglers

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(Table for Sept. 26-Oct. 10)

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.

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Sunday.…….................3:35 a.m...………………….……...............................4:00 p.m.

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BROOKS JOHNSON/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS

Hot summer causes algae blooms to become more common on Lake Superior

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DULUTH, Minn. – Until recently, the cold, pristine waters of Lake Superior have not been ideal habitat for harmful algae blooms. But with warming waters and changing precipitation patterns, the potentially hazardous pond scum is becoming more common on the big lake.

This year at least six algae blooms were reported on the western arm of Lake ...Read more

Best times for anglers

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(Table for Sept. 19-Oct. 3)

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.

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Sunday………….............11:15 p.m.......……….........................................11:40 a.m.

Monday...Read more

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Dennis Anderson: Mentors keep the chain moving for numbers of young hunters

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"I just enjoy watching the kids. Their smiles are the payback.''

Such were the words the other day of Fred Froehlich, describing why for some 40 years he has enjoys mentoring young hunters — a critical role for established hunters if the pastime is to continue at present participation levels, more or less.

"To continue the legacy of hunting,...Read more

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State moves to expand lists of trout streams with special protections

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Stocked trout are paid for by the anglers who use them, but Pennsylvania's wild trout are a natural resource owned by every state resident. The Fish and Boat Commission has proposed to expand its lists of Wild Trout Waters and Class A Wild Trout Streams, separate designations that have different impacts on waterways.

Wild Trout Waters are ...Read more

Explore new hunting grounds before you even leave home

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You either know your way around or you don't. The deer know every landmark, every scent in their home range, and everything that hasn't been there before.

Hunters who own land or are able to return to the same private properties each year have an advantage. Those who don't will have a better chance at locating and dropping deer this fall if ...Read more

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With spearguns, Florida women earned a place among the world's elite

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Fifty-five miles out in the Gulf of Mexico, Rosibel Molina slid off the back of a pink boat into the blue-green water. She steadied her spear gun.

“Remember, we saw that shark here yesterday,” Molina said to her teammate, Melody Engle, who was also entering the water.

Molina wasn’t afraid. She’d come face-to-face with a 7-foot ...Read more

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Dennis Anderson: Some duck hunters find teal in DNR's new 'experimental' season.

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MINNEAPOLIS — For the first time in nearly 50 years, Minnesota duck hunters were granted a special early teal-hunting season, which opened Saturday at sunrise statewide.

The season is allowed for three years under an experimental designation by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. It can be continued after that time, at the state's discretion,...Read more

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Turning in your wild turkey count helps state manage the big birds

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The state Game Commission wants your turkey count. Pennsylvanians who participated in a public survey on wild turkey sightings in July and August are encouraged to report their sightings by Monday.

The survey includes wild turkeys seen from July 1 through Aug. 31, their general location, date of sighting and participant's contact information. ...Read more

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Mountain lions caught on camera near Boise. What brought them close to the city?

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Idaho Department of Fish and Game officials received multiple reports of mountain lion sightings in Eagle over the weekend, prompting questions about what drew the cats to the area.

In a news release, officials said two doorbell cameras recorded footage of a mountain lion in the Dry Creek area on Friday, Aug. 20. Fish and Game spokesperson ...Read more

Best times for anglers

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(Table for Sept. 12-Sept. 26)

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.

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Sunday………...............4:45 p.m...…………………….…...............................5:15 a.m.

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Boaters beware! Fort Worth lake infested with invasive species, Texas officials say

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Lake Worth is officially at "infested" status.

The nearly 3,500-acre lake has been classified as infested with invasive zebra mussels, according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Zebra mussels were first found in Lake Worth in small amounts in 2016. This is the first time it has been labeled as fully infested.

It's the 34th Texas ...Read more

They're spawning! Researchers celebrate the return of native lake trout to Lake Erie

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A conservation milestone has been reached: Lake trout are reproducing in Lake Erie, where the native fish were considered extinct.

In May, biologists from the New York Department of Environmental Conservation found baby lake trout in waters near the Pennsylvania-New York border. The species was identified through genetic bar-coding, confirming ...Read more

Best times for anglers

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(Table for Sept. 5-Sept. 19)

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.

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Sunday.……................10:50 a.m...………………….……............................11:15 p.m.

Monday...Read more

Dennis Anderson/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS

Dennis Anderson: Canine-human bond is strong; hunter-dog bond stronger still

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If there are no dogs in heaven, then when I die, I want to go where they went." — Will Rogers

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At Game Fair earlier this month, nearly 3,000 dogs attended. Some were big, others small, and most were at least as smart as their human partners — partners being a more accurate descriptor than "masters,'' because it's the furry, four-...Read more

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Dennis Anderson: Non-resident hunters vote on South Dakota pheasant plan by not showing up

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To anyone who has ever held a scattergun in pursuit of a ring-necked pheasant, sharp-tailed grouse, prairie chicken or Hungarian partridge, South Dakota is the Helen of Troy of all states.

In Greek mythology, Helen was regaled as the world's most beautiful woman and the trigger point for the Trojan War.

Similarly, South Dakota is the most ...Read more

Tony Kennedy/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS

Want to learn to hunt? The Pa. Game Commission has launched an online Hunting 101 series.

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No one is born knowing how to surveil animals and shoot straight. Like other outdoor pursuits, learning works best with a mentor.

As millions explore hunting for the first time, the state Game Commission hopes to fill that role by hosting free webinars to provide new and veteran hunters of all ages the information and resources needed to be ...Read more

Best times for anglers

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(Table for Aug. 29-Sept. 12)

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.

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Sunday………….............5:00 a.m.......………..........................................5:25 p.m.

Monday�...Read more

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Dennis Anderson: Impassioned by geese, 'Flagman' saw possibilities

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MINNEAPOLIS — In the 40 years since Chuck and Loral I Delaney founded Game Fair, the gathering of hunters, anglers, shooters, dog lovers and others impassioned by the outdoors has been considered a harbinger of fall. The open-air festival in Ramsey is that, and especially this hot summer — if it again fulfills that role, marking the onset, ...Read more