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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...............2:15 p.m................................................................2:40 a.m.

Monday.............3:00 p.m............................Read more

Minnesota man tells tales of dogs and friends in book about 70 years of hunting

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MINNEAPOLIS -- When Ed Crozier was a boy, Jasper was a diminutive burg of 880 residents tucked away in southwest Minnesota. Today, with a population of 610, Jasper is still small, and in many ways remains how Crozier, now 83, remembers it long ago.

"I was born not far from Jasper, at home, in the small town of Russell, to parents who were as ...Read more

Initiative taps into ever-growing interest to connect children (and their parents) to nature

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MINNEAPOLIS -- Charged with excitement, several of the first-graders got on all fours and smashed through the new snow. Others several yards away draped over a bowed tree, their classmates getting low-low-lower to pass underneath. And nearby several more kids grabbed sticks and held court on their sacred ground. Their twiggy lean-to was only ...Read more

Ice fishing contest winners pass lie detector tests, can keep prizes

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MINNEAPOLIS -- Three members of an Ohio family who registered winning fish in the Jan. 27 Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza on Gull Lake have passed lie detector tests and will be allowed to keep their prizes, including a new GMC pickup, contest organizers said last week.

Ivan Lyogky of Hartville, Ohio, and his sons Stephan and...Read more

Ohio angler on tournament investigation: Our fish were caught fairly

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MINNEAPOLIS -- An Ohio man who took third place at the recent Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza told the Star Tribune on Monday that he, together with his son and another relative who also won prizes at the contest, including a new pickup truck, caught their fish legitimately.

Ivan Lyogky, 52, of Hartville, Ohio, also said he ...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..............8:50 a.m.................................................................9:15 p.m.

Monday.............9:35 a.m............................Read more

'I couldn't believe it': Tofte photographer stumbles on rare lynx sighting

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DULUTH, Minn. -- Thomas Spence was looking for moose to photograph near Tofte on Saturday morning when he came upon a Canada lynx standing in the road.

Then a second lynx entered the road from the woods. Then another and another and another.

Five lynx cuddled in the road in front of Spence for a minute before bounding off and disappearing into...Read more

Cohos in the cold: Salmon appear on North Shore earlier than in most years

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The temperature was struggling to rise above zero at mid-morning last Thursday. A sharp wind whistled down from the north.

Dick Hedberg, 72, sat in his car, heater running, surveying Lake Superior near the mouth of the French River.

"I'm scouting," Hedberg said. "This is one of my routes."

He was thinking about doing some shorecasting for ...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...............3:20 a.m...............................................................3:45 p.m.

Monday.............4:10 a.m.............................Read more

Dignified, steely coach Bud Grant always had a life outside of football

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BRIDGEPORT, Neb. -- Some duck blinds are shaped like coffins, requiring hunters to lie on their backs, eyes upturned, scanning the skies for incoming birds. The blind Bud Grant is hunkered in on this early January morning resembles instead a World War I trench. Grant, the retired Vikings coach, three-sport Minnesota Gophers standout, member of ...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..............9:35 p.m.............................................................10:05 a.m.

Monday.............10:35 p.m..............................Read more

Vehicle at the bottom of the lake: Now what?

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Ask Gary Thompson why people break through the ice, and he'll say they usually don't do a good enough job of testing it before they venture out.

There's more to "reading" ice than measuring how thick it is. The Eskimos of the North have more than 100 different words for snow, Thompson says. And while his vocabulary for describing ice is less ...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...............3:35 p.m.............................................................4:00 a.m.

Monday.............4:20 p.m...............................Read more

Public's fascination with mountain lions strong as ever

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GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- One thing's for sure: People have a fascination with mountain lions.

Sightings, whether confirmed or hearsay, always get people talking.

"It definitely stirs up some local discussion," said Jeb Williams, wildlife chief for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department in Bismarck.

That has been readily apparent in recent ...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..............10:05 a.m............................................................10:30 p.m.

Monday.............10:50 a.m..............................Read more

Trapline wisdom: Teen quickly gaining experience, having success in trapping

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NEAR SOLON SPRINGS, Wis. -- Jarid Rankila walked gingerly onto the frozen beaver pond, thumping the ice ahead of him with his ice spud -- a long-handled spear-like chisel. If the thunk was solid, he would take another couple steps.

Rankila, a 19-year-old from Lake Nebagamon, really hoped to find a beaver in an under-the-ice trap he placed in ...Read more

Meet Land Tawney, the face of young, passionate conservation group

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MINNEAPOLIS -- Land Tawney, president and chief executive officer of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, headquartered in Missoula, Mont., delivered the keynote address at the Department of Natural Resources' annual roundtable for key stakeholders.

Backcountry Hunters and Anglers (BHA) was founded by a small group of hunters and fishermen around ...Read more

Lake herring restoration is being considered for Lake Michigan

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SHEBOYGAN, Wis. -- Try to imagine Lake Michigan in the 18th century.

Before man-made channels eased the way for transoceanic shipping, before aquatic invasive species flooded in, before byproducts of the industrial revolution began to pollute its waters.

From the records available, the Big Pond's ecosystem was dominated by one top predator, ...Read more

Minnesotan bores deeper into market with his electric drill auger

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MINNEAPOLIS -- While many Minnesotans were huddled inside their homes over the holidays, hiding from subzero temperatures, ice fishing guru Steve Baumann had a crew on a frozen Twin Cities lake, boring practice holes with an innovative auger his company, AWC Distributing, makes and markets.

Baumann, an engineer, is known nationally and even ...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...............4:45 a.m.............................................................5:10 p.m.

Monday.............5:30 a.m...............................Read more

 

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