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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..............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

Wildlife groups want Idaho to require hunters to carry bear spray in grizzly territory

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A coalition of environmental and animal welfare groups last week submitted a petition to Idaho officials asking them to require hunters in grizzly bear habitat to carry bear spray.

The petition, backed by the Humane Society of the United States, the Sierra Club, the Center for Biological Diversity, the Western Watersheds Project and several ...Read more

Cold morning, hot fishing on the Brule: Opening day for steelhead proves successful for many anglers

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ALONG WISCONSIN'S BRULE RIVER -- Jacob Stover was getting razzed pretty hard by his friends.

Stover lost two nice steelhead rainbow trout back-to-back, that were almost, but not quite, to the net.

"Jacob, you had one job!" joked his buddy, Connor Suliin.

"Third time will be the charm," Jacob replied.

And indeed it was. Not a half hour later ...Read more

From grouse blinds to springtime snow goose spectacles, here are seven ideas for enjoying the Great Outdoors this spring

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There is light at the end of the tunnel -- at last -- and it's time to start thinking about getting outside for some springtime fun.

Options are numerous; maybe it's as simple as a hike in the park. Or something more adventurous, such as a trip to a popular -- and often crowded -- border river in pursuit of walleyes or sturgeon.

The wildlife-...Read more

Wood duck enthusiast has nesting boxes prepped for new season

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LE CENTER, Minn. -- Last Thursday while aviators weighed carefully the reliability of the Boeing 737 Max, Arnold Krueger considered the comings and goings of a different kind of flight.

He had 58 wood duck boxes in his yard and wondered on this late March day when ever-larger flocks of these short-winged fowl would descend on his property to ...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..............8:40 a.m..............................................................................9:05 p.m.

Monday.............9:25 a.m...............Read more

More wolves relocated to Isle Royale

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ISLE ROYALE -- Six wolves that appeared destined for starvation on Lake Superior's Michipicoten Island were trapped over the weekend and helicoptered to Isle Royale where they should find plenty of moose to dine on.

The six, joined by a seventh wolf from the Ontario mainland, are part of the ongoing National Park Service effort to rebuild Isle ...Read more

'Boys of the Brule' highlights friendships, fish of Brule River history

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Wisconsin's most storied fishing river has two new books to tell its story.

"Boys of the Brule, Centuries on Comradery on Wisconsin's River of Presidents" is the latest effort (227 pages, published late 2018) to chronicle what's so special about the Bois Brule River.

Author Ross Fruen of Minneapolis tells stories that go back to prehistoric ...Read more

Duluth filmmaker, fisherman land in international film festival

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Can fly fishing for brook trout in cold, clear Northeastern Minnesota streams save the world from hatred and prejudice?

Not likely. But maybe it can save a soul.

That's what Geoff Vukelich said it did for him, over the last decade, as he learned to be an accomplished fly fisherman and a better person while casting on remote stretches of ...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..............2:50 a.m..............................................................................3:15 p.m.

Monday.............3:40 a.m...............Read more

Minnesota's new DNR commissioner: Cool hand for a hot seat

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Sarah Strommen stands proudly in a small fishing boat, a grin on her face, holding the biggest walleye of the day in her outstretched hands.

The folksy photograph, taken under an overcast sky at last year's governor's fishing opener, belies Strommen's heavyweight resume, which includes a master's degree from Duke, a Fulbright scholarship, and ...Read more

A return to wolf hunting in Minnesota?

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MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesotans could be hunting wolves again as early as the fall of 2020, but nothing is assured as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) embarks on another quest to remove the species from the nation's endangered species list.

The federal agency will be sued by environmental groups hoping to derail the effort, but the Trump ...Read more

 

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