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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...............2:25 a.m.....................................................2:50 p.m.

Monday.............3:15 a.m.......................................Read more

Wildlife photographer focused on the Everglades

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For Scott E. Martin, heading into the Everglades is part escape, part work and part therapy.

When Martin climbs into his airboat with his camera bag and his dog Spike, he drives away from the ramp at the end of Lox Road into Water Conservation Area 2A feeling as if he is leaving civilization far behind. That's even though he can still see it as...Read more

Duluth native sets the hook on a new fishing TV program

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Grant Sorensen admits he didn't know how much work he was signing up for. All he knew is that the opportunity seemed like the next logical step in his quest to make fishing a part of his career.

At age 26, Sorensen will launch his own fishing show Feb. 12 on WDIO-TV Channel 10 in Duluth, Minn.

"Superior Angling" is a collection of 13 30-minute...Read more

Kansas family upset after pet deer shot by game warden

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WICHITA, Kan. -- A western Kansas family is angry that game wardens killed a deer that had been their pet for 22 months and "was like one of the family." Kim Mcgaughey said the deer would butt its head on the door to be let inside the house, go on walks with the family, snuggle with people and play with her grandson and dogs.

"She was a very ...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 p.m....................................................9:10 a.m.

Monday.............9:40 p.m........................................Read more

Demand for fresh-caught herring on Minnesota's North Shore remains strong

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When tourists flock to Minnesota's North Shore each summer and fall, they want to hike, throw rocks in Lake Superior and take in the fall colors.

And eat fresh herring.

"It's one of the best eating fish there is," said commercial fisherman Mark Torgersen of Knife River.

North Shore restaurants cater to that demand, offering fresh herring ...Read more

A treat for deer hunters, land managers

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The coulees of Richland County, Wis., were covered in snow and whipped with wind.

As I trudged up a ridge, even thick-trunked red oak trees swayed to the westerly gusts.

But white-tailed deer in the area were determined to head out to feed, regardless of the weather.

At 3 p.m., a trio of antlerless deer climbed out of a ravine and toward the ...Read more

Deer shedding antlers early in southwestern Wisconsin

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Members of the deer family, including white-tailed and mule deer, elk and moose, grow and shed antlers each year.

The bony structures are primarily used as male deer establish dominance before the breeding season. Later in the year, in response to changes in photoperiod and testosterone, the animals drop the antlers.

In Wisconsin, whitetails ...Read more

Conditions improving for ice fishing in Minnesota

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With most Minnesota lakes sporting glare ice thanks to a cleansing rain, anglers are returning in growing numbers to their winter fishing holes with hopes of a longer season than a year ago.

From near the Canadian border to south of the Twin Cities, fishing reports are upbeat and tinged with confidence that lake ice will thicken fully at a fast...Read more

Start off the New Year with guided hike at a state park

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So, eat a bit too much turkey at Christmas dinner?

Or is this just the year you take your annual New Year's resolution to lose 20 pounds seriously?

Linda Lanterman and Kansas State Parks want to help you, through the First Day Hikes that have been held on New Year's Day since 2012.

"This is our biggest year, with 18 state parks participating,...Read more

Expert tips for catching sailfish

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Whether you're looking to catch multiple sailfish in a tournament or just want to catch one of South Florida's iconic sportfish, there are many little things you can do to put the odds in your favor.

Sailfish migrated to the region earlier than usual this year, so it should be a good winter for catching and releasing them. Although the fish ...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...............2:40 p.m....................................................3:05 a.m.

Monday.............3:30 p.m........................................Read more

Kings of their castles: Fishing friends hit lake ice early, and in comfort

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ON FISH LAKE, Minn. -- On a mild December evening, warm light spills from the windows of two fishing shacks on Pontoon Bay of Fish Lake near Duluth.

It's early in the ice-fishing season. Just 10 inches of ice cover this cove where Rice Lake's Mike Kylmala and Duluth's Rick Siegle -- each in his own Ice Castle fishing house -- are on the hunt ...Read more

How to stay safe while enjoying the outdoors in cold weather

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BALTIMORE -- Recently, about two dozen sailors fell into the Severn River when a squall of 40-mph winds blew in, flipping about 16 boats at a Severn Sailing Association event into the near-freezing water.

Of the 22 people believed to have fallen overboard, none were hurt, thanks in large part because most were wearing wetsuits, and the rescue ...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...............9:00 a.m....................................................9:25 p.m.

Monday.............9:45 a.m........................................Read more

Kansas' lead biologist turning pure sportsman

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After 43 years of studying and managing everything from spotted skunks to world-class whitetails, Lloyd Fox is ready to retire. Friday, Dec. 16, was the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism big-game program leader's last day before retirement.

It's probably no coincidence he's retiring not long after he gained a new outdoors buddy ...Read more

Scuba diving safety begins above the water

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For Jim Mathie and the crew on his boat Chiefy, figuring out what they want to do on a dive begins before they ever get in the water.

"We usually have a plan as to what we're attempting to try to do," said Mathie, a retired Deerfield Beach fire chief.

"I think it's important to have that discussion. And you have to have that discussion above ...Read more

For these two men, marten and fisher trapping means covering a lot of ground on foot

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NORTH OF GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. -- For Tom Chapin, this late November day was the one he anticipates more than any other among his outdoor pursuits. More than the fishing opener. More than any hunting season opener.

It was the day that Chapin, of Grand Rapids, got to check pine marten and fisher traps with his trapping partner Dan Hertle.

"I kind...Read more

One that got away: Fishing crew hooks 3,000-pound great white shark

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HILTON HEAD, S.C. -- It's the most wonderful time of the year -- for great white sharks in the Lowcountry -- and this week a local fishing crew got their first catch of the season.

The crew at Outcast Fishing Hilton Head Island, led by charter boat captain Chip Michalove, hooked two great white sharks on Tuesday afternoon.

Michalove said on ...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...............3:50 a.m....................................................4:15 p.m.

Monday.............4:40 a.m........................................Read more