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

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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...............4:45 a.m.............................................................5:10 p.m.

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

Bird-tracking study reveals some migration paths cross areas slated for offshore wind farms

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If wind farms are built off Maryland's coast, turbines will be spinning in areas where many seabirds cross -- but few linger -- during annual migrations, according to a bird-tracking study.

Researchers spent the past five years tagging more than 400 birds with tiny transmitters and watching their movements. The exercise has produced the most ...Read more

'He got lucky': After 30-below night stuck in truck, hunter rescued on remote road

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DULUTH, Minn. -- Dave Quiser decided to go for a ride on Christmas afternoon in hopes of finding a grouse or two along the back roads north of his home near Cook.

But instead the retired St. Louis County sheriff's deputy came close to losing his life in 30-below-zero temperatures.

He'll be lucky now if he doesn't lose any fingers or toes due ...Read more

Taxidermy museum wants kids to hunt, embrace nature

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WILLIAMSBURG, Mich. -- These wild animals won't bite you if you touch them. And they won't flee if you're near.

At Guntzviller's Spirit of the Woods Museum, the wildlife is approachable, fascinating and quite dead.

Voss Guntzviller is a taxidermist, and he created a tourist stop showcasing hundreds of animals that once roamed the woods of ...Read more

Bird-tracking study reveals some migration paths cross areas slated for offshore wind farms

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If wind farms are built off Maryland's coast, turbines will be spinning in areas where many seabirds cross -- but few linger -- during annual migrations, according to a bird-tracking study.

Researchers spent the past five years tagging more than 400 birds with tiny transmitters and watching their movements. The exercise has produced the most ...Read more

Meditation on ice: Waiting for crappies to bite

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The morning's first grudging light had just begun to slip over the land as our train of anglers ventured forth. Four of us, well-Thinsulated and wearing ice cleats for purchase, trundled onto the surface of Fish Lake seeking crappie dinners.

We knew the ice was good where we were headed, to the little island maybe a half-mile away. Some among ...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..............10:55 p.m..........................................................11:25 a.m.

Monday.............11:55 p.m................................Read more

Ducks were plentiful, but hunters were few this season around Minnesota

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MINNEAPOLIS -- Clouds of ring-necked ducks arrived at Rice Lake National Wildlife Refuge this fall, grouping into a massive flock of 936,600 of these birds on Oct. 31 -- a Minnesota record for the most waterfowl of one kind observed at a single time and place.

The estimate -- derived from a 25-year-old survey method -- meant that roughly half ...Read more

In one of two attacks, man wrestles bear off his beloved little dog outside N. Minnesota home

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MINNEAPOLIS -- In a drama Davy Crockett would be proud to boast about, a 68-year-old man living deep in Minnesota's northwoods wrestled an angry bear off his little dog.

Bill Vagts and Darla, his 30-pound Corgi, survived their bite wounds from the black bear, which then lumbered down the road near McDougal Lake and attacked two other men last ...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...............4:50 p.m............................................................5:15 a.m.

Monday.............5:35 p.m................................Read more

They're big, white and majestic. And you might be able to spot one here in Kansas

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It's somewhat rare to see a snowy owl in Kansas.

But you may have a better chance this year than most to catch a glimpse of one. They are popping up at various locations around the state.

Snowy owls have been seen at Cheyenne Bottoms, by the Jeffrey Energy Center, near Lindsborg and north of Newton. This week more were reported near Parsons, ...Read more

Snowy owls from the tundra are showing up across Upper Midwest

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DULUTH, Minn. -- The snowies have come again.

Snowy owls, denizens of the high Arctic with more than 4-foot wingspans, are showing up in large numbers across Minnesota and other Great Lakes states this winter. Many also have been seen along the New England coast.

Such an unpredictable invasion is called an "irruption" by birdwatchers.

As 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..............11:20 a.m..........................................................11:45 p.m.

Monday.............12:10 p.m................................Read more

 

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