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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..............2:00 a.m...................................................................................2:20 p.m.

Monday.............2:40 a.m..........Read more

Central Minnesota hunting region split on need to 'try something'

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RANDALL, Minn. -- Bob Hines, a retired well driller in central Minnesota, has bought many guns in his lifetime. He supports the Second Amendment and voted straight Republican in recent elections.

But he's also tired of hearing stories of mass shootings on the news. And while he's not sure anything can be done to curb the violence at this point,...Read more

Q&A with new Minnesota DNR Fish and Wildlife Division head Dave Olfelt

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MINNEAPOLIS -- Dave Olfelt, 58, was named Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Fish and Wildlife Division director last month by Commissioner Sarah Strommen, replacing Jim Leach, 65, who retired in April.

Olfelt has worked for the DNR 31 years, most recently as a regional wildlife manager stationed in Grand Rapids. He's also held management ...Read more

Zebra mussels found in northern Minnesota mine pit

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MINNEAPOLIS -- A mining company was pumping water out of an active pit north of Duluth when its crew spotted in the shallows what looked like a mature colony of Minnesota's most notorious invader -- the zebra mussel.

Now the question for the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is how the damaging mussels were able to get a foothold in the ...Read more

Record catch: At 112 years, Minnesota fish is the oldest freshwater fish ever verified

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MINNEAPOLIS -- Alec Lackmann doesn't quite have his Ph.D. yet, but he's already made his mark on science.

Lackmann, a graduate student at North Dakota State University, set out to study the buffalo fish -- and what he found amazed him.

Hunting in the waters of west central Minnesota and collecting samples from fishermen, Lackmann found five ...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...............9:20 p.m..................................................................................9:45 a.m.

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

Catfish club gives back with 'Operation Border Whisker' fishing event

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GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Living along the Rainy River near Loman, Minn., Joey Buzay gets his fill of fishing for walleyes and lake sturgeon.

Channel catfish, not so much.

That all changed last Wednesday night, when Buzay, along with about 30 other veterans and active military, were treated to an evening catfish trip on the Red River in Grand Forks...Read more

Lake Minnetonka's Big Island is a big problem. Can the popular summer hangout be fixed?

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LAKE MINNETONKA, Minn. -- Gabriel Jabbour couldn't help but shake his head as he eased his boat past sunburned throngs guzzling cans of spiked seltzer in the packed waters of Cruiser's Cove last weekend.

The cove next to Big Island has long been summer party central for Lake Minnetonka boaters. But some longtimers like Jabbour say that nowadays...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 p.m..................................................................................3:45 a.m.

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

Rattlesnake sightings create a buzz in SE Minnesota bluff country

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MINNEAPOLIS -- They live deep in the ground most of the year until the summer heat draws them out onto the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River.

But this year, the timber rattlesnake has become the talk of Winona in southeastern Minnesota. Wildlife experts are now having to answer the question: "What's up with all the rattlesnakes?"

People...Read more

New Minnesota duck and pheasant plans emphasize benefits beyond hunting

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MINNEAPOLIS -- Steve Cordts dusted off 18 different natural resource management plans to prep himself for framing Minnesota's 2019 Duck Plan -- a document that's likely to be finalized in September.

The previous Duck Plan, written in 2006, set ambitious, 50-year goals for the addition of 2 million habitat acres and a state population of 1 ...Read more

Young ruffed grouse appear to be dying more over the summer; researchers want to know why

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MINNEAPOLIS -- If ruffed grouse hunters enjoyed last year's season, they're in luck: The annual fall and early winter ritual that will begin in mid-September will be similar.

Or not.

Put another way: The Great Grouse Mystery continues.

Until recent years, spring drumming counts undertaken by Department of Natural Resources (DNR) staff and ...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..................................................................................3:40 p.m.

Monday.............4:00 a.m...........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..............10:30 p.m...............................................................................10:55 a.m.

Monday.............11:20 p.m...........Read more

Big changes could be coming to Michigan walleye, trout, perch fishing

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DETROIT -- Michigan anglers may get some stiff fishing competition with new legislation that could allow commercial fishers to cast a wider net.

Right now, only Michigan's recreational fishers can legally catch most game fish, which include sunfish, walleye, lake trout and more.

Commercial fishers, who harvest fish to sell wholesale or to ...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..............4:35 p.m..................................................................................5:05 a.m.

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

A dad's ugly fish just set a state record in North Carolina

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- Alphonso Jackson and his children were having no luck catching anything in an Eastern North Carolina pond, so he took them to a spot on the Lumber River in Wagram where his father taught him to fish as a kid.

Using a cricket as bait, the 43-year-old avid fisherman caught a quite ugly but record-setting fish.

The 2-pound, 1-...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..............9:50 a.m.................................................................................10:20 p.m.

Monday.............10:50 a.m..........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..............4:40 a.m..................................................................................5:00 p.m.

Monday.............5:20 a.m...........Read more

Through sweat and devotion, friends of Minnesota bluebirds help the species rebound

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FARIBAULT, Minn. -- Carve out a good patch of open space here, and the setting is almost perfect for young families. Tidy fencing. Mowed grass. Majestic oak trees overhead.

"That's a dandy clutch of eggs," said Keith Radel. A grin tugged at his tanned cheeks, under the bill of a weathered ball cap labeled with his marching orders: "Minnesota ...Read more

 

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