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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..............7:30 a.m......................................................................................7:55 p.m.

Monday.............8:20 a.m.......Read more

The late Dr. Larissa Minicucci leaves a legacy with animals, tribes and beyond

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Chronic wasting disease would seem a far cry from a love potion, but that night while quaffing beer, Lou Cornicelli thought he might finally have found something useful about the deer-killing affliction whose acronym, CWD, had shadowed him like a ghoul since it was first discovered in Minnesota two years earlier.

The date was Oct. 23, 2003, and...Read more

Dam Goods and Gear: One-at-a-time custom outdoors equipment

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DULUTH, Minn. -- On a frosty winter morning, wood smoke wafted from the workshop outside Geoff Vukelich's home north of Duluth, just up the road from the Rice Lake dam.

What seems odd, however, is that he has a wood stove at all. Vukelich has such a love affair with wood that it's hard to see him parting with any piece to burn.

"Yes, I have ...Read more

Sportmen's Show on collision course with Minnesota DNR over trophy buck exhibit

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MINNEAPOLIS -- Prominent Minnesota deer farmer Steve Porter says he'll keep his commitment to show three monster bucks at the Minnesota Sportsmen's Show in defiance of an emergency rule that temporarily bans the movement of all farmed deer in the state.

The former sheriff of Kittson County said he'll fight any charges that result from ...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..............1:20 a.m.......................................................................................1:50 p.m.

Monday.............2:20 a.m......Read more

Hunters encouraged by pheasant numbers even if harvest was mildly down

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MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota pheasant hunters were stymied by too much standing corn to begin the 2019 season and icy field conditions to end it, but those who went out in November and the first half of December enjoyed some success and were encouraged by what they saw.

"Bird numbers seemed really solid," said Scott Rall, president of the Nobles ...Read more

Ground-breaking study could reveal true cause of deer-killing disease

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COLORADO SPRINGS. Colo. -- Chronic wasting disease is a growing threat for deer, elk, and moose in North America, infecting a larger portion of the populations each year.

The fatal disease attacks the neurological system and seems, at this point, impossible to cure. Adding another layer to this complicated issue is a recent discovery that might...Read more

Photographer Dudley Edmondson captures nature in pixels

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DULUTH, Minn. -- Dudley Edmondson was leading a guest into his backyard in Duluth's Lakeside neighborhood, on their way to a heated shed where they were going to chat on a cold December morning, when he stopped suddenly, halfway through the gate.

"There's that red-bellied woodpecker," Edmondson said. "They make that sound that sort of sounds ...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..............2:55 p.m......................................................................................3:20 a.m.

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

'Sad,' 'gruesome,' 'heartless': Idaho hunters face hate for posting their harvests

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Some of the reactions on Adam Freeman's Instagram account don't seem out of place at first -- like the occasional angry face emoji. Others are more noticeable, like the comments on photos of his sons posing with the deer or bears they've killed: "Future psychopath," or "AWFUL!!!" Commenters call his photos "sad," "gruesome" or "heartless." ...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..............8:40 a.m......................................................................................9:05 p.m.

Monday.............9:30 a.m.......Read more

Chronic wasting disease creeping, not exploding in southeastern Minnesota's deer herd

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MINNEAPOLIS -- With deer hunting season winding to a close, Minnesota wildlife researchers are somewhat encouraged that a huge increase in testing for chronic wasting disease (CWD) in hunter-harvested deer resulted in only 12 new detections as of Friday.

The positive test results all came from the southeast CWD management zone where hunters ...Read more

Charges: Brainerd hunter illegally killed, dismembered 700-pound black bear on Red Lake reservation

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MINNEAPOLIS -- A Brainerd man illegally shot and killed a 700-pound black bear on the Red Lake Indian Reservation, then sawed off the animal's head and paws for a trophy while leaving most of its carcass behind, according to a criminal complaint filed with the U.S. Attorney's Office in Minnesota on Friday.

Brett James Stimac, 40, faces federal ...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..............2:35 a.m......................................................................................3:05 p.m.

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

The ultimate recycling program: Deer hunter group keeps Hides for Habitat program rolling

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THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. -- The parking lot at Falls Radiator off U.S. Highway 59 was a hopping place Wednesday night, Dec. 4, when about 20 volunteers scraped and salted deer hides and stacked them on pallets for eventual sale to a hide buyer.

That's the way it is every Wednesday night from the opening of the firearms deer season until mid to ...Read more

Used-gear store aims to get people outdoors

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DULUTH, Minn. -- The racks are already brimming with used gear for camping, skiing and all sorts of outdoor fun.

There are boots, jackets, fleece pullovers, snowshoes, skis, backpacks, camping mattresses, stoves and sleeping bags, to name a few items, all for a fraction of the price of new.

In a city where a sizable portion of the population ...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..............9:15 p.m.....................................................................................9:40 a.m.

Monday.............10:00 p.m.......Read more

Down on the deer farm, chronic wasting disease is critical issue

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SOUTH RANGE, Wis. -- Quinn and Cade Musch are plunging head-first into a business many people want shut down.

The brothers are building a fenced deer farm about 20 miles south of Superior where they will raise trophy bucks with massive sets of antlers and then sell all-inclusive fenced hunts to customers for upward of $4,000 each.

The trophy ...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..............4:15 p.m......................................................................................4:40 a.m.

Monday.............5:00 p.m.......Read more

Wasting disease puts deer farms under fire

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LONG PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Thor, a spectacularly antlered whitetail buck, lives only in the fevered imaginations of most of the 450,000 Minnesota hunters who have ventured afield this deer season in search of a trophy.

But to a select band of hunters willing to pay money, everything about Thor is real.

The 5-year-old buck is a genetically ...Read more