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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...............9:25 a.m.......................................................9:50 p.m.

Monday.............10:15 a.m....................................Read more

Mild winter could yield good gobbler hunt

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When junior hunters and mentored youth get the first crack at spring turkeys April 22, they can reasonably expect an exciting hunt.

A weak fall harvest and mild winter are expected to yield a lot of spring gobblers.

"Fall mast last year was spotty and turkeys responded by moving to those food sources, which in some cases meant they moved away ...Read more

Turkey hunt about more than just shooting turkeys

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BUTLER COUNTY, Kan. -- The sounds of a 12-year-old's laughter and shouts rolled through a recent Friday morning's mist, as Sydney Wooldridge celebrated. She'd just filled both of her Kansas spring turkey tags. One was a rare bird that carried two beards.

The seventh-grader minced few words teasing her dad, Brian, that she'd accomplished ...Read more

Shoring up a stream: Angling group spearheads project to benefit Knife River steelhead

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DULUTH, Minn. -- On a sunny March morning, the Knife River comes hustling around a shaded bend and emerges into full sunlight. It is far above Lake Superior, the river's ultimate destination, at this point. This bend is several miles above the runs where steelhead anglers hope to hook powerful rainbows on their spring spawning runs.

This is ...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...............3:40 a.m.....................................................4:05 p.m.

Monday.............4:30 a.m.......................................Read more

Angler etiquette for stream fishing

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The Brule River Sportsmen's Club works to cultivate responsible, courteous behavior among anglers on the popular, scenic tributary to Lake Superior.

That ethic includes respect for the resource and consideration for other fishermen.

The nonprofit club, which was formed in 1968 and has more than 500 members, has periodically published angler ...Read more

Treat that trout right after it leaves the water

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After all the shopping, planning, driving, rigging, tying, casting, hooking and landing, you've finally brought that trout to shore.

That's Step 1.

Whether the fish will live to fight again or is destined for the dinner table, how you manage Step 2 will make all the difference. Anglers preparing for the statewide opening of trout season April ...Read more

Tips from a pro to help catch more crappie

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WICHITA, Kan. -- Professional crappie fisherman Joe Bragg has plenty of knowledge to share with Kansas anglers, especially those without boats.

Spend your time wisely

Bragg, of Council Grove, said too many shore-bound anglers waste time fishing the wrong time of the day or season. Currently, he said most reservoir fish are still out in 10 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..............11:10 p.m...................................................11:35 a.m.

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

Wild swine war continues in Kansas

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Curran Salter has fought a war to a draw. He's satisfied with it.

"Last year we removed 609 feral pigs and this year we've already removed 440," said Salter, U.S. Department of Agriculture feral swine biologist for Kansas. "I think that means our population is around 1,000 wild pigs in the state, about like we have been the last several years. ...Read more

University of North Dakota wildlife undergrads learn by doing with nest cam project

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DENHOFF, N.D. -- Duck eggs might not be a deer's favorite food, but at least one small whitetail buck found them to his liking last summer.

A video camera strategically placed next to a duck nest caught the burglarizing buck in the act; he devoured the eggs -- shells and all.

Seeing is believing, as the old saying goes.

"I've never heard 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..............5:10 p.m.....................................................5:40 a.m.

Monday............6:10 p.m.........................................Read more

Tie it right and tight or risk losing that fish

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The squiggly little pigtail at the end of the line tells the forensic tale: The hookup was solid, the line was strong and both angler and fish put up a formidable fight. The fish got off, however, due to operator error -- failure of the knot.

Use a poorly selected rod, line, bait or technique and it's still possible to boat a fish or bring it ...Read more

First cast catches monster bass for Kansas angler

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WICHITA, Kan. -- Jeremy Conway was running late at a recent fishing tournament at La Cygne Reservoir. He had neither a game plan nor his gear ready when he launched his boat so he stopped by a steep bank he'd fished in past years. Once he had a rod ready, he made his first cast.

"It's always been a pretty good bank to fish so I decided to start...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..............10:45 a.m..................................................11:15 p.m.

Monday.............11:40 a.m........................................Read more

Spring into action with amberjacks

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Amberjacks don't get much respect from South Florida anglers, but they should.

They'll bite throughout the spring when other species won't. Getting amberjacks to the boat is challenging because they fight like MMA heavyweights.

AJs, as they're known, gather around local artificial reefs to spawn from March through early June. That makes them ...Read more

Hunting with compressed-air rifles to become legal later this year

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Late last year the Pennsylvania legislature amended the Game and Wildlife Code to make air rifles legal for hunting, as regulated by the Game Commission. Next week the agency's board of commissioners will determine a regulatory structure for the first new category of sporting arm since the crossbow.

If your idea of an air gun is the official ...Read more

Among the questions in large northern Minnesota trapping case: Why?

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MINNEAPOLIS -- Thrice convicted of trapping violations in northern Minnesota, Roderick "Rick" Kottom was well known to Department of Natural Resources (DNR) conservation officers even before he was charged recently in a new criminal case that made headlines all over the state.

What's different this time, insiders say, is the magnitude 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...............5:00 a.m.....................................................5:25 p.m.

Monday.............5:50 a.m.......................................Read more

Cutting-edge Ravin crossbow is getting rave reviews

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Neal Kregamaki peered intently through the sights of a freshly assembled Ravin crossbow. Kregamaki, of South Superior, Wis., works at the Ravin manufacturing facility in Superior's Mariner Mall.

It's his job as an inspector at Ravin Crossbows to test-fire the weapons. He squeezed the trigger. An arrow flew from the crossbow and almost instantly...Read more