All posts tagged "Minnesota"

  • Destinations
    Choosing An Outdoors Destination

    MINNEAPOLIS – It was lunch time at the Association of Great Lakes Outdoors Writers conference. At a...

  • Hunting
    Waterfowl Hunters Eye Opener

    Minnesota and northern Wisconsin waterfowlers are looking forward to Saturday’s duck opener in both states (north zone only in Wisconsin). Mallard numbers are good across the continent this year (11.8 million, well above the long-term average), and hunters are expected to find some this weekend. Minnesota’s waterfowl season opens a half-hour before...

  • Hunting
    Proving His Hunting Skills Yet Again

    As the parent of a boy with Down syndrome, Tracy Klein heard all the stories about what his son wouldn’t be able to do when the child was born. Someone forgot to tell his son. Now 23, Josh Klein has proven the naysayers wrong on numerous occasions. He did it again Sept....

  • Hunting
    Duluth Teen A Veteran Of The Hunt

    Venus shone like a beacon in the east before dawn Saturday morning. But it’s a good bet that Caleb Mannon didn’t notice. Caleb, 15, was pulling on layers of camouflage clothing by the red beam of his dad’s pickup taillights. Saturday was opening day of Duluth’s city bow hunt for whitetails. He...

  • Destinations
    Honkers Over Hartley

    The show starts each evening about 7:30, but you’ll want to be in your seat by 7:15 just in case. If you’re there just before sunset, you’ll have timed it right. The place is Hartley Pond in Duluth’s Woodland neighborhood, where every night in mid-September the Canada geese come piling in to...

  • Hunting
    Optimism Over N.D. Waterfowl Season

    GRAND FORKS, N.D. — North Dakota produced fewer ducks this spring, but that shouldn’t put a damper on hunting prospects when the state’s waterfowl season opens. Resident hunters can go afield beginning Saturday, Sept. 26, and the season for nonresidents opens Oct. 3. “There’s still a lot of birds and still a lot...

  • Outdoors
    Where The Bats Are

    DULUTH, Minn. — Northern Minnesota’s northern long-eared bats use variety of tree species to nest in and raise their pups, but they especially favor trees that are old or starting to fail. That’s the preliminary finding of a summerlong study conducted by a team of researchers from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources,...

  • Fishing
    A Whale Of A Wisconsin Sturgeon

    GARRISON, Minn. — Thirteen-year-old David Jacobson of Garrison, Minn., had already caught a 57-inch muskie — when he was 8. Last Saturday, the Jacobson guys took the boat over to Yellow Lake in Burnett County, Wis., to see if someone could catch a lake sturgeon larger than David’s muskie. Oh, my, did they. David,...

  • Fishing
    Eyeing Whitefish, Tullibee Netting Seasons

    It’s a sure sign of fall when the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources releases the dates for for whitefish and tullibee netting. And that’s today. The whitefish and tulibee netting season opens Oct. 9 on designated lakes that are less susceptible to sudden changes that impact water temperature, according to the DNR....

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