All posts tagged "Minnesota"

  • 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....

  • Hunting
    Dayton Announces 10-point Pheasant Plan

    NICOLLET, Minn. — Amid a backdrop of prairie grasses in a landscape dominated by corn and soybeans, Gov. Mark Dayton on Monday released a 10-point plan intended to increase the number of pheasants and pheasant hunters in Minnesota. The plan focuses on increasing protected native grasslands on public and private property in...

  • Hunting
    Minn. Grouse Outlook Cause For Optimism

    GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Minnesota’s ruffed grouse drumming counts were statistically unchanged this spring after jumping 34 percent from 2013 to 2014, but a potentially strong hatch could make up the difference when hunters go afield this fall. Minnesota’s ruffed grouse and sharptail seasons open Saturday. Ted Dick, forest game bird coordinator for...

  • Destinations
    Eyeing Continued Walleye Success At Leech

    The guides had warned us. But we didn’t listen. A group of about eight northern Minnesotans who mostly had moved away from our home state, we were admittedly out of the walleye-fishing loop when we showed up in Walker, Minn., for an afternoon of guided fishing on Leech Lake in the summer...

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