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Bowhunters head into season with optimism

Bowhunters head into season with optimism

How’s this for a change: bowhunters are actually opening the season with a hint of optimism – at least they are not expecting to find scores of dead deer scattered throughout the woods.

September 2014
Releasing a dog from a foot-hold trap

Releasing a dog from a foot-hold trap

Our fields, forests, and streams are shared by many individuals who have one important thing in common: They deeply love the outdoor opportunities the state has to offer.

September 2014
Bowhunting's 'stuff' a lengthy list

Bowhunting's 'stuff' a lengthy list

Gearing up for another archery season

September 2014
Gov. Mark Dayton announces plans for a Minnesota Pheasant Summit

Gov. Mark Dayton announces plans for a Minnesota Pheasant Summit

DNR, governor will convene hunters, farmers, conservationists, and other stakeholders to discuss strategies to increase the state’s ring-necked pheasant population

September 2014
Seven top locations when the rut is on

Seven top locations when the rut is on

With few exceptions, for most of us, the rut is our best chance of tagging a nice buck.

September 2014
Trapping licenses will be subject to new law

Trapping licenses will be subject to new law

As veteran trapper Neal Graves put it, “trapping is no longer stuck in the 1960s and ‘70s.”

September 2014
Flyway Vision: ducks may not use rivers to navigate

Flyway Vision: ducks may not use rivers to navigate

What we long assumed about ducks and how they navigate their way south down the Illinois River Valley each fall may not be true.

September 2014
Whitetail Alliance suggests restraint

Whitetail Alliance suggests restraint

A growing and determined group of hunters in Illinois is borrowing strategy from a national waterfowl organization as part of an attempt to resurrect the state’s slumping deer herd.

September 2014
Tips and tactics: Hunting midday mourning doves delivers steady action

Tips and tactics: Hunting midday mourning doves delivers steady action

Some of the best wing-shooting for these small-game birds can result from sleeping in and skipping lunch

September 2014
Blame turkeys, but crop damage likely not theirs

Blame turkeys, but crop damage likely not theirs

Pity the poor turkey, again taking boatloads of blame for curious crimes committed by other critters.

August 2014
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