With ice-fishing consumer sportshows in the rearview mirror, let’s tackle some excellent questions with answers that will improve your hard-water angling this winter.
Given no deer with CWD were found in north-central and central Minnesota, the DNR will narrow surveillance next fall to areas closer to the farms where CWD was detected. A fourth precautionary surveillance area will be added in fall 2018 in Winona County because CWD recently was detected in captive deer there.
CWD was also detected in a 3-year-old white-tailed buck last month at the deer farm.
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The 2016 total harvest was 173,213 and to date firearms and archery hunters have harvested about 180,000 deer this year.
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Canada goose numbers increased over the past week and should provide good opportunities through Thanksgiving weekend in many areas, according to the report.
Lou Cornicelli, DNR wildlife research manager, said it isn’t clear whether the additional positives indicate a westward expansion of the disease or individual deer movements, given that all the presumptive positive deer were adult males.
Preliminary results through the second weekend show that the number of deer registered was up 10 percent from 2016.
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According to the most recent Minnesota Waterfowl Migration and Hunting Report, the best opportunities remain in the south and central zone, especially for field hunting, and some opportunities should remain there through at least next week.
State fisheries managers recently ended a trout stocking program in Lake Superior because hatchery-raised fish are no longer necessary to increase the population.
A longtime conservation advocate, Botzek is entering the next phase of his career.
Hunters register 70,724 deer during first weekend of season; DNR expecting increased total harvest of around 200,000.
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MINNESOTA POLL - December 8th
The DNR may expand livestock grazing as a management practice on WMAs. Do you like the concept?
- B) I believe there are better options. (48%, 21 Votes)
- A) I think it’s a valuable tool to improve habitat. (32%, 14 Votes)
- C) I’m not a fan of grazing on wildlife management areas, but I’m willing to sacrifice in the short-term. (20%, 9 Votes)
Total Voters: 44
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