Hike or paddle the trails and waterways of the North Country these days, and you’ll witness borderline mind-boggling nest-building and rearing of young critters.
Consider monitoring prairie grouse from a public viewing blind in Minnesota or the Dakotas.
The carp were captured in Anderson Bay on the St. Croix River. One was a 46-inch, 39-pound mature male, and the second was a 43-inch, 46-pound mature female.
Most people have heard the distinctive call of the common barred owl, and the early nesters likely have young thinking about fledging already in mid-May.
Whether you’re fishing off a continental shelf for swordfish, swinging for river steelhead, or slip-bobbering for opener walleyes, always be ready to switch things up.
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This year’s 10 egg-take operations still met their goal of collecting 4,100 quarts of eggs. With each quart containing an estimated 120,000 eggs, that’s about 492 million walleye eggs and is comparable to the average taken in past years.
In honor of the Minnesota Fishing Opener on Saturday May 12th, we are giving early access to our Fishing Report for everyone, not just our subscribers.
Though border-water angling has been underway for weeks, Minnesota’s fishing season starts Saturday, May 12, and walleyes and jigs go hand-in-hand.
Oh, and Willmar area resident/angler Kelly Morrell will guide the governor on the opener.
MDH and MPCA officials say the most likely source of the elevated levels of PFOS in Lake Elmo is surface and groundwater contaminated by the former 3M disposal site in Oakdale. PFOS levels in Lake Harriet have been declining since the source of the PFOS – the nearby Douglas Corporation plating facility – was addressed starting in 2010.
Team efforts involve mulling reg changes with Minnesota on a stretch of the Mississippi and working with Michigan to help walleyes rebound at Lac Vieux Desert.
Because of too much ice, a Lake of the Woods pike tourney is pushed back a week, and because of flood waters, a pro walleye event is moved from Minnesota to a Wisconsin lake.
Special regulations are designed to meet specific management objectives for individual waters based on lake-specific fish population characteristics, the agency says. In contrast, the northern pike regulations for inland waters announced recently have three distinct zones to address the different characteristics of pike populations in Minnesota.
It's hoped that tests will be able to detect chemicals in parts per billion or even in lower amounts. Researchers will look for chemicals that are created when other chemicals breakdown.
MCAC has teamed up with the USA High School Clay Target League to offer a new sanctioned varsity sport – clay target shooting – to begin this fall.
Located in north-central Minnesota lake country, researchers say it's a good spot because it's a natural habitat for loons and would benefit from additional conservation work.
Two big news items! The Minnesota Office of the Legislative Auditor released a long-awaited deer report today. And during the next five days, multiple events will highlight sportsmen support for public lands.
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