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Legislative hearing on wolf season set for Jan. 28

Legislative hearing on wolf season set for Jan. 28

The DNR last week closed the Northeast Zone to wolf hunting and trapping, with hunters and trappers meeting – and then exceeding, by four – the target of 33 wolves.

December 2013
Northeast wolf zone approaching quota

Northeast wolf zone approaching quota

Wolf hunters and trappers are closing in on the quota in the Northeast Zone, and are steadily adding to the harvest in the state’s two other wolf zones.

December 2013
Eight hunters accuse DNR of racial profiling last fall

Eight hunters accuse DNR of racial profiling last fall

Eight Hispanic hunters who were accused of being illegal residents during last year’s deer season have filed a federal lawsuit accusing the Minnesota DNR of racially profiling them

December 2013
Post-summit, S.D. governor announces pheasant task force

Post-summit, S.D. governor announces pheasant task force

South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard took the first step in addressing concerns about pheasant numbers and wildlife habitat in his state

December 2013
Low bird numbers in Dakotas, Iowa ground traveling pheasant hunters

Low bird numbers in Dakotas, Iowa ground traveling pheasant hunters

As interested parties gathered this week at a so-called Pheasant Habitat Summit in South Dakota, one thing surely on their minds and up for discussion was the loss of state revenue caused by fewer Minnesota pheasant hunters

December 2013
Firearms deer kill still off pace from last year

Firearms deer kill still off pace from last year

Firearms deer hunters killed and registered 142,927 animals through the end of the A firearms season and the first two days of the B season in the southeastern part of the state.

November 2013
Deer season ends with another swan incident

Deer season ends with another swan incident

Chris Vinton, the conservation officer who patrols the Detroit Lakes area, wants to know who killed two trumpeter swans this past Sunday.

November 2013
Firearms deer kill down 8 percent through three days

Firearms deer kill down 8 percent through three days

The biggest factors in the reduced kill were corn and wind

November 2013
First few days of 2013 Minnesota wolf hunt produce 49 kills

First few days of 2013 Minnesota wolf hunt produce 49 kills

Wolf hunters who hit the woods this weekend for the state’s second managed wolf-hunting season experienced about what they did last year.

November 2013
Story of ’13 Minnesota deer opener: wind

Story of ’13 Minnesota deer opener: wind

The table for the deer opener seemed to be pretty well set: Deer were becoming active, and a little new snow on the ground confirmed the animals were up and around.

November 2013
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