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Slow start for dove and goose hunters

Slow start for dove and goose hunters

John Schroers hunted for doves in the Glenwood area Sunday, which marked opening day for the little birds. It also marked the opening of the early Canada goose season.

August 2013
Pheasant numbers plummet in S.D.

Pheasant numbers plummet in S.D.

Pheasant index down 64 percent from last year, 76 percent from the 10-year average

August 2013
2012 duck kill highest since ’03

2012 duck kill highest since ’03

Small-game hunters largely enjoyed a strong year in 2012, according to results of a small-game hunter survey the DNR released last week.

August 2013
DNR, Grand Portage Band heading to arbitration over moose hunting

DNR, Grand Portage Band heading to arbitration over moose hunting

A brief meeting Monday between state DNR and tribal officials failed to resolve a disagreement between the parties regarding moose hunting in northeastern Minnesota.

August 2013
No rebound: Marten, fisher season tightened across the north country

No rebound: Marten, fisher season tightened across the north country

Further shortening of the season wasn’t a feasible option, DNR officials say, so instead they’ve opted to further reduce the allowed take of martens and fishers, northern furbearers whose numbers the department would like to see increase

August 2013
Scaup still dying at Winnie…

Scaup still dying at Winnie…

But what will fall hold?

August 2013
Moose added to state protected species list

Moose added to state protected species list

Minnesota DNR officials earlier this week unveiled the latest state list of “endangered, threatened, and special concern species” in the state.

August 2013
Duck season: earliest opener since 1945

Duck season: earliest opener since 1945

Duck hunters who enjoy things like zones, splits, and early and late-season hunting should find this year’s duck season to their liking.

August 2013
First-ever August goose season off to sluggish start

First-ever August goose season off to sluggish start

Before it opened Saturday, nearly every conversation about the August Canada goose season included talk of mosquitoes. Count Dave Trauba among those worried about the biting insects.

August 2013
‘Balance’ sought as state OKs WMA emergency haying

‘Balance’ sought as state OKs WMA emergency haying

Hunters facing the prospect of finding a state wildlife management area grazed by livestock when they arrive this year for a bird hunt now might find that area hayed.

August 2013
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