The author began pheasant hunting in Minnesota’s rooster heyday.
There’s perhaps not a more controversial fish in Minnesota than the muskie. Consider the fact that in 2008, the DNR finalized a management plan that had among its goals adding eight new lakes to the muskie inventory by 2020. After last year stocking 314 muskie fingerlings into the Fairmont Chain of Lakes and 2,000 into Gull Lake, the agency has…
A revealing day on the water with professional bass fishermen.
Most of the errors in hunting regulations booklet centered on deer hunting.
St. Paul — The DNR as of Aug. 28 has banned recreational deer feeding in 11 counties in central and north-central Minnesota that surround two farms where captive deer have been found to have chronic wasting disease. In addition, deer feeding has been banned since late last year in Fillmore, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, and Winona counties, the result of multiple…
Feider also will fish Angler of Year Championship at Lake Mille Lacs.
There’s much to like in the state for college and pro bass tournaments.
The memory of someone who’s a legend in my mind taking the time to chat is something I’ll never forget.
Fishless days don’t sap enjoyment of muskie fishing.
Special whitetail hunt would include CWD Management Zone plus permit areas 346, 348, and 349 that DNR describes as “chronically over goal.”
Among fishermen of a certain age in Minnesota, there’s a common refrain when the conversation turns to the organized fishing opportunities today’s youths enjoy: It sure would have been nice if that were an option when we were in middle school or high school. “We all say that over and over,” said Jeff Gilmer, president of Minnesota Junior BASS…
St. Paul — A pair of studies aimed at shedding more light on what’s killing moose in northeastern Minnesota is wrapping up, as researchers and wildlife officials begin the process of turning research discoveries into management actions. DNR researchers since 2013 have employed high-tech means, including sophisticated GPS collars that give off mortality signals and allow researchers to retrieve fresh…
A young fisherman deals with leaving the lake.
By Joe Albert Contributing Writer Bemidji, Minn. — For the first time since 2013, elk hunters in northwestern Minnesota’s Kittson County will be able to kill cow elk during the fall seasons, which this year run Sept. 9-17 and Oct. 7-15. During the first season, three bulls-only licenses and one antlerless-only license are available in the Kittson Central zone, while…
When it comes to fishing with kids, any action is good action.
Signed bills include license fee hikes, allowance for scopes on muzzleloaders, and other fishing- and hunting-related provisions.
Legislative action in St. Paul goes dark around fishing opener, but there’s plenty of political theater remaining for sportsmen this session.
For some anglers, opening day means trout aplenty.
Five weeks remain in this year’s legislative session.
A big part of the restoration has been regulations designed specifically to protect the slow-growing fish.
First season kicks off April 12.
Taking photographs can seem painful, but it’s worth the effort.
The spring conservation order is a great opportunity to see unbelievable flocks of snow geese.
A look back at bass tournaments gone by.
St. Paul — The next phase in the battle against chronic wasting disease in southeastern Minnesota’s Fillmore County has commenced. U.S. Department of Agriculture-Wildlife Services sharpshooters spent this week preparing to begin targeting deer in relatively small areas around where a total of eight animals have tested positive since last fall. They’ll begin removal operations next week. “We’re trying to…
A look back at bass tournaments gone by