Friday, March 31st, 2023
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September 29, 2000

More midsummer walleye destinations

As we progress into the slower time of year for walleyes, there are still some great August choices for the fanatic willing to drive to the hot action. Last week’s choices included Lake Vermilion, Mobridge, S.D., and the Mississippi River. Here are a couple more top choices that have worked for me during August. Lake

Future uncertain for state stamps

St. Paul The advent of electronic licensing could bring about the demise of a popular Minnesota outdoor tradition: state fish and wildlife stamps. That’s one of four options the Minnesota DNR is considering in solving new problems with the long-standing program. Implementing electronic licensing effectively eliminated the need for wildlife stamps, because the new computerized

Norrgard, Stewart fill DNR Wildlife St. Paul positions

St. Paul Two internal candidates have been named to fill vacant posts within the Minnesota DNR’s Division of Wildlife. Ray Norrgard, currently the DNR wildlife lake specialist, will be the agency’s new wetland wildlife program leader. Steve Merchant, formerly an area wildlife manager in Madison, Minn., will take over as forest wildlife program leader. Both

Cooler weather bringing mixed bag of opportunities

ALGOMA AREA The first big wave of kings and browns invaded the Algoma harbor last week, but clear water has been a problem on most days. There are fish there, but not a lot of them are being caught. Trollers are fishing 40-120 feet down in 100-300 feet for salmon and trout. Algoma Area Chamber

Water scarce as state prepares for duck hunt

Bemidji, Minn. DNR Waterfowl Specialist Jeff Lawrence spent most of Monday in an airplane assessing duck numbers throughout north-central Minnesota. Lawrence has made several flights in recent weeks to better understand what waterfowl hunters can expect when the season starts noon Saturday. His findings on Monday, he says, indicated exactly what he suspected: Duck hunters

The lowly mud duck, aka the respected gadwall

As we drove down the gravel road looking for a likely spot to hunt the next day, we saw a small flock of ducks circle into the wind and sail behind a screen of trees. “Did you see those?” I asked my hunting partners. “There must be some sort of marsh back there. We turned

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