Friday, December 1st, 2023

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Friday, December 1st, 2023

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

April 6, 2001

St. Paul Applications for the 2001 Minnesota black bear hunting season will be accepted by the DNR through Friday, May 4. This year, 21,710 permits will be available in 11 permit zones. The season will run from Aug. 22 through Oct. 14.

Applications can be made through the DNR’s Electronic Licensing System and are available from ELS agents throughout the state and at the DNR License Center at 500 Lafayette Road in St. Paul. Licenses for the no-quota area can be purchased directly at any ELS agent after Aug. 1. Bear license cost $39 for residents and

Spring Park, Minn. The 24th Annual Leukemia Crappie Contest, expected to draw thousands of Minnesota anglers, is slated for April 21 on Lake Minnetonka, in Spring Park.

The event, a fund-raiser for the Minnesota Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, is sponsored by Gander Mountain, Minn Kota, and Berkley. It runs from 12:01 a.m. to 2 p.m. Grand prize is a boat/trailer rig valued at more than $5,000. Other prizes will be awarded. Registration fee is $5. Crappies will be weighed

Grand Rapids, Minn. It’s time for Minnesota youth to plan to attend one of many Forkhorn deer hunting camps available throughout the summer and offered by the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association.

The week-long educational and recreational camps include firearms safety training and certification by DNR instructors. The camps are located at Deep Portage Conservation Reserve in Hackensack, Eagle Bluff Environmental Center in Lanesboro, and Laurentian Environmental Center in Britt, and are available to kids ages 11 through 16. Interested youth and parents should contact their local

More pheasants now!’

Redwood Falls, Minn. An effort to boost pheasant numbers and provide more public hunting opportunities is gathering steam in Redwood County, where a nonprofit organization is purchasing land for public use and working with landowners to improve wildlife habitat. Larry Kaardal, one of the founders of Waukon RIM, says that restoring pheasant populations to levels

TIP (Turn In Poachers) banquets:

Apr. 27: Rochester. Knights of Columbus Hall. For more info call 651-406-9111. June 22: Winona. Elks Lodge. For more info call Wayne Valentine at 507-424-2762. Sept. 8: Detroit Lake. Elks Club. For more info call 651-406-9111. Apr. 6: Bluff County Strutters Chapter of the NWTF is holding a banquet at the Lake City Sportsmans Club

State could consider earlier duck opener

Associate Editor St. Paul A proposal that could potentially open the waterfowl season a week earlier in Minnesota highlighted the National Flyway Council meeting held recently in Washington, D.C. While states in the southern portion of the Mississippi Flyway supported a proposal to extend the waterfowl season framework dates which would extend the season to

Twin Cities Metro

CENTRAL METRO Look to the wing dams and creek mouths on the Mississippi River for walleyes. Jigs tipped with minnows still are working best. This action has by no means peaked yet. It should only get more consistent as the weather warms. Minnehaha Bait & Tackle (612) 721-9500 NORTHEAST METRO Forest Lake, Lake Jarvis, and

To decoy or not to decoy?

Another factor I take into account is how close I am to the bird. When “cuttin’ and runnin’” more than once, I have cut and had a gobbler answer my call, but instead of just sitting down and getting ready, I try to sneak out and put up a decoy and have been caught in

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