Friday, March 31st, 2023
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June 15, 2001

Rushford, Minn. The black bear spotted by numerous residents in eastern Fillmore County in southeast Minnesota poses little threat to people or livestock, according to the Minnesota DNR.

Sighting were reported near Bratsburg, about five miles south of Rushford, according to Conservation Officer Dan Book. Similar sightings were reported about 40 miles away, near Elgin, last week. It could possibly be the same bear, officials say. While black bears have been sighted in the southeast in the past, this is the first spotted …

Rushford, Minn. The black bear spotted by numerous residents in eastern Fillmore County in southeast Minnesota poses little threat to people or livestock, according to the Minnesota DNR. Read More »

Minnetrista considers new hunting restrictions

Associate Editor Minnetrista, Minn. The debate regarding hunting areas in the increasingly urban western metro “suburb” of Minnetrista isn’t new to Police Chief Craig Anderson. In his 16 years as chief, hunting boundaries in the city which still contains areas of agricultural land have been addressed some three to four times. “A lot of it

DNR ponders essentials for shutdown scenario

CREP funding still not assured By Rob Drieslein Editor St. Paul Most DNR operations will shut down July 1 if the Legislature cannot resolve the current budget stalemate and keep state agencies funded and running. Letters went out Tuesday to all 53,000 state employees explaining what could occur if a government shutdown happens on July

Are walleyes of Red Lake recovering?

Field Editor Waskish, Minn. In recent months, Outdoor News staffers have heard numerous reports of anglers landing lots of walleyes while fishing for crappies on Upper Red Lake. “Many average anglers at my seminars and elsewhere have been telling me they’re catching walleyes up there,” says Terry Tuma of Outdoor News. “One angler said he

Rochester, Minn. The Minnesota DNR is seeking input on a plan that proposes future timber management on state lands in southeast Minnesota.

The plan, drafted by the DNR, identifies southeast Minnesota timber stands on forested areas administered by DNR Forestry. To view the draft, see the DNR web site at: Copies of the draft are available at DNR Forestry offices at Caledonia, Lake City, Lewiston, and Preston, as well as the DNR regional headquarters in Rochester.

Are You Legal To Hunt In Canada?

On January 1, 2001, the requirements to carry, borrow or purchase firearms in Canada changed. In recognition of these changes, Outdoor News in partnership with Cablela’s is conducting a course explaining the new laws. We have gathered experts from Canada Customs, Canada Department of Justice, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Northwest Airlines to

Ducks and water increasing, other notes

According to the recent spring breeding duck survey conducted annually by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, the state is host to a record number of breeding mallards this year. The number of breeding mallards is up 42 percent from 2000, and all duck numbers are following that trend. Pintails are up 70 percent,

Duluth, Minn. The public is invited to visit a Woodland/Voyageur archaeological site excavation at the Fall Lake Campground on the Superior National Forest. The site will be available for public viewing from June 26 to July 8.

Surface walkovers and test excavations have recovered artifacts dating from about 1000 AD to 1850 AD, the late Woodland and Fur Trade eras. Carbon samples will help determine the environmental conditions during occupation, season of occupation, and what types of plants and animals were available to the people who lived there. Archaeologists will be available

Madison, Wis. Within the first few months of 2001, four state record fish have been caught in Wisconsin waters. Guy Hall, of Sturtevant, caught a 1.05-pound warmouth May 26 in Eagle Lake in Racine County. The warmouth is a species of sunfish.

Landon Gryczkowski, of Argonne, caught a 32-inch, 14.48-pound splake April 14 in Lake Michigan off Marinette County. Splake, a lake trout, brook trout hybrid, have been stocked in Lake Michigan since the early 80s. Stan Hagensick, of Lynxville, caught a 74-pound, 5-ounce flathead catfish March 30 on the Mississippi River, topping the previous record of

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