Tuesday, March 21st, 2023
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Washington, D.C. In recognition of its efforts to conserve wild birds and their habitats, the Superior National Forest has been named by the American Bird Conservancy one of 100 “Globally Important Bird Areas.” With 155 nesting species, the Superior Nati

Superior includes over 445,000 acres of surface water and 2,200, along with dense bogs and forest land. Private, state, and county land lie within the 3.3-million acre boundary of the national forest. Long-term monitoring of bird populations is under way on 154, 40-acre plots.

St. Paul Turkey hunters in Minnesota set a record this spring for the seventh straight year, harvesting 6,383 birds during eight, five-day seasons. An extra 2,743 permits were available this year.

Before the final tally, state DNR officials were uncertain if the harvest would top last spring’s 6,154 count. However, the harvest in central Minnesota was higher than expected, said Gary Nelson, DNR wild turkey specialist. The best hunter success occurred during the first season when 40 percent of hunters were successful and more than 1,000

CREP fully funded!

Associate Editor St. Paul The number one priority for many conservation-minded groups and legislators became reality late last week when a bonding bill passed which included $51.4 million for the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program. The state now is eligible for a federal match of about $100 million for the program, which pays farmers along the

Big Six

LAKE MILLE LACS East – During the day, look to the deep gravel and mud flats for consistent walleye action. Spinner rigs or live bait rigs tipped with leeches and crawlers have produced numbers of walleyes. The evening rock bite remains strong as well. Slip bobber rigs and leeches have consistently produced walleyes over the

DNR Enforcement to switch regional manager structure

Editor St. Paul The DNR Division of Enforcement plans to switch to a six-region management structure from the three-region status that has existed since 1998. The new changes will go into effect “whenever the paperwork is done,” DNR Enforcement Director Bill Bernhjelm said this week. Shortly after accepting his DNR post, DNR Commissioner Allen Garber

Time to shoot straight

A recent morning found me on the telephone planning a hunt for the fall of 2002. When we had finished our business, the outfitter and myself got talking about hunting and hunters in general. The outfitter of course got to telling me about all of the hunters who have come into his camp who simply

Berg: Wildlife, forests change over the years

Field Editor Grand Rapids, Minn. When Bill Berg began his career as a Minnesota wildlife biologist, the state managed only animals that were hunted or trapped. Across the state, local sportsmen’s clubs represented a cross section of outdoor interests in a community. Over the years, Berg saw interest in nongame species develop into a statewide

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