Friday, March 31st, 2023
Friday, March 31st, 2023

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October 12, 2001

Mystery or reality: the October mini-rut

For years, I kept this information to myself, not because I was being selfish, but because I thought people would think me crazy to bring it up. You see, for the past 15 years, I’ve noticed that sometime between Oct. 11 and Oct. 15, a spurt of buck activity occurs that has all of the

DNR creates a proposal for pilot walk-in program

Associate Editor St. Paul When DNR Wildlife officials and conservation groups convened for a roundtable event in January, a “walk-in area” plan, similar to those of other Midwestern states, was discussed. But such a program one in which farmers and landowners are paid to allow hunter access to their property could not come at the

Conservation amendment dies during Farm Bill vote

Associate Editor Washington, D.C. The House last week approved a major expansion of federal farm supports, defying the White House and repudiating the free-market policy enacted by Republicans in 1996. The bill passed, however, without an amendment proposed last week that would have significantly increased funding for conservation programs, including the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)


ALEXANDRIA AREA The Le Homme Dieu Chain, Lake Miltona, Lake Ida, and Lake Reno are all kicking out walleyes on jigs or live bait rigs tipped with minnows. Key depths during the day have been 25 to 35 feet, but crankbaits are producing fish at night in shallower water. Northern pike are very active along

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