Friday, March 31st, 2023
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November 16, 2001

Warm weather affects hunters, deer harvest

Staff Writers An unusually mild fall this year has tended to slow deer and slow hunters, according to reports from wildlife officials from around the state. For much of the state’s deer hunt, which began Nov. 3 in most areas, temperatures have ranged from 50 to 70 degrees, with overnight temps infrequently reaching freezing. Harvest

St. Paul The Minnesota DNR has announced the appointment of two new resource managers for state parks in southeastern Minnesota.

Rick Remington and Shawn Fritcher have accepted positions as regional resource manager and area resource specialist, respectively. Remington will be based in Rochester, while Fritcher will work at the Nerstrand-Big Woods State Park office. Remington comes to the state DNR from the Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission, while Fritcher’s former position was with the Minnesota

Waterfowlers await USFWS decision

Editor Washington The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service intends to announce later this week its decision on whether or not to give six lower Mississippi Flyway states the option to extend their waterfowl seasons. “We’re hoping to make a decision and get it out there yet this week,” said Chris Tollefson, a spokesman for the


The few anglers going out are finding crappies to be most active. These fish are suspended over 25 to 35 feet of water in the Buck Point area. Walleye reports are very limited. Osakis Bait (877) 450-4647 MANKATO AREA Lake Tetonka is producing good-sized perch over deep water. Look to Madison Lake and Lake Lura

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