Sunday, June 4th, 2023
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April 12, 2002

Workshops held at the Sandhill Outdoor Skills

Center, phone 715-884-6333. For more info contact Laura Huber at or check out the website at reclands/sandhill. April 20-21: Backpacking for Beginners. Learn about backpacking basics. $55 fee includes 4 meals. Must be 16 or older. Register by April 10. April 27-28: Canoe Camping. An overnight “quiet water” adventure by canoe. $25 fee

Factors could dictate change in duck season

Associate Editor Minneapolis Drought conditions in much of Canada and potential changes in season frameworks could contribute to a more restrictive waterfowl season for Minnesota duck hunters this fall. Furthermore, U.S. Fish and Wildlife officials are tweaking the Adaptive Harvest Management models which they say may be overestimating the spring breeding population. “These things could

Brainerd, Minn. Minnesota’s grant-in-aid snowmobile trails closed April 1, despite a storm on that day that dumped measurable snow in many areas of the state.

All-terrain vehicle operators can’t turn in their snowmobile for their ATV, DNR officials say. ATVs aren’t allowed on the grant-in-aid trail system. They are allowed in roadside ditches and on designated ATV trails. Minnesota’s snowmobile system is built mostly on private property. It exists because landowners have agreed to allow only snowmobilers on their property.

St. Paul State turkey hunters taking to the field April 17 and thereafter are reminded that hunting hours this year are one-half hour before sunrise until 5 p.m. In previous years, the hunting day ended at noon.

Turkey hunters also are reminded that in addition to the wild turkey license they will need a 2002 Wild Turkey Stamp validation if they are 18 years or older or are nonresidents of any age. The stamp is not issued automatically with each wild turkey license because of the age requirement and because only one

Crank the shallows for early pike and walleye

Contributing Editor One of the most popular ways of fishing for walleyes and pike is to toss out a crankbait and go for a ride. Trolling is used both by anglers who don’t know what else to do and by those who know it’s often the most effective way to present a bait so the

Winnebago walleye crop looks impressive

Correspondent Oshkosh, Wis. Local DNR fish crews have learned that the 2001 year-class of Lake Winnebago walleyes is the second largest since records have been kept. That’s good news for anglers. The 1996 year-class set a walleye production record on the big lake and those fish are providing the bulk of some very good action

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