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

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October 11, 2002

Oct. 12 – Nov. 10: Fall turkey.

Oct. 19 – Dec. 31: Ring-necked pheasant season. Oct. 19 – Nov. 10: Sharp-tailed grouse season. Oct. 19 – Dec. 11: Bobwhite quail season. Oct. 19 – Dec. 31: Gray (Hungarian) partridge season (closed in Clark, Marathon, and Taylor counties). Oct. 19 – Feb. 28: Southern Zone cottontail rabbit. Oct. 19 – Nov. 15: Jackrabbit.

Duluth, Minn. Worried about a dozen or so bears living in Duluth, the DNR may explore the possibility of an archery hunting season within the city limits.

DNR area wildlife manager Rich Staffon of Cloquet estimates 12 to 20 bears may be living in the city. That office has received about 100 bear-complaint calls from Duluth residents since April. Hunts inside the city limits are rare, but conservation officials already conduct an archery deer hunt in specific areas of neighboring Superior, Wis.,

St. Paul Hunters can face fines if they mistake a swan for a goose during the waterfowl hunting season, according to the Minnesota DNR. Fines for shooting swans can run as high as $700 and include possible confiscation of firearms and restitution of up t

To avoid accidentally shooting a swan during the waterfowl season, hunters should become familiar with the differences in both size and markings of swans and geese. Swans are three to four times bigger than snow geese. Swans have necks about equal in length to their bodies. Swan sightings should be reported to Steve Kittelson, DNR

Initial tests of Aitkin elk herd are negative

Deer license sales down only slightly By Tim Spielman Associate Editor St. Paul The Minnesota Board of Animal Health says 27 elk from the Aitkin County farm where chronic wasting disease was found more than a month ago have tested negative for the deadly brain disease. Dr. Kristine Petrini, assistant director for the BAH said

DNR outlines plans for CWD research

“We’ve had excellent participation of landowners in the area,” Hauge said. “About 1,100 landowners received permits from us, and another 300 asked the DNR to come and remove deer from their land. Excluding land ownerships of less than five acres in size, about 75 percent of the landscape had permits on it.” The landowner permit

Upcoming events at the Sandhill Outdoor

Skills Center. For more info: org/land/wildlife/reclands/sandhill or to register call 715-884-6333. Oct. 12-13: Morning on the Marsh Camp-out. 2 p.m. Sat. – 11 a.m. Sun. Register by Oct. 1. Oct. 19: Crane-watch Magic at Sandhill Wildlife Area. 3 p.m. – dark. Register by Oct. 9.

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