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

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Sportsmen Since 1967

November 1, 2002

St. Paul The Minnesota DNR has released an Environmental Assessment Worksheet for public review of a proposed all-terrain vehicle/off-highway motorcycle trail in the White Earth Forest in Clearwater County.

The proposed trail designation project will establish a 39-mile, DNR-managed unit trail for ATV and OHM use on state, county, tribal and private land. A 30-day public review and comment period runs though Nov. 27. Copies of the EAW are available at the Bagley Public Library, the Park Rapids Public Library, the Bemidji Public Library,

Waterfowl vs. walleyes

Field Editor Migrating ducks may not find enough to eat in Minnesota’s fish-infested wetlands. Recent studies of lesser scaup passing through Minnesota and Manitoba during the spring migration has found the birds’ diet has changed significantly since the 1980s. Noticeably absent from the duck menu are protein-rich invertebrates known as scud, which are considered a

A time and a place for deer drives

My personal preference when it comes to deer hunting leans heavily towards stand hunting and when conditions are ideal, still-hunting. But there are times when a deer drive is the best tactic for producing action. When deer are not moving naturally and there are not enough hunters in the woods to keep them on the

Owatonna, Minn. Retail and catalog giant Cabela’s will team with Outdoor News to bring a seminar on processing your own venison to its Owatonna retail locations this Saturday, Nov. 2, from 3-4 p.m.

Outdoor News’ Editor Rob Drieslein will emcee the event and Mike Williams merchandising assistant store manager at Cabela’s and a fifth-generation meat processor will convert a whole white-tailed deer carcass into ready-to-prepare venison, showing the best ways to “self-process” deer. For more information, see Page 7 of this edition of Outdoor News.

St. Paul The Minnesota Department of Transportation has paid a $30,000 fine for damaging a trout stream and several lakes while rebuilding a section of U.S. 169 near Grand Rapids two years ago.

The department also agreed to hold environmental workshops costing $80,000 as part of the deal with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. MnDOT failed to prevent work site sediment from getting into fish habitat and spawning beds in Smith Creek, one of the region’s premier trout streams, and nearby lakes, according to the MPCA. The transportation

Minneapolis The 38th Annual Minneapolis/St. Paul Snowmobile, Ski, and Snowboard Winter Sports Show continues this weekend through Nov. 3 at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

The show will include ice fishing products and ice fishing seminars. Seminar speakers include Outdoor News’ pro angler “Tackle” Terry Tuma, along with a special seminar for women ice anglers conducted by Ineke Leer. Show hours are 4-10 p.m. Thursday; 1-10 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Twin Cities Metro

NORTHEAST METRO Big Marine Lake and Lake Jane are providing decent northern pike action. The deeper holes of the Mississippi River and St. Croix River are worth noting for walleyes. Hunting reports have been limited to a few remaining local ducks and geese. Larry’s Live Bait & Sporting Goods (651) 777-1731 NORTHWEST METRO Fishing activity

State, bands haggling

Editor Cloquet, Minn. Negotiations over fisheries management on Lake Mille Lacs heated up again this week with a special round of state-tribal technical committee meetings. Following several weeks of written exchanges on the direction of walleye management on the lake, the Minnesota DNR and Ojibwe tribal representatives rendezvoused Tuesday and Wednesday in Cloquet. On the

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