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November 8, 2002

DNR hopes 2002 deer kill will at least match 2001

Editor Madison With a statewide deer population estimate of 1.6 million animals, DNR wildlife biologists hope hunters can keep pace with harvest goals in light of the concerns over chronic wasting disease (CWD). One thing is for sure: Hunters will have more hunting opportunities this fall than in previous seasons, including liberal numbers of antlerless

Normal’ weather, standing crops on tap for deer hunt

Staff Writer New Ulm, Minn. Healthy deer numbers and strong license sales point to an excellent, if not record-setting, harvest of white-tailed deer this firearms season. But two other factors also will play significant roles when the season kicks off Nov. 9. The weather and late crop harvest could play a big role in determining

State deer license sales rebounding

Sales down 2.6 percent as of Tuesday By Rob Drieslein Editor St. Paul Judging from license sales in recent days, Minnesota white-tailed deer hunters are ready to hit the woods, trails, and fields in droves this Saturday, Nov. 9. The rate of deer license sales for the 2002 Minnesota white-tailed deer season accelerated late last

St. Paul The Becoming An Outdoors Woman program is offering a new way for women to enjoy winter in Minnesota while mastering new skills or polishing old ones learned in the past.

The BOW program will hold its winter workshop Feb. 28-March 2 at Gunflint Trail Lodge near Grand Marais. Programs such as trapping or polar fleece mitten making are on the agenda, according to Jean Bergerson, BOW coordinator. Registration forms are available from the Minnesota DNR Information Center by calling (651) 296-6157 or toll free at

Watson, Minn. A 40-day season wasn’t quite enough at Lac qui Parle. On Monday, a DNR official said about 147,000 geese were staging within the special goose hunting zone. Meanwhile, hunters have killed about 4,500 birds, well short of the 12,000-bird lim

Matt Norby, of the DNR at LqP, said hunting had been very good of late. The season was extended from 30 days to 40 days two years ago, as the peak of Canada goose migration was occurring after the season there had closed.

Hunting/Trapping Dates 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.

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