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Sportsmen Since 1967

November 14, 2003

Grand Rapids, Minn. For the 18th year, the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association will be accepting deer hides at more than 400 hide drop points around the state.

As in the past, proceeds generated from donated deer, elk, and moose hides will be earmarked for habitat projects throughout the state. Since 1985, MDHA’s Hides for Habitat program has collected over 390,000 hides, generating over $2 million that has funded enhancement for Minnesota’s wildlife. Hunters who donate their deer, elk, or moose hides are …

Grand Rapids, Minn. For the 18th year, the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association will be accepting deer hides at more than 400 hide drop points around the state. Read More »

Deer opener 2003 was good and cold

DNR pleased with number of first-weekend CWD samples By Tim Spielman Associate Editor Bemidji, Minn. When many northern Minnesota deer hunters arose last Saturday and looked at the thermometer, they did what others fought not to do: they put another log on the fire and went back to bed. After all, it was well below

Little Sauk, Minn. A Minnesota DNR storage shed burned in an accidental fire Nov. 6 in Todd County, causing $200,000 in damages.

The fire occurred at 10:30 a.m. when a snowmobile backfired and ignited in the shed. Attempts to contain the fire were unsuccessful. There were no injuries, and the fire is under investigation. DNR Enforcement, and Trails and Waterways departments shared the building for seasonal storage. The $200,000 loss in equipment included six snowmobiles, five all-terrain

Duluth, Minn. Hunters, including those who pursue white-tailed deer, are welcome on national forests in the state. Permanent stands and blinds are not.

While permanent stands are illegal, portable stands may be used if they do not damage live trees and are removed at the end of the hunt. Free-standing blinds or elevated stands that are movable also may be used. Policies differ on national forest lands regarding the use of off-highway vehicles. Hunters are encouraged to contact

Minneapolis The 39th Annual Mpls/St. Paul Snowmobile, ATV, and Motorcycle Power Sportshow continues at the Minneapolis Convention Center, Nov. 13-16. The show includes snowmobiles, motorcycles, and ATVs, along with dealers, manufacturers, and a lineup of

Admission is $9 for adults, while youths age 12 and under are admitted free. Show hours are 4-10 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, call (952) 943-2002, or visit the web site,

By Dave Genz

Ice fishing success is hanging out there for anyone who wants to grab it. A new ice angler coming into the sport who gets all the right tools and learns the right approach can pass up ice fishermen with years of experience who haven’t upgraded. Even if you own no decent ice fishing equipment, the

ELS handles license demand

Staff Writer St. Paul Last Friday was a historic day for the Electronic Licensing System (ELS). At 5:53 p.m. on Friday, the state recorded its 10,000,000 transaction on the ELS system since it began four years ago. In short, license vendors throughout the state were busy, as thousands of deer hunters waited until the last

Big Six

LAKE MILLE LACS A few of the bays and shorelines are covered with ice, so the open-water fishing has come to an end. There were some pretty successful deer hunters in this area, and duck hunters have taken quite a few divers on the big lake. Johnson’s Portside (320) 676-3811 Terry’s Boat Harbor (320)

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