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Wednesday, November 29th, 2023

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Sportsmen Since 1967

September 11, 2023

Here’s how to get your deer tested for CWD during Minnesota’s archery season

Minnesota’s archery deer season opens this Saturday, Sept. 16, and deer hunters have multiple options for getting their deer tested for chronic wasting disease.

CWD sampling options include requesting a mail-in kit before hunting or utilizing kits obtained but not used last year. Hunters may participate in the partner sampling program. Hunters can also make an appointment to have their deer sampled at Minnesota DNR area wildlife offices, and contact information is available on the Minnesota DNR website. 

Authorities search for grizzly bear that mauled a Montana hunter

Officials have closed part of the Custer Gallatin National Forest in southwestern Montana after a hunter was severely mauled by a grizzly bear.
The hunter was tracking a deer on Sept. 8 when the bear attacked, according to the Gallatin County Sheriff’s office. Members of the hunting party called 911 at about 1:45 p.m., the Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported, and emergency crews used a helicopter ambulance to fly the hunter to a nearby hospital.

Federal judge deals another serious blow to proposed copper-nickel mine on edge of Minnesota’s Boundary Waters

A federal judge has dealt another serious setback to the proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northeastern Minnesota, dismissing the company’s lawsuit that sought to regain the critical mineral rights leases that the Biden administration cancelled.

The ruling last week was the latest blow to the stalled $1.7 billion project, which has faced stiff opposition from environmental and tourism groups that say it would pose an unacceptable threat to the pristine wilderness along the U.S- Canadian border.

Concern setting in for getting Pennsylvania deer hunting license

As I sit and type the following, it is Friday, Sept. 8. The hunting license I purchased over the internet from my account with Hunt Fish—Pa on the first day I was able to apply, June 26, has yet to arrive at my home.   
I also applied for a Wildlife Management Unit 2G antlerless deer tag on that same date. I was successful in obtaining my 2G tag. At this writing, I have also failed to receive that tag.

Soon-to-be metro wildlife management area in Minnesota’s Washington County a ‘spectacular place’

When newcomers first set eyes on the sprawling 2,600-acre cattle ranch owned by Kelley Land and Cattle Co. in Washington County, Minn., they are invariably smitten by the property’s nearly unblemished natural amenities and beauty.
“It’s truly a spectacular place,” said Bob McGillivray, land protection director for the Trust for Public Land, a national nonprofit group. “The family has kept the property in incredibly good shape over the years.
The good news for hunters, anglers, birders, wildlife watchers, and conservationists is that a large portion of the property, also known as Kelley Farms, will become a state wildlife management area, likely in fall of 2024.

Hunting diving ducks: Three spots to head after north country waters ice up

A few generations ago, if you grew up hunting ducks in Minnesota or Wisconsin or anywhere in the Great Lakes region and likely beyond, there’s a good chance you cut your teeth chasing diving ducks.
From Field & Stream to Sports Afield, the era’s outdoor periodicals glamorized the pursuit of rough-water-loving bluebills, redheads, and canvasbacks and its many shotgunning disciples. The late wildlife artist, Les Kouba, painted his childhood waterfowling memories that included many evocative diver scenes, from flocks of canvasbacks lifting off mist-shrouded marshes to wave-buffeting bluebills angling into the stiff winds and spitting snow.

What should Ohio hunters expect when another bow season opens in late September?

There wasn’t much fanfare about it, but Ohio deer hunters last year set a new buck harvest record in half of the state’s counties.
The news that hunters in 44 of Ohio’s counties set buck harvest records in the 2022-23 season gets us set for the start of a new deer bowhunting season, which opens on Saturday, Sept. 30. The season runs through Feb. 4, 2024 for bowhunters in the Buckeye State. Setting harvest records, though, is cause for some consternation rather than celebration among deer managers.

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