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Sunday, December 10th, 2023

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Sunday, December 10th, 2023

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Remembering Jimmy Robinson, a Minnesota duck-hunting legend

Jimmy Robinson, right, hosted the famous and well-connected at his camp at Delta Marsh in Manitoba. Among those he called friends was actor Robert Taylor, left. (Photo courtesy of Delta Waterfowl)
On the day a Minnesota duck-hunting legend died, duck hunting died a little, too. Jimmy Robinson, gone at 88 on June 21, 1986. You may not understand. Many Minnesota duck hunters – possibly a majority – will say, ‘’Jimmy who?’’ And that’s OK. Time and legends move on. I was fortunate enough to know Jimmy and hang with him a few times. Now, as another duck season rolls around, I think about him again. What would Jimmy think of early teal seasons, higher bag limits, and puzzling duck forecasts by state and federal duck counters?
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