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May 15, 2024

Riverine nature lends to Lake Byllesby’s fishing intrigue in southeastern Minnesota

As a wide spot in the Cannon River, Byllesby obviously holds its share of riverine fish species. But, despite significant numbers of rough fish, the lake also supports healthy populations of crappies and bass, along with some migrant walleyes from upstream on the Cannon.

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Nature Smart: Understanding the sharp-tailed grouse

This spring, I’ve been capturing images of two grouse species. In my last column I wrote about the greater prairie chicken, a once widespread species that numbered in the millions. It’s now nearly extinct in much of its former range. Today, let’s look at the sharp-tailed grouse.
Once again, I found myself getting up at 4 a.m. and heading out to my old truck in the dark.

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Backyard and Beyond: Signs of spring are all around

Muskrats are semi-aquatic rodents that spend much of their lives in water, gathering and eating aquatic vegetation. The one spied by Bret Cool is bringing its prize, a “bouquet of leaves,” back to its den, maybe to feed its offspring. This cousin of the beaver is not really a rat and may raise up to three litters each summer, each litter having up to 10 pups.

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MN-FISH Summit centers on Mille Lacs, walleye regulations

MN-FISH hosted its annual summit on Tuesday, May 5, at the Drury Hotel in St. Paul. The event covered discussion topics such as Lake Mille Lacs walleye regulations, the state of Minnesota DNR fisheries and its future, and legislative updates from the 2024 session.
A key focus was Mille Lacs, after MN-FISH leaders met with DNR staff on April 16 following the release of the 2024 regulations, which require catch and release of walleyes for the spring and most of the summer on Mille Lacs.

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Pheasants Forever acquisitions expand public lands base in Minnesota’s Kandiyohi, Big Stone counties

Pheasants Forever recently announced that two new land acquisitions will enhance upland habitat and public access throughout Minnesota’s primary pheasant range. Totaling 800 acres, the Lake Lillian Waterfowl Production Area addition and the Thielke Lake Wildlife Management Area addition are large, permanent-protection projects contributing to diverse habitat for pheasants, waterfowl, and other wildlife.

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