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Minnesota Cuffs & Collars, May 20th, 2016

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) prepared cases for court and readied equipment for the angling season. Anglers were checked on Lake of the Woods, and the Roseau and Warroad rivers.   CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) primarily worked ATV enforcement. A nuisance bear was reported in the Roosevelt area. The reporting party was advised to remove bird…

Minnesota Calendar of Events, May 20th, 2016

Banquets/Fundraisers May 21: St. Charles WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Moose Lodge, St. Charles. For more info call Alison Streiff, 507-201-0039. July 16: Minnewaka Lake Assoc. Banquet, Minnwaska House, Glenwood. For more info call Mike Stai, 634-5961. Aug. 6: Lakes Area Archers 3D Fun Shoot & Banquet, 8 a.m., Erdahl. For more info call Rob, 218-205-5197. Aug. 12: South Metro Chapter…

MInnesota Great Eight Fishing Report – May 20th, 2016

LAKE MILLE LACS         East – The north-end sand is providing consistent walleye action in 12 to 22 feet. Leeches and minnows are working best, and anglers are finding a wide range of walleye sizes throughout the lake. Johnson’s Portside (320) 676-3811 West – Walleye reports have been consistently good with a slip bobber and leech during the…

Metro Area Fishing Report – May 20th, 2016

NORTHEAST METRO Walleyes are hitting jigs and minnows in the Prescott area of the St. Croix River in 12 to 16 feet. Bass are hitting plastics in shallow water on Lake Demontreville, Powers Lake, Big Marine Lake, and Big Carnelian Lake. Toss spinnerbaits in the 5- to 7-foot weeds for northern pike on Green Lake, Lake Peltier, White Bear Lake,…

Statewide Minnesota Fishing Report – May 20th, 2016

ALEXANDRIA AREA Look for walleyes and northern pike to hit a jig and minnow along the 8- to 14-foot weedlines of Reno Lake and Lake Mary. Crappies and bass continue to be found in the bulrushes on Lake Le Homme Dieu, Lake Darling, Lake Geneva, Lake Ida, and Lake Carlos.  Christopherson’s Bait and Tackle (320) 763-3255 ANNANDALE AREA Walleye reports have…

DNR: no population effect from incidental otter take

St. Paul — This time of year, it’s not uncommon for Minnesota DNR conservation officers’ reports to mention otters incidentally taken in beaver trap sets. The beaver season runs through May 15 statewide, and as much as most trappers try to avoid them, otters still end up in a few beaver sets. A DNR data request indicated that 1,371 otters…

Tough year for nesting ducks

2016: Worst duck-production year in recent memory?  Bismarck, N.D. — A pop quiz: Of all the variables that influence spring duck production, waterfowlers, what’s most important? If you guessed water, you’re correct. For the vast majority of the past two decades, moisture from snowmelt and timely spring rains have saturated good portions of the fabled Prairie Pothole Region, the epicenter…

Hunter arrested for deer cull protest

Somonauk, Ill. —  A deer hunter with a history of protesting DNR’s deer culling practices was arrested after he allegedly attempted to obstruct a sharpshooter from killing deer. The charges against Keith Wiersma, 59, of Sandwich, include disorderly conduct involving a March 15 confrontation at the Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) property.  A May 24 court date has been set. Incident report…

Minnesota Governor Proclaims: Clean Drain Dry Day

At the stroke of midnight on Saturday, May 14th, Governor Mark Dayton cast his line, and proclaimed Clean Drain Dry Day, signaling the start of a time honored tradition, the Minnesota Fishing Opener!

Minnesota Governor Proclaims: Clean Drain Dry Day May 14, 2015 Brooklyn Center, MN – At the stroke of midnight on Saturday, May 14th, Governor Mark Dayton will cast his line, and proclaim Clean Drain Dry Day, signaling the start of a time honored tradition, the Minnesota Fishing Opener! With over 1.6 million anglers hitting the water, fishing opener is the perfect opportunity to educate…