Friday, December 1st, 2023

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Friday, December 1st, 2023

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967


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Twin Cities Metro

NORTHEAST METRO Minnows and large plastic baits seem to be working for the few muskie anglers that remain on White Bear Lake in 14 to 25 feet. Crankbaits or a jig and minnow are producing

Spring 2010: a turkey license for all hunters

Madelia, Minn. – With the exception of two years in the mid-1980s, the number of permits available for the spring turkey season has increased each year since the first season was held in 1978. Yet

Pheasant season: the best yet to come?

St. Paul – By most accounts, the pheasant-hunting season in Minnesota thus far has been a slow one: thank the weather, and subsequent standing corn. While still lagging behind schedule, corn harvest in the state’s

Harvest down as deer hunt wraps up

St. Paul – The firearms deer kill in the state continues to lag behind last year’s pace. Through the third weekend of hunting, hunters had killed just more than 151,000 whitetails, which is about 12

Minnesota loses 61K acres of CRP in ’09

St. Paul – The slow drain on the federal Conservation Reserve Program continued this fall in Minnesota – and nationwide – as the state lost an estimated 61,000 program acres, according to the USDA’s Farm

Deer kill lags as hunters forced to pass does

St. Paul – Firearms deer hunters had killed and registered 128,766 deer as of earlier this week, which is nearly 12 percent fewer deer than at the same time last year. The antlerless deer harvest

Open-water fishing action almost non-existent across state

LAKE_MILLE LACS Fishing activity has been limited to a few anglers trolling crankbaits during low-light periods and they haven’t had much success. Deer registrations through two weekends are down slightly from last year, but the

Deer wanton waste gets COs’ attention

Tower, Minn. – The actions of hunters sometimes bewilder the state’s conservation officers. Case in point: CO Dan Starr, of Tower, on Monday checked a group of hunters in northern Minnesota who’d harvested three bucks.

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