Wednesday, May 29th, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Wednesday, May 29th, 2024

Breaking News for

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Open-water crappie bite begins in a few areas

BIG SIX LAKE MILLE LACS A few anglers continue to ‘sneak’ on Isle Bay for crappies, but it no longer is advised. The main lake is showing signs of a spring thaw with open gaps

Expanded deer-hunting opportunities possible

By Joe AlbertAssociate Editor St. Paul – As has been the trend in recent years, whitetail hunters in Minnesota are likely to have increased opportunities again this fall. A new deer zone is likely in

Aquatic plants bill heard in committee

By Joe AlbertAssociate Editor St. Paul – The DNR has been too conservative in its efforts to control invasive aquatic species in the state’s lakes, according to a group called Minnesotans for Healthy Lakes. The

Ice fishing finished across most of state

By Glen SchmittStaff Writer Blackduck, Minn. – Travel far enough north this weekend and you could find walkable ice, but you’d probably need a real long plank to reach it. By most accounts, ice-fishing opportunities

Border waters beckon as season’s ice melts away

By Mike KallokStaff Writer Brainerd, Minn. – Ice fishing opportunities are melting quickly, and any weekend plans should involve a boat or some sturdy planks – and the expectation that travel will be on foot

Warm weather takes its toll on ice conditions

BIG SIX LAKE MILLE LACS A few anglers were on the lake last weekend and found moderate success fishing for perch. By Monday night, most shorelines were pulled away too far to access the lake.

Latest resource funding bill moves in committee

By Joe AlbertAssociate Editor St. Paul – As if to prove that a plan to dedicate funds to natural resources is a concept that’s in a constant state of evolution, a Senate committee last Saturday

State’s moose population falls

As numbers drop, opportunities for hunting tumble, too By Tim SpielmanAssociate Editor St. Paul – A poor showing by northeastern Minnesota moose in the most recent DNR survey along with discouraging results from a five-year

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