Minnesota Outdoor News

Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar – Dec. 7, 2018

Banquets/Fundraisers Dec. 8: Lacqui Parle DU Banquet, Hill Top Bar & Grill, Dawson. For more info call Patrick Miller, 612-719-5220. Dec. 16: Buffalo DU Banquet, Huikko’s Entertainment Center. For more info call Dale Lusti, 763-682-3468. Jan. 5, 2019: Southern Minnesota WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Holiday Inn, Austin Conference Center. For more info call Chris Petersen, 507-450-6256. Jan. 12, 2019: Snowmobile…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Dec. 7, 2018

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods. Violations encountered included snowmobile and ATV registration display violations as well as angling with extra lines. CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) taught the law and ethics portions of snowmobile safety classes in Warren and Newfolden, and responded to a call about two buck…

Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar – Nov. 30, 2018

Banquets/Fundraisers Dec. 1: Nobles County DU Banquet, Brewster American Legion. For more info call Kevin Black, 507-329-2223. Dec. 1: Meeker County DU Banquet, Litchfield American Legion. For more info call Scott Christensen, 320-221-0164. Dec. 1: N.E.W. DU Banquet, The Double-Wide, Elko. For more info call Shane Murphy, 612-226-7984. Dec. 8: Lacqui Parle DU Banquet, Hill Top Bar & Grill, Dawson….

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Nov. 30, 2018

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked blackpowder deer hunting, trapping, angling, and spearing activity throughout the week. Violations included taking deer with the use of bait, failure to wear blaze orange, illegal use of an ATV on a state wildlife management area, and no registration on an ATV.  CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) reports the forest was…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Nov. 23, 2018

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked deer-hunting activity. Violations for the week included locating wild animals with an artificial light while in possession of firearm, taking deer without a license, illegal party hunting, transporting a loaded firearm, shooting from the road, transporting an illegally taken big-game animal, trespass, taking deer with the aid of bait, failure…

Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar – Nov. 23, 2018

Banquets/Fundraisers Dec. 1: Nobles County DU Banquet, Brewster American Legion. For more info call Kevin Black, 507-329-2223. Dec. 1: Meeker County DU Banquet, Litchfield American Legion. For more info call Scott Christensen, 320-221-0164. Dec. 16: Buffalo DU Banquet, Huikko’s Entertainment Center. For more info call Dale Lusti, 763-682-3468. Jan. 5, 2019: Southern Minnesota WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Holiday Inn, Austin…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Nov. 16, 2018

District 1 – Baudette area CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) continued to monitor area firearms deer-hunting activity. After-hours shooting complaints appeared to be more frequent than usual this season. Enforcement action was taken for using artificial lights to locate game, taking deer without a valid license, shooting big game from the roadway, unlawful party hunting, taking a deer overlimit,…

Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar – Nov. 16, 2018

Banquets/Fundraisers Nov. 17: Maidens of the Marshes Ladies DU Banquet, Fergus Falls VFW. For more info call Melissa, 218-589-7787. Nov. 17: Prairie Benson DU Banquet, Benson Golf Course. For more info call Brady Collins, 320-894-4510. Nov. 17: Stevens County DU Banquet, Morris Armory. For more info call Dave Pry, 320-287-3451. Dec. 1: Nobles County DU Banquet, Brewster American Legion. For…

Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar – Nov. 9, 2018

Banquets/Fundraisers Nov. 13: Lake Region DU Banquet, Knotty Bar & Grill. For more info call Jake Duncan, 507-661-0819. Nov. 17: Maidens of the Marshes Ladies DU Banquet, Fergus Falls VFW. For more info call Melissa, 218-589-7787. Nov. 17: Prairie Benson DU Banquet, Benson Golf Course. For more info call Brady Collins, 320-894-4510. Nov. 17: Stevens County DU Banquet, Morris Armory….

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Nov. 9, 2018

District 1 – Baudette area CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) worked the firearms deer season opening weekend and saw moderate success with the mild temperatures. Numerous calls to retrieve deer from posted land were fielded. Hunters are encouraged to contact the landowner and try to obtain permission prior to calling the area conservation officer.  CO Demosthenes Regas (Blackduck) reports…

Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar – Nov. 2, 2018

Banquets/Fundraisers Nov. 13: Lake Region DU Banquet, Knotty Bar & Grill. For more info call Jake Duncan, 507-661-0819. Nov. 17: Maidens of the Marshes Ladies DU Banquet, Fergus Falls VFW. For more info call Melissa, 218-589-7787. Nov. 17: Prairie Benson DU Banquet, Benson Golf Course. For more info call Brady Collins, 320-894-4510. Nov. 17: Stevens County DU Banquet, Morris Armory….

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Nov. 2, 2018

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) and COC Jacqueline Hughes checked anglers and waterfowl hunters on Lake of the Woods and at the Northwest Angle. They also checked Thief Lake for duck-hunting activity. Grouse hunters were checked in various locations around the Roseau station.  CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked ATV, big- and small-game, angling, boat and water,…

Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar – Oct. 26, 2018

Banquets/Fundraisers Oct. 26: Stewartville Pheasant & Habitat Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Stewartville Sportman Club. For more info call Rick, 507-285-9677. Oct. 27: Freeborn Ladies DU Banquet, Eagles Club. For more info call Karen Sorenson, 507-373-4931.  Oct. 27: North Red River Minnesota Deer Hunters Association Banquet, 5:30 p.m., American Legion Club, Stephen. For more info call Kelly Turgeon, 218-988-2567. Oct. 27: Wadena…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Oct. 26, 2018

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) and COC Jacqueline Hughes checked duck-hunting activity on Thief Lake and Lake of the Woods. Anglers were checked on the Rainy River and Lake of the Woods. Grouse and youth deer hunters were checked in the Beltrami Island State Forest. Violations for the week included duck hunters transporting loaded shotguns, possessing…

Minnesota Outdoor News Fishing Report – Oct. 26, 2018

Great Eight LAKE MILLE LACS         The water temperature is in the mid 40-degree range so look for muskies to start moving onto the rocks and chasing tullibees. Smallmouth bass action has slowed, but trolling crankbaits on the rocks or shoreline breaks during the evening hours has produced walleyes. Johnson’s Portside (320) 676-3811 Terry’s Boat Harbor (320) 692-4430…

Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar – Oct. 19, 2018

Banquets/Fundraisers Oct. 20: Canby DU Banquet, Schott’s building. For more info call Zach Chappuis, 507-828-6765. Oct. 20: Bend of the River MDHA Banquet, City Center, Mankato. For more info call Bill Laumann, 507-934-2193. Oct. 20: Lakes & Pines MDHA Banquet, 5 p.m., Leech Lake Event Center. For more info call Kevin Merten, 218-682-3052. Oct. 25: DU-North Suburban Chapter Banquet, New…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Oct. 19, 2018

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) started field training with COC Jacque Hughes. Duck hunters were checked on the Roseau River, at Thief Lake, and on Lake of the Woods. Ice started to form on the smaller bodies of water, and some birds moved south while others stayed. A wolf depredation was investigated, and Hughes spoke for…