Minnesota Outdoor News

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 26, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked turkey hunters and sturgeon anglers. Arson training was attended at Camp Ripley. Violations for the week included hunting turkeys in the wrong zone and boat registration violations. CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked ATV, snowmobile, boat and water, AIS and angling enforcement. Sturgeon anglers had a great week on the Rainy…

Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar – April 26, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers April 26: North Woods WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., AAD Shrine, Hermantown. For more info call Matt Erjavec, 218-464-8908. April 26: PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Spirit Mountain Lodge. For more info call Matt Bremer, 218-349-6126. April 26: Carver County DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Cologne Community Center, Cologne. For more info call Steve Leonard, 612-751-9139. April 26: Paul Bunyan DU Banquet,…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 19, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked ATV, boat and water, AIS, and angling enforcement. Just getting a bite was the highlight of some anglers’ days for most of the week on the Rainy River, as fishing was tough at best. Poor water clarity, floating and submerged debris, fast current, rain, freezing rain and snow, all mixed…

Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar – April 19, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers April 20: Faribault NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Faribault Elk’s Club. For more info call Todd Rost, 507-339-3695. April 20: East Side DU Banquet, Eagles Club in EGF. For more info call Michael Hedlund, 701-215-2373. April 23: 3M Club DU Banquet, 5 p.m., Tinucci’s Restaurant, Newport. For more info call Jeff Hagman, 651-492-6709. April 23: Jackson DU Banquet, HiLo Supper…

Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar – April 12, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers April 12: Koronis DU Banquet, Paynesville American Legion. For more info call Tony Flannigan, 320-333-3531. April 12: Lake Crystal DU Banquet, Lake Crystal American Legion. For more info call Brian Isebrand, 507-382-8439. April 12: Meeker County DU Banquet, Peter’s on the Lake. For more info call Scott Chritensen, 320-221-0164. April 13: Detroit Lakes WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Holiday Inn….

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 12, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on the Rainy River. Fishing reports were spotty, but a good number of sturgeon and walleye anglers reported success. Boating safety violations were encountered, as was a group of anglers in possession of marijuana.  CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked ATV, snowmobile, AIS and angling enforcement. The majority of Benjamin’s…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 5, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked ATV, snowmobile, AIS, and angling enforcement. The Rainy River is now open west of the Frontier public access, and anglers are trying their hand at the newly regulated catch-and-release season for walleyes and sauger through April 14. Before hitting the water, anglers should check their boat registration, ensure they have…

Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar – April 5, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers April 5: Blue Earth County Minnesota Pheasants Inc, Kato Ballroom. For more info call 507-479-1232. April 5: South of the River RMEF Banquet, 5 p.m., Minnesota Horse & Hunt Club, Prior Lake. For more info call Jesse Schneider, 612-386-6490. April 5: Central Stears DU Banquet, Blackberry City Golf course. For more info call Nick Anderson, 320-260-4938. April 5: Roseau…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 29, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) investigated a call about three deer that were shot and dumped northeast of Roseau. A complaint about a deer killed by a dog was investigated.   CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked ATV, snowmobile, AIS, and angling enforcement. This is anglers’ final reminder to have shelters off of Lake of the Woods…

Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar – March 29, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers March 29: Faribault DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Faribault American Legion. For more info call Dustin Dienst, 507-332-9884. March 29: Pelican Rapids DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., VFW of Pelican Rapids. For more info call Gerry Bergquist, 218-329-2373. March 30: Lily Creek WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Holiday Inn, Fairmont. For more info call Mike Thompson, 507-236-5421. March 30: North Country PF…

Minnesota Outdoor News Fishing Report for March 29

LAKE MILLE LACS         Snowmobiles and ATVs were being used early this week, but it’s worth noting that most resorts have shut their accesses down for the season. So definitely call ahead before making the trek. Fishing activity has been light, limited to some crappie action in the south end bays. Johnson’s Portside (320) 676-3811 Terry’s Boat Harbor…

Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar – March 22, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers March 22: New London DU Banquet, Spicer Legion. For more info call Brian Ziemer, 320-894-3603. March 22: Rum River RGS Banquet, 5 p.m., The Hall at Spirit River, Isanti. For more info call James Govednik, 612-282-2349. March 22: West Carver DU Banquet, 5 p.m., Mayer Community Center, Mayer. For more info call Chad Wachholz, 952-442-2220. March 22: Osakis Bluebills…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 22, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods. During a two-day detail, Huener worked with COs Bermel and Lawler and found six separate walleye/sauger overlimit cases on Lake of the Woods. Other violations encountered included angling with extra lines, possession of marijuana, and false application for a combination (husband/wife) angling license. A…

Minnesota Outdoor News Fishing Report for March 22

Great Eight LAKE MILLE LACS         Fishing pressure continues to be light, with a handful of anglers looking to the bays on the south end for crappies. They seem to bite better early and late each day and some days are simply better than others. Johnson’s Portside (320) 676-3811 Terry’s Boat Harbor (320) 692-4430 LAKE OF THE WOODS…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 15, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) assisted Thief Lake DNR Wildlife staff in moving a moose away from a highway. Snowmobile training was attended with the U.S. Border Patrol and other conservation officers. Anglers were checked on Lake of the Woods.   CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) worked a detail on Lake of the Woods with…

Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar – March 15, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers March 15: Red Lake Country DU Banquet, American Legion. For more info call Bryan Grove, 218-689-3458. March 15: Grant County DU Banquet, Hoffman Community Center. For more info call Andy Bye, 320-760-0962. March 15: Bear Creek NWTF Banquet, Rochester Eagles Club. For more info call Jim Peschges, 507-289-9234. March 15: MSU DU Banquet, Mankato. For more info call Kaylee…

Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar – March 8, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers March 8: Tri-County DU Banquet, 5 p.m., New Prague. For more info call Steve Smisek, 952-403-1661. March 8: NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Chart House Restaurant, Lakeville. For more info call John Spelman, 719-440-6393. March 8: Lake Area NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Detroit Lakes Holiday Inn. For more info call Steven Hanson, 218-841-4938. March 8: New Prague/Tri County DU Banquet,…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 8, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods. Angler access to the big lake is a struggle with deep snow everywhere and slush in places. CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked ATVing, snowmobiling, and angling enforcement. Assistance was given to the sheriff’s office in locating and assisting anglers on Lake of the Woods…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 1, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods and the Roseau River and checked snowmobilers around Warroad, Roseau, and Salol. A group of anglers had in possession an overlimit of walleyes. Other anglers were found with an illegal-length walleye and extra lines.  CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked ATVing, snowmobiling, and angling enforcement….