Minnesota Outdoor News

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….

Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar – March 1, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers March 1: North Fork Crow River NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Queen Bee’s Bar & Grill, Paynesville. For more info call Barb Schmitz, 320-905-0543. March 2: Twin Cities WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Radisson Hotel, Roseville. For more info call Chris Petersen, 507-450-6256. March 2: Northeast WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Elks Lodge, Virginia. For more info call Buck Nordlof, 218-434-0399. March…

Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar – Feb. 22, 2019

Make plans to join us at the 2019 Outdoor News Deer and Turkey Classic held at the MN State Fairgrounds. March 8-10. Family friendly event with FREE antler scoring, seminars and more. Banquets/Fundraisers Feb. 23: Western WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Worthington Elks Lodge, Worthington. For more info call Chris Petersen, 507-450-6256. Feb. 23: Pine to Prairie PF Banquet, 5:30 p.m.,…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Feb. 22, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods. Violations for the week included angling with too many lines and possessing illegal-length walleyes.   CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked ATVing, snowmobiling, and angling enforcement. Enforcement action was taken for angling with extra/unattended lines, possessing fillets or immeasurable carcasses on a special management lakes,…

Minnesota Outdoor News Fishing Report for Feb. 22, 2019

Great Eight LAKE MILLE LACS         East – Anglers aren’t catching big numbers of walleyes, but large fish remain somewhat active. The best reports continue to come off the mud flats or deep basin areas in 30 feet or more during low-light periods. For this weekend’s Perch Extravaganza, work the south-end bays, north-end sand breaks, and mud flats….

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Feb. 15, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods. Violations encountered included anglers using extra lines, possessing illegal-length walleyes, and possessing marijuana. Huener and CO Elwell investigated a report about a dead timber wolf near Hallock.  CO Demosthenes Regas (Blackduck) reports working snowmobile enforcement and angling activity on special-regulation lakes throughout the week….

Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar – Feb. 15, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers Feb. 16: Northland WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Park Hotel, Hibbing. For more info call Buck Nordlof, 218-434-0399. Feb. 16: Southwest WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Worthington Elks Lodge, Worthington. For more info call Chris Petersen, 507-450-6256. Feb. 16: Pine County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Tobies Banquet Hall, Hinckley. For more info call Kenny Reed, 612-759-4709. Feb. 16: Crow River NWTF…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Feb. 8, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods. Enforcement action was taken for anglers using extra lines and anglers fishing without licenses. Two anglers who were caught using three lines apiece stated they didn’t expect a CO to be out in the extremely cold weather. CO Nicholas Prachar (Blackduck) reports that slow…

Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar – Feb. 8, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers Feb. 9: Snowmobile Safety Class, 10 a.m., Lafayette community Center, Lafayette. For more info call Steven Rykhus, 507-276-3521. Feb. 9: North Star RMEF Banquet, Double Tree Inn, St. Louis Park. For more info call Ben Roach, 952-270-2609. Feb. 9: Itasca County PF Banquet, 4:30 p.m., TimberLake Lodge. For more info call Josh Berg, 952-270-0061. Feb. 9: Fishing for a…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Feb. 1, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods. A boyfriend and girlfriend were cited after having purchased a combination angling license, which is for married couples only.  CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked ATVing, snowmobiling, and angling enforcement. Benjamin also assisted with an annual snowmobile safety class in Warroad where 22 students earned…

Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar – Feb. 1, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers Feb. 2: Houston County WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Fest Building, Spring Grove. For more info call Chris Petersen, 507-450-6256. Feb. 2: Struttin Blackbeards NWTF Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Clarissa Ballroom, Clarissa. For more info call James Olson, 320-732-6903. Feb. 2: LeRoy Rod & Gun Club Banquet, 11 a.m., Travel Lanes LeRoy. For more info call Dan Hockens, 507-696-0651. Feb. 2:…