Author Archives: Bonnie Cook

Pheasant hunting tips

According to a DNR wildlife research biologist, pheasants follow a schedule as routine as your daily commute to and from work. Understanding the pheasant’s daily movements can increase your odds of flushing a rooster. “Pheasants start their day before sunrise … Continue reading

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Ruffed Grouse Numbers Up in MN, Hunter Numbers Down

From this story (via Upland Journal) in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune: When the 2010 Minnesota ruffed grouse hunting season opens at a half-hour before sunrise Saturday, hunters should encounter good numbers of the forest birds. Although spring drumming counts conducted by … Continue reading

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DNR hires a new grouse specialist

Aitkin, Minn. – The DNR has a new grouse coordinator. Ted Dick, who’s been with the DNR for nearly 10 years as the assistant area wildlife manager in Baudette, began the new position last week. He’s based in Aitkin. The … Continue reading

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Wet and wild: Wildlife management areas

LAC QUI PARLE WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA Here on the very western edge of Minnesota, Dave Trauba lives his passion for wildlife and wildlife management day by day, season by season, year by year. Overseeing a 33,000-acre complex of prairies, lakes … Continue reading

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Minnesota’s pheasant index remains unchanged from 2009

Minnesota’s pheasant index remains unchanged from 2009 but is 22 percent below the 10-year average, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Contributing factors to the below-average index include: · The most severe winter in the farmland region … Continue reading

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Beltrami Co. board opposes DNR shoreline purchase

Bemidji, Minn. (AP) — The county commissioners in Beltrami County are opposing a state Department of Natural Resources plan to buy more than a mile of lake shore in the county. The Pioneer of Bemidji reports that on Aug. 3, … Continue reading

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Minnesota Hunting

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DNR asks bear hunters not to shoot radio-collared bears

Hunters participating in this fall’s bear hunt, which opens Sept. 1, should avoid shooting radio-collared or ear-tagged animals, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Taking a bear with a radio collar is legal unless the bear is … Continue reading

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MN Waterfowl hunting

Waterfowl hunt Seasons: Waterfowl season opens Saturday, Oct, 2 Youth Waterfowl Day, Saturday, Sept. 18 – A specially designated day on which any adult can take any youth 15 and younger waterfowl hunting. Only youth may hunt. Opportunities for inexperienced … Continue reading

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Trouble in the Gulf Part 3: Regaining Paradise

As you read this, the first of perhaps 10 million waterfowl that winter in Louisiana’s coastal wetlands are flying south. Each year, fewer acres of marsh and barrier-island habitat await them. This year, some of them will encounter crude oil … Continue reading

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