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More days, birds in bag for goose hunt?

Bemidji, Minn. – The DNR wants to give hunters more days to hunt Canada geese, and also allow them to kill one more bird each day. Now, the Mississippi Flyway Council and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service must sign … Continue reading

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As duck numbers fall, hunters dwindle, too

Last fall’s Minnesota duck season not only was dismal, but an increasing number of waterfowl hunters simply stashed their decoys and waders and quit, continuing a decades-long trend. And officials aren’t sure how to stop it. U.S. Fish and Wildlife … Continue reading

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Leaf Spots are Sprouting in the Vegetable Garden

This summer early warm weather and frequent rain alternating with sunny days have created conditions allowing vegetable gardens to flourish. Many gardeners are amazed at the size of their tomato and corn plants. Recently, however, gardeners have been noticing yellowing … Continue reading

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Minnesota to allow crane hunting season for first time in 94 years

Minnesota will offer hunters the chance to bag sandhill cranes for the first time in 94 years. "We’re happy to be able to offer this opportunity," said Dennis Simon, chief of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Section. "Ten … Continue reading

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Hot Water & Dead Muskies

In the sport of muskie fishing there are two things that don’t mix. Hot water temperatures and big fish. As an avidly obsessive muskie angler, I find nothing more gut wrenching than to come across my favorite fish floating on … Continue reading

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DNR recommends 60-day duck season; south zone hunters to get later hunt

DNR is recommending 60-day duck seasons in all zones, 85-day Canada goose seasons in the North and Central zones, and a 66-day Canada goose season in the South Zone for the 2010-11 waterfowl season. The recommendations include opening the regular … Continue reading

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Hundreds of geese euthanized near NYC airports

New York (AP) — Officials say hundreds of geese located near New York City airports have been euthanized in the past several weeks. Carol Bannerman, spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services, said Monday the department was asked … Continue reading

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58-pound striper is likely new Missouri record

Republic, Missouri’s J.J. West has caught one striped bass in his home state, and it was a doozy. West’s 58-pound, 10.4-ounce monster caught Thursday at Bull Shoals Lake will likely surpass Missouri’s current striper record–a 56-lb. 5-oz. fish caught from … Continue reading

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Turkey Hunting Tips and Tactics

So you want to be a better turkey hunter? We want to help! The National Wild Turkey Federation is working hard to make sure that hunting, especially turkey hunting, continues to be a tradition in this country. To that end, … Continue reading

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Minnesota’s state bird, the common loon facts

Minnesota’s state bird, the common loon, is more at home in the water than on land. Built like a torpedo, it swims under water in search of prey. Minnesota has more common loons than any other state except Alaska. Identification … Continue reading

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