The Department of Natural Resources released preliminary data today that shows hunters killed 226,582 deer, down from 243,739 deer last year.
For some residents of Cook County, the 2-mile snowmobile route proposed by the U.S. Forest Service is a no-brainer — a safe, direct link for cabin owners on McFarland Lake to the fish-rich waters of South Fowl Lake on the Canadian border.RELATED CONTENT
What: An ice-fishing expo featuring major ice-fishing equipment manufacturers, retailers, snowmobiles, four-wheelers, ice-fishing seminars and more.
All things ice fishing will come to Duluth when the first Arrowhead Ice Fishing and Winter Show hits the Duluth Entertainment Convention CenterRELATED CONTENT
The deer harvest was down 17 percent from last year in northern Minnesota during the 16-day firearms deer season, according to preliminary figures from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The season ended Nov. 24.
Here are the latest trends in ice-fishing gear, based on interviews with four ice-fishing retailers in the Duluth-Superior area:
A good way to spread the bounty of your hunts this fall is to share some of your game with those who don’t hunt. Consider an informal wild game feed for your friends or neighbors.
After you get your venison summer sausage made this fall, enter a sample of it in the News Tribune’s Great Venison Sausage Contest. Deadline for samples of your venison sausage and snack sticks to reach us is 5 p.m. on Dec. 10. We’ll have separate categories for amateur and commercial entries. If you’re a winner, and you’re willing, we’ll share your recipe with our readers. Mail to or drop off your samples at Duluth News Tribune, 424 W. First St., Duluth, MN 55802. Questions? Call us at (218) 723-5322.
“With many persons, fishing is a mere recreation, a pleasant way of killing time. To the true angler, however, the sensation it produces is a deep unspoken joy, born of a longing for that which is quiet and peaceful ... .” Thaddeus Norris, The American Angler’s Book, 1864
Monday — Wisconsin muzzleloader deer hunt opener
Here’s a sampling of leaders in several big-buck contests around the Northland. All weights are for field-dressed deer:RELATED CONTENT
Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Center, 7328 Boulder Dam Road, offers these events. Call (218) 721-3731, email email@example.com or go to boulderlake.org.
Sam Cook column: I came across the deer carcass in the usual place again this year. Just down the bank along Vermilion Road, well within the city of Duluth.RELATED CONTENT
Ice fishing has come a long way from the huddled figure hunched on a windswept frozen lake, watching a hand-augered hole freeze shut.RELATED CONTENT