Water levels were so low on the Nina Moose River northwest of Ely that Mike Rogalla and Don Nemec gave up on hunting moose from a canoe. They started walking through the woods. The change in strategy paid off.
Greg Bambenek remembers as a kid going out on the Mississippi River with his dad, putting out set lines for flathead catfish. In a rowboat, the two would set out 50 baits, all suspended from one long cord. When the last one was baited and dropped, Bambenek’s dad, a commercial fisherman, would always whack the water with a paddle.
UPDATE: Department of Natural Resources area wildlife managers Tom Rusch at Tower and Rich Staffon at Cloquet said deer registrations were down an average of 38 percent and 34 percent in their work areas, respectively.
Rick Moss and his longtime friend Tom Heffernan of Port Wing spent Saturday’s Wisconsin fishing opener in the same way they had spent countless days and nights over the past 35 years — in a canoe on the Brule.
Ninety-one questions are being put to outdoor enthusiasts attending the state Department of Natural Resources annual spring hearings Monday, and three — about deer hunting — should be considerably less controversial.
Kamloops rainbow trout fishing has historically been a bright spot among DNR fisheries programs. The hatchery-reared fish have provided excellent fall, winter and spring fishing for anglers. But the fish have been scarce for the past couple of years.
Last week marked the beginning of some decent, if modest, Kamloops fishing along the shore from Duluth’s Lester River to the French and the Sucker rivers. The fish are still staging offshore, not entering the streams — at least as of Thursday, said Matt Ward, Department of Natural Resources anadromous fisheries specialist for Lake Superior.
Read about anglers fishing for Kamloops rainbow trout and more in the Outdoors section of Sunday's Duluth News Tribune.
This is the fourth year the Superior-based chapter has held this “Learn to Hunt” weekend for aspiring turkey hunters ages
12 to 16. Twenty-two of them applied for the hunt, and 15 were selected at random to take part. Each of them would be accompanied by an experienced turkey-hunting mentor in the field.
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