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We want to hear who triggered your love of fishing — and how it happened. A grandpa? Dad? Mom? Next-door neighbor? Who was it, and how did it happen? Or maybe it was one fish that did it for you. Tell us about it. Send us a photo if you have one. We'll collect the stories we receive and share them with our readers — some in the newspaper, some online — sometime around Minnesota's fishing opener. Let's put the deadline for your submissions at March 31. E-mail your story to us at email@example.com . Questions? Call Sam Cook at (218) 723-5332.
A bald eagle wearing a GPS transmitter has spent recent days near the Fond du Lac Dam on the St. Louis River, said Mike Schrage, wildlife biologist for the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. The eagle, making its northward migration from Iowa, had been located by its GPS signals Wednesday and Thursday near the dam, Schrage said. The dam is just west of where the Minnesota Highway 23 bridge crosses the St. Louis River in Duluth's Fond du Lac neighborhood. On Monday, according to GPS tracking records, the eagle had been at Moose Lake.
I could see, in my limited human way, that something was up with the yellow pup. The dogs and I had been cruising a local patch of woods on foot for an hour. Now we had emerged into an opening of snow-laden hummocks that bordered a small creek. The pup's nose was in the air, pointed north toward the open lowland along the unseen creek.
While this off-and-on winter has been kind to deer, it's been a tough one for the state's ruffed grouse, said Ted Dick, upland game bird coordinator for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources at Grand Rapids. Ruffed grouse do best in winters with at least 10 inches of soft, powdery snow on the ground, according to the research of the late Gordon Gullion for the University of Minnesota. They dive into snow "burrows" and may remain there for many hours a day.
March 25 — Opening of steelhead fishing season on Wisconsin's Brule River. April 12 — First Minnesota turkey hunting period begins. April 15-16 — Wisconsin youth turkey hunt. April 19 — First Wisconsin turkey hunting period begins. May 5 — Deadline for Minnesota bear hunt lottery. May 6 — Wisconsin inland fishing opener; Wisconsin smallmouth bass catch-and-release season (northern zone) opener; Wisconsin largemouth bass harvest season opener. May 13 — Opening of Minnesota fishing season.
Even when he was very young, Duluth's Dave Zentner realized that he needed to be outdoors. He was growing up in rural South Dakota, and at 7 or 8 years old, he was allowed to roam free at the edge of town. "I knew really early that I wanted to be in nature," Zentner said. "I was able to take the family dog and run around the outskirts. I was allowed to be by myself. I knew I loved monarch butterflies. I knew mink were something that were terribly interesting. And cackling rooster pheasants."
We want to hear who triggered your love of fishing — and how it happened. A grandpa? Dad? Mom? Next-door neighbor? Who was it, and how did it happen? Or maybe it was one fish that did it for you. Tell us about it. We'll collect the stories we receive and share them with our readers — some in the newspaper, some online — sometime around Minnesota's fishing opener. Let's put the deadline for your submissions at March 31. E-mail your story to us at firstname.lastname@example.org . Questions? Call Sam Cook at (218) 723-5332.
Organizers of Duluth's city bowhunt for deer have proposed a couple of changes in the hunt that, if approved, could take effect this fall. One proposal has to do with the requirement for hunters to shoot an antlerless deer before taking a buck. A second proposal would allow hunters to place stands closer to some city trails.
I was on my way to work the other day, driving along the freeway in Duluth, when I was suddenly yanked 40 years back into another lifetime. All it took was a few strains from "She's Gone," an old Hall and Oates song (YouTube it, millennials).
Deer hunters and other interested folks gathered over coffee and chocolate-chip cookies in Duluth on Wednesday night to help forge a statewide deer management plan. Thirty-four people — men, women, adults and a few kids — showed up at Lake Superior College to share their views on Minnesota's deer with a sizeable contingent of Department of Natural Resources wildlife officials.