Deer hunting

Two men, one from rural Burtrum and another from Foley, were injured when bullets from hunters’ rifles ricocheted. On Nov. 10, Bruce Edward Barthel of rural Burtrum was in his yard by his garage in the afternoon, when a group of hunters making a drive shot at a deer. Barthel heard what appeared to be [...]

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Hunting enthusiasts practice ‘quality deer management’  by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Ron and Jeanne Beam and their sons, Pete and Sam, follow deer for more than hunting. They get to know the deer on their 124 acres south of Little Falls, watching them from year to year. “About half the property is wooded,” said Ron, [...]

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Courtesy of the Minnesota DNR   Tree stand accidents are the leading cause of injury to hunters. The following information will provide hunters with tips and information for safe tree stand hunting.   Types of tree stands A description of some of the more well known types of tree stands includes: • Fixed position stands [...]

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Courtesy of the Minnesota DNR   With deer season just around the corner, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is encouraging landowners in southeastern Minnesota to consider their neighbors when deciding whether to allow hunters on their property this fall. While the southeast’s whitetail herd provides a valuable boost to the region’s economy, drawing [...]

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Courtesy of the Minnesota DNR   Special resource management deer hunts are scheduled to take place this fall at several Minnesota state parks. Access to parks around the state will vary during the hunts, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Some parks will remain open to all visitors, some will have limited [...]

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Courtesy of the Minnesota DNR   Seven new Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) conservation officers (COs) are on the job following 16 weeks of field training. “These officers were recently added to the ‘thin green line’ sworn to uphold the laws and regulations that defend our natural resources,” said Col. Jim Konrad, DNR Enforcement [...]

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Courtesy of the Minnesota DNR   A flurry of reports of hunter trespass on private property ranging from Bemidji to Rochester to Hibbing to Marshall was reported during Minnesota’s 2012 pheasant opener, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). With the firearm deer season getting under way Nov. 3, the DNR reminds hunters [...]

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Courtesy of the Minnesota DNR   Minnesota’s firearm deer hunting season gets under way Nov. 3. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds hunters to follow the rules. According to Col. Jim Konrad, DNR Enforcement Division director, most hunters are law abiding, but there are common hunting violations that occur every year. Konrad said [...]

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Courtesy of the Minnesota DNR   The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) urges deer hunters to make safety their first priority when Minnesota’s firearm deer season opens Nov. 3 by taking the time now to plan for a safe and successful hunt. There are many considerations to take into account before the opening morning, [...]

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