hunting

By Jennie Zeitler, Correspondent Hunting season can’t come fast enough for the Crenna household in Royalton. Brian and his son, Logan, 14, are preparing for small game season which begins Sept. 13. Although Levi, 10, and Cole, 5, are too young to join the hunt, they are part of the hunting conversations and are already planning for [...]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com If the deer hunting firearms opener is an unofficial Minnesota holiday, bowhunters are the kids who can’t wait and unwrap presents early. And don’t stop. Like many other eager hunters, Pierz’ Mitch Becker takes advantage of the near-two month head start offered to bowhunters to begin tracking, and hopefully [...]

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Program allows hunters to donate venison for Minnesota food shelves With thousands of Minnesota deer hunters taking part in the firearms season, the Minnesota Hunter Harvested Venison Donation Program is once again providing hunters with the option to donate venison to help feed hungry Minnesotans. The venison donation program is operated by the Minnesota Department of [...]

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Crane Meadows National Wildlife Refuge will hold its first white-tailed deer hunt for persons with disabilities, Oct. 10 – 11. Refuge staff has been working primarily with Midwest Outdoors Unlimited, a nonprofit group that aids in providing outdoor recreational opportunities for the physically challenged. Many other local organizations assisted in the planning process, with a [...]

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Courtesy of the Department of Natural Resources   Starting this year, Minnesota turkey hunters may purchase a license over-the-counter to hunt the fall season wherever hunting and fishing licenses are sold, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said. No lottery application will be necessary. Hunters still must declare a turkey permit area when purchasing [...]

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Courtesy of the Department of Natural Resources   Nothing can ruin a hunt faster than an accident. Drowning, hypothermia, getting lost, falls from tree stands or just spraining an ankle are among the perils awaiting hunters ill prepared for a trip afield. Because hunting involves firearms, knives, and arrows and is often conducted in cold [...]

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Courtesy of the Department of Natural Resources   Organizations interested in applying for a grant to help fund projects that restore, enhance or protect Minnesota’s prairies, forests and wetlands have until Wednesday, Sept. 26 to do so. The 2013 Conservation Partners Legacy Grant program offers a total of $4.6 million dollars to qualified projects. Applications [...]

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Courtesy of the Department of Natural Resources   Minnesota’s hunters, wildlife enthusiasts and wildlife populations will benefit from the recent addition of 5,778 acres to the state’s wildlife management area (WMA) system, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Much of this newly protected land is in the southern half of the state. [...]

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Courtesy of the Department of Natural Resources   According to a Department of Natural Resources (DNR) wildlife research biologist, pheasants follow a schedule as routine as the daily commute to and from work. Understanding the pheasant’s daily movements can increase the odds of flushing a rooster. “Pheasants start their day before sunrise at roost sites, [...]

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