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Courtesy of the Department of Natural Resources   Youths and women who want to learn how to hunt upland birds from an experienced hunter can do so Saturday, Oct. 20, at a variety of Minnesota locations. Co-sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR), hunt participants are paired with mentors from Pheasants Forever, Woodcock [...]

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Courtesy of the Department of Natural Resources   A mild winter followed by a warm spring contributed to a significant increase in Minnesota’s pheasant count, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The pheasant population index increased 68 percent from 2011. Pheasant hunters are expected to harvest about 290,000 roosters this fall. That’s [...]

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Courtesy of the Department of Natural Resources   Canada goose hunting is the fastest growing hunting sport in Minnesota. Our state harvests more geese than any state in the country. Many hunters new to the sport are unaccustomed to firing at such a big bird. More familiar with shooting ducks, they often fire with too [...]

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Courtesy of the Department of Natural Resources   Minnesota hunters bagged more ducks and Canada geese in 2011 than in 2010 and more waterfowl hunters took to the field, too, reversing a downward trend, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). “The results are in and the numbers moved in a good direction,” [...]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com Hunting season officially kicks off Sept. 16 in Minnesota, but several camps have given Morrison County youths the opportunity to prepare throughout the summer. One place to hold annual summer camps is LeBlanc’s Rice Creek in Little Falls, which hosted several young participants this summer with Pheasants Forever helping [...]

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Hunters heading to southwestern Minnesota will have access to an additional 6,000 acres of hunting land this fall, as the Walk-In Access (WIA) program grows to more than 15,000 acres, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). “Sign crews are out right now marking boundaries on the new walk-in land,” said Marybeth Block, [...]

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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will begin accepting applications July 1, for the 2012 regular archery deer hunts at Camp Ripley near Little Falls. Hunters may pick from only one of two hunting seasons, Oct. 18 – 19 (Thursday – Friday; code 668) or Oct. 27 – 28 (Saturday – Sunday; code 669). [...]

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Preliminary harvest numbers show that the 2012 spring turkey harvest of 11,324 is the third-highest ever, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). “Minnesota’s turkey population largely has rebounded from the severe winter of 2010-2011 and last year’s cold, wet spring,” said Steve Merchant, DNR wildlife program and populations manager. “These resilient and [...]

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Consistent with the state’s moose management plan, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will offer a limited bulls-only hunting season this fall. Although hunting mortality of bulls is not a significant factor in the moose population decline, the state’s moose plan, which addresses habitat, climate change, disease and other moose population factors, identifies specific [...]

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