Outdoors

By T. W. BUDIG ECM Capital Reporter tim.budig@ecm-inc.com People can keep their memories but perhaps not their equipment if caught poaching. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is holding a public auction of confiscated hunting and fishing equipment Sept. 28 at Hiller Auction Barn in Zimmerman. More than 200 guns — top-of-the-line brands like Benelli, […]

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Courtesy of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources   It’s the little things that do make a difference to Gary Hebler of Pierz, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) 2012 volunteer firearms instructor of the year. Hebler received the award at the recent Game Fair. A certified instructor in the small Morrison County community […]

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Courtesy of the Department of Natural Resources   A precipitous 35 percent decline in the population from 2012 to 2013 prompted the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to suspend moose hunting in Minnesota. Check the DNR website for regular updates from moose researchers, an interactive map and closer looks into the varied aspects of a […]

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Courtesy of the Department of Natural Resources   A smaller Minnesota wolf population means fewer hunting and trapping licenses will be available when the wolf season opens Saturday, Nov. 9. The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) set the statewide target harvest of wolves at 220, 180 fewer than last season. Starting Thursday, Aug. 1, hunters […]

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Courtesy of the Department of Natural Resources   Forget to buy a license? Then connect to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) mobile licensing page to purchase select fishing and hunting licenses via a smartphone. “This service is a convenience for people who need a license when they’re on the go,” said Steve Michaels, […]

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Courtesy of the Department of Natural Resources   As precipitation over the last 30 days has been at 50 percent of normal over most of Minnesota, fire managers from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) are seeing an increase in fire danger and are urging people to use caution when working and recreating in dry […]

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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   Minnesota’s waterfowl season will open a half-hour before sunrise Sept. 21 and continue for 60 days under a north, central and southern zone structure with different season dates for each zone, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). This is the same structure the DNR […]

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Courtesy of the Department of Natural Resources   Minnesota’s dove hunting season began Sunday, Sept. 1, and continues through Saturday, Nov. 9, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). A small game license and Harvest Information Program (HIP) certification are required for hunters 16 and older. The daily bag limit is 15 doves […]

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