Outdoors
By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor [email protected] 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...Read More
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The 2013 Morrison County Pheasants Forever Banquet will be held Friday, Sept. 13, at the Falls Ballroom in Little Falls, to celebrate 11 years of service to Morrison County. The “crowing hour” starts at 5:30 p.m., with the meal at around 7:15 p.m. The banquet will also be oriented toward non-hun...Read More
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Jon Hansmeier has been selected by the Benton Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) as the 2013 Outstanding Conservation Cooperator of the Year. Hansmeier lives and farms in Glendorado Township and has 660 acres of cropland in a corn/soybean rotation along with 40 acres of hay land. He has bee...Read More
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The Eastern Morrison County Four-Wheeler Club will host a youth ATV class Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Red Rooster Bar and Genola Memorial Park in Genola. This is a Department of Natural Resources (DNR) certified course and is required by statute for youths to operate ATVs. Students must be between the...Read More
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The Little Falls Area Chamber of Commerce will host its eighth annual Sporting Clays Event Tuesday, Sept. 17 at LeBlanc’s Rice Creek Hunting and Recreation. Registration begins at 3 p.m. with station shooting beginning at 4 p.m. “The Chamber Sporting Clay event is another networking event for Ch...Read More
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The Richardson Township Lakes Area Lions Club will hold its 15th annual youth fishing derby Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Platte Lake public access on Sullivan and Platte lakes. A special contest will be held for children under 15. Those interested may register Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Platte Lake Publ...Read More
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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor [email protected] For Nancy Lanners, driving 4-wheelers is a family tradition. The same can be said for the rest of the Eastern Morrison County 4-Wheeler Club, which has been gathering monthly since 1992. After a local group of six members started the club, it...Read More
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Minnesota will conduct its first August Canada goose season from Saturday, Aug. 10 to Sunday, Aug. 25, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said. “The state’s Canada goose population is very high and exceeds our statewide goal,” said Steve Cordts, the DNR’s waterfowl specialist. “We h...Read More
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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor Cullin Carter and Mac Gruber didn’t catch any muskies. They didn’t need to. In blustery weather conditions, the Pierz duo used a 33-inch Northern to catch a share of the state title at the Minnesota State High School muskie fishing tournament at Lake Alexander near...Read More
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The schedule for the 2013 Morrison County Fishing League is planned as follows: May 21 – Thunder Lake, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.; May 28 – Big Birch Lake, 6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.; June 4 – Platte/Sullivan Lakes, 6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.; June 11 – Green Prairie Lake, 6 p.m. R...Read More
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Courtesy of the Department of Natural Resources Angling – 24-hour (r), $10 Angling – 72-hour (r), $12 Angling – three-year individual (r), $63 Angling – combination (husband wife) (r), $35 Angling – dark house rental (r), $30 Angling – dark house shelter (r), $15 ...Read More
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Courtesy of the Department of Natural Resources   • Bowfishing, May 1, 2013 through Feb. 23, 2014.   • Walleye, sauger, northern pike – 2013 season, Saturday, May 11 through Feb. 23, 2014.   • Lake Trout (summer) 2013 season, from Saturday, May 11 through Monday, Sept. 30....Read More
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