Outdoors

  Courtesy of the Department of Natural Resources   • 07/15/13 – 10/15/13 Crow Hunting (2nd season) • 09/01/13 – 09/20/13 Early Canada Goose season • 09/01/13 – 10/13/13 Bear season • 09/01/13 – 11/04/13 Snipe and Rail Hunting season • 09/01/13 – 11/09/13 Mourning Dove season • 09/14/13 – 11/30/13 Sharptailed grouse season • [...]

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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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Courtesy of the Department of Natural Resources   Wildlife artists can submit entries for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) 2014 pheasant stamp contest from Monday, Sept. 9, until 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20. Artists are prohibited from using any photographic product as part of their finished entries. Any entry that contains photographic products [...]

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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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The 2013 Morrison County 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-hunters by including prizes such as a [...]

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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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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-hunters by including prizes such [...]

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Deer hunters who use a firearm or muzzleloader in a lottery area and want to harvest an antlerless deer must apply for an either-sex permit by the Thursday deadline established by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Deadlines for firearm and muzzleloader special hunts are also Sept. 5. Hunters can apply for lottery deer [...]

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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 been farming on his own for [...]

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