Early ice conditions can be especially dicey during freeze-ups like this year, when brief cold snaps are followed by warm-ups, and calm days are followed by wind, which of course can wreak havoc on early ice. This time of year, ice can be here one day and gone tomorrow.
A North Dakota man who was supervising his daughter during Minnesota’s recent youth deer season voluntarily had the deer she shot southwest of Climax tested, paying for the private test as a routine matter of course. When preliminary results came back positive, he contacted the DNR.
According to a story in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Wisconsin farm where CWD was detected sold nearly 400 deer to 40 farms in seven states during the past five years, including Minnesota and North Dakota.
The two state record walleyes came within about 30 miles of each other in a three-year span, a remarkable turn of events considering the previous state record had stood since 1959, when Blair Chapman of Minnewaukan, N.D., tallied a 15-pound, 12-ounce walleye from Wood Lake in Benson County.