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HUNTING

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The action last Saturday was fair – no surprise, considering the weather – but it was good enough to keep things interesting.
Humans have eaten venison from CWD-infected deer before and did not get the disease, but at a recent Minnesota legislative hearing on this year’s environment and natural resources bill, a leader in the state’s effort to trace CWD said the key to preventing a possible animal-human jump is identifying and slowing the spread.
Sometimes hunters don’t shoot when they can, for many reasons, and that’s OK.
Duncan patrols the woods and waters around Duluth.

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One of 54 deer shot by sharpshooters carried the disease.
Turkey hunting can absolutely wreck you. It will leave you muttering, exhausted, cold, wet and occasionally furious. But sometimes everything works out, and that's what keeps us coming back for more.
Below are profiles of four Minnesota women who will chase gobblers this spring.
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Deadline to enter 2022 Minnessota bear hunt lottery is May 6.
Nobles County puts fundraising efforts into land acquisitions.
Freezing temperatures and strong winds were hardly ideal conditions for the first week of the Minnesota spring turkey hunting season, but finding out-of-the-wind locations and hunting mid-day were key during a bow hunt on April 16.

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DNR records show that hunters registered 12,070 turkeys last year, the third highest but a lot more hunters were out last year and in 2020. Success dropped nearly 24 percent in the past nine years, from 27.2 percent in 2012 to 20.8 percent last year.
Volunteer mentors get kids out in the woods for their first-ever hunting experiences.
Hundreds of geese, ducks and eagles have perished already as migration moves north.

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