As a fifth-generation farmer, Adam Putnam is focused on fostering the relationship between conservation and agriculture in his new role as CEO of Ducks Unlimited.
In Minnesota, it’s way too late to hop on a jet ski. Fall color viewing season has also slipped away. On the flip side, it’s too early for ice-skating or snowshoeing.
Minnesota's firearm deer season starts one-half hour before sunrise on Saturday. Area wildlife officers are expecting a good harvest in this area. Deer numbers are good, the deer are active in the rut, and while there is still plenty of corn out there, the harvest is progressing. DNR photo
Anglers fishing during the winter season on Upper Red Lake will have a four-walleye bag limit, with only one walleye longer than 17 inches allowed, officials said Thursday.
In the first photo, time-stamped at 10:23 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, three bucks and a smaller deer that’s either a doe or a buck fawn are wading on what probably would be their trail under normal water conditions.
As the author prepares for his 39th trip to hunt with his father and children at a northern Minnesota deer camp, a reflection on goulash, laughs, wolf tracks and that next generation that will preserve the traditions for another four decades and beyond.
“What an inspiration,” said Greg Hall, the oldest son of Owen and wife Helen. “If we could be that fortunate ourselves to be able to hunt at that age it would be phenomenal.”
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources on Monday said no new deer have tested positive for chronic wasting disease in the north-central portion of the state where both wild and tame deer have carried the disease.
Minnesota hunters last year registered 155,975 whitetails during the firearms deer season, a success rate of 31.7 percent.
Hunters in any CWD-infected area should get their deer tested, even if it’s not required like it is in Minnesota.
In a paper titled “Chronic Wasting Disease in Cervids: Implications for Prion Transmission to Humans and Other Animal Species,” senior author Michael Osterholm and five contributing authors say “the risk of CWD transmission to humans is low but not zero.”