The new memorandum of understanding closely parallels previous 1999-2019 agreements that facilitated restoration of high-quality walleye fishing to Minnesota’s largest inland body of water. The agreement states that each entity will support the Red Lake Fisheries Technical Committee, a joint panel of experts that recommends policies and practices to maintain a healthy fishery.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is hosting three meetings in December to get public input on how it manages three reservoirs in western Minnesota and eastern South Dakota for recreation and environmental stewardship. The meetings will not address reservoir levels or water control operations.
Despite the underlying pessimism, some days are just too nice to stay indoors, and that recent Sunday morning was no exception. Besides, a walk in the woods is always rewarding, even if grouse are hard to come by.
Mussels are important to river ecosystems because they filter water, leaving it cleaner, and provide food for other aquatic creatures. And they’re also good indicators of a river’s health.
Andrew Towne, a 2000 Grand Forks Central graduate and Minneapolis resident, and his five teammates are expecting the 550-750 nautical-mile journey to take roughly 21 days beginning on Dec. 9, weather permitting.
A couple of incidents in my ice fishing memory book stand out. Like the time I ventured out on ice that was much too thin. And the time a hazard hidden beneath the snow on ice that was a foot and a half thick could have been disastrous.
The recent Arctic blast got ice fishing enthusiasts fired up about their winter passion, but temperatures since have moderated — putting the ice-making on hold — and most lakes in the Northland aren’t yet safe.
The Department of Natural Resources is waiving entrance fees to all Minnesota state parks and recreation areas on Nov. 29, the day after Thanksgiving.
Anglers often dream about bucket list fishing trips to faraway venues, but plenty of world-class ice-fishing trips await anglers across the region. We asked a handful of well-traveled anglers about their favorite ice-fishing venues close to home. Their recommendations cover a range of species from first-ice to ice-out.
Author Steve Kantner of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., spent more than two years researching the book and interviewing the women, who range from 20 to 90 years old and come from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds.
Drawing on her experience as a writer and now, a hunter, Kristine Houtman recently authored “Why Women Hunt,” a series of 18 profiles on women hunters from across the country.
Mike Olson wasn’t optimistic Friday, Nov. 15, when he arrived at the Boom Site Landing north of Stillwater.
“I don’t think I can move it now,” he said.
Olson, 45, of Chisago City, was referring to his 26-foot white-and-blue fiberglass 1977 Pearson sailboat that has been frozen in the St. Croix River since Nov. 1.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says most waterfowl that look like they are distressed and trapped on frozen lakes are just fine and should be left alone. The DNR advises people not risk a human life to save a wild animal.
Detroit Lakes Conservation Officer Jacob Swedberg started serving the area almost one year ago, making this rifle deer hunting season his first one as a CO here.
He kicked off his first season a day early with an unusual call.