STAFF BLOG COMPASS POINTS WITH BRAD DOKKEN DNR reports 6 percent drop in deer harvest
The preliminary numbers are in, and Minnesota hunters have killed 6 percent fewer deer through the second weekend of this years firearms deer season than during the same time last year, the Department... Posted on 11/20/13 at 10:47 AM
OUTDOORS WITH SAM COOK Duluth bow hunters on hot pace this fall
Bow hunters in Duluth's city deer hunt have taken a total of 210 deer so far this fall, well ahead of the pace of the past two years, said Brian Borkholder, who keeps statistics for the Duluth Bowhunt... Posted on 10/19/10 at 8:32 AM
FAR SIDE OF FIFTY Deer Hunting
Deer hunting is over in our area. Nine days is not nearly enough to thin out the herd. The deer are now just nuts..and they will be that way until the weather changes and they head for the swamps to h... Posted on 11/17/09 at 3:04 AM
Natural Resources Pilot John Heineman (Bemidji) flew northwest Minnesota bear telemetry locating their dens so the biologist can locate them on the ground for their annual health checks and collar battery change.
John Wahlberg decided he wanted to try nontoxic copper bullets for deer hunting after reading an article in the summer 2012 issue of Whitetails magazine, the official publication of the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association.
The North Dakota Game and Fish Department this week said it is proposing to slash the number of deer tags available for the state’s fall rifle season in response to drastic declines in populations and hunting success.
As part of the proposal, Game and Fish is planning to offer 65,250 rifle tags this fall. That’s a cut of 44,700 from last year and the lowest number of tags since 1992.
CO Stuart Bensen (Erskine) left his residence one morning and observed two deer hunters on his neighbor’s property. The hunters were checked and everything was OK. Bensen reminded the hunters that his property was posted and they should stay off his land. Bensen left the area and returned a short time later to find the two hunters quite a distance onto his posted agricultural land. Bensen contacted neighboring CO Malinowski, who issued citations to the two hunters for trespass.
Minnesota’s venison donation program is returning as the deer gun-season begins this weekend. Hunters have the option of donating their deer to help feed hungry Minnesotans under the program run by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.
Longtime game warden Gary Rankin marks 35th deer season With a work area that covers about 3,000 square miles and includes Grand Forks County and parts of Traill, Steele, Griggs, Walsh and Nelson counties, N.D. Game and Fish Department game warden Gary Rankin will log a lot of cab time in his unmarked pickup by the time deer season ends Nov. 20. Friday marked his 35th deer opener.
Statewide, the department will offer 109,950 licenses for this year’s firearms deer season, a drop of 6,825 from last year and the lowest since 2001. Randy Kreil, wildlife division chief for Game and Fish in Bismarck, said the decline results from lower deer numbers nearly everywhere in North Dakota except some prairie units in the southwestern part of the state.
More than 1,600 people in North Dakota have a director’s permit that, with medical verification, does allow use of crossbows during archery season. Most other states also allow hunters with disabilities to use crossbows during archery season.
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