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Northland Outdoors

Spottail shiners are the go-to baitfish for many Minnesota walleye anglers from the fishing opener through late May into early June, but supplies have been tight this spring.
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North Dakota’s 2022 deer season includes 64,200 licenses available to hunters, down 8,000 from last year.
It’s best to find out in advance what’s missing and won’t work. The time for such discoveries is not when you start to pitch a tent upon your arrival at the campground right at dusk on a Friday night.

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Conservationists have spent years trying to stave off a national decline in hunting and fishing, but the 2020 pandemic appears to have righted a sinking ship.
Jamestown has received almost 4.5 inches of precipitation in April and about 4.2 inches of rain this month as of Friday morning, May 20, according to measurements taken at the North Dakota State Hospital.
After writing four editions herself, Anne Arthur invited her daughter Signy Sherman to collaborate on the the latest.
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Complicating the shortage is a Minnesota DNR requirement that minnow dealers who trap spottail shiners in waters designated as infested with zebra mussels must remove their gear by Monday, May 23.
Cormorants probably share some of their fate with crows and ravens. All of these birds are big and black, birds of ill omen in folklore.
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LeRoy Chiovitte, of Hermantown, Minnesota, caught the 17-pound, 8-ounce walleye May 13, 1979, on the Seagull River where it flows into Saganaga Lake.
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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.

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