Wind Power Development In Dakotas Affecting Numbers In Prime Waterfowl Nesting Habitat, DU Study Finds

WILLMAR – Wind power development in the Dakotas is adversely affecting waterfowl numbers in prime nesting habitat, new research by Ducks Unlimited shows. Kaylan Carrlson, DU’s manager of conservation planning for the Great Plains Region, outlined some of the findings of the research during the organization’s state convention in Willmar on Feb. 10. The study…
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Helping Big Kandi Put Out Big Perch

BIG KANDI – Jumbo perch are so fun to catch, and make such a great meal, that many anglers will happily travel hundreds of miles to Lake Winnibigoshish, Lake of the Woods or even Devils Lake, N.D., to target them. The trip to find them may soon be getting a lot shorter. A project is…
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New Limits For Walleye, Panfish And Catfish On The Table For Discussion

Now that new regulations will be coming into play for northern pike, discussion is shifting to the possibility of new limits for walleye, panfish and catfish. Working groups that serve in advisory roles to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for each of these fish species are recommending changes in the limits. They outlined their…
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Pressures To Take Public Lands Like Those Of Teddy Roosevelt Days, Says Backcountry Hunters And Anglers Prez

 The same forces are at work today, trying to take our public lands and exploit them for short term gain, as in the days when Theodore Roosevelt stood up to the the timber barons, according to Land Tawney, president and chief executive officer of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers. “It’s the oil and gas industry and…
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Those Who Appreciate Outdoors In West Central Minnesota Rise To The Challenges Of 2017

Sub-zero temperatures have gripped the area, and ice anglers couldn’t be happier. There’s good ice and good fishing to be had. Outdoor people have a knack for rising to the occasion, and that seems to be the theme when looking back at the outdoor news stories of 2017. There were plenty of challenges, from the…
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