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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Restoring Rapids In Place Of Submerged, Failed Dam Will Benefit Sturgeon, Paddlefish And Walleye In Minnesota River

When Xcel Energy removed its Minnesota Falls dam on the Minnesota River in 2013, an underwater surprise was revealed a few miles upstream. Waiting for modern eyes to see was the rock-filled cribbing that was the base of a dam that spanned the river immediately downstream of the present day U.S. Highway 212 bridge in…
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Cold-Water Forage Fish Continues To Decline In Green, Koronis Lakes

SPICER – Tullibee numbers continue to decline in Green and Koronis Lakes. The cold water species is an important forage fish for the walleye that attract anglers to these lakes.   Tullibees, also known as cisco, are considered canaries in the coal mine in terms of what they may be telling us about climate change.…
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