Hunters Harvest 17 Anterless Deer During Special Muzzleloader Hunt In Sibley State Park

NEW LONDON — Hunters harvested 17 anterless deer during the special muzzleloader hunt offered in Sibley State Park last weekend. This year’s hunt saw 46 hunters on Saturday and 41 return on Sunday. There were 50 permits available. Park Manager Jack Nelson called the harvest a respectable number given the deer population in the area.…
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The Sequel To A Successful Hunt

NEW LONDON — There’s a sequel to last week’s story about the first wolf taken by an area hunter and brought to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources wildlife office station in New London. The hunter, who asked not to be named due to the harassment some successful wolf hunters have received, returned to the…
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Measuring A Hunt’s Success By The Smiles

NEW LONDON — There were a few nice antlers, including one set for the wall, but Sibley State Park Manager Jack Nelson is measuring the success of this hunt by the smiles, and understandably so. Nelson saw lots of smiles as Sibley State Park hosted its first-ever Youth Deer Hunt on Oct. 27 and 28.…
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Walk In Access Programs Takes A Second, Big Step While Proving Its Value

Minnesota’s Walk In Access program is providing more opportunities for hunters in its second year and proving its value. The program has expanded from offering access to about 9,000 acres last year to more than 15,000 acres this year, according to Tabor Hoek, private lands director with the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources.…
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Let’s Go Fishing Answering A Bigger Need Than Anyone Imagined

WILLMAR — Let’s Go Fishing founder Joe Holm could not have put a bigger exclamation point on the summer fishing season than he did on Tuesday, when he led his seven-year-old grandson Sean Willms out on the water. Willms boated two large smallmouth bass, measuring 20-inches and 19.5 inches, along with two walleyes. The picture…
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