Excitement And Hunt More Than Match Up With Expectations At Governor’s Pheasant Opener

MONTEVIDEO — They were keeping score at the Governor’s Pheasant Opener, and at the end of the day it added up to 52 roosters harvested and some 352 birds flushed. A good showing for 85 hunters when considering the nose dive we’ve seen in pheasant numbers. The inaugural Governor’s Pheasant Opener in Montevideo beat the…
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Some News Stories Come In Small Bites

OLIVIA — Some news stories come in small bites, and don’t always see the light of day as a result. One such case is an on-going health initiative in Renville County aimed at county employees. Some aspects of the effort have gotten attention, such as a tobacco cessation program that included a decision to ban…
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Changes In The Wind For Lac Qui Parle Goose Hunting

WATSON  – Changes are in the wind at the Lac qui Parle refuge, well-known for its goose hunting opportunities. The refuge and its establishment in 1958 is one of the often forgotten wildlife success stories. Originally, a vinyl record player was set atop a hill and played the call sounds of geese to lure the…
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For Hudson Bay Paddlers, Adventure Starts Close To Home

One of the rewards of this work is having the opportunity to tell about the adventures of so many different, interesting people. It’s hard to beat this one: After graduating from St. Olaf in May, Natalie Warren and Ann Raiho began paddling a canoe over 2,200 miles to reach Hudson Bay and become the first…
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New Waterfowl Regs May Be Popular, But At What Cost?

It’s hard to fault Tom Landwehr, director of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, for his intentions behind the new waterfowl regulations. He’s looking to interest more people in waterfowl hunting and reverse the steady decline in the number of hunters we’ve been seeing. Opening the season earlier and increasing the limits of wood ducks…
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