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  • DNR Question: What’s with the wild turkey population explosion?

    | Published on November 29, 2016 at 3:27pm CST prpress| Author: prpress

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    Q: Wild turkeys seem to be fairly common in Minnesota. Has this always been the case? A: Historically, wild turkeys are thought to have lived only in far southern Minnesota. By 1880, they had vanished from the state due to unregulated hunting and habitat loss. Attempts to re-establish wild turkeys in Minnesota date back to… Read More

  • 2016 deer season a success for many sportsmen-–and women–in greater Pelican area

    | Published on November 23, 2016 at 4:36pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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  • Hunters register 68,958 deer during first weekend of season

    | Published on November 17, 2016 at 11:40am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Harvest down 3 percent from a year ago Minnesota firearms hunters registered 68,958 deer during the first two days of firearms deer season, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Preliminary numbers from opening weekend show that the number of deer registered fell 3 percent from 2015. Of the deer harvested, 67 percent were bucks, compared… Read More

  • Hunting and ‘Greater Bearding’

    | Published on November 17, 2016 at 11:24am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    With my newfound beard I was able to do something that I wasn’t able to do in 22 years of hunting, I actually shot a deer… By Daniel Motz Special Correspondent  This year’s hunting season started off unlike any other hunting season in the history of deer hunting at the farm.  It started with the great… Read More

  • Trappers, waterfowl hunters reminded to avoid spreading invasive species

    | Published on November 17, 2016 at 10:56am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    With hunting season in progress, it’s time for waterfowl hunters to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Without the proper precautions, invasive species such as purple loosestrife, faucet snails, Eurasian watermilfoil and zebra mussels could be transported in waterfowl hunters’ boats, decoys or blind material. Invasive species… Read More

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