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OUTDOORS NOTES: This year for the first time, youth age 17 and younger can hunt the entire Minnesota spring turkey season or until they harvest a turkey and they can choose any location open to turkey hunting, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said. Youth age 13-17 need to obtain a license for a fee [...]

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As part of a plan to increase angling opportunity, improve walleye numbers and stay within the state’s 1837 Treaty safe harvest allocation, the Department of Natural Resources will modify fishing regulations at Mille Lacs Lake for the 2014 season. The walleye daily and possession limit remain unchanged. The limit will be two walleye from 18- [...]

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The  Rum River Quality Deer Management (QDMA) chapter will host its annual banquet Saturday, March 29 at the Armed Forces Reserve Center on the west side of Cambridge (505 Spirit River Drive). Social Hour begins at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m. Raffle and drawings, along with silent auction for the fundraising night. Membership [...]

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Minnesota hunters harvested 164,550 deer during the 2013 firearms season, according to preliminary numbers announced by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Excluding the late season in southeastern Minnesota, hunters harvested 144,000 deer, a 6 percent drop from the 153,000 harvested in 2012. Preliminary numbers for the late season in southeastern Minnesota show hunters harvested [...]

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COMMUNITY SPORTS:   A dedication and celebration ceremony will be held Saturday, Sept. 7 (11 a.m.) at a new Spencer Brook – Kelly Lake Unit Wildlife Management Area in Isanti County. The Spencer Brook WMA parking lot will be the ceremony site which is located off Co. Rd. 7 and 305th Lane NW. This is a collaborative [...]

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Deer hunting licenses are now available for purchase. Hunters who want an either-sex deer or special hunt permit for the coming season must apply by Thursday, Sept. 5, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said. Hunters should carefully review the list of lottery areas, particularly in extreme northwestern Minnesota and the Iron Range area of [...]

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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is accepting applications between July 1 – Aug. 16 for the 2013 regular archery deer hunts at Camp Ripley near Little Falls. Because of military training needs, the dates for this year’s hunts are being held about a week later than usual. Hunters may pick from only one of [...]

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