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Spring wild turkey hunters can apply for permits starting today


Mon, Dec 22nd, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

People can apply for early season spring wild turkey hunting permits now through Friday, Jan. 9, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

The spring season, which runs from April 15 to May 28, is divided into eight time periods. Only people age 18 and older who want to hunt during the first three time periods (A-C) need to apply for a spring turkey permit. Permits for the remaining time periods (D-H) can be purchased over-the-counter.

Permits for the last five time periods and youth licenses for any time period are sold over-the-counter starting March 1. Surplus adult licenses from the first three time periods, if available, are sold starting around mid-March.

“There are a lot of options for hunters. You can apply for an early spring permit or buy one over-the-counter,” said Steve Merchant, DNR wildlife population and regulations manager. “For the second year, we’ve let youth hunt during all of the time periods, which makes it easier to introduce a young person to turkey hunting.”

In Minnesota, hunters can hunt wild turkeys in spring and fall, but spring turkey hunting is much more popular. The first spring hunting time period begins on Wednesday, April 15.

Turkeys rear their young after the spring hunting season, and nesting success can influence how many turkeys are present during the fall hunting season that runs from early October through early November.

For more information on turkey hunting, see www.mndnr.gov/hunting/turkey.

LSOHC Grant awarded to National Trout Center

Mon, Dec 22nd, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

The Lessard Sams Outdoor Heritage Committee announced recently that a grant of approximately $400,000 has been awarded to Trout Unlimited of Minnesota for stream rehabilitation and improvement on the South Branch of the Root River within the City li ..... 
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Harmony EDA hopes to extend bike trail to Iowa

Mon, Dec 15th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

The Harmony EDA (Economic Development Authority) requested support from the city at the council meeting on December 9. Vicky Tribon explained the EDA’s goal of extending the Harmony-Preston bike trail from Harmony toward Niagara Cave and to the ..... 
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Drive safely this snowmobile season

Mon, Dec 15th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

As another snowmobile season gets underway, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources encourages snowmobilers to get this season off to a smooth, safe start. Snowmobile trails in Minnesota opened Dec. 1. Minnesota residents born after Dec. 3 ..... 
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Deer Creek Speedway offers 2014 ticket holders same price for 2015 World of Outlaws tickets for limited time

Mon, Dec 8th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley The Great Outdoors

Spring Valley, MN — December 3, 2014 — Fans who held reserved tickets for this past season’s Asgrow/DEKALB Clash at the Creek that featured the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minnesota, will hav ..... 
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Minnesota snowmobile season and weekly trail reports begin

Mon, Dec 8th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

Snowmobilers can legally ride any of the more than 22,000 miles of Minnesota’s state and grant-in-aid snowmobile trails, from Dec. 1 through the end of March, according to the Department of Natural Resources. “Although many trails do not yet ..... 
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DNR reminds parents of ice danger to children

Mon, Dec 1st, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

A mix of warm and cold weather across Minnesota has created inconsistent ice on lakes, rivers and ponds. The Department of Natural Resources is warning parents to keep an eye on their children this Thanksgiving as they visit friends and family who l ..... 
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Hunters register 111,000 deer through the third weekend

Mon, Dec 1st, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

Minnesota hunters registered 111,000 deer through the third and last weekend of firearms deer season, down 31,000 from the same period in 2013, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. So far this year during special hunts and t ..... 
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Hunters register 102,000 deer through second weekend

Mon, Nov 24th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

Minnesota hunters registered 102,000 deer through the second weekend of firearms deer season, down 31,000 from the same period in 2013, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. So far this year, hunters during special hunts, and ..... 
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