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November 7, 2009
Hutchinson man killed in cycle-deer crash
COSMOS -- A 54-year-old Hutchinson man was pronounced dead at the scene of a motorcycle-deer crash reported around 8:45 p.m. Friday near Cosmos. According to a news release from Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, Steven William Quast was driving a 1987 Harley Davidson motorcycle...
news / region
November 7, 2009 - 7:49pm
Always best to take the safe way
With the rut getting into full swing and the sun coming out for the first time in weeks, I thought Saturday afternoon would be a great time to go hunting. The temperature was almost pleasant for a change as I made my way to a deer stand over one of the food plots. This particular...
November 7, 2009 - 12:00am
Hunters will find tough opener
WILLMAR -- Prospects for the 2009 deer firearm season that opened today can be summed up very easily. "It's going to be a tough one,'' said LeRoy Dahlke, the wildlife manager with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources office located at Sibley State Park near New London. One...
November 7, 2009 - 12:00am
Family bonds, memories run through deer season
DULUTH -- Maybe you can feel it in the air. Or smell it in the aroma of decaying popple leaves. Or see it in the thick, gray days we've had lately. Deer season is coming on. I'm convinced that no other outdoor pursuit creates the same kind of anticipation in so many Minnesotans...
November 7, 2009 - 12:00am
September 26, 2009
Quiet archery hunt starts true to form
WILLMAR -- Archers began their quiet search for that perfect shot a week ago Saturday and true to form, no one is making a lot of noise about what they may be seeing. A check with local registration stations indicates that few deer were registered since the start of the deer archery...
September 26, 2009 - 12:00am
August 29, 2009
Remembering deer hunts of days gone by
On the way to work one morning, a doe with two fawns dashed across the highway in front of the car ahead of me. His brake lights flashing brightly told me of problems ahead. I slowed rapidly in time to see the family of deer make it safely to the other side. I glanced to my left...
August 29, 2009 - 12:00am
June 20, 2009
Nesting success looking good
WILLMAR -- The cool, dry spring that seemed to put everyone in a funk could be responsible for putting smiles on the faces of hunters come autumn. Conditions this spring have generally been favorable for the nesting success of pheasants and waterfowl in the region. Overall, nesting...
June 20, 2009 - 12:00am
March 7, 2009
Antler traps aren't a total failure
A few weeks ago, I went to great effort to build two antler traps. These were designed to cause the already loosened antlers from the bucks to drop off in a convenient location so I would not have to walk all over the farm looking for them. Up to this point, the great antler trap...
March 7, 2009 - 12:00am
Initial investment pays off, for once
I enjoy using the trail cameras to spy on what is going on when I am not around. The first trail cam I had used 35-millimeter film to capture activity in the area. This worked, but a person had to remove the film, go to town, get it developed and pay for the service. I hated to wait...
February 7, 2009 - 12:00am
December 1, 2008
Minnesota DNR disputes cougar sighting claims
A deer shot north of Duluth that was said to be ravaged by a cougar showed no evidence of a cougar eating it, according to two biologists who...
news / state
December 1, 2008 - 8:00am
June 23, 2008
Paynesville man dies after hitting deer with motorcycle
PAYNESVILLE -- The name of the 21-year-old Paynesville man killed in a motorcycle-deer accident Friday night has been released by the Stearns County Sheriff's office. Mitchell Callenius Tokach died at the scene of the crash, along Stearns County Road 123 in Eden Lake Township. The...
June 23, 2008 - 11:00am
June 2, 2008
Willmar Area Crime Stoppers offers reward in fur theft case
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Area Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the theft of thousands of deer hides last May. According to a news release from Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Detective Brad Redmond,...
June 2, 2008 - 12:00pm