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October 15, 2011
Governor, pheasant hunters take to Monte area fields today
MONTEVIDEO -- Gov. Mark Dayton will open Minnesota's pheasant season today with all of the fanfare previously reserved only for the start of...
October 15, 2011 - 12:00am
October 14, 2011
Montevideo, Minn., ready to roll out a grass carpet for Governor's Pheasant Opener
MONTEVIDEO -- Mayor Debra Lee Fader has lots of experience at welcoming hunters to Montevideo. She and her husband, Brad, own the Sportsmen...
October 14, 2011 - 9:00am
August 23, 2011
Pheasant numbers in west central Minnesota decline due to wet June, harsh winter
NEW LONDON -- Pheasant hunters in west central Minnesota will find fewer birds to chase this season, based on the annual, roadside counts conducted by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in early August. "Disappointing'' but expected, is how Jeff Miller, assistant wildlife...
August 23, 2011 - 2:10pm
April 30, 2011
Prime hunting land is target for 'no net gain' debate in west central Minnesota
LAKE JOHANNA TOWNSHIP, POPE COUNTY -- Kurt Nelson has 80 acres of land in the southeast corner of Pope County that are the kind often touted...
April 30, 2011 - 7:50am
January 29, 2011
WILLMAR -- Seeing pheasants can be a good thing and a bad thing. It just depends what time of year they are spotted. If it's in the fall or spring, it's great. If a great number are noticed, pheasant hunters will have a lot of success. But when it's winter, that's not good at all....
January 29, 2011 - 12:00am
January 8, 2011
Tough winter taking toll on wildlife
WILLMAR -- Area wildlife groups and many individuals are contemplating whether to begin feeding wildlife to help see them through a difficult...
January 8, 2011 - 12:00am
August 7, 2010
Wildlife addition retraces our outdoor heritage
LAKE LILLIAN -- The first surveyors in southern Kandiyohi County scribbled in their notes that they could not take 100 steps in any direction...
August 7, 2010 - 12:00am
July 31, 2010
Youth trap shoot being offered
WILLMAR -- A cooperative effort by local sports and conservation groups is making possible a "youth trap shoot'' from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 7 at the Willmar Trap Club site on Highway 40 near the county brush site. The event will feature trap shooting and archery and other...
July 31, 2010 - 12:00am
March 6, 2010
Pheasant numbers will depend on spring weather and continued help
Pheasants are hardier than they let on to be. Though this winter, that tenacity has been put to the test as forces of nature have made things...
March 6, 2010 - 12:00am
January 11, 2010
Snow, cold also hard on wildlife
WILLMAR -- This winter's growing snowpack and spate of subzero temperatures is not record-setting, but it is putting stress on wildlife populations...
January 11, 2010 - 12:00am
January 2, 2010
Show us the money
WILLMAR -- Kandiyohi County will see quite a bit of the Outdoor Heritage Amendment money in the next year. In the first round of grants from...
January 2, 2010 - 12:00am
October 24, 2009
Late harvest has made for a slow start to waterfowl, pheasant seasons
WILLMAR -- Area hunters are hoping for better days ahead after experiencing disappointing starts to both the waterfowl and pheasant seasons. "Pretty...
October 24, 2009 - 12:00am
July 18, 2009
Eager for the cackle of pheasants?
MONTEVIDEO -- Pheasant hunters eager to hear the cackle of their favorite game bird might want to listen first for the bellow of grazing cattle. Wildlife...
July 18, 2009 - 12:00am
July 3, 2009
Meet a Farm Bill biologist
Just what does a Farm Bill biologist do? Jason Beckler has the answer. "The primary purpose is to work with landowner, help them understand...
July 3, 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