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May 28, 2011
Spring song may be falling silent on bomming grounds
May 28, 2011 - 12:00am
December 18, 2010
This is the first time in more than 40 years that it is possible to hunt geese at the Lac qui Parle refuge. The December hunt at the refuge is being looked at as a learning experience, but hunters have praised the expanded opportunity it represents. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny
Lac qui Parle Refuge in December
December 18, 2010 - 12:00am
December 19, 2009
Late goose migration reduces take
December 19, 2009 - 12:00am
October 24, 2009
Pheasant hunters have found the early going tough. With all of the area's corn still to be harvested, the advantage clearly belongs to the roosters. The best success is found during the first and last shooting hours. Tribune photos by Tom Cherveny
Late harvest has made for a slow start to waterfowl, pheasant seasons
October 24, 2009 - 12:00am
October 10, 2009
The colors of early autumn are on display in the Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge near Ortonville Monday. Maple trees along the Minnesota River are showy reminders of the season, but don't miss the far more subdued, but enchanting colors offered by the open prairie grasses and forbs in the refuge. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny
Newly-improved Auto Tour re-opens in Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge
October 10, 2009 - 12:00am
September 5, 2009
Dave Trauba, manager of the Lac qui Parle Wildlife Refuge, candles a goose egg while participating in this year's survey of the nesting grounds of the Eastern Prairie Population geese on the tundra near Hudson Bay in Manitoba, Canada. Submitted photo
Hard year on tundra
September 5, 2009 - 12:00am
May 9, 2009
Prairie chickens were once abundant in Minnesota prior to the 1940s, but when the grasslands of the state disap-peared, so did the birds. In 1999, the Minnesota DNR re-introduced prairie chickens into the Upper Minnesota River Valley of the state, but their numbers have been declining in the project area.
Slideshow: Sounds of the prairie
May 9, 2009 - 12:00am
Venus and a crescent moon dominate the pre-dawn sky, but already the prairie is alive with the mating songs of birds. Dave Trauba, manager of the Lac qui Parle refuge, makes early morning runs to listen for the booming calls of male prairie chickens to monitor how the re-introduced birds are doing. In each of the last three years, he has heard fewer prairie chickens. Tribune photos by Tom Cherveny
Audio: Listening for prairie chickens in Lac qui Parle County
May 9, 2009 - 12:00am
Venus and a crescent moon dominate the pre-dawn sky, but already the prairie is alive with the mating songs of birds. Dave Trauba, manager of the Lac qui Parle refuge, makes early morning runs to listen for the booming calls of male prairie chickens to monitor how the re-introduced birds are doing. In each of the last three years, he has heard fewer prairie chickens. Tribune photos by Tom Cherveny
Bell ringer days relaying a quiet message
May 9, 2009 - 12:00am
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