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March 20, 2010
Geese swim Tuesday at the pond near the Flags of Honor in Willmar. The fast snow melt has raised the water levels and provides ample habitat for waterfowl migrating north. Tribune photo by Gary Miller
Good and bad for area's waterfowl
March 20, 2010 - 12:00am
March 13, 2010
Clint Shiller and his two-year-old son, Corbin, of Granite Falls assemble a wood duck house during the Kandiyohi County Youth Wood Duck Box Building Day held Saturday at the Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center. The building of an all cedar wood duck nest box was sponsored by the Prairie Pothole Chapter of the Minnesota Waterfowl Association. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Waterfowl enthusiast's best season is just ahead
March 13, 2010 - 12:00am
January 23, 2010
Last year about 10 acres of corn were planted in the Killen waterfowl refuge on the north end of Marsh Lake to diversify the menu offered to waterfowl. The area is kept dry through the growing season to allow a diverse mix of annual grasses to thrive and produce a bumper crop of seeds for hungry waterfowl when the area is flooded during the fall migration period. Submitted photos
Managed sanctuary being looked at as part of strategy to improve waterfowl hunting
January 23, 2010 - 12:00am
December 19, 2009
Late goose migration reduces take
December 19, 2009 - 12:00am
December 12, 2009
Work crews dig out an area for a large water pump near Cory Lake on the Hamlin Wildlife Management Area near Dawson. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and Ducks Unlimited will draw down the lake into the Lac qui Parle River. Submitted photo
One lake at a time
December 12, 2009 - 12:00am
December 5, 2009
Area waterfowl hunters have hard time finding ducks in mild weather
December 5, 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
October 3, 2009
Waterfowl numbers not good for opener
October 3, 2009 - 12:00am
June 20, 2009
Nesting success looking good
June 20, 2009 - 12:00am
May 23, 2009
Managing the unexpected
May 23, 2009 - 12:00am
Bill Clausen relays instructions over the radio to other members of the fire crew as they conduct a prescribed burn on the Freeze Waterfowl Production Area in northern Kandiyohi County on May 6. Tribune photos by Tom Cherveny
Native critters, plants depend on work of prescribed burns
May 23, 2009 - 12:00am
May 5, 2009
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service holds a controlled burn Monday near the intersection of Kandiyohi County roads 5 and 27. The burn was one of several in the area done to eliminate trees and matted grass from the Florida Slough Waterfowl Production Area. Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange
Fire in the sky
May 5, 2009 - 12:00am