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September 19, 2016
Mike Benjamin is now a two-time Minnesota state duck call champion. He won his second state title during the Minnesota Waterfowl Association's competition held at Prairie Pothole Day on September 10 at the Stoney Ridge Farm near New London. (Tom Cherveny / Tribune)
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Champion waterfowl caller gets his edge in the off season
September 19, 2016 - 1:58pm
December 10, 2013
Along with prescribed burning, private and public conservation organizations rely on cutting and removing trees to restore grasslands. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Pheasants Forever are working to remove unwanted trees and restore open grasslands on three waterfowl production areas in Kandiyohi County this winter. Tribune file photo
Tree removal underway on Kandiyohi County waterfowl production areas
December 10, 2013 - 11:35pm
September 20, 2013
Drought affecting local prospects for waterfowl opener today; opportunity better for hunters heading north and west
September 20, 2013 - 11:22pm
September 27, 2012
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Inside Scoop blog: Early waterfowl opener proves a good one in region
September 27, 2012 - 8:41am
May 14, 2011
Deb, left, and Lloyd Hoekstra unveil the Olson Lake -- Adam Hoekstra dedication plaque May 7 during the Olson Lake dedication near Raymond. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)
Restored waterfowl lake site in west central Minnesota to remember Adam Hoekstra
May 14, 2011 - 8:00am
The Olson Lake brood marsh and public hunting area near Raymond is making a comeback. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)
Olson Lake making a comeback in west central Minn.
May 14, 2011 - 8:00am
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
October 9, 2010
2010 waterfowl season opener was spotty at best
October 9, 2010 - 12:00am
September 25, 2010
Portions of Marsh Lake islands to be closed for waterfowl hunting
September 25, 2010 - 12:00am
September 18, 2010
Hundreds upon hundreds of people took part in the activities at Prairie Pothole Day and Sibley State Park Outreach Day Saturday. Bruce Gilbertson presents his discussion on the topic of hawks. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Prairie Pothole Day 2010: Outdoors activities abound
September 18, 2010 - 12:00am
August 7, 2010
Wayne Coil, son of the late Marvin and Violet Coil, and his wife Sue unveil a marker to commemorate the dedication of land for the new acquisition to the Big Kandi WPA near Lake Lillian July 26. They were joined by other members of the Coil family. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny
Wildlife addition retraces our outdoor heritage
August 7, 2010 - 12:00am
July 31, 2010
Benefit celebrates passion for outdoors
July 31, 2010 - 12:00am
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