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Northland Outdoors

Spottail shiners are the go-to baitfish for many Minnesota walleye anglers from the fishing opener through late May into early June, but supplies have been tight this spring.
It’s best to find out in advance what’s missing and won’t work. The time for such discoveries is not when you start to pitch a tent upon your arrival at the campground right at dusk on a Friday night.
Conservationists have spent years trying to stave off a national decline in hunting and fishing, but the 2020 pandemic appears to have righted a sinking ship.
Keeping a steady supply of jelly out to attract orioles can be problematic even when it is readily available.

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After writing four editions herself, Anne Arthur invited her daughter Signy Sherman to collaborate on the the latest.
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Complicating the shortage is a Minnesota DNR requirement that minnow dealers who trap spottail shiners in waters designated as infested with zebra mussels must remove their gear by Monday, May 23.
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The action last Saturday was fair – no surprise, considering the weather – but it was good enough to keep things interesting.
Walleye opener was plenty busy despite the number of anglers being down state-wide
Humans have eaten venison from CWD-infected deer before and did not get the disease, but at a recent Minnesota legislative hearing on this year’s environment and natural resources bill, a leader in the state’s effort to trace CWD said the key to preventing a possible animal-human jump is identifying and slowing the spread.
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From state parks and national forests, to private and municipal campgrounds, camping options abound.

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Since 1983, students from UMC have planted more than 206,000 trees under a partnership with the U.S. Forest Service.
Cold air moves in for the weekend with some spotty showers.
My first walleye took the bait within a handful of minutes of dropping a line into Lake Winnibigoshish's 48-degree water.

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