Tick protection: creepy crawlies giving you the heebie-jeebies?

It's about more than just that skin-crawling sensation when you feel those little insect legs creeping up inside your pants or down your neckline; ticks and other biting insects can pose a real health concern. Addressing biting insect and tick protection as part of your hunting and outdoor activity prep is vital to avoid a multitude of diseases. Throughout human history, mosquitoes carrying disease have killed way more people than any war or natural disaster combined. And even with our modern
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  • Get the Net!

    Get the Net!

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    Netting a fish must be a coordinated effort; done right, it means sweet success and high-fives all around. Part of that success is choosing the right net for the job. Anglers should consider the type and size of the fish they expect to encounter to pick the proper net. Elements to consider are hoop diameter [...] [ Read More ... ]

    Watch the skies for pelicans migrating to Minnesota

    Watch the skies for pelicans migrating to Minnesota

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    Flocks of giant white birds are catching the eyes of outdoor enthusiasts across Minnesota, as once-rare American white pelicans migrate north to their nesting grounds across the state, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. American white pelicans were driven to near extinction in the early 20th century from human pressures. There were no [...] [ Read More ... ]

    Stick to the Plan

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    Stick to the Plan

    I love to turkey hunt, but I can’t sit still, so at times it’s a real challenge. When I first started turkey hunting, I’d hunt in the same spot, nice and still until about nine o’clock and then head home. On the way home, I’d see toms strutting everywhere and I soon realized I was [...] [ Read More ... ]

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    First Spring Bass Migrations – Giant Bass

    Just weeks after ice-out, or frigid open waters, the first spring migrations of giant bass begins, as the Largemouth bass and Smallmouth bass annual movements take place from main lake basins to migratory routes, and eventually to secondary staging areas. The instinct to spawn, in combination with warming weather trends and slowly rising water temperatures, [...] [ Read More ... ]

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    Proposals to bolster Minnesota’s outdoors

    A new proposal by Gov. Mark Dayton would have Minnesota’s outdoors enthusiasts seeing significant improvements to the state’s management of fish and wildlife, and to other outdoor recreation programs. It would use existing funds from the Minnesota fish and game fund to improve fish and wildlife populations, habitat, user facilities and access to information that supports [...] [ Read More ... ]

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    Minnesota fishing opener preview – fishing facts

    The DNR compiled these Minnesota fishing facts in preparation for the 2015 fishing opener, which is Saturday, May 9, 2015. Anglers and waters There are about 1.5 million licensed anglers in Minnesota. About 500,000 people are expected to fish on opening day of the walleye and northern pike season, Saturday, May 9. Minnesota has 11,842 lakes, 5,400 [...] [ Read More ... ]

    Deer Land Managemen...

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    Deer Land Management Madness

    My 60 acre family farm has seen it all. In the name of Deer Land Management, I’ve created bedding cover and foodplots, mineral sites and water holes. As a result of my efforts, we’ve killed some great bucks on our small Michigan farm. I’m having so much fun with improving our habitat that is has [...] [ Read More ... ]

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    Minnesota likely to see early start to 2015 fire season

    With the recent warm weather, Department of Natural Resources fire behavior analysts are predicting an early start to Minnesota’s 2015 spring fire season. Predicted temperatures this week in the 40s and 50s will likely take care of what little snowpack the state had this winter. Plus, forecasts for the next two weeks show mild temperatures and a [...] [ Read More ... ]