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DNR News – Get out and hunt Minnesota’s most popular game bird – ruffed grouse

By Ted Dick, forest game bird coordinator It’s September, the leaves are turning and there is a chill in the morning air and if you’re looking for a good excuse to get outdoors and out of town here is a perfect one: grouse hunting. Never tried it? Not sure how to go about it? Well […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Fishing Report 09.06.18

Walleye fishing in the Park Rapids area remains strong. They can be found cruising the weed lines and also deep summer structures.  Live bait rigs tipped with minnows and night crawlers will produce fish.  Look in the depth ranges of 10 to 13 feet on the Weed lines and on the deep summer structures 20 […]

Deer Lottery Application Deadline Sept 6

Firearms and muzzleloader hunters who want to harvest antlerless deer in a deer permit area designated as lottery this hunting season are reminded they must purchase their license by Thursday, Sept. 6. Hunters who purchase their license before this date are automatically entered into the lottery for the deer permit area or special hunt area […]

Color your fall with red, orange, gold and fun!

Signs of fall are already showing in the landscape. Sumacs drip with bunches of red berries and goldenrod and asters decorate roadsides, foreshadowing more changes to come. Whether you prefer to immerse yourself in the change of seasons or take part in one of September’s special events, fall is waiting for you here. The Headwaters […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Fishing Report 08.29.18

Fishing around the Park Rapids area is awesome. Walleyes are hitting pearl white crankbaits trolled along the shallow weed edges in the 10 ft range. Pike are eating chartreuse spinner baits slowly rolled through deep weed beds in the 15 ft range. Bluegills are schooled heavily on the deep weed lines and are being caught […]

ATV riders can ride Minnesota trails for free on ‘No Registration Weekend’

Ride for free September 7th through 9th! All-terrain vehicle users registered for private or agricultural use can explore both the old and new trails without cost Sept. 7 to 9. Typically they would pay the registration fee ($60 for three years) to ride the public trails. Minnesota has 3,000 miles of state forest and grant-in-aid […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Fishing Report 08.13.18

Capt. Josh lets us know what’s biting and how to reel them in! We have been hammering the Walleyes all week.  Lindy rigs and crawlers at the lake basins 30-40 ft deep. A red #2 hook is a good bet. Crappies remain strong in the shallow weed beds at 6-10 ft using a jig and […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 08.02.18

Fishing has been super in the Park Rapids area. Many good catches of Walleye and Crappie have been had by my clients all day long.  Crappies are just off the weed lines in 12-15 ft of water and can be caught slowly trolling small white jigs tipped with a minnow.  The Walleyes are being caught […]

More Deer Licenses Available This Year

The Minnesota DNR just announced that more deer licenses will be available this year.  More specifics from the Department of Natural Resources July 30th press release: Licenses available Aug. 1; deadline to apply for antlerless permits is Sept. 6 Additional deer hunting opportunities will be available this fall because numbers continue to rebound across the […]

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