Thousands of hunters are gearing up and getting ready to head out in the woods this weekend for the firearms deer hunting opener. More than half a million people take part in the nine-day season, and a growing number of those hunters will be women.
Bemidji has been chosen to host next year’s Minnesota Governor’s Deer Hunting Opener. Gov. Mark Dayton made the announcement in Fergus Fall on Friday as part of the 11th annual festivities ahead of the state’s firearms deer opener, which falls on Saturday this year.
The average Minnesota hunter spends $1,500 each year, and many of those who track deer will take a short break this weekend to enjoy a fine meal. Edward Moody and Jamie Yuccas from the WCCO This Morning show got in on the adventure as they headed north for a week to learn about the hunting craze. On Tuesday, they showed us how they learned about pairing wild game with wine.
Jamie Yuccas and Edward Moody headed north to show us the industries that count on deer hunting season. First up is Thielen Meats in Little Falls. The family-run business has been helping hunters make sausage for the last 23 years.
Blaze orange becomes the unofficial state color on Saturday, Nov. 9. You’ll see it throughout the state as men, women and children take part in Minnesota’s deer hunting opener.
There’s nothing like a trip to North Dakota to interrupt the duck migration. I spent three days there this week with Joe Berglove and Sever Peterson, and like every trip to North Dakota, I brought Maxie Cam with to help capture it.
Why is the Minnesota Moose population declining?
A Sauk Centre teenager was taken to the hospital after being shot in the back by another teen while duck hunting Sunday afternoon, according to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office.
A Minnesota legislator wants a provision stripped from the Vikings new stadium lease that would prevent the building from being used by businesses that sell guns and other weapons.
Minnesota pheasant hunters will find less land available when the season opens Saturday. Due to the federal government shutdown, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has closed 13 national wildlife refuges and eight wetland management districts in Minnesota, totaling more than 489,000 acres of land.
It’s 4 a.m. on a Tuesday and breakfast is sizzling on the griddle. The hunters are clad in blaze-orange and preparing for a day in the woods. But in this deer camp of sorts, hunters come in wheel chairs, braces and scooters. Their appetite is for little more than to get out into the woods.
Michael Goodnature, the natural resources manager for Ramsey County Parks joined John Hines on the WCCO Morning News
With fall comes the beginning of the hunting season in Minnesota. Duck and goose hunting is already underway, and in a few weeks the deer hunting season will start as well. Every year, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has a special three-day season for youth hunters in October. But there’s a lot more to the special season than attracting young hunters.
Deer bow hunting season starts Saturday, and we found out it’s a growing trend among Minnesota hunters.
A long winter followed by a cold, wet spring has contributed to a significant decrease in Minnesota’s pheasant population. The Department of Natural Resources says Minnesota’s pheasant index declined 29 percent from 2012, reflecting trends seen in neighboring states.