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Federal prison for Chequamegon-Nicolet NF pot growers on Feb 5, 2012 in Outdoors Now, enforcementFrom the Wisconsin DNR: The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin has announced 10-year federal prison sentences for three citizens of Mexico for their involvement in a marijuana grow operation in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Fores...



Prairie brookies come spring? on Feb 2, 2012 in Outdoors Now, fishing, troutThere's a brook trout fishing opportunity brewing in a part of the state known better for duck hunting. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources recently stocked some 570 half-pound brookies into Lawndale Creek in west-central Minnesota. [...



Coon Rapids dam to be raised as silver carp barrier on Feb 1, 2012 in Outdoors Now, carp, invasivesRaising the dam - and thus the water level - on the Mississippi River could have an impact on shoreline properties. From the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources: Coon Rapids Dam pool to be raised this winter; property owners and recreationists...



Decoy show starts today on Feb 1, 2012 in Outdoors Now, decoys, ducks, waterfowlThe annual Minnesota Decoy Collectors Association Decoy Show starts today at the Ramada Inn near the Mall of America in Bloomington. For details, go to MNDecoyCollectors.com.... Read more..



Aerial moose survey starts … finally on Jan 30, 2012 in Outdoors Now, hunting, mooseThanks to the light snow, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has been holding off on its annual survey of moose populations by aircraft in the northeastern part of the state. As I explained in a previous post, not only is it hard to count...



Forest Lake’s “fish goddess” works wonders on Jan 30, 2012 in Outdoors Now, ice fishing, northern pikeReader Matthew Rammer sent this along today: Forest Lake (Washington county) Sunday, January 29, 2012 Ella and Porter Rammer, with help, made the "fish goddess" sculpture to help improve our luck. It worked! We landed a northern pike shortly after.