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By Chris Schultz

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Making one last trip, 12/26/05

Ice fishing season off to a slow start, 12/12/05

Ice not ready yet, 12/05/05

Local deer hunt was excellent around the area, 11/28/05

Poor weather spoils fishing on Crow, 11/21/05

Deer season is off to a fast start, at least for most hunters, 11/14/04

Same time, same place, same friends, 10/31/05

A great time to get and stay connected, 9/26/05

Rain, rain, and more rain, 7/4/05

'Super Seven' for fishing opener, 5/9/05

Getting your boat on the water, 4/25/05

Nothing better than spring fishing, 4/18/05

Open water has returned once again, 4/11/05

Coyotes on the howl again, 3/28/05

A sure sign of spring, 3/7/05

Last day to remove fishhouses, 3/1/05

Ducks, wetlands, and clean water rally, 2/14/05

Indian summer hits Minnesota, 2/7/05

Local clubs make a big difference, 1/24/05

Cougar tracks found in Winsted, 1/10/05

Two lunkers of a lifetime, 12/27/04

Merry Christmas from the great outdoors, 12/20/04

Will the ice fishing season ever get here this year?, 12/13/04

I can hear them yelping and howling, 12/6/04

The last day of duck season, 11/29/04

Finally achieving a hunting goal, 11/22/04

Couger print found north of Winsted, 11/8/04

Firearms deer hunt opens Saturday, 11/1/04

More hunters, fewer birds, 10/25/04

On the hunt for Minnesota pheasants, 10/11/04

Boom and bust – mixed results dominate waterfowl opener, 10/4/04

Waterfowl season opens Sat., Sept. 25, 9/20/04

A connection to the outdoors, 9/13/04

Pheasant counts down 47 percent in cool, wet spring, 9/6/04

Hunters hold the key to conservation, 8/30/04

First dove season since 1946, 8/23/04

Duck season open earlier this season, 8/9/04

Will this be the year of the pheasant?, 8/2/04

It's a boy, 7/26/04

Hoping for a big catch, 7/19/04

Big sunfish, walleyes, and pelicans, 7/12/04

A few big changes to 2004 hunting seasons, 7/5/04

The deal on cleaning fish, 6/28/04

GND fishing contest, 6/21/04

Rain, rain, and even more rain, 6/14/04

The best spring ever, 5/31/04

Fishing season off to slow start, 5/24/04

Choose fish, but choose wisely, 5/17/04

Fishing opener is almost here, 5/10/04

Renting boats and fishing piers, 4/26/04

Digging worms can be an adventure, 4/19/04

Time to fish, 4/12/04

Ice-out marked by low water levels, 4/5/04

ATVs: controversy and conflict, 3/29/04

Wright County Pheasants Forever donates land to DNR, 3/22/04

Spring is almost here, 3/15/04

More information about Lake Ann, 3/8/04

Oxygen levels on Lake Ann have been tested, 3/1/04

Fish biting on Lake Ann, aeration may be next, 2/23/04

Even at a wake a reason to smile

Winter is back in full force

New trail may be established in our area

Busting ice out of the dog dish

Pheasants forever makes big strides, 1/12/04

Ice fishing has been good

Silver Lake walleye - boom or bust 12/29/03

Merry Christmas from the great outdoors 12/22/03

Lake Mary walleye and record hunting, 12/15/03

A year of pheasant dreams for hunters, 12/1/03

Record harvest in 2003 11/24/03

Deer season off to great start 11/17/03

Public lands, where would we hunt without them 11/10/03

Minnesota firearms deer hunting season opens Saturday 11/03/03

Minnesota pheasant population booming 10/27/03

Most of the time nobody's watching 10/13/03

Waterfowl opener better than expected 10/6/03

A century of conservation 9/29/03

Minnesota waterfowl season opens Saturday 9/22/03

Pheasant and deer hunting should be great this fall 9/15/03

Prospects are excellent for 2003 Minnesota pheasant hunting 9/8/03

What could be better than hunting? Anticipation 9/1/03

Antlerless permit application deadline is Sept. 4 8/25/03

From Gooseberry Falls to Plum Creek 8/18/03

Minnesota ­ From Walnut Grove to Split Rock 8/11/03

No life vests, expired licenses are most common violations 8/4/03

Will bigger and newer be better? 7/28/03

Area lakes confirmed infested with Eurasian Watermilfoil 7/21/03

Will bigger and newer be better? 7/14/03

Fishing has been good 7/07/03

Fishing contest a big hit, 6/30/03

Are we going too far?, 6/23/03

Largemouth bass ­ fast action, great eating, 6/16/03

Huge clouds of bullheads, 6/09/03

The spawn is on, 6/02/03

In search of the 'great morel,' 5/26/03

Fishing opener was boom or bust, 5/19/03

Tips on fishing safety for the start of the season, 5/12/03

Fishing season opens Saturday, 5/05/03

It's a great time to enjoy the outdoors 4/28/03

Roadsides for wildlife, 4/21/03

More on rats and raccoons, 4/14/03

Rats and raccoons ­ an interesting tale, 4/7/03

Ice-out on area lakes is on its way, 3/31/03

Common sense urged while waiting for spring, 3/24/03

Great time for late ice panfish, 3/10/03

New panfish limits take effect May 10, 3/03/03

Sometime you'll need that old outdoor stuff, 2/24/03

Renee Albrecht wins the Sportsmen's Club fishhouse, 2/17/03

It's been a busy winter, 2/10/03

Bear harvest limited by over abundance of food, 2/03/03

HL Sportsmen's Club fishing derby just around the corner, 01/27/03

How important it is to make memories, 1/20/03

Some adults are required to complete snowmobile training,1/06/03


No ice is ever 100 percent totally safe, 12/30/02

The pheasant hunting season ends, 12/23/02

Safety is the best gift for young hunters, 12/16/02

Ice fishing season off to a fast start, 12/9/02

Don't underestimate the danger of frozen lakes, 12/2/02

Let him sleep: he earned it, 11/25/02

Deer hunting has been excellent this year, 11/18/02

Living moments that they will never forget, 11/11/02

Firearms deer season opens Saturday, 11/04/02

Minnesota pheasant hunting good in parts of MN, 10/28/02

The duck-loving dog, 10/14/02

Minnesota pheasant season opens Sat., Oct. 12, 10/7/02

All the important parts of the hunt, 9/30/02

Ducks are back - waterfowl season opens Saturday, 9/23/02

Fall colors expected in mid-October, 9/16/02

Pheasant numbers up across much of the range, but down locally, 9/9/02

Lake Mary was the hot spot in 1914, 9/2/02

Mosquito-mania all around, 8/26/02

What will fall 2002 bring?, 8/19/02

DNR makes right decision on duck opener, 8/12/02

Dog days of summer are here, 8/5/02

Howard Lake now open for fishing, 7/22/02

Several area lakes still in tough shape, 7/15/02

High water takes toll on lakes, 7/8/02

Area high water rises to the extreme, 7/1/02

Info on outdoor resources has come along way, 6/24/02

Days are long and sunfish are spawning, 6/17/02

One piece at a time takes a long time, 6/10/02

Fishing was great all around, 6/3/02

Fishing is a privilege, not a right, and it should be shared, 5/27/02

For me, it was the best fishing opener yet, 5/20/02

No fishing news is bad news, 5/13/02

The fishing opener, walleye and northern pike seasons start Saturday, 5/6/02

Gobbler hunting becomes reality, 4/29/02

Ice out after a cold month of March, 4/22/02

Take a long look at your surroundings, 4/15/02

Opinions on ATVs running lukewarm to hot, 4/8/02

Ice could be gone very soon, 4/1/02

More bald eagles being sighted in area, 3/25/02

Winter snow finally arrives, 3/18/02

It's time to raise money for the outdoors, 3/11/02

Outdoor politics producing hot issues, 3/4/02

Time to remove fishhouses, 2/25/02

It wasn't Mexico, 2/18/02

DNR asking a lot of questions, 2/11/02

It never really started and it's almost over, 2/4/02

Ice fishing season and winter weather have been frustrating, 1/28/02

Lakes are making ice now, 1/21/02

Tough ice fishing season continues, 1/14/02

Fish biting, ice conditions vary, 1/7/02

Ice fishing season underway on local lakes, 12/31/01

Freeze-over date ties record, 12/24/01

Ice still not ready for fishing, 12/17/01

Anglers are ready for the season, but the ice isn't, 12/10/01

Winter starts as duck season ends, 12/3/01

Deer hunt good, but not what was expected, 11/19/01

Deer abound for a successful hunting season, 11/12/01

Season offers opportunities to contemplate conservation, 11/5/01

Deer season opens Nov. 3; mix-up in anterless permits noted, 10/29/01

Area lakes hunting and fishing report, 10/15/01

Waterfowl opener better than expected, 10/8/01

Minnesota pheasant season opens October 13, 10/1/01

Duck season opens Saturday, 9/24/01

More on the Minnesota pheasant population, 9/17/01

Don't get discouraged about Minnesota pheasants, 9/10/01

Fall hunting season is in the air, 9/03/01

On the eve of another season, 8/27/01

The end of the story of Abbi and the little birds, 8/20/01

It's time to change gears, 8/13/01

The ongoing story of the little birds, 7/30/01

Vacation was great, home sweet home is good, 7/23/01

Munsons inducted into national Trapshooting Hall of Fame, 7/16/01

Angus update: he's grown fast, 7/9/01

The weather got hot and the fishing slowed down, 7/2/01

The weather got hot and the fishing slowed down, 6/25/01

Weather dampens outdoor activities, 6/18/01

Panfish poppers on a fly rod, 6/11/01

The bite is on for early June fishing, 6/4/01

A time for great appreciation, 5/28/01

Fishing the opener: weather was good, 5/21/01

A walleye angler wannabe, 5/14/01

Big day, big event: fishing season opens Saturday, 5/7/01

Open water fishing is finally here, 4/30/01

A lot can change in a week, 4/16,/01

Spring is finally getting here, 4/9/01

Wildlife area a conservation success story, 4/2/01

People area concerned about conservation, 3/26/01

Lake improvement activites on the upswing, 3/19/01

Good things happening in conservation, 3/12/01

Better times ahead for the Crow River, 3/5/01

CROW is great local conservation effort, 2/26/01

Fishing contest winners, 2/19/01

Good things are happening in conservation, 2/12/01

A short break from winter, 2/5/01

It's been a good season for ice fishing, 1/22/01

Don't let winter get you down, 1/15/01

Milder weather means more fishermen, 1/8/01

The seasons in review, 1/1/01

Spend time to get fish, 12/25/00

Deer provide memorable outdoor experience, 12/18/00

Ice on area lakes ready for anglers, 12/11/00

Ice not ready for serious angling, 12/4/00

Minnesota's late season pheasant hunting draws concern from hunters, 11/27/00

Local deer hunting improves during 4B season, 11/20/00

Local deer hunting opens with a whimper, 11/13/00

Deer, ducks, pheasants and fish, 11/6/00

Deer hunting opens Sat., Nov. 4, 10/30/00

Be aware of dry conditions, 10/16/00

Ducks in the mud, 10/9/00

Safety, ethics come first, 10/2/00

A local duck hunter's dilemma, 9/25/00

Bucks for ducks, 9/18/00

Pheasant hunting should be good this fall, 9/11/00

It's time to get ready for fall, 9/4/00

Electronic licensing and stamp system in place, 8/28/00

The fall hunting season is coming fast, 8/21/00

Details on 2000 hunting seasons, 8/14/00

Hunting regulations booklet signals that fall is near, 8/7/00

How about that light show?, 7/31/00

Black bear sighted in area, 7/17/00

Getting the outdoors scoop, 7/10/00

Bass hitting big on area lakes, 7/3/00

Rainy mornings, windy afternoons, 6/26/00

Legislature supports the 'great outdoors', 6/12/00

Better weather would make for better fishing, 6/4/00

Birds need a place to live, too, 5/29/00

Fishing opener: wind and waves, 5/22/00

Fishing season in full swing, 5/15/00

Get ready for the opener, 5/8/00

Outdoor notes, 5/1/00

It's a good time to be thankful, 4/24/00

Spring crappie bite is on, 4/17/00

Fishing the Crow River, 4/3/00

Spring is officially here, 3/27/00

New ice-out records set, 3/20/00

New ice-out record probably on the way, 3/6/00

Crow River open houses set, 2/28/00

Growing up on the Crow River, 2/21/00

Growing up on the Crow River, 2/14/00

Public forums on Crow River monitoring set, 2/7/00

A gentle wilderness, 1/31/00

DNR's 2000 calendar, 1/24/00

Many show interest in Crow River, 1/17/00

Crow River has 3 forks, 1/10/00

Looking at the Crow River, 1/3/00

LiL' Angie's Bait and Tackle opens, 12/27/99

Roosters were in the air in good numbers, 12/13/99

Another warm start to winter, 12/6/99

Area lakes hunting and fishing report, 11/29/99

Firearms deer season excellent, 11/22/99

Area lakes hunting and fishing report, 11/8/99

Outdoors opportunities abound, 11/1/99

Minnesota pheasant hunting off to fast start, 10/25/99

Ducking hunting doldrums 10/18/99

Get ready for pheasant opener, 10/11/99

Looking forward to the pheasant opener, 10/4/99

Waterfowl opener soon, 9/27/99

Glory days of duck hunting ­ now!, 9/20/99

Small game hunting to start, 9/13/99

Do it yourself, 9/6/99

Looks to be a good goose season, 8/30/99

The best place to start your 1999 hunting season, 8/23/99

Abbi and Angus, 8/16/99

Getting ready for fall, 8/9/99

Hot weather slows outdoor activity 8/2/99

The dogs of summer are barking 7/26/99

Big fish still biting on area lakes, 7/12/99

DNR budget cuts affect our area, too, 7/5/99

The cycles of fishing, 6/28/99

The fishing was good, 6/21/99

It's time to go fishing, 6/7/99

The opener - bullhead saves the day, 5/24/99

No fish? Try mushrooms, 5/17/99

Fishing opener Sat., May 15, 5/10/99

Get ready: crappie bite is on, 5/3/99

Fishing 'bugs' starting to bite, 4/26/99

Another young dog story: broken glasses, 4/19/99

Wild turkeys sighted in Winsted city limits, 4/12/99

Hunting, fishing, and baseball, 4/5/99

Spring has finally arrived, 3/29/99

Big turnout for kids' fishing contest, 3/15/99

Angling pressure can be intense on our local lakes, 3/8/99

Tucker enjoyed the outdoors, 3/1/99

How much do you spend on outdoor activities?, 2/22/99

Ice fishing season to end Feb. 21, 2/15/99

Never turn down February warmth, 2/8/99

What if the fish aren't biting? 2/199

Clubs and firearms safety instructors make a difference, 1/25/99

Travel getting tough on area lakes, 1/18/99

Winter brings memories of past, 1/11/99

Ice fishing underway, 1/4/99

Be wary of thin ice, 12/28/98

Scenes from the season, 12/21/98

Angus and the keys, 12/14/98

Bringing the outdoors indoors, 11/30/98

Local deer hunting: right place, wrong time, 11/23/98

It's a busy time outdoors, 11/16/98

It's a good time to think about conservation, 11/2/98

The hunting and fishing amendment; hunting at Leech Lake, 10/26/98

Pheasants at the end of the rainbow, 10/19/98

It's the waterfowl opener, 10/12/98

Hybrid muskie caught locally; pheasant outlook, 10/5/98

Waterfowl hunting outlook, 9/28/98

A tribute to Les Kouba, 9/21/98

Early goose hunt: it was too warm, 9/14/98

Antlerless permits due Sept. 10, 9/7/98

September goose season opens Saturday, 8/31/98

Read the Hunting and Trapping Regulations Handbook, 8/24/98

Angus at 10 weeks old, 8/17/98

Picking out a puppy, 8/10/98

New member on the outdoor team, 8/3/98

1998 hunting seasons announced, 7/27/98

Thoughts turning to hunting, 7/20/98

Is it mid-July or early September?, 7/13/98

Finally . . . gone fishing, 7/6/98

Area lakes fishing report, 6/29/98

GND fishing contest; leave wild animals alone, 6/22/98

Fly fishing for panfish, 6/15/98

Most fish caught are sunfish, 6/8/98

Who needs a boat?, 6/1/98

It's time to take a kid fishing, 5/25/98

The 1998 fishing opener, 5/18/98

Rumors of Lake Ann fish warning unconfirmed, 5/11/98

Fishing opener could be a good one, 5/4/98

Fishing opener only 12 days away, 4/27/98

Wildlife on the South Dakota prairie, 4/20/98

Free-ranging cats kill millions of birds, 4/13/98

Local lakes free of ice; spring must be here, 4/6/98

LP Sportsmen's banquet winners, 3/30/98

Canadian geese arriving, another sign of spring, 3/23/98

Bald eagles sighted, 3/16/98

DNR surveys Swan and Marion lakes, 3/9/98

Ice-out: shortest ice fishing season ever?, 3/2/98

Mother Nature vetoes legislation, 2/23/98

Ice fishing season extended, 2/16/98

Area fishing report, 2/9/98

Winter slows down ice fishing, 1/26/98

Area fishing report, 1/19/98

Electronic fishing, 1/12/98

Area fishing report, 1/5/98

Ice conditions vary, 12/29/97

Ice fishing; area fishing reports, 12/22/97

Area fishing report; pheasant season closed, 12/15/97

Late season pheasants; new bait shop, 12/8/97

Thin ice; Luce Line trail meeting, 12/1/97

Firearms deer hunting report; Conservation, 11/24/97

Opening weekend of deer hunting, 11/17/97

Iowa pheasants, 11/10/97

Minnesota firearms deer hunt, 11/3/97

Prairie potholes, 10/27/97

Waterfowl season underway, 10/13/97

Minnesota Pheasant Hunting, 10/6/97

A New Fall Tradition, 9/29/97

A Prescription for Duck Hunters, 9/22/97

Management permits and Intensive Harvest Permits, 9/8/97

Camping at Lake Carlos State Park, 9/1/97

Helping a Young Waterfowler - a Tribute to Bill Scrimgeour, 8/25/97

Getting Ready for Fall, 8/18/97

Camping at Sibley State Park, 8/11/97

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