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Along the Portage

Along the Portage is the Voyageur's outdoor news section. Here readers find year-round coverage of local hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation. Regular features include the DNR Question of the Week, and Mike Rahn's "Inside the Outdoors" column. Captivating wildlife photos by local photographers are a special addition to Along the Portage.

 

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NORTHERN • Lake Minnewawa • August 16, 2015 • Caught by Nate
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Ripe wild rice harvesting allowed in late August

Minnesota DNR— Harvest of ripe wild rice is allowed between Saturday, Aug. 15, and Tuesday, Sept. 30. Harvesters must first make sure the rice is ripe before launching their canoes because it is illegal to harvest “green” or unripe rice, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Wildlife managers say it’s shaping up to be a good season for wild rice harvesting. The dry spring provided favorable water levels and rice beds have been growing well in most areas.

“Rice growth appears to be a little ahead of last year,” said Ann Geisen, DNR wildlife lakes specialist. “Peak harvesting dates are estimated to be in late August to early September as long as weather remains mild.”

Minnesota’s green rice law does not allow the harvesting of unripe rice. So even though rice beds are maturing well, ricers are responsible for making sure the grain is ripe before attempting to harvest it. More than 1,200 lakes and rivers in 54 counties contain wild rice, with concentrations of rice being the highest in Aitkin, Cass, Crow Wing, Itasca and St. Louis counties.

Throughout traditional wild rice ...

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Recent Headlines

Several youth hunting opportunities offered this fall

'Think Zero' aims for no violations of aquatic invasive species law

DNR Question of the week

Linus pulls in a 17.5 inch walleye

Eurasian watermilfoil discovered in Bear Lake in Carlton County

DNR plans to sell nonferrous mineral leases

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Early birds going for crappie

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No new outdoors this week please check back next ...

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Northern • Ball Bluff Lake • 9 lb Caught by Curt Forse

Recent Headlines

'Think Zero' aims for no violations of aquatic invasive species law

DNR Question of the week

Linus pulls in a 17.5 inch walleye

Eurasian watermilfoil discovered in Bear Lake in Carlton County

DNR plans to sell nonferrous mineral leases

No New Outdoors

Early birds going for crappie

DNR Question of the week

Several youth hunting opportunities offered this fall

MINNESOTA DNR— Youth can hunt with adult mentors during several organized youth hunting opportunities this fall.

Application forms and more information can be found online or by calling the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Information Center, 651-296-6157 or 888-646-6367, or Mike Kurre, DNR mentoring program coordinator, 651-259-5193.

Youth waterfowl hunt

• For ages 12 to 15.

• Orientation is Friday, Sept. 11, hunt is Saturday, Sept. 12.

• Hunts near Twin Cities metro, Detroit Lakes, Morris, Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge near Princeton, Sherburn near Windom, ...

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