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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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Lake Minnewawa is free of AIS

McGREGOR, Minn.—“There are no established colonies of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) in Lake Minnewawa,” proclaimed Greg Pfeifer to attendees at the Lake Minnewawa Lake Improvement District’s (LMLID) first annual meeting. The meeting was held on Saturday, August 23 at the McGregor Community Center. The good news about the absences of AIS in the lake was just one of a number of discussions there.

The LMLID was created last year, by landowner vote, and is a government organization that administers funding for lake improvement initiatives at Minnewawa. The funds the LID oversees come from property taxes paid to Aitkin County by lake landowners. The LID holds monthly Board of Director meetings, as well as an annual meeting to which all Minnewawa landowners are invited.

Pfeifer was on the agenda at the annual meeting to present the initial report from Freshwater Scientific Services. FSS had been hired with LID funds to perform an onsite lake survey. A second survey is planned for next year in order to further establish the baseline by performing additional inspection tests. After that, reinspection will probably be scheduled for alternate years for maintenance ...

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DNR announces process to revisit deer population goals in 2015

Minnesota DNR — Preliminary details of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ upcoming 2015 deer population goal-setting process now are available on the DNR website.

“Working with citizens to achieve conservation and management goals is integral to the mission of the DNR,” said Leslie McInenly, DNR big game program leader. “To make sure that goals are based on the broad range of public interest in deer, we use a public process to help determine how many deer to manage for in a given area.”

Deer population goals will be set for 40 of Minnesota’s 128 deer permit areas during the upcoming process, which formally kicks off in October when nominations open for advisory team members and concludes in May 2015 with the announcement of final goals. Large portions of northeastern, north-central and east-central Minnesota will be affected....

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Recent Headlines

Wild Rice not quite ready

Mandatory trapper Education Certificate

Several youth hunting opportunities offered this fall

Pulling for pike

Good fishing? It's relative

Color me versatile

Camera lapses

Ruffed grouse counts increase, possibly signaling uptrend

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