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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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Stony Brook Taxidermy owner, John Sivik shot the biggest buck in the region—a 214.5-pound, 8-point buck.

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AITKIN, CARLTON, ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Minn.— The opening weekend of the firearms deer season produced mixed results locally. Despite windy, snowy conditions a few nice deer were harvested and entered in the local Big Buck Contests.

In Brookston, Stony Brook Taxidermy owner, John Sivik shot the biggest buck in the region—a 214.5-pound, 8-point buck. Bernie Sundeen from the same region turned in a 204-pounder and Russ Goenner from the McGregor region has the biggest buck in the Willeys Sport Ship & Spirits contest—a 196.8-pound, 10-pointer.

With two weekends remaining, there are sure to be more nice bucks on display. Stay tuned to the Voyageur Press for more hunting success. ...

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2015 Walleye Stamp contest winner: Stephen Hamrick of Lakeville is the winner of the Walleye Stamp Contest. Hamrick has now won all stamp contests sponsored by the Minnesota DNR.

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After walleye stamp contest, Hamrick has won them all

MINNESOTA DNR—Stephen Hamrick of Lakeville has won the 2015 walleye stamp contest sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, becoming only the second person to win all five DNR stamp contests.

Hamrick’s art graced the waterfowl stamp in 2012; the pheasant stamp in 2003; the turkey stamp in 2004 and 2014; and the trout and salmon stamp in 1986, 1992 and 2004. His artwork from earlier this year also will appear on the 2015 trout and salmon stamp.

A panel of five judges on Oct. 23 chose Hamrick’s painting of a walleye as the winner from among seven entries.

Hamrick has now won nine stamp contests and joins John House as the only two people ...

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