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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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2016 fall duck and goose seasons approaching

First new bat species discovered in Minnesota in more than a century

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This week's local catch ... walleye, bass, sunny, crappie

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This week's local catch ... perch, bass, pike, trout and sunfish

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Bass • Sandy River (Libby Dam)
Caught and released by Nick Snickers, while fishing with his cousin, Caden and brother Jaxon (in the background), during his annual camping trip to Libby Dam with Gramma and Grampa. Also caught that day: Walleye, Bluegill, and Crappie.

Recent Headlines

First new bat species discovered in Minnesota in more than a century

This week's local catch ...

This week's local catch ... walleye, bass, sunny, crappie

This week's local catch

This week's local catch ... perch, bass, pike, trout and sunfish

Just for fishing

Bird Buster team continues to grow

2016 fall duck and goose seasons approaching

MINNESOTA DNR — Minnesota’s regular waterfowl season will open on Saturday, September 24, with similar bag limits and season dates that were in place last year, according to the Department of Natural Resources.

“All signs point to this being a great year for duck and goose hunting,” said Steve Cordts, DNR waterfowl specialist. “Many hunters look forward to the duck hunting opener all year. It’s a time to get into the marsh and spend time with family and friends.”

Duck seasons and limits Duck season will again be open for 60 days in each of the three waterfowl zones.

• In the north zone, duck season is Saturday, September 24, through Tuesday, November 22.

• In the central zone, duck season is Saturday, September 24, through Sunday, October 2, closes for five days, then reopens Saturday, October 8, and runs through Sunday, November 27.

• In the south zone, duck season is Saturday, September 24, through Sunday, October 2, closes for 12 days, then reopens Saturday, October 15, and runs through Sunday, December 4.

The daily bag limits for ducks remains at six per day and individual species limits are identical to ...

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BAT: Evening bat

Recent Headlines

This week's local catch ...

This week's local catch ... walleye, bass, sunny, crappie

This week's local catch

This week's local catch ... perch, bass, pike, trout and sunfish

Just for fishing

Bird Buster team continues to grow

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First new bat species discovered in Minnesota in more than a century

MINNESOTA DNR — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, in collaboration with Central Lakes College, has discovered a bat species new to Minnesota, the evening bat (Nycticeius humeralis).

“It’s very exciting to discover a new bat species in the state,” said DNR endangered species coordinator Rich Baker. “The evening bat’s historic range extends as far north as central Iowa. As our project proceeds, we’ll be keeping an eye out for more evening bats. For now, we don’t know if this was an isolated individual blown north in a storm, or if this species has indeed expanded its range into Minnesota.”

Mammal species new to the state are extremely rare, with the most recent being a ...

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