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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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Jacob Aldrich, Drake Warner and Wyatt Carlson

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Local Snap Shot

McGregor area lakes fishing tournament

No new outdoors

Hunter,Justin & Tony are week #1 winners!

Minnesota state parks campsites still available for Memorial Day weekend

Save the BEES Mason Bee (Osmia species)

State record fish program to include catch-and-release records

Bird Buster team continues to grow

McGREGOR, Minn.—The M.A.C. Bird Busters (McGregor, Aitkin, Cromwell) clay target trapshooting team has been around for about five years now. The program was started by the Minnewawa Sportsmen’s Club near McGregor and has continued to grow in popularity.

The team recently won the Class 6A Conference 1 shooting title and they later participated in a state competition in Alexandria on Father’s Day. The windy day made shooting difficult for everyone, but parents and shooters enjoyed a nice day at the range.

The team won their conference, among eight teams, with 40,527.5 points and every score on the team counted. “It was our kids in the middle that was a key to the conference win,” said head coach and President of the Minnewawa Sportsmen’s Club Gary Vorlicky. “Those kids were shooting anywhere ....

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Fox

Recent Headlines

McGregor area lakes fishing tournament

No new outdoors

Hunter,Justin & Tony are week #1 winners!

Minnesota state parks campsites still available for Memorial Day weekend

Save the BEES Mason Bee (Osmia species)

State record fish program to include catch-and-release records

No new outdoors

Local Snap Shot

Fox pair near Eagle Lake

Photo by Sawyer Strelnieks/summer intern....

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WILLEYS JUST FOR FISHING - SUNNY • Lake Minnewawa • 13 oz Caught by Mable Colton

Recent Headlines

No new outdoors

Hunter,Justin & Tony are week #1 winners!

Minnesota state parks campsites still available for Memorial Day weekend

Save the BEES Mason Bee (Osmia species)

State record fish program to include catch-and-release records

No new outdoors

No new outdoors

McGregor area lakes fishing tournament

LAKE MINNEWAWA/BIG SANDY LAKE, Minn. — On June 4, 2016, McGregor Chamber of Commerce held their annual McGregor area lakes fishing tournament on Lake Minnewawa and Big Sandy Lake. A total of 86 teams registered for the event.


Congratulations to our 2016 winners and thank you to all of our participants, it was a great year.

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• 1st place Stringer • $1,032
Mark Charpentier and Jonathon Moxley 26.42 pounds - Minnewawa

• 2nd place Stringer • $516
Darren Nora and Kevin Olson
24.95 pounds - Minnewawa

• 3rd place Stringer • $344
Jayme Welsh and Paul Hecht
18.9 pounds - Minnewawa

• 1st place Largest • $176
Mark Charpentier and Jonathon Moxley
8.26 pounds - ....

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