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NORTHLAND OUTDOORS

Some of the research confirmed details that anglers have long suspected.
Rydell National Wildlife Refuge is hosting events for children in the area this summer including an introduction to archery day, a fishing day, and an owl pellet dissection seminar starting on Saturday, July 16.
Small in size and common nearly everywhere, the hooded merganser, or “hoodies” as some affectionately call them, are interesting behaving and looking waterfowl to be sure.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will begin herbicide applications on select state lands next week in the Bemidji Forestry administrative area to prepare sites for reforestation.

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Conducted every five years since 1990, the survey originally was scheduled for the summer of 2020 but was postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The border between Minnesota and Wisconsin here was formed by a combination of molten lava and melting glaciers over the past billion years. The St. Croix River Valley's hugely popular public access site features hikes along the bluffs and down to the river, and ways to see these stunning rock cliffs from water level.
Improper handling of fish increases the odds they may swim away, but die.
This holiday weekend looks to feature generally lighter winds and a few chances of showers and thunderstorms.
Neither Lake Ida or Lake Charley northwest of Alexandria are stocked with muskies by the Minnesota DNR, but a connection to Lake Miltona means some of the big fish make their way in. Park Rapids native Tayden George has quite a fish story to tell after landing a muskie near 50 inches long while fishing the channel that connects the two lakes.
Ticks are out in full force, waiting for you to walk by so they can hitch a ride and take a bite. In this Health Fusion column, Viv Williams shares how two lovely walks in the woods turned into several days of tick terror. And she gives tips on how to avoid ticks and what to do when one is attached to you.

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Warm water temperatures are just around the corner as we head into July later this week and will be even warmer as we get closer to August.
Alex Comstock, who launched the website whitetaildna.com while he was in college and manages a corresponding YouTube channel, is an avid deer hunter and shares his passion for everything outdoors.
Founded more than a century ago and expended during the Great Depression, this gem in western Minnesota features hiking, biking, boating, beaching and abundant wildlife, along with a quartet of camping options.

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