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A special supplement to the Saturday, September 22, 2012 Morris Sun Tribune
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By Michael StrandSpecial to the Sun Tribune

Outdoor sports are al o n g t i m e s t a p l e o fMinnesota life. The beau-t y a n d b o u n t y o fM i n n e s o t a ’s f o r e s t s ,prairies and wetlands pro-vide invaluable resourcesfor hunting, fishing andcamping. Healthy habitatimproves the quality ofl i f e i n c o m m u n i t i e s ,attracts commerce andprovides the bounty of thefall harvest.

Dave Jungst is a 24-yearresident of Morris andw o rk s a s a We t l a n dRestoration Specialist forD u c k s U n l i m i t e d i nGlenwood. For decades,he’s worked to restore wet-land habitat for public andprivately -owned landareas. He grew up huntingand fishing with his fatherand grandfather. His expe-riences in the outdoorsinfluenced his ethic as asportsman and his careerin conservation.

Jungst grew up on his

family farm near Garfield,Minn. Outdoor sportswere a favorite part of hise a rl y l i f e . H e ’ d t r a pgophers for farmers, alongwith mink and muskrat.His dad and grandfatherwould occasionally takehim hunting and fishing.

“I have a lot of goodmemories of hunting,f ishing, and trappingwhile growing up,” Jungstsaid. “They taught meabout sportsmanship, thatwhat you give is what youget.”

As he got older, Jungstbegan hunting ducks onhis own on private andpublic land.

“I learned early on thati t ’ s i m p o r t a n t t o b erespectful to the peoplewho own the land you arehunting on, and for thehabitat itself.”

A few years ago, Jungstwrote a piece entitled“Courtesy’s Rewards,” as t o r y ab o u t h ow h e ’dlearned to be a respectfulhunter, that was pub-lished in the national mag-

a z i n e o f P h e a s a n t sForever.

Just before leaving forcollege at Montana Statein Bozeman, the duck sea-son had slowed down in

the lakes around his home-town. On one hunting out-ing, Jungst found a sloughwith a number of ducks onit.

“I asked for permissionto hunt on the pond for theday, and after a little hesi-tation, the landowner saidok. Walking through thereeds, I came upon a flockof ducks and scared themup. I got three right away,and cleaned one for thelandowner before I drovehome. I thought that wasthe decent thing to do.”

A f e w w e e k s l a t e r,Jungst’s mother returnedfrom a garden club partysmiling. She said some ofher friends had been com-plaining about hunterstrespassing on their land.

“But one of her friends

had told her about a ‘niceyoung man’ who’d givenher a duck for allowinghim to hunt on her land,”Jungst said, laughing.“She said I’d ‘restored herfaith in duck hunters.’That experience taughtme that when you do some-thing good, it’ll come back.I feel strongly that it’simportant to respect therights and concerns oflandowners about hunt-ing, trespassing, and con-servation on their land.”

In May, Jungst beganw o rk i n g f o r D u c k sUnlimited, providingassistance to landownersto transform their landinto wetland habitat. Themajority of wetland con-tributing to good waterquality and habitat in

Minnesota is privatelyowned. Jungst only workswith private landowners.

“I think part of the rea-son why I’ve been able towork well with landown-ers is because I’ve alwayswanted to own my ownland,” he said. “Once I’dacquired open land, Ienrolled some acres in thepublic land managementprograms. I think thatenrolling in the programsmyself has really helpedme to understand the con-cerns and decisions ofland owners.”

Jungst said that anyonewho likes the outdoors,hunting and fishing real-izes quickly that the key toa healthy animal popula-


Hunter helps build healthy habitats

See JUNGST page 3

Outdoorsman DaveJungst works withlandowners andhunters to promoteconservation andrespect for nature

Dave Jungst and one of his English Setters hunting near Morris.

Submitted Photo

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tion is habitat. Withouthabitat, there is no food orshelter for ducks, geese,fish and deer.

“A lot of people, whenthey hear the word ‘wet-land,’ think of an openpond with grass around itand nesting ducks. Butthere are categories ofwetland. Many wetlandsare shallow and only holdwater for a month or twoduring wet periods like thespring. Those are valuablebecause they providehabitat for all kinds of ani-mals in the food chain.Each type of wetland hasvalue,” he said.

“The program I workwith is completely volun-tary. The approach I take isto offer incentives andeducate landowners onthe importance of theseprojects and issues,” hesaid. “In that way, educat-i n g p e o p l e a b o u t t h eprocess of restoration is abig part of my job.”

Even if a wetland is dryfor part or most of the year,it still provides an essen-tial barrier to not just theloss of wildlife, but also inmitigating erosion andflooding.

“A dry sponge is still asponge, right?,” he said.“F looding events l ikethose in the Red RiverValley cause millions ofd o l l a r s o f d a m a g e.Wetlands are sponges,they act as reservoirs thathold water and keep itf r o m f l o o d i n g m a j o rrivers.

“One of the wetlandrestoration projects on myown land is a small pondabout a foot or two deep.One day, I did the calcula-tions and figured that mylittle pond holds almostseven million gallons. Allthat water, if you drain it,would flood fields andditches, and run into thebig rivers, causing dam-age downstream.”

For Jungst, his biggestpriority is getting moreyoung people involved inoutdoors sports and con-servation. He’s spoken togroups like Pheasants

Forever to spread the wordthat, without the energy ofyouth, efforts for conser-vation lose momentumand begin to die.

“My kids both enjoy theoutdoors. My daughterloves dogs, so when ourEnglish Setter had herfirst litter this summer,she enjoyed helping raisethe 10 pups!” Jungst said.“I’ve also been volunteer-ing as a mentor to helpintroduce people to hunt-ing and other outdoorsports. I want everyone torealize that being out-doors is fun.

“Many of my genera-tion were involved inhunting and fishing grow-ing up, but are not as activeas they get older. Nearly 80

percent of the U.S. popula-tion lives in urban areas,”he added. “I feel too manypeople are out of touchwith nature, with reality.My work as a sportsman ish e l p i n g p r o v i d e t h eresources we need to enjoythe natural world into thefuture. I realized as ayoung man that givingback to the natural envi-ronment is extremelyworthwhile.”

JungstContinued from page 2


Michael Strand/Sun Tribune

Top: Dave Jungst is a 24-year resident of Morris and works as a Wetland Restoration Specialist for Ducks Unlimited in Glenwood. His hunting dogs, Tuli(left) and Olive (right), are English Setters. English Setters are bred to scent (sniff out) the location of a bird or birds and freeze in a pointing stance to showthe hunter where the birds are located, rather than rushing in and pushing the birds to fly out. This allows the hunter time to get in a better position for ashot, explained Jungst.

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Minnesota’s hunters,wildlife enthusiasts, andwildlife populations willbenefit from the recentaddition of 5,778 acres tothe state’s wildlife man-agement area (WMA) sys-tem, according to theMinnesota Department ofNatural Resources (DNR).

Much of this newly pro-tected land is in the south-ern half of the state. Itincludes an expansion of17 WMAs and the additionof six new WMAs.

Many areas were openfor public use when the fallhunting seasons started inSeptember. The remainderwill be ready later this yearor early next year for pub-lic use. WMAs are open topublic hunting and othercompatible uses such ashiking, bird watching andsnowshoeing.

DNR CommissionerTom Landwehr thankedPheasants Forever, TheN a t u r e C o n s e r v a n c y(TNC), Cass County, TheTrust for Public Land,Minnesota Sharp-TailedGrouse Society and DucksUnlimited for their part-nership in protecting morethan half of these acres.

“Partners are the key toc o n s e r v a t i o n , ” s a i dLandwehr. “We appreciate

the help of these groups,our sportsmen for the lega-cy they leave for future gen-erations of hunters andwildlife enthusiasts.”

Nearly 1,500 acres werepurchased with fundingfrom the Outdoor HeritageFund, one of four fundscreated by the Clean Water,L a n d a n d L e g a c yA m e n d m e n t , w h i c hreceives one-third of themoney raised by the states a l e s t a x i n c r e a s eapproved by Minnesota cit-izens in 2008.

A c c o r d i n g t o K i mHennings, DNR wildlifeland acquisition coordina-tor, other major fundingsources were the Reinvesti n M i n n e s o t a ( R I M )Critical Habitat Matchingprogram and the $6.50 sur-charge on the small gamelicense.

Most of the RIM match-ing dollars came from thesale of the critical habitatlicense plates. The $30 peryear charge for the colorfulplates generates more than$3 million a year that canbe used to equally matchp r iv a t e d o n a t i o n s t oacquire or develop criticalhabitat in the state.

“Most of the designatedlands are additions toexisting WMAs, comple-

menting our previousinvestment in wildlifehabitat,” said Ed Boggess,DNR fish and wildlife divi-sion director. “The newWMAs will expand oppor-tunities for hunting andtrapping.”

The largest of the acqui-sitions is the new 888-acrePittman-Robertson WMA,located 13 miles east ofCrookston in Polk and RedLake counties. This acqui-sition was purchased withRIM matching dollarsmade available by previ-ous donations from TNCa n d f e d e r a l w i l d l i f erestoration funds.

The new WMA will bean important part of thegrassland and prairie cor-ridor involving the GlacialRidge National WildlifeRefuge and a number ofo t h e r W M A a n d T N Clands. Many of the wetlandand grassland restora-tions have been completedby TNC.

The unit honors the75th anniversary of theFe d e r a l Wi l d l i f eRestoration Act, whichprovides millions of dol-lars to the DNR to help fundwildlife habitat work inMinnesota. Also known asthe Pittman-Robertsonprogram, it is funded by a

federal excise tax on sport-ing arms, ammunition,and archery equipment.

D e d i c a t i o n o f t h ePittman-Robertson WMAis planned for spring 2013.

C l o s e r t o t h e T w i nCities, 282 acres weret r a n s f e r re d f ro m t h eDNR’s parks and trailsdivision to the Ney WMAas part of a realignment ofDNR lands. Located justsix miles southeast ofBelle Plaine, these landsexpand the existing 157-acre WMA to provide alarge block of habitat forclose-to-home public hunt-

ing and wildlife watchingopportunities.

Locations of existingpublic hunting, fishingand trail opportunities areavailable online using theDNR’s recreation com-p a s s . D N R P u b l i cRecreation InformationMaps (PRIM) also canassist people in findingland open to public recre-ation.

New WMA additionsand expansions won’t belisted on these resourcesuntil later this year or next.

The complete set of 51separate PRIM maps iden-

tify a wide variety of feder-al, state, and county landsavailable for public recre-ation activities such ashunting, camping, hiking,and boating. PRIM maps,which cost $5.95 each, areavailable from the DNR gifts h o p, M i n n e s o t a ’sBookstore and severalspor ting goods storesa r o u n d t h e s t a t e a n donline.


607 Pacific Avenue,Morris, MN 56267(320) 589-25251-888-589-2525


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Addition of nearly 6,000 acres to WMAs adds opportunity

If you have harsh winters and wantto help wildlife through them, foodplots can help. But there are a few keyrules you should follow in planningand planting the plots to attract and aidyour favorite wildlife species.

Place food plots near escapecover.

Food plots will tend to concentratewildlife--both the species you want andthe species you don’t. If you’re plant-ing the plot so you can find a covey ofquail or pheasants, you can bet that foxand other predators will also be look-ing in the prime feeding area for them.So escape cover needs to be close so thatthe food plot isn’t a cruel trap for yourfavorite species.

Several small food plots are better than one larger one.

You’ll get more diversity of specieswith more locations, and the escapecover will be closer to feeding wildlife.But larger food plots may be needed ifyou have heavy deer populations thatwipe out the food supply before the win-ter is over. You want your food supplyto be available to your favorite speciesall winter.

Guard against soil erosion.Steeply sloping soils plowed or

disced for planting are exposed to waterand wind, and will erode if precautionsaren’t taken. See the National ResourcesConservation Service to be sure the landis protected against erosion.

Plant food to attract and support the species you want.

Along with other recommenda-tions, the Stevens County NRCS officehas information on the best foods tooffer various wildlife species. Thethree common types of food plots areannual grain plots; green browse plots,and fallow areas. Corn, grain sorghumand forage sorghum are favorite grainplots for pheasants and quail. Greenbrowse plots with pure stands of high-protein legumes and grasses are usedby quail, pheasants, turkeys, songbirdsand others. Winter wheat, rye, milletsand buckwheat are favorites of migrat-ing waterfowl. Fallow plots are discedor otherwise disturbed croplands thatare tilled but not planted, that encour-age new annuals and weeds to grow thatare essential to young quail, turkey andmany songbirds. NRCS technicalguides, available on the internet, sug-gest favored food sources.

Golden rules for great food plots for wildlife

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Hunting or fishing...

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large or small... it’s all

in the fun!

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The Mill Dam just eastof Morris has been a popu-lar fishing spot for genera-tions, and now thanks tothe Legacy Project andsome local initiatives,anglers will be able toenjoy this area for years tocome.

A series of four streambarbs were installed tominimize bank erosionbelow the dam.

Stream barbs are lowrock sills which project out

from the bank into theriver. The purpose of astream barb is to redirectwater flow away from theeroding bank.

After months of plan-ning, Ron Feigum, districttechnician with the Soiland Water ConservationDistrict in Stevens County,is pleased with the out-come.

“We know people usethat bank a lot for fishing,”explained Feigum. “That’s

why the city (of Morris)has been looking to get thistaken care of.”

Although it only tookone day for local contrac-tor Koehl Excavating toi n s t a l l t h e b a r b s , i trequired a lot of patienceon Feigum’s part to see theproject to fruition.Permitswere applied for, permis-sion from a landowner wassecured, an archeologicaldig was completed, and ag rant was applied for

before any work could bedone.

Everything was readyto go in July. Large rockswere hauled in and placedat a 30-degree angle fromthe bank, extending intothe water about one-third

the width of the river.T h e b a n k w a s a l s o

reshaped at a 2-to-1 slopeand seeded with nativegrasses.

It was necessary toremove only a minimalnumber of trees to com-

plete the project.Not only was the safety

of anglers a cause for con-cern,but also the welfare ofthe Pomme de Terre Riverwatershed.

Stream barbs preserve fishing holeProject is good for anglers, Pomme de Terre River

Ross Reiffenberger, Area 2 Soil and Water Conservation District engineer, and Ron Feigum,Stevens SWCD technician, watch the placement of rocks during stream barb construction.


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“We don’t want all thatsediment going down theriver,” said Feigum.

Brett Arne, Pomme deTerre River WatershedProject Coordinator, wasalso very involved in theproject.

The grant money camefrom Clean Water LegacyFunds. These dollars aref r o m t h e L e g a c yA m e n d m e n t a n d t h eEnvironment and NaturalResources Trust Fund.Minnesota voters passedthe Clean Water, Land andLegacy Amendment in2008 which increased thestate sales tax by three-eighths of 1 percent. Theadditional sales tax rev-enue is distributed intofour funds, with 33 percentgoing to clean water proj-ects.

Partners in the Stone’sMill Stream Barb projectwere the City of Morris,the Pomme de Terre RiverAssociation, Stevens Soil& Water ConservationDistrict, Minnesota Boardo f Wa t e r a n d S o i lResources, the MinnesotaDepartment of NaturalRe s o u r c e s , a n d We s tCentral TSA2 Engineers.

Now that the project iscomplete, Feigum hopes itit will not only be safer forpeople fishing from thebank, but also more pro-ductive.

“Fish love it behindt h o s e s t r e a m b a r b s, ”ensured Feigum.

Stream barbsContinued from page 8

The bank below the Mill dam is shown before the stream barb project (above) and after (below).

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W h e n M i n n e s o t a ’swaterfowl season opensSaturday, hunting is likelyto be pretty good.

T h a t f r o m t h eMinnesota Department ofNatural Resources (DNR),which reports that recordcontinental duck breedingpopulations combinedwith low water levelsacross much of the statewill work to the hunter’sadvantage.

“A pile of ducks are com-ing down from Canada andthey are going to be moreconcentrated this yearbecause of less wateracross the landscape,”saidSteve Cordts, the DNR’sw at e r fow l s p e c i a l i s t .“Somewhere someone isgoing to have the best duck

hunting they’ve ever had.”Cordts said the Sept. 22

opener – the earliest sinceWorld War II days – alsowill help hunters be moresuccessful. That’s becausewood ducks and teal, earlymigrants, should still beabundant throughout thestate. Moreover, the DNRhas split the state intothree hunting zones withdifferent dates as part ofan effort to provide addi-tional hunting opportuni-ty as birds migrate fromnorth to south. By adding athird zone in southernMinnesota, the huntings e a s o n n o w e x t e n d sthrough the first weekendin December.

“There’s a lot of oppor-tunity this year,” said

Cordts. “The duck hunterwho moves around thestate can hunt for morethan 70 days.”

Cordts said teal andwood ducks are migratingout of the state every day,but more of them will bearound this weekend thanif the season opened thefollowing weekend. Healso noted that Minnesotahas good numbers of moltmigrant Canada geesemoving into the state.These are nonbreedingb i r d s t h a t w e r e i nMinnesota this spring,migrated this summernorth to the Hudson Bay toshed their flight feathers,and are just now returningto Minnesota for the fall.These birds have not yet

been hunted.It’s possible that more

duck hunters will be hit-t i n g t h e sw a m p s a n dsloughs this fall than inrecent years, too.

As of last week, water-fowl stamp sales were run-ning ahead of last year andso were youth small gamelicense sales that indicatedthe licensee intended tohunt migratory birds.

“We won’t have a finallicense tally until the sea-son ends on Dec. 2, but it’sgood to see preseasoninterest above that of lastye a r, ” s a i d S t e veMerchant, acting DNRwildlife chief.

A s o f S e p t . 1 4 ,Minnesota duck stampsales totaled 46,001 com-

pared with 44,479 in 2011for the same time period.Youth small game licenses a l e s w i t h a H a r ve s tInformation Program cer-tification totaled 7,194 thisyear compared to 5,879 lastyear.

The Minnesota DNRissued 89,520 state water-fowl stamps last year, upfrom the previous year butbelow the 100,000-pluslicenses sold from 1990through 2007.

Merchant said there isno one explanation for whywaterfowl hunting inter-est is rebounding, butrecord continental duckbreeding numbers, earlyopeners this year, long sea-sons and other organiza-tions’ efforts to get kids

outdoors are all likely fac-tors.

The DNR will post aweekly waterfowl migra-tion report each week dur-ing the duck season. Thefirst report was postedFriday online.

“If you’ve been sittingon the duck hunting side-lines, this would be a greatyear to get back in thegame,” said Merchant.“You may have to drive a bitbased on your local waterconditions – but wherethere is good water thereshould be good duck num-bers.”

Waterfowl hunting reg-ulations are availablewherever DNR licensesare sold and online.

Good duck opener expected

Minnesota small gamehunting seasons are anideal way for friends andfamilies to get outdoorsand discover the opportu-nities Minnesota has tooffer, according to theMinnesota Department ofNatural Resources (DNR).

Small game huntingstarted on Saturday, Sept.15, when the seasons forruffed grouse, rabbit andsquirrel began.

“Small game season is aforgotten pleasure,” saidMike Kurre, DNR mentor-ing program coordinator.“With nothing more than asmall caliber rifle or shot-gun, a bit of patience and

s o m e b l a z e o r a n g e,Minnesota’s fields andforests are there to beexplored and enjoyed.”

Small game hunting isinexpensive. Youth licens-es (age 15 and under) arefree and those for 16 and 17year olds are just $12.50, adiscount from the stan-dard license price of $19.

Hunters must meetfirearms safety require-ments or obtain an appren-tice hunter validation andgo afield with a licensedh u n t e r. M i n n e s o t a ’sapprentice hunter valida-t ion pro g ram enablesthose who need but havenot completed firearms

safety training to huntunder prescribed condi-tions designed to ensure asafe hunt.

“Once you’re in thefield, careful observationof wildlife habits and a bitof stealth will begin to givesmall game hunters theexperience they need,”Kurre said.

Minnesota offers publichunting on more than 1.4million acres of wildlifemanagement areas, 15,000acres of Walk-In Accessl a n d s i n s o u t h e r nMinnesota,and millions ofacres of state forests.

Grouse hunters haveaccess to 528 designatedhunting areas in the ruffedgrouse range coveringnearly 1 million acres, 43designated ruffed grousemanagement areas, and600 miles of hunter walk-ing trails.

L i n g e r i n g s u m m e rfoliage early in the seasonmakes harvesting grousechallenging, said Ted

Dick, DNR grouse coordi-nator. But, he said, learn-i n g w h e r e a n d w h e ngrouse can be flushed isbeneficial knowledge thathunters can use as colorschange in the woods andleaves drop.

“Flush rates and totalharvest probably willdecline because we’re onthe downward side of the10-year grouse populationcycle,” Dick said. “ButMinnesota offers some ofthe best grouse hunting inthe country and, even indown years,has flush ratesthat hunters in other statesenvy.”

I n n o r t h w e s t e r nMinnesota, the sandhillcrane season also beganSept. 15. Waterfowl seasono p e n s s t a t e w i d e o nSaturday, Sept. 22, as doesthe season on woodcock, awoodland migratory bird.Pheasant season opensSaturday, Oct. 13.

Small game hunting is bigopportunity for new hunters

Hunters in Stevens andsur rounding countieshave additional land avail-able to them for hunting in2012.

There are ten Walk-InAccess sites, totaling over1,100 acres, established inStevens County for hunt-ing in 2012, as well as sev-eral in surrounding coun-ties such as Grant, Swift,a n d P o p e. T h e s i t e s ,marked by yellow WIAsigns along their borders,are open to public huntingfrom Sept.1 to May 31,fromhalf-hour before sunrise tohalf-hour after sunset.

Yo u c a n v i s i thttp://dnr.state.mn.us/walkin/index.html forinfor mationa b o u t t h eW a l k - I nA c c e s sP r o g r a m i nM i n n e s o t a .T h e r e a r ei n t e r a c t ivemaps of thes i t e s a n ddownloadableGPS informa-tion, as well asmore hunterinfor mationa n d d e t a i l sa b o u tenrolling land.

Begun as a pilot pro-gram in 2011, the Walk-InA c c e s s P r o g r a m w a sestablished in 21 countiesi n s o u t h w e s t e r nMinnesota. The programwill pay landowners for

allowing their private landto be hunted by the public,while limiting liability forthe landowners. DNRConservation Officershandle trespass and hunt-ing violations. The DNRworks with area Soil andWa t e r C o n s e r v a t i o nD i s t r i c t s , wh o a s s i s tlandowners with enroll-m e n t , a n d f u n d i n g i so b t a i n e d f r o m t h eMinnesota Board of Waterand Soil Resources and theUSDA.

Program enrollmentfor 2012 is closed,but if youare a landowner consider-ing putting some of yourland into Walk-In access,there will likely be anoth-

er signup in 2013.When purchasing your

2012 deer or small gamelicenses, you can choose todonate to this program.This funding will helpensure continuation ofincreased hunting access.

Walk-In Accessprogram active inStevens County

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0055//1111//1133 -- 0022//2233//1144WWaalllleeyyee,, ssaauuggeerr,, nnoorrtthheerrnn ppiikkee -- 22001133 sseeaassoonn


0077//1155//1122 -- 1100//1155//1122CCrrooww HHuunnttiinngg ((22nndd sseeaassoonn))

0088//2200//1122 -- 0099//1122//1122LLaacc qquuii PPaarrllee CCoonnttrroolllleedd HHuunntt ZZoonneeAApppplliiccaattiioonn PPeerriioodd

0099//0011//1122 -- 1111//0055//1122SSnniippee aanndd RRaaiill HHuunnttiinngg sseeaassoonn

0099//0011//1122 -- 1111//0099//1122MMoouurrnniinngg DDoovvee sseeaassoonn0099//0011//1122 -- 1100//1144//1122BBeeaarr sseeaassoonn

0099//0011//1122 -- 0099//2211//1122EEaarrllyy CCaannaaddaa GGoooossee sseeaassoonn

0099//1155//1122 -- 0022//2288//1133SSmmaallll GGaammee -- RRaabbbbiittss,, SSqquuiirrrreellss sseeaassoonn

0099//1155//1122 -- 1111//3300//1122SShhaarrppttaaiilleedd GGrroouussee sseeaassoonn

0099//1155//1122 -- 0011//0011//1133SSmmaallll GGaammee -- GGrroouussee,, GGrraayy PPaarrttrriiddggee

0099//1155//1122 -- 1122//3311//1122DDeeeerr HHuunntt -- AArrcchheerryy sseeaassoonn

0099//1155//1122 -- 1100//2211//1122SSaannddhhiillll CCrraannee sseeaassoonn--NNWW zzoonnee

0099//2222//1122 -- 0099//2233//1122TTaakkee--aa--KKiidd HHuunnttiinngg wweeeekkeenndd

0099//2222//1122 -- 1111//0055//1122WWooooddccoocckk sseeaassoonn

0099//2222//1122WWaatteerrffoowwll sseeaassoonn ooppeenneerr

0099//2299//1122 -- 1100//1144//1122MMoooossee HHuunntt -- NNoorrtthheeaasstt sseeaassoonn

0099//2299//1122 -- 1100//2288//1122FFaallll TTuurrkkeeyy sseeaassoonn

1100//1133//1122 -- 0011//0011//1133PPhheeaassaanntt sseeaassoonn

1100//1188//1122 -- 1100//2211//1122DDeeeerr HHuunntt -- SSppeecciiaall YYoouutthh DDeeeerr HHuunntt

1100//1188//1122 -- 1100//1199//1122DDeeeerr HHuunntt -- CCaammpp RRiipplleeyy AArrcchheerryy HHuunntt -- 11ssttsseeaassoonn

1100//2200//1122 -- 1100//2244//1122PPrraaiirriiee CChhiicckkeenn sseeaassoonn

1100//2200//1122 -- 0033//1155//1133RRaaccccoooonn,, RReedd FFooxx,, GGrraayy FFooxx,, BBaaddggeerr,,OOppoossssuumm ((NNoorrtthh)) HHuunnttiinngg && TTrraappppiinngg

1100//2200//1122 -- 0033//1155//1133RRaaccccoooonn,, RReedd FFooxx,, GGrraayy FFooxx,, BBaaddggeerr,,OOppoossssuumm ((SSoouutthh)) HHuunnttiinngg && TTrraappppiinngg

1100//2277//1122 -- 0044//3300//1133FFuurrbbeeaarreerr TTrraappppiinngg -- BBeeaavveerr -- nnoorrtthh zzoonnee

1100//2277//1122 -- 0022//2288//1133FFuurrbbeeaarreerr TTrraappppiinngg -- MMiinnkk aanndd MMuusskkrraatt --nnoorrtthh zzoonnee

1100//2277//1122 -- 0011//0055//1133FFuurrbbeeaarreerr TTrraappppiinngg -- OOtttteerr -- nnoorrtthh zzoonnee

1100//2277//1122 -- 1100//2288//1122DDeeeerr HHuunntt -- CCaammpp RRiipplleeyy AArrcchheerryy HHuunntt -- 22nnddsseeaassoonn

1100//2277//1122 -- 0044//3300//1133FFuurrbbeeaarreerr TTrraappppiinngg -- BBeeaavveerr -- ssoouutthh zzoonnee

1100//2277//1122 -- 0022//2288//1133FFuurrbbeeaarreerr TTrraappppiinngg -- MMiinnkk aanndd MMuusskkrraatt--ssoouutthh zzoonnee

1111//0033//1122 -- 1111//1111//1122DDeeeerr HHuunntt -- FFiirreeaarrmm sseeaassoonn--22AA aanndd 33AA

1111//0033//1122 -- 1111//1188//1122DDeeeerr HHuunntt -- FFiirreeaarrmm sseeaassoonn--11AA

1111//1177//1122 -- 1111//2255//1122DDeeeerr HHuunntt -- FFiirreeaarrmm sseeaassoonn--33BB

1111//2244//1122 -- 1111//2299//1122FFiisshheerr aanndd PPiinnee MMaarrtteenn sseeaassoonn

1111//2244//1122 -- 0011//0055//1133BBoobbccaatt -- HHuunnttiinngg && TTrraappppiinngg sseeaassoonn

1111//2244//1122 -- 1122//0099//1122DDeeeerr HHuunntt -- MMuuzzzzlleellooaaddeerr sseeaassoonn

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T h e M i n n e s o t aDepartment of NaturalResources recently hosteda Youth Mentor hunt.There were six hunt areasaround the state.Kids up toage 15 applied during thesummer to participate inthe youth hunt. The pur-

pose of the hunt is to pro-vide oppor tunit ies toyouth that have no experi-ence hunting and whoseparents don’t have experi-ence hunting waterfowl.

The events are run byvolunteers from localDucks Unlimited chap-

ters. Matt Solemsaas,Stevens Soil and WaterConservation DistrictAdministrator and DucksUnlimited member, wasthe Morris area hunt coor-dinator. Mentors for thisa r e a w e r e J e f fH e l l e r m a n n , B r i a n

Lanners, Kurt Nelson, andAaron Weinandt.

For the Morris Areahunt, the DNR and DUpartnered with the US Fish& Wildlife Morris WetlandManagement District.D N R C o n s e r v a t i o nOfficers and enforcementofficials from the USFWgave Friday night presen-tations regarding huntinglaws and ethics and birdi d e n t i f i c a t i o n . T h eFriends of the MorrisWMD served dinner for theyouth hunters and men-tors.

On Saturday Sept. 8, thementors hosted four youthand their parents and eachg ro u p h a d s u c c e s s f u lhunts.

Youth Mentor Hunt heldSept. 7 & 8 in Morris area

A Morris area youth poses afterhis successful hunt on Sept. 8with volunteer mentor JeffHellermann and his dog,Candi.