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Body of Grand Forks Hunter Found Near Fertile, Minnesota

Authorities were called late last night and found the body of 66-year-old Timothy Berhow

POLK COUNTY, MN —  The body of a man was found in a field in rural Fertile, Minnesota. Authorities were called late last night and found the body of 66-year-old Timothy Berhow of Grand Forks. They say Berhow was hunting on the property and was found by a friend who came to check on him. His body was taken to…

Carson Wentz: “Don’t Worry What Others Think”

The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback tweeted a birthday greeting for his golden retriever

NATIONAL — Carson Wentz is fighting back following a number of tweets that criticized him for posting a photo of his dog during a goose hunting trip. The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback tweeted a birthday greeting for his golden retriever, “Mama Henley.” The tweet said “We’ve been through a lot in 5 years, best hunting buddy I could ask for.” One…

Missing Hunter Found Suffering from Hypothermia

They say he spent the evening in his vehicle after it became stuck about 10 miles northeast of Cook, Minnesota

  COOK, Minn. — A man who went missing after going on a hunting trip in northern Minnesota has been found. Authorities say a 72-year-old man is being treated for hypothermia after he failed to return home from a hunting trip. They say he spent the evening in his vehicle after it became stuck about 10 miles northeast of Cook,…

Restrictions Placed on North Dakota Hunters in Montana Due to Chronic Wasting Disease

About 1,400 North Dakotans hunt deer or elk bucks in Montana each year

  NORTH DAKOTA — The recent discovery of chronic wasting disease in deer in Montana means restrictions for North Dakotans who hunt across the border. The Game and Fish Department is adding Montana to the list of states from which the movement of deer carcasses into North Dakota is restricted. About 1,400 North Dakotans hunt deer or elk bucks in…

North Dakota Seeing Increase in Deer Hunting Licenses

He says the prospects for hunting are decent all around this year

  NORTH DAKOTA — North Dakota has issued 54,500 deer gun licenses in anticipation for the 2017 deer season. The state has seen an uptick in licenses since 2015 after sliding in 2007. Jeb Williams is the wildlife division chief for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department. He says the prospects for hunting are decent all around this year….

Minnesota Deer Hunters Register Nearly 70,000 Deer

The total harvest last year was about 173,000

  MINNESOTA — Minnesota hunters registered about the same number of deer during the first two days of the season as last year. The DNR says of the nearly 71,00 deer registered, 57 percent were bucks compared with 67 percent during the first weekend of the hunt last year. The agency predicts about 200,000 deer will be taken during this…

More Female Hunters Applying for Licenses in Minnesota

Reports show about 70,000 of Minnesota's 550,000 hunters are women, up from the 55,000 female hunters in 2010

  MINNESOTA — Minnesota DNR officials say despite the declining overall number of hunters, more women are taking on the sport. Reports show about 70,000 of Minnesota’s 550,000 hunters are women, up from the 55,000 female hunters in 2010. Linda Bylander with the DNR says this is largely because more and more women want to use wild game meat as…

Aspiring Young Hunters Revive a Declining Sport in Fergus Falls

Dozens of kids and teens practice their shotgun shooting in preparation for the real thing

FERGUS FALLS, Minn — Pheasant hunters in Fergus Falls are getting kids behind the barrel to revive a sport on the decline. This after the DNR estimates Minnesota’s hunting population is down by about 20,000 in the past decade. From ages 12 to 17, dozens of boys and girls are carrying on a tradition. “I started shooting when I was…

Teen Shot In Leg While Duck Hunting With Fellow Teen

They Were In A Boat On North Union Lake

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Minn. — A teen was accidentally shot while duck hunting Saturday in Douglas County. The sheriff’s office says the 16-year-old boy and a 17-year-old hunting partner were in a boat on North Union Lake. Investigators say the 17-year-old believed his shotgun was empty and put it in a case. He later leaned over the side of the boat…

Pheasant Numbers Drop to Near Record Levels

A similar survey in South Dakota shows a 45 percent drop

  NORTH DAKOTA — Pheasant numbers in the Dakotas are down to some of the lowest levels on record. Biologists say the drop is blamed largely on the worst drought to hit the states in decades. North Dakota’s roadside pheasant survey conducted in late July and August shows the number of birds is down 61 percent from last year. A…