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Fisherman’s Best App For Your Smartphone Or Tablet

What if you could have access to thousands of lake maps on your smartphone?  Well you can with Navionics.  It's a pretty amazing app, and I just bought it this weekend gearing up for fishing.  I don't have the fancy equipment on my boat, but this is cheap and quick to learn.  It's $9.99 for all the lakes in the US.

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Flickr User:  oosp
Flickr User: oosp
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Combat Buckthorn In Your Yard At Local Workshops

I didn't even KNOW what Buckthorn was, let alone know it was dangerous.  I thought it looked pretty until I began to read that they can choke out our native plants and make our wildlife ill.  If you have Buckthorn on your property, learn how to control it at FREE workshops compliments of  Hartley Nature Center.

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DNR Needs Your Help With Deer Population Assesment

Do you hunt in any of these areas?  If so, the DNR would like you to take an online survey so they can reach their Deer Goals.  It is important for you to take part so the DNR can get as much information as possible to help set limits for the deer harvest.

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Online Forum Helps With Smelt Fishing Report

Today my co-host Cathy Kates was asking me when the smelt run happens.  Not because she likes smelt, but it's a local hobby people do this time of year.  We're already hearing of smelt fry's at local churches starting, so is the smelt run in full swing.  Luckily, I've found a great online resource.

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Are you going to eat all that? - Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images
Are you going to eat all that? - Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images
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Clear Your Property Of Food Sources Because Nuisance Bear Complaints Start In Spring

You don't have to be out in the middle of the woods to have a bear encounter, as we all know.  Bears have hibernating and now that they are awake and it's time to eat!  As you can see, the DNR is starting to see more complaints about bears in the Northland.  While the bears aren't looking for trouble, it can still be intimidating to have them in your yard.

Your best best bet is to make sure your property is clear of food and make sure when you put your garbage out that it is full contained and not hanging out for our furry friends to smell.

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Find Parts To That Old Boat Motor Online; Here’s Where To Go!

A couple of years ago I inherited a vintage boat from my Grandpa who had passed away.  As sad as it was to lose my Grandpa, it did bring me some comfort that I would be able to share his passion for fishing by taking care of his boat

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image: dnr.mn.gov
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DNR Confiscated Hunting & Fishing Equipment Auction To Be Held On April 28th

The DNR announced that the confiscated hunting and fishing equipment will be going up for sale during an auction on Saturday, April 28th in Zimmerman, MN.  All of the items were confiscated for serious game violations.  It includes over 309 working firearms.

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Three Lions Hulton Archive/Getty Images
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MN DNR Offering Limited Moose Hunt This Fall

I have only been in the presence of a live moose in the wild once, between Remer and Floodwood, coming back from Walker.  He was H U G E, standing next to the road.  I was glad I was in the car and it warranted a stop to watch him.  The DNR is offering a limited moose hunt this coming fall, so get your hunting party together!  What does moose taste like, is it gamey?

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Early Morning Co-Ho Salmon Fishing On The Canal Park Pier

The beautiful weather brings Northlanders out for many reasons.  Dog walking, Grandma's Marathon training, and something you only see for a few weeks on the Canal Park Pier, Coho Salmon fishing.

This picture was taken last Sunday morning.  We talked with many of the anglers and they told us that Coho Salmon is SO tasty!  One of the best tasting fish of Lake Superior.  Have you ever eaten Coho Salmon?  Is there really a difference?

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MN DNR To Hold Hearing Today For License Fee Proposal

Hunting and fishing licenses in Minnesota could be increasing.  The DNR has proposed the increase because they are facing a budget shortage.  It would be the first increase since 2001, and it's been the longest time in between license increases in 40 years

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Before Buying Review Dock And Boat Lift Canopy Regulations

The weather has certainly been giving us Spring fever.  Some of us may have already tucked the snow blower away and had our sights set on the "fun" summer toys.  The MN DNR reminds us, before we make that BIG purchase, you should review rules and regulations, so you aren't spending thousands needlessly.  Here's the skinny.

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Cheryl Gerber/NOAA/Scott Olson, Getty Images
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Security Cameras Capture Terrifying Footage of Tornadoes, Earthquakes and Other Natural Disasters

Capturing a natural disaster on a video camera or cellphone is one thing, but to see one through the objective and unassuming eye of a security camera is another altogether. Often times there is no buildup, no panic; it's just business as usual until that one moment when it's not. With some s

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