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The Firearms Deer Hunting Opener is November 4th and the DNR predicts a good deer season barring any unforeseen unusual weather. Deer numbers are up following three years of conservative harvest regulations designed to rebuild the population, coupled with three relatively mild winters.

As a result, more antlerless permits are available this year, and hunters in many parts of the state will have additional opportunities to harvest more deer.

Timberjay.com

This week Timberjay editor Marshall Helmberger talks about perspectives on new sulfate standards, a potential timber harvest near Burntside Lake,  and a canoe race from International Falls to Grand Portage.

You can hear the Border News Roundup each week on the Friday Morning Show at about 7:20.

DNR

This morning Karen Noyce sat in on A Talk On the Wild Side and helped us understand bears more. 

http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/invasives/aquatic/index.html

We welcomed back MN DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr today.  He gave us a broad understanding of what public lands are in MN and how are state is different.  We also covered conservation legacy partners grants, aquatic invasive species, Mille Lacs lake and other issues.  Tune in! 

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This morning John Latimer asked DNR Bee Specialist Crystal Boyd "what is THE single easiest, most important thing that any of us could do to increase or help out our pollinators.  Crystal said "Plant local native wildflowers....if you provide it they will come!" 

She also told us about a great resource Bumble Bee Watch, where citizen scientists (that's you!) can post photos and get help with identification. 

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