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Anglers: Remember to check for new sunfish regulations

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds sunfish anglers to closely check the 2021 Minnesota Fishing Regulations booklet and signs at water accesses for new sunfish limits that are in effect on 94 waters. The new regulations went into effect March 1. Lower limits on specific waters are part of an initiative to protect and improve sunfish sizes. These changes are in response to angler-driven concerns over the declining sizes of sunfish in Minnesota.

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Chippewa National Forest Increases Outdoor Group Occupancy Limit

The Chippewa National Forest is adjusting the allowable outdoor group size permitted on the Forest to 50 people or less, in accordance with the state of Minnesota guidelines that went into effect on March 15, 2021. Forest Order 09-03-21-02, limiting group size of up to 50 people outdoors is now in place. The new directive includes outdoor events, gatherings, recreation activities and group campsites on the national forest.

Visitors are urged to continue taking the precautions recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention along with local health and safety guidance. Additionally, to support a  safe and enjoyable experience for all, and consistent with CDC guidelines, and Executive Order 13991, the USDA Forest Service will encourage visitors to wear a mask on National Forest System lands where physical distancing cannot be maintained and, when an individual is likely to interact with others outside their household.

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Spring turkey hunting begins

Minnesota’s turkey hunting season began Wednesday, April 14, and hunters that are hoping to bag a tom turkey will see similar regulations as last year.

Aspring turkey license will provide the opportunity to hunt all permit areas in the state, with the exception of three major wildlife management areas. Permits are required for firearms turkey hunters ages 18 and older in Mille Lacs, Carlos Avery or Whitewater wildlife management areas (WMA) during A through C seasons. Permits have already been issued through a lottery.

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Area Golf Leagues Starting

Crosswoods Women’s Golf League
The Crosswoods Women’s Golf League starts the first week of May, playing 18 holes on Mondays and 9 holes on Wednesdays. Choose to play Mondays, Wednesdays or both! Come and play any day, whenever your schedule allows.

We plan to return to our normal season events, holding a Spring Lunch in June and a Fall Luncheon to wrap up the season in mid-September, with various scrambles, our club tournament and other special activities throughout the summer. We charge a small league fee plus your GHIN membership fee which are due your first day of play.

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