Eric Sullivan took first place at a Northerns Inc. tournament held recently on Roosevelt Lake.
Sullivan captured the top spot with a total weight of 17 pounds, 12 ounces. Taking second place was the team of Ron and Rhonda Wickham with a total weight of 12 pounds, 11 ounces. In third place was the team of Tim and Nick Yeager with 12 pounds, 6 ounces; fourth place was the team of Rod Barnum and Craig Klimek with 11 pounds, 15 ounces; and fifth placed was the team of Paul and Erv Wickham with 8 pounds, 5 ounces.
The Lunker of the Day was a 9 pound, 6 ounces northern pike caught by Sullivan.
Fall turkey hunting opens soon
The Minnesota fall turkey hunting season offers hunters a challenge and another way to experience the outdoors in October. Fall turkey season is open from Saturday, Oct. 2, through Sunday, Oct. 31.
Hunters are allowed to take one turkey of either sex during the fall season. Fall turkey hunters may use a crossbow, firearm or archery equipment afield; however, hunters who are hunting both turkey and deer with archery equipment must observe the deer archery season restrictions on their equipment. Only hunters age 60 or older, or hunters who have a valid crossbow permit, may use crossbows during the deer archery season with an archery license. Youth may use a crossbow on a firearms license during the youth deer season.
Fall turkey licenses are available for purchase online, by telephone by calling
888-665-4236 or in person anywhere DNR licenses are sold. More information about fall turkey hunting is available on the DNR website.
Statewide youth deer season returns Oct. 21-24
Minnesota’s youth deer season will continue statewide for its third year, starting Thursday, Oct. 21, through Sunday, Oct. 24. The season coincides with statewide teacher workshops, so many Minnesota students don’t have school during the youth season.
To participate, youth must be 10-17 years old and have a deer license. Participant numbers are not limited and there is no special permit, so parents should purchase or obtain a regular deer hunting license for the youth who will be hunting.
An adult parent, guardian, or mentor must accompany youth ages 10-13. All youth hunters and mentors must follow blaze orange/pink clothing requirements. Adults may not hunt, unless they are in an area open during the early antlerless season and have the corresponding license. Complete youth season details are available on the DNR youth deer hunting page.