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As of Tuesday, the ice was finally receding on area lakes, as seen here on Little Pelican Lake. Joe Bowen/FOCUS

Fish and game populations ‘look good’ after long winter

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The recent spate of warm, sunny days in the Perham area is a distinct change from the prolonged months of winter snow and ice.

The question for sporting enthusiasts is how the extended winter might affect fishing, hunting, and other outdoor activities.

Jim Wolters, the Area Fishery Supervisor based in Fergus Falls, has been with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for 24 years and even he can’t remember a longer period of winter weather.

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Joe Bowen, a 2009 graduate of St. John's University, is the newest member of the Perham Focus team. He enjoys writing, rugby, and hamburgers.
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