Fly of the Month Series

The monthly flies from 2020 – 2023 are now available in a soft-covered booklet.  If you’d like to get a copy, contact a board member or visit the Club Store by clicking on Club Store.

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DNR Approves Additional Barrens Management at Mott’s Ravine

An approved variance updates management prescriptions for Motts Ravine by increasing the acres of core area dedicated to barrens management from between 200 and 400 acres to between 1,000 and 1,200 acres. The Motts Ravine area has been identified as capable of supporting and expanding the globally rare and imperiled pine-barrens community type. For more…

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Great Waters Fly Expo – Help Needed!

The expo is being organized by Minnesota Trout Unlimited again this year and and will be at Hamline University in St. Paul, MN.  Events are scheduled for March 15 – 17. Volunteers are needed to help at the booth this year! Contact Ken Lundberg (klundberg724@charter.net) or Dennis Pratt (prattd@charter.net) if you can help. For more…

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Time to Renew

It’s time to renew your Brule River Sportsmen Club membership if you haven’t done so already! A renewal form and election ballot have been mailed to members receiving the paper newsletter. Those members receiving the e-newsletter should have received an email with a link to an online ballot. If you wish, you can use our…

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Club Accomplishments in Our 55th Year

We completed all our Club sponsored volunteer projects for 2023. Thanks to all the volunteers who were able to gather and help get the work done. Our 51st Spring Clean-up was delayed by two weeks due to the very heavy snowfall last winter, but it turned out to be another successful effort. We featured the…

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Where are They Now?

As Brule River Sportsmen’s Club board members, we sometime wonder how our past scholarship recipients are doing, especially considering the highly competitive natural resources job market. In 2014, we added a page to our website under the “Club Scholarship” tab called “Where Are They Now” to report on the lives and careers of past recipients…

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South Shore Railroad Grade Update

October 1, 2023 Update Work on the grade removal is finished! All that remains to be done is to shore up all the erosion control work. You will also note that trees (white pine, red pine, oak, spruce and birch) have been planted in the erosion matting and  grass is even beginning to poke through…

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Emerald Ash Borer

Douglas County in Wisconsin is going to work with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to save ash trees. The Douglas County forestry committee approved the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service to release parasitoid wasps on 20 acres of land in the town of Maple to combat emerald ash borers. Click on Ash Borer…

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A Sea Change for Lake Superior

The Center for Global Environmental Education at Hamline University (Center for Global Environmental Education) and PBS North (PBS North) are producing a documentary exploring the legacy of the Lake Superior, the world’s greatest freshwater lake, in a time of unprecedented change. This documentary is currently in production and scheduled for release by December, 2023. For…

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