When anglers talk about the fishing opener, they usually mean the May opener for walleye, pike, bass, and trout in lakes. However, at this point in the year fishing is already open for species that are popular among anglers all year, like crappie, bluegill and trout in streams.
Deer hunters will soon head out to the fields and forests in anticipation of the firearms deer opener that gets underway a half-hour before sunrise on Saturday, Nov. 7. “Many hunters look forward to deer season all year as a way to enjoy nature and the outdoors, and reconnect with family,” said Steve Merchant, wildlife populations and regulations program manager with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. “Hunters also enjoy seeing deer, and the good news is there should be more deer out there this year.”