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The Minnesota Federation of Women's Clubs was a primary mover in establishing the first national forest in the Eastern Region; the Chippewa National Forest in north central Minnesota was established in 1908.

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Where to Ice Fish on Eastern National Forests

Ice Fishing

Our forests contain more than 962,000 acres of lakes and more than 15,000 miles of streams - 64 percent of which are trout waters. 

Enjoy Winter Activities Before the Snow Melts

Huron-Manistee trail

March is typically winter’s last hurrah – your chance to enjoy some wonderful winter recreation opportunities before the final snow melts. 

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Hutton Fisheries Scholar - Odell Chalmers

Odell Chalmers, High school intern on a boat.

Odell Chalmers, a recent graduate of Bradley Tech High School in Milwaukee, was selected by the American Fisheries Society as a 2014 Hutton Fish Biologist.


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