Outdoor News May 2003

Outdoor News


By Gary Clancy

Ed Rice, who is married to Nancy Clancy’s sister, the one I call “Beverly Bucks,” bought himself a new boat this year. It’s a dandy. A shiny new Lund with a 115 Yamaha and all the goodies. I am tickled for Ed and Bev. Shortly after he bought the boat, I called Ed to “talk boats” and “talk fishing” which…

Feds extend CRP signup through June 13

Contributing Writer St. Paul Bowing to pressure from politicians and conservation groups, U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman announced late last week a two-week extension to the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) sign-up. The enrollment period has been extended through June 13. The original sign-up period was slated to end May 30. “Farmers and ranchers’ interest in the general CRP…

Grand Rapids, Minn. Minnesota DNR officials ask that you think twice before “rescuing” fawns or other baby animals this spring.

If you find an animal curled up in the woods or a field all by itself, it likely hasn’t been abandoned. Furthermore, removing deer or other native wildlife from the wild and raising and keeping them in captivity is against the law. The unnatural conditions of life in captivity can lead to malnutrition, injury and stress. For more information, contact…

Legislature OKs new rules for CWD control

Associate Editor St. Paul New, broad-ranging rules addressing the threat of chronic wasting disease in deer and elk in the state both wild and farm-reared have been approved by the state Legislature. For hunters, the legislation regulates how big game harvested elsewhere returns to Minnesota. It also sets aside funding for testing for the always-fatal brain disease within the state….

Minnetonka, Minn. On June 5, 2003, at 1:30 p.m. a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the new public access to Lake Minnetonka will be held at County Road 101 and Gray’s Bay Boulevard.

The Minnesota DNR, in cooperation with the Trust for Public Land, purchased the site which was formerly the Gray’s Bay Marina. The city of Minnetonka and the DNR worked in cooperation to construct the site. The access provides 112 parking spaces for vehicles with attached boat trailers and six public parking spaces for vehicles only. There is no charge for…

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