Outdoor News September 2003

Outdoor News


Newtown, Conn. The National Shooting Sports Foundation has awarded the DNR a $15,000 grant from its Hunting Heritage Partnership to fund a public service announcement radio campaign.

Minnesota’s PSA radio campaign will promote hunting in the state with the goal of increasing hunter participation. The campaign will emphasize the benefits of hunting as well as the resulting conservation impact of sportsmen and women. An estimated 1.6 million Minnesotans fish and nearly 600,000 hunt, resulting in $2.17 in spending in the state. Related Post Ohio Outdoor News Fishing…

For more info on any of these events call Mary Swifka, 920-779-6433 or email swifkamk@co.outagamie.wi.us or www.co.

outagamie.wi.us/park/MH-home.html Oct. 4: Down-To-Earth Bird Houses decorating workshop. 9-12 noon. Oct. 4-5: A naturalist-led trip to the Porcupine Mountains in Upper Michigan. Oct. 18-19: Camping Lightly on the Land. Overnight campout designed to teach minimum impact camping skills.

Fargo, N.D. Pollution control officials said last week they’re monitoring storm-water discharges in an effort to find out why more than 1,000 fish died in the Red River near Fargo.

The dead fish were found in the river on the city’s northern edge over a several day span two weeks ago. Investigators suspect that the fish suffocated when oxygen levels in the river dropped suddenly. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and DNR are working with their counterparts in North Dakota to determine what caused the deaths.

St. Paul Due to dry weather conditions, the DNR announced last week it has suspended 37 water use permits in 10 state watersheds. Included in the suspensions are water permits for 18 golf courses.

The suspensions were triggered by stream flow or basin water levels dropping below protected levels. Permits for low priority water uses have been suspended in the following watersheds: St. Louis, Nemadji, Mississippi, Grand Rapids, Watonwan, upper St. Croix, Zumbro, Bois de Sioux, Mustinka, and Vermillion. The suspension will not affect domestic water supplies The DNR is encouraging water users to…

St. Paul The Migratory Bird Conservation Commission recently awarded a $1 million grant from the North American Wetlands Conservation Act to Pheasants Forever in Minnesota.

The grant was approved for the Northern Tallgrass Prairie Wetland Conservation Initiative, which includes nine partners who have pledged to complete over $21 million in habitat restoration and enhancement, easement acquisition, and fee-title acquisition over the next three years. The grant funds Phase III of a 10-year initiative, which began in 1995 and focuses on 17 counties in northwestern Minnesota….