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Outdoor News September 2010

Outdoor News


State rooster outlook could be better

Madison — Mention pheasants to most Wisconsinites and they don’t think of the railroad yards that run along the shores of Lake Superior in the city named for that big lake, but that’s where this writer got his first exposure to the gaudy bird of upland legend. The grain elevators and trains that transported that cargo from the endless fields…

Funding on the way for walk-in start-up

St. Paul — Sportsmen and women in Minnesota hoping for greater access to hunting areas could see that wish come true by next year. The state DNR recently was notified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that its application for funding for a pilot “walk-in” access program had been approved. The DNR is slated to receive nearly $600,000 in “Open…

Carp meat joins venison on DNR’s charity menus

Springfield — Be it a deer burger or a carp tacos, hunters and anglers in Illinois are being cast as an important source of food for the state’s needy.Based on the long-standing Illinois Sportsmen Against Hunger program, DNR’s new initiative is called “Target Hunger Now!” The effort is projected to provide food banks throughout the state with venison donated by…

Poaching case corrals nine state hunters

Glasgow, Mont. — An array of illegal hunting charges in Montana lodged against nine Wisconsin residents, one North Dakota man, and two Montana residents will cost those defendants a little more than $17,000 in total fines and court costs, as well as a combined 63 years of license revocation in all states that are part of a violators compact. Most…

Muskies, bass, and panfish offering good inland action

CHIPPEWA FALLS / EAU CLAIRE / MENOMONIE AREA There has been plenty of water movement on Tainter Lake this year and now that fall is in the air, some limits of nice-sized perch are being caught. Keeper walleyes are being caught on deeper rock shelves on jigs and fatheads or crawlers combos, as well as bottom bouncers and small crankbaits….

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