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November 17, 2000

Phillips, Wis. Three hunting guides face charges of illegally selling bear gallbladders, an item highly sought in some cultures for medicinal purposes and as an aphrodisiac, authorities say.

Eight other men also have been charged in Price County, Wisconsin, as the result of an investigation into illegal hunting of bear. The most serious charges were filed against Lonnie G. Bleck, 28, of Ogema and Kenneth F. Strobl, 53, and David L. Seemann, 56, both of Catawba. The three were members of North Country …

Phillips, Wis. Three hunting guides face charges of illegally selling bear gallbladders, an item highly sought in some cultures for medicinal purposes and as an aphrodisiac, authorities say. Read More »

Twin Cities Metro

CENTRAL METRO There are crappies being caught in the harbor at Watergate Marina. Walleyes continue to hit on the river in their usual late fall spots on jigs and minnows. Anglers fishing on the east side of Lake Nokomis are finding enough walleyes to keep things interesting. Minnehaha Bait & Tackle (612) 721-9500 NORTHEAST METRO


The ‘loopers are hitting in the French River area of Lake Superior. Anglers out in boats are turning fish on spoons or crankbaits worked near the surface, while shore anglers are finding success with spawn bags. Deer registration are up over 600 at this point, which is up from last season. There have been numbers

Rochester, Minn. The Minnesota DNR is asking for help in identifying vandals who destroyed access gates and road signs in the Whitewater Wildlife Management Area.

Jon Cole, manager of the Whitewater WMA, said two gates, worth about $500, and two road signs were destroyed sometime after dark on Nov. 4. The gates, which control access to service roads in the Dorer Pools, were along Minnesota Highway 74 about 2 miles west of Weaver, Minn. Anyone with information about the incidents

LqP kill lowest since ’76

Montevideo, Minn. When the last shotgun was cased and closed Nov. 5, signaling the end of the goose hunting season in the Lac qui Parle zone, the number taken by hunters during the 30-day season stood at 2,684 birds, the lowest total since harvest estimation began in 1976, according to the Minnesota DNR. The biggest

Nov. 25: Zumbro Valley Arms Collectors will have a Gun Show and Sports Collectibles Show for one day only at the Armed Forces Center, 1715 Marion Rd., SE, Rochester, MN. Public invited – buy, sell, trade n 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more info call 507-289-2520

Dec. 1-3: St. Paul Ice Fishing Show at the St. Paul River Centre. Fri-1-9 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information. Call 952-943-2002. Dec. 3: Sheboygan Rifle & Pistol Club Gun Show with 60 plus display tables and brat fry. Public invited $2 admission – buy, sell, trade, guns, knives,

Finally, a classic rut

Following a recent Strictly Whitetails column on caring for meat, I thought some of you who travel to hunt big game might be interested in how I handle the meat, antlers and cape on some of my long-distance hunts. When I’m driving, deer do not present much of a problem. If the weather is cool,

Tamarack Nature Center is hosting a variety of special events and classes at: 5287 Otter Lake Road in White Bear Lake. A few are listed below. Contact Nikki Schneider at 651-407-5350 or log on to for more informa

Dec. 2: Natural Ornaments. Make Ornaments, nature provides the material and we provide the wire and ribbon. Cost $4 per person. 1-2:30 p.m. or 2:45-4:15 p.m., Tamarack Nature Center. Dec. 12: Owl Moon; Meet an owl, make an owl craft, learn more about owls and take a quiet hike as we look and listen for

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