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Sportsmen Since 1967

November 24, 2000

Preparing for ice fishing season

I know we’re still in the hunting season, but I just can’t help thinking about ice fishing. It’s an outdoor sport that I truly love, so when the date on the calendar suggests hard water is just around the corner, I can’t help but start pondering my program for the upcoming season. As soon as

Grand Rapids, Minn. There will be a USA Shooting Certified Coach training for three-position rifle on Jan. 26-28, 2001 at the Minnesota Shooting Sports Education Center. It’s sponsored by the MSSEC and the Itasca County 4-H Shooting Sports/wildlife proje

After completing all the sessions and an American Red Cross standard first aid class, the participant will be considered a Certified Coach. The registration deadline is Jan. 11, 2001 and there is a maximum of 40 participants for this session. Cost for training is $185. For more information, call Joe Cannella at (218) 327-0583 or


ALEXANDRIA AREA There’s a skim of ice on most area lakes but not nearly enough to walk on. Several more nights of cold weather are needed before you can even think of walking on the ice in this area. Christopherson’s Bait and Tackle (320) 763-3255 ANNANDALE AREA The majority of lakes have froze over but

Just how long does “glow” really glow?

Anyone paying attention to ice fishing jigs and spoons in recent years knows that Rudolph’s nose isn’t the only thing that glows. A big seller for tackle makers has been glow, which can mean whitish “glow” paint, glow in other colors, and glow tape (similar to prism tape). Most lines of winter tackle include glow

Mixed Bag

Madison Fall turkey hunters had good success in Zone 37 and Zone 38 in Polk and Barron counties. This is the first time Zone 38 was open for fall hunting and 44 turkeys were registered. Zone 37 stations in Barron and Polk counties registered 56 turkeys.

Black powder hunt restrictions reduced

December Zone T could add 7,000 to 10,000 does to the harvest Madison Muzzleloader hunters shot 3,162 deer in 1999 and that number is expected to increase this year as the state offers its first opportunity to hunt bucks statewide with a “smokepole.” Hunters had been able to shoot bucks with a muzzleloader the past

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