Tuesday, March 21st, 2023
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April 13, 2001

State purchase in works

Correspondent Green Bay, Wis. Quiet talks between the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) could climax in the state buying some or all of the 9,500 acres of near-pristine wilderness WPS owns along the Peshtigo River in Marinette County. At least that’s what one could gather from recent comments made by

Nonresidents face restrictions in some states and provinces

Staff Writer Traveling hunters and anglers are increasingly finding themselves the targets of new restrictions designed to limit and perhaps discourage nonresident hunting and fishing. This fall, resident pheasant hunters in South Dakota and Montana will have an opportunity to go afield for several days before nonresidents are allowed to hunt. North Dakotans are debating

Sand flats

River fishing for walleyes and sauger is often associated with fishing the current breaks. The logic is clear: A current break’s reduced flow allows game fish to expend less energy while holding tight in a spot where forage will pass. To find current breaks, conventional fishing says look for rock, wing dams, pilings, and wood,

“For instance, if we had a 10-day season, there would be five two-day periods. Spearers could ask for preference, then we would randomly assign 20 percent of the tags to each period. That would slow the season down and make season last longer, but we wou

“That way, spearers could still go with their buddies, do the grilling, run to shore, etc. It also would be better for the businesses,” Bruch said. “I’m not saying that’s what we’re going to have. That’s just one of many ideas that have been offered. We have to look at that idea and many others.

April 24-25: State Natural Resources Board will meet in Room 027 of the State Natural Resources Building, (GEF 2) 101 S. Webster St., Madison. For information, contact Linda Jahns 608-267-7420.

April 25: The Sheboygan Basin Land & Water Partner Team, 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the Maywood Environmental Park, 3615 Mueller Road, Sheboygan. Call Vic Pappas 414-229-0862 or Dave Rautmann at 414-241-3133. May 22: DNR Wolf Committee meeting, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., State Highway Patrol headquarters in Wausau. Discussion will be about concerns and issued developed


ANNANDALE AREA While there are a few people still ice fishing, it isn’t advised at this point. The shorelines have really opened and some of the smaller bays and channels are showing more open water than ice. Look for the shallow, open water crappie action to start very soon. Little Jim’s Bait (320) 274-5297 BRAINERD/NISSWA

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