Tuesday, March 21st, 2023
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April 20, 2001

A new 3/16 in the mix

St. Paul While one group of legislators continues to promote a bill that would dedicate 3/16 of 1 percent of the state’s sales tax to fish and wildlife habitat, trails, parks and zoos, another faction has introduced a bill that would dedicate the same amount from the same funding source to nursing and intermediate care …

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Prime time techniques for ice-out crappies

It’s a question that’s confounded fishing scholars since the dawn of Western Civilization: What’s the best way to catch ice-out crappies? OK, that’s probably the Everest of exaggerations, but catching the palate-pleasing panfish isn’t as easy as one might think, especially for novices. After all, crappies can be finicky eaters. Who better to educate the

Ventura comments anger hunters

St. Paul Gov. Jesse Ventura has taken some hits from hunters and conservationists for comparing recreational hunting to “hunting man” in wartime. “I know dozens of hunters who served their country in war and don’t go around making a big deal about the fact they hunted man,” said Mike Furtman, a Duluth hunter and conservationist.

Washington, D.C. Minnesota Congressman Collin Peterson has introduced legislation that would expand the total number of acres authorized for the Conservation Reserve Program from 36.2 million to 45 million acres.

“This is not a solution to today’s farm crisis, but it is a proven program with demonstrated ability that can help some farmers and allow us to expand the conservation and wildlife benefits across the country,” Peterson said of the federal set-aside program. Peterson said the bill is supported by a number of conservation organizations

Prior Lake, Minn. The Minnesota DNR recently dedicated the Don Ney Wildlife Management Area, a 160-acre WMA located in the southwest corner of Scott County, just south of the metro area.

The WMA includes wildlife nesting and winter cover and has bluffs overlooking the Minnesota River. The land was sold to the DNR below its appraised value by Ney, who has a history of involvement with conservation. Thanks to the efforts of the Scott County Pheasants Forever Chapter, several sportsmen’s groups, Ducks Unlimited, the DNR, the

Turkey hunting’s other stuff’

Last week we talked about turkey calls, and while turkey calls are certainly important to a successful and enjoyable turkey hunt, there are other things which also contribute to a fun hunt. Take a turkey vest for instance. You don’t need a vest to hunt turkeys, but I have not found a better way to

State outlines new waterfowl proposal

Grand Rapids, Minn. Reacting to concerns among hunters and waterfowl managers that the quality of Minnesota duck hunting is in decline, DNR Division of Wildlife Director Tim Bremicker unveiled the draft of a new waterfowl restoration plan at the Minnesota Waterfowl Symposium held in Grand Rapids last weekend. “We agree with the Minnesota duck hunter

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