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May 11, 2001

If it’s May in Minnesota, it’s fawning time

Back in November, while you and I were hunting, the deer were busy going on about the business of procreating the species. I don’t know what the deer call it, but we humans call it “the rut.” Those does that conceived during November have been carrying a fawn or two in the womb ever since.

April 28: Hunt of a Lifetime first ever Wisconsin fundraising sporting clays shoot, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., J&H Game Farm, Hwy. 156, two miles west of Navarino, call 715-758-8134. Entry fee is $20; $10 for shooters 16 and younger. Proceeds benefit the termi

May 19: Eau Claire DU Chapter Fun Shoot (Trap, Skeet & 5 Stand) at Eau Claire Rod & Gun Club. For more info call Doug Burrows at 715-835-1943. May 20: Westshore Sportsman’s Club will sponsor its annual non-registered five-man team trap tournament, 10 a.m., at clubhouse on Lakeshore Rd. north of Two Rivers, $750 payout,

Lino Lakes, Minn. It’s time again for “Take-a-Kid-Bowfishing.” The third annual event, sponsored by the International Bowfishing Association, will take place May 12 at Wargo Nature Center in Lino Lakes. This year it’s co-sponsored by the Anoka County Par

The IBA will provide the archery and bowfishing equipment, shooting instruction, fish identification, bowfishing guides, boats, and a noon barbeque for kids and their parents, grandparents, or guardians. Kids age 16 and older must have a fishing license. Pre-registration is required, and there’s a maximum of 125 shooters. The cost is $30 per kid. Kids

Wildlife posts go unfunded

Gross overlimits, LCMR reform still in the mix St. Paul A request by the DNR Division of Wildlife to fund three new positions for forest planning was turned down by the House Environment and Natural Resources Finance Committee. Division of Wildlife Director Tim Bremicker requested $160,000 in 2002 and $180,000 in 2003 from the lottery-in-lieu

Innovative tips for opener walleyes

Those crafty walleyes ensure that anglers pursuing them employ crafty methods to catch them. Not coincidentally, walleye anglers usually are on the cutting edge of what’s new in the fishing industry. Gone are the “good old days” when trolling around your favorite lake with live bait produced a limit of walleyes with relative ease. Today,

Walleye overage’ plans?

The Mille Lacs fishery and its management were on the program at the Minnesota DNR’s 2001 Minnesota Fishing Roundtable held in St. Cloud on Jan. 5 and 6. This annual gathering of representatives from the state’s fishing community is hosted by the DNR to discuss fishing issues and the direction of sport fishing and fish

Whitetail herd enters spring in good shape

Doe tag numbers likely will stabilize St. Paul Antlerless permits in northern Minnesota for the 2001 white-tailed deer season will probably remain at levels similar to last year, according to the DNR. Steve Merchant, DNR forest wildlife program leader, said Tuesday that the deer generally survived the 2000-01 winter “quite well.” Deer encountered enough cold

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