Saturday, June 3rd, 2023
Saturday, June 3rd, 2023

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May 11, 2001

April 28: Walleyes for Tomorrow Annual Banquet at Altona Supper Club at 7 p.m. Contact Bob Krupp at 920-849-2916 for more info.

April 30: Blackhawk Chapter of Trout Unlimited in Janesville is having a banquet fundraiser for Trout habitat at Hoffman House Restaurant starting at 5 p.m.. Call Joseph Putsch at 608-752-1955 for more info. May 2: RMEF Badger Chapter Banquet at 5 p.m. at Rex’s Innkeeper, Waunakee. Advanced tickets required. For more info call Gib Kleckner

Legislators advance bills aimed at natural resources

Editor Madison During a flurry of action last week, Senate and Assembly lawmakers handled several issues of interest to sportsmen, including the advancement of a wetlands protection package and the hunting, fishing and trapping amendment. The hunting and fishing amendment now moves to the Senate and the wetlands protection bill moves to the Assembly. Sen.

St. Paul Because of growing numbers of zebra mussels in the St. Croix River, the DNR has designated a portion of the river from just north of Stillwater to the Mississippi River as “infested.” As a result, this spring boaters need to take additional step

Instead of simply removing visible zebra mussels from their boats, boaters in this section of river now must completely drain the water from their boats and empty their livewells and bait buckets before they leave the landing. The same steps are required for boaters on Lake Zumbro, Minnesota’s only inland lake declared to be infested.

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 by the stakeholders and other issues that have developed. Call Adrian Wydeven at 715-762-4816

May 22-23: Natural Resources Board will meet in a location yet to be confirmed. For information, contact Linda Jahns 608-267-7420. May 11-12: Conservation Congress Statewide Convention, this year at Fox Hills Resort, Mishicot, in Manitowoc County. For information, call Al Phelan at 608-266-0580. 2nd Tuesday: The Lighthouse Anglers Fishing Club is holding meetings on the

Black Hills gobblers lower the BOOM on Wisconsin hunters

Editor Black Hills, S.D. Stumbling into a gobbler’s zip code is one thing, but pinning him down at his street address can sometimes be quite another. Just about the time you think you know right where the bugger lives, the gobbler pulls an all-nighter at his buddy’s place and leaves the unknowing hunter sitting on

Cheyenne, Wyo. A rule that phases out snowmobiling in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks took effect April 23, but officials said they will not start enforcing it until the end of next year.

The Clinton administration had approved the ban, saying it would reduce pollution and noise. It was to take effect two months ago, but was delayed because the Bush administration wanted to review it. The ban may be short-lived: Justice Department officials and snowmobile manufacturers are in talks to settle a lawsuit challenging it. About 62,000

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