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Sportsmen Since 1967

September 21, 2001

USFWS completes draft of snow and Ross’ geese EIS

Associate Editor Fort Snelling, Minn. For the past three springs, hunters in states throughout the Mississippi and Central flyways have harvested light geese primarily snows and Ross’ geese under a “conservation order” in an effort to slow the growth of mid-continent light goose populations. During that time, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has been …

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DNR essentials online in event of strike

Editor St. Paul The Minnesota DNR said last week that it has plans to ensure that “important agency functions” such as fire suppression and fish stocking will be minimally affected by any strike of state workers. “The public should expect some reduction in services,” said DNR Commissioner Allen Garber. “All of our employees do important

Twin Cities Metro

NORTHEAST METRO Walleye action has picked up on the St. Croix River, where crankbaits are starting to produce fish. Clear Lake, Big Marine Lake, and Jarvis Lake have started giving up walleyes as well. Jigs tipped with minnows have worked best on these lakes. The outside weed edges on most area lakes are a safe

Bear hunt progressing

Staff Writer Grand Rapids, Minn. Although the 2001 bear season doesn’t wrap up until mid-October, harvest numbers at this point indicate a better season than last year. “It’s gone pretty well in most areas,” said DNR bear project leader Dave Garshelis. “It looks like we’re up approximately 20-percent statewide from last season at this point.”


Crappie action has picked up on Lake Sissiton in 4 feet of water. Look for a few walleyes on Hall Lake in 8 feet of water. Minnows have been taking the majority of fish here. The bluegills have started hitting on George Lake near the shallower shorelines. Boat House Sport & Tackle (507) 235-6931 FARIBAULT

Little Falls, Minn. A proposal to implement catch-and-release trout regulations on Little Rock Creek will be the focus of a public input meeting to be held Sept. 18.

Little Rock Creek is a coldwater stream in Morrison and Benton counties that’s managed for brown trout. “Catch and release only” regulations are being proposed by the DNR to help build a self-sustaining trout population. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Lakeview Center on the north side of Little Rock Lake. Written

Grand Rapids, Minn. With summer nearly over, it’s time for those who harvest and buy boughs to look forward to the holidays. Proper harvesting will promote a healthy balsam bough resource.

To help harvesters, free workshops have been scheduled as follows: Sept. 18, at Deer River; Sept. 19, at Aurora, Cook, and Cloquet; Sept. 20 at Blackduck and Chisholm. Call the DNR at (218) 327-4455 or the Extension Service at (218) 327-4177 for more information. Workshops will cover the outlook for 2001, techniques for sustainable harvest,

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