October 12, 2001
Mystery or reality: the October mini-rut
For years, I kept this information to myself, not because I was being selfish, but because I thought people would think me crazy to bring it up. You see, for the past 15 years, I’ve noticed that sometime between Oct. 11 and Oct. 15, a spurt of buck activity occurs that has all of the
Oct. 18: Whitetails Unlimited Brown County Chapter Annual Banquet at Stadium View. For more info call Bill Gerl at 920-491-8283.
Oct. 18: The Flambeau River Chapter of Ruffed Grouse Society 21st Annual banquet at Flambeau Lanes in Park Falls. Reception and raffle at 5:30 p.m. Dinner at 7:30 p.m. Call Richard or Ann at 715-762-2178 for more info. Oct. 20: 2nd Annual Sportsman’s Banquet, sponsored by the Price County Branch Quality Deer Management Assoc. at
Oct. 1-22: Hunter Safety Class at the Watertown Conservation Club. Mondays 6:30-8:30 p.m. thru Sat. 1-4 p.m. Call 920-261-5379 for more info.
Oct. 20, 21, Nov: 3, 4, 10, 11: Daniel Boone Conservation League Hunter’s Clinic. Located 5 miles west of Hwy 41 on Hwy 167 (Holy Hill Road). Check the website for various times of each clinic at www.dbcl.org. or call 262-255-1682. March-April: Hunter Safety Class of 2002 will be held at the Mondoyi Conservation Club
DNR creates a proposal for pilot walk-in program
Associate Editor St. Paul When DNR Wildlife officials and conservation groups convened for a roundtable event in January, a “walk-in area” plan, similar to those of other Midwestern states, was discussed. But such a program one in which farmers and landowners are paid to allow hunter access to their property could not come at the
Conservation amendment dies during Farm Bill vote
Associate Editor Washington, D.C. The House last week approved a major expansion of federal farm supports, defying the White House and repudiating the free-market policy enacted by Republicans in 1996. The bill passed, however, without an amendment proposed last week that would have significantly increased funding for conservation programs, including the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)
Nov. 3-4, Jan. 12-13: Mosquito Hill Nature Center Snowshoe building workshop. Cost $150 per person or $140 for Friends of Mosquito Hill members and includes all materials and instruction. Call Mosquito Hill Nature Center at 920-779-6433 for questions and
Dec. 9: Sheboygan Rifle & Pistol Club Gun Show at the Millhome Supper Club from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Public invited. Cost: $2. For more info call B.J.’s at 920-458-3247 or Peter Mayr at 920-452-1757.
ALEXANDRIA AREA The Le Homme Dieu Chain, Lake Miltona, Lake Ida, and Lake Reno are all kicking out walleyes on jigs or live bait rigs tipped with minnows. Key depths during the day have been 25 to 35 feet, but crankbaits are producing fish at night in shallower water. Northern pike are very active along