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November 23, 2001

By Kevin Naze

Hunters who haven’t had enough fresh air after nine days of blaze orange during the regular firearms deer season can pick up a “smokepole” and head afield for the seven-day muzzleloader hunt, which will run Nov. 26 through Dec. 2 this year. Getting a whitetail with a muzzleloader in Wisconsin isn’t so much of a …

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WPS, DNR agree to 9,200-acre land buy

Editor Green Bay, Wis. Some 9,200 acres at $25 million over three years? A chance to further protect the Peshtigo River? A chance to salve wounds over the state’s forestry battle by creating a new state forest? Those all are good reasons for the state to buy 9,200 acres of Marinette County utility land from

Ten steps to complete field dressing

To field dress a deer, you’ll need a sharp, sturdy knife. Wear a pair of shoulder-length plastic field-dressing gloves to keep your arms and clothes clean. Latex surgeon’s gloves worn over the loose-fitting plastic gloves will help prevent punctures and give you better control when working by feel inside the body cavity. Step 1. Roll


ALEXANDRIA AREA The bigger lakes such as Ida and Miltona are the best bets for walleyes in this area. Jigs worked vertically in 40 to 60 feet of water are turning the majority of fish for the few anglers who continue to go out. Hunting reports have dwindled over the past week to 10 days.

St. Paul Fans of ice fishing and other winter sports are invited to attend the 9th Annual Ice Fishing, Snowmobile, and Winter Sport Show, running Nov. 30-Dec. 2 at Touchstone Energy Place at the St. Paul Rivercentre.

The show includes snowmobile products, electronics, services, lodging, and an array of fishing seminars, including Outdoor News’ “Tackle Terry” Tuma’s sunfish and crappie fishing seminar. Also featured are Dave Genz, Chip Leer, Tommy Skarlis, Matt Straw, Bill Diedrich, and Dan Anderson. Show hours are 1-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, and 10

Johnsrud rejects Deer 2000 recommendations

Editor Madison Wildlife officials and conservation groups are scrambling for political position in hopes of thwarting the kibosh Rep. DuWayne Johnsrud’s put on a three-year experimental December antlerless deer season. “He’s telling sportsmen and landowners that they can’t gun hunt in December and that’s wrong,” said Steve Oestreicher, Conservation Congress chairman. “What I see happening

By Doug Smith

Star Tribune Staples, Minn. The rustic one-room log cabin is nestled near a clearing in the woods. Inside, a small cast-iron wood stove keeps the chill off on cold November nights. A propane camping lantern dangles from the ceiling, and blaze orange clothing hangs on the walls. Cots and sleeping bags are stashed in the

DNR proposal targets spinning-wing decoys

Field Editor St. Paul The Minnesota DNR is seeking legislation to place a two-year moratorium on the use of mechanical-winged decoys and similar devices. The ban would begin in 2002 and extend until Dec. 31, 2003. The agency also is initiating a study of the decoys to evaluate the effectiveness and harvest rates on ducks,

St. Paul The Minnesota DNR has determined that an environmental assessment worksheet is appropriate for the planned White Earth Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Trail, and will proceed with one on a voluntary basis.

State law requires EAWs when projects meet certain criteria. The DNR has determined that while an EAW isn’t required for the White Earth trail, it should be examined for potential environmental effects. OHV critics have pushed the DNR to undertake EAWs on all ATV trails planning. The EAW on the White Earth trail will cover

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