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December 21, 2001

Brainerd, Minn. Chip Leer and Tommy Skarlis, co-founders of On Ice Tour, hope to introduce youths to the sport of ice fishing during this year’s Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza, slated for Jan. 19, 2002. The On Ice Olympics will take place that

About 15,000 anglers are expected to take part in the $150,000 Gull Lake ice fishing contest, which raises money for learning centers in the area, including Camp Confidence in Brainerd. For more information, call (800) 950-9461, or visit the web site: www.onicetour.com.

Bed and breakfast: September strategies for December bucks

Contributing Editor With the early bow, two T-zone, firearm and muzzleloader seasons behind them, many Wisconsin hunters have had enough of whitetails for the year. A handful of hardy hunters think that’s just fine because now they have the woods to themselves for the last hurrah, the tail-end of the late bow season. Some who

Madison, Wis. State and federal officials are investigating the illegal shooting of four wolves in Douglas, Price, Clark, and Juneau counties in Wisconsin during the 2001 deer hunting season.

In Wisconsin, wolves are on the state threatened species list and the federal endangered species list. One shooter has been arrested in connection with the shooting of the wolf in Price County. In other cases, $4,000 rewards have been posted for information leading to the apprehension and conviction of those responsible for killing the wolves.

Deer 2000 objections to be heard by committee

Madison The Assembly’s and DNR’s disagreement over four points of a proposed deer season framework rule change will get a hearing on Thursday, Jan. 10. On that day, the Joint Committee on the Review of Administrative Rules (JCRAR) will accept public testimony on four objections of the Deer 2000 rules lodged by the Assembly Natural

Twin Cities Metro

NORTHEAST METRO There are a few open-water anglers who continue to hit the lakes. White Bear Lake and Lake Vadnais continue to give up walleyes. The St. Croix River also is worth looking at for walleyes. Larry’s Live Bait & Sporting Goods (651) 777-1731 NORTHWEST METRO While the fishing front remains quiet, goose hunters are


Crappie action has picked up on Splithand Lake in 22 to 25 feet of water. Look for suspended fish out from the resort. The small lakes offer walkable ice, while most larger fisheries remain unsafe for travel of any kind. Ben’s Bait and Tackle (218) 326-8281 LAKE KABETOGAMA Warm weekend weather and rain prevented further

Jan. 19- Feb. 9: Candlelight snowshoe hikes held at Mosquito Hill Nature Center. Departure times available every quarter hour between 6:30 – 7:45 p.m. For more info call the center at 920-779-6433 or email swifkamk@co.outagamie.wi.us before Jan. 11th.

Jan. 20: Hartford Conservation & Gun Club 12th Annual Ice Fisheree on Pike Lake from 6 a.m. – 3 p.m. For more info call 262-673-6208. Jan. 26-27: Winter Camping Made Easy, annual winter outing held at Mosquito Hill Nature Center. For more info & to register before Jan. 18th, call the center at 920-779-6433 or

Check out your neighbor’s farm subsidies on the Internet

Editor Politicians, farmers, and conservationists are surfing a new Internet data base that lists the federal farm subsidies paid to individual farming operations throughout the United States from 1996 to 2000. The nonprofit Environmental Working Group acquired the data with a Freedom of Information request and posted it on its web site, www.ewg.org, Nov. 6.

St. Paul Next year will bring a few changes for customers who wish to make camping or lodging reservations at Minnesota state parks. The DNR has selected a new vendor Daksoft, Inc. to provide phone and online reservation services for state parks beginnin

Also, customers will be able to make reservations online at: www.stayatmnparks.com, expected to be online in January. Reservations can be taken by phone at a new toll-free number: (866) 857-2757 (1-866-85PARKS), beginning in January.

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