Wednesday, March 29th, 2023
Wednesday, March 29th, 2023

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Sportsmen Since 1967

January 4, 2002

Des Moines, Iowa Iowa hunting and fishing licenses for 2002 are on sale at more than 900 license agents throughout the state. Licenses purchased for 2001 expire Jan. 10, 2002.

New this year is a $3.50 fish habitat fee required for resident anglers age 16 to 65, as well as all nonresidents. For hunting, the habitat fee and state migratory game bird fee each increased from $6 to $8.50. Various nonresident fees also increased. For more information, check the Iowa DNR’s web site at:

Jan. 12-13: Sport Show & Seminars, Washington Co. Fair Grounds, West Bend, WI. Fishing & hunting seminars, trout pond, exhibitors, etc. Exhibitor space available. Ph. 262-644-8481 for info. (Fundraiser of Great Lakes Sport Fishermen -Ozaukee Chapter 501

Feb. 2: Sturgeon for Tomorrow – Northern Half Chapter Annual Fundraiser. For more info contact Wayne Hoelzel at 920-725-1206. Feb. 9: North Central Wisc. Branch Quality Deer Mgmt. Assoc. 2nd Annual Banquet at the KC Hall in Antigo. Doors open at 5 p.m. For more info call Don Solin at 715-627-2176. Feb. 16: Dave’s Musky

Legislator wants controls on fishing tournaments

Madison A Madison legislator wants to give the DNR authority to just say no to fishing tournaments. If he gets his way, the DNR could have that power by the 2003 tournament season. “Right now, the DNR cannot deny a tournament promoter a permit, even if there is more than one tournament on the same

Big Lake, Minn. A Big Lake man was killed while snowmobiling alone on the street near his home, Sherburne County authorities said. Emergency crews found David Rudeen, 30, dead at the scene. County Chief Deputy Scott Gudmundson said the cause of the accid

Authorities also last week identified the 11-year-old victim of a snowmobile accident near Milaca as Duwayne Wittstruck. The boy was killed after he drove a snowmobile into a cable strung between two posts near his home.

Twin Cities Metro

SOUTHWEST METRO Parley Lake is kicking out crappies in 15 feet of water as is Stieger Lake in 30 feet. The north side of Prior Lake is giving up sunfish and crappies in 12 feet of water. Look to Hydes Lake for slab crappies, just not a lot of them. Expect three to five fish

Jan. 19-20, 26-27: Winter Hunter Ed. Class in Neillsville at the Neillsville Armory. Registration required on 1-3-02. Call 715-743-3041 for info. and preregistration. Will take first 40.

Jan. 29 – Mar. 19: Oshkosh Hunter Safety classes on Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m. at Perry Tipler Middle School Band Room. For more info John Walsh 920-233-6939. Jan. 30: Hunter Education class at Benton High School at 7 p.m. every Wednesday for 6 weeks. For more info call Jim Beau at 608-759-4062. Feb. 2 –

Mixed Bag

Madison Rusk County will receive an $83,925 grant from the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship program that represents half the money needed to develop the Murphy Flowage Recreational Area, which is adjacent to the Ice Age Trail in the Blue Hills area near Rice Lake. Improvements include the development of picnic areas, hiking and biking trails, and winter

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