Tuesday, March 21st, 2023
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April 5, 2002

Shining legislation unlikely to pass

Field Editor St. Paul Legislation to restrict “recreational shining,” the practice of using spotlights to observe deer at night, is unlikely to pass during this session, much to the frustration of deer hunters and landowners who say that activity is annoying and very likely leading to the poaching of trophy whitetail bucks. “Landowners are getting

April 6-7: MN Fly Fishers, based in the Twin Cities, 6th Annual weekend intro to fly fishing at the Lynnhurst Community Center in South Mpls. For more info call Lew Beccone at 612-922-4969 or Ed Estlow at 952-470-9846.

April 13: West Metro NWTF Jakes Event at 1p.m. at Archery Experts in Champlin. For more info call Paul Hacht at 763-479-4366. May 3: RMEF Golf Scramble at Wildmarsh in Buffalo. For more info call Denise Braegelmann at 952-210-6047. May 4-5: ESPN Big Air Regional & Super Retriever Series Midwest Qualifier at Dokken’s Oak Ridge

Minnesota’s Outdoor Heritage on April 25

St. Paul The Minnesota Outdoor Heritage Alliance (MOHA) has invited the candidates for governor and the U.S. Senate to its eighth annual Couples Dinner on April 25. Gubernatorial candidates Senate Majority Leader Roger Moe, Orono businessman Brian Sullivan, and House Majority Leader Tim Pawlenty say they’re looking forward to discussing outdoors issues with Minnesotans at


ALEXANDRIA AREA Lake Ida and Lake Victoria are producing crappies in 15 to 18 feet of water during the late afternoon and evening hours. Pocket Lake and Lake Louise are the area’s best bets for sunfish in 12 to 15 feet of water. Christopherson’s Bait and Tackle (320) 763-3255 ANNANDALE AREA Panfish reports have been

Des Moines The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is stepping up its tracking of chronic wasting disease after wild deer in Nebraska, South Dakota, and now Wisconsin, were found to have the disease.

Biologists in Iowa have begun an extensive research project to provide more information about the brain disease that’s always fatal in deer and elk. Last year, the Iowa DNR tested four deer that showed symptoms similar to CWD, but none were found to carry the disease. The state’s monitoring efforts include mapping captive deer and

Moose Lake, Minn. A summer-long project at Moose Lake State Park gets under way April 6 when officials break ground for a new interpretive center.

Don DelGreco, manager of the park, said ceremonies will begin at 11 a.m. and signal the beginning of construction of the Moose Lake Agate/Geological Center. The 4,500-square foot center will include interpretive displays, a nature store gift shop and an exhibition hall that will showcase Minnesota’s gemstone, the agate. Visitors coming north on I-35 take

Twin Cities Metro

NORTHEAST METRO White Bear Lake, Beaver Lake, and Bald Eagle Lake are kicking out sunfish and crappies in 10 to 12 feet of water. Look to Kroon Lake and Little Lake for consistent sunfish and crappie action as well. Larry’s Live Bait & Sporting Goods (651) 777-1731 NORTHWEST METRO There haven’t been many anglers out

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