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June 21, 2002

Want Big Smallies? Get on the rocks

It is no secret that smallmouths like rocks, but just because you find rocks there’s no guarantee smallmouths are present. Smallmouths will relate to different types of rock at different times of the year. The same rocky shoreline that holds large numbers of smallmouth in June might only hold juvenile smallies by midsummer. Rocks will

Baiting, feeding ban in DNR’s proposal

Editor Madison A DNR-proposed statewide, year-round ban on deer feeding and baiting is expected to draw the most heat when the Natural Resources Board (NRB) meets in Racine on Tuesday, June 25. NRB members are to meet at 1 p.m. that day at the Radisson Inn Harbor Walk in Racine to take action on a

Turkey kill comparable to 2001 spring harvest

Staff Writer Altura, Minn. With just a few registration sites yet to submit their harvest totals for the 2002 spring turkey season, it looks like this year’s final kill will be very comparable to the 2001 spring season. DNR Wild Turkey Specialist Gary Nelson said that despite some very inconsistent weather, including strong winds, rain,

Buffalo, Minn. A celebration to honor Minnesota artist Joe Hautman, winner of the 2002-03 Federal Duck Stamp design contest, will be held Wednesday, July 10 at the Wild Marsh Golf Club in Buffalo. Hautman won the federal contest in 1992. He and brothers

The day’s events include a golf tournament, a silent auction to raise funds for the Joe Hautman Habitat Restoration Project, dinner, and a ceremony. The public is invited to attend the free celebration. To make reservations to golf and for dinner ($100 for golf and dinner, or $25 for dinner), participants should call Mike Juhnke,

Region restructuring moves forward

Field Editor St. Paul The DNR’s restructuring of its regional framework going from six regions to four is moving ahead, but the agency expects it will take six months to complete the transition. The reorganization was necessary to meet the constraints of budget cuts without affecting natural resource management in the field. Coordinating the restructuring

Mankato, Minn. An event recognizing the first 100,000 acres in the Minnesota River Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) will be held June 25 in Mankato.

The celebration will include a site dedication near Mankato at 4 p.m. and include featured speaker Gov. Jesse Ventura. At 5:30 there will be a dinner and program at the Mankato Midwest Wireless Civic Center. The cost of the dinner is $20. To attend, call MaryJo Anderson at (651) 297-4290. The Minnesota River CREP combines

Feds begin to pitch in on CWD effort

Staff Writer Washington, D.C. Congress is entering the battle against chronic wasting disease (CWD). The House Resources Committee recently hosted a hearing in Washington to accept testimony from wildlife experts in states where the always-fatal deer and elk disease has been discovered. Max Peterson, of the International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, said a

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