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Sportsmen Since 1967

July 12, 2002

Pete Fischer

Gun shyness is one of the more common problems I have come across during the past 20-plus years of training dogs professionally. I see more dogs taking the field without proper association to gunfire than ever before. As most areas become more heavily populated, there are fewer places to work your dog and shoot a …

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DNR to announce layoffs on July 22

Field Editor St. Paul Responding to a $13 million budget cut, the Minnesota DNR plans to begin layoffs July 22. “We’re doing our best to work with our employees to fill vacant positions and minimize people losing their jobs,” said Deputy Commissioner Steve Morse on Tuesday. The agency is coping with a double round of

Madison, Wis. Effective July 3, feeding and baiting deer became illegal across Wisconsin. The prohibition is part of efforts to control chronic wasting disease and reduce the chance that CWD becomes established in new areas of Wisconsin, officials said.

“Any practice that concentrates deer including baiting and feeding is likely to increase the spread of CWD,” said Bill VanderZouwen, chief of the Wisconsin DNR’s wildlife and landscape ecology section. Violations of the rules could result in fines in excess of $200 and loss of hunting and fishing privileges for feeding and fines of more

July 13: All Carpenters Fishing Tournament at Fisher’s Resort on Lake Mille Lacs. At least one person in your boat must be a carpenter. $50 Entry fee. Prizes include Polaris 4×4 and 14′ Lund boat. Call 651-645-6071 ext. 193 for more info or 320-684-2221

July 13, Aug. 17, Sept. 14-15: Winnie Walleye Trail Fishing Tournaments from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tournament headquarters, Nodak Lodge, Bena, MN. For more info call Todd Kline at 218-849-1345, 218-665-2398. July 27: Mac’s Twin Bay Walleye Couple’s Tournament on Mille Lacs Lake from 7-3 p.m. $90 entry fee for pre-registrations. $100 day of

St. Paul Youth 16 years old and younger are invited to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, 12th annual Leech Lake Dam and Recreation Area’s Kids’ Fishing Derby, July 12. The derby will be held below the dam at 01217 Federal Dam Dr. NE, F

The event is free and open to all youngsters. Local merchants provide the bait, so participants need only bring sunscreen and a fishing pole. For more information, call the Leech Lake Dam and Recreation Area at (218) 654-3145.

Hunting and fishing for the physically challenged. For more infor on any of these events, call Capable Partners at 763-542-8156 or email

July 14: Buffalo Gun Club summer picnic. July 20: ATV Ride. July 28: Waterfowl meeting. Police dept. in Brooklyn Park, MN. Aug. 7: Lake Pulaski fishing outing. Aug. 9-11, 16-18: Game Fair from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Aug: TBA Archery deer meeting at Maple Grove City Hall. Sept. TBA: Early Goose Opener. Goose hunting

Mille Lacs walleye kill tops 2002 state quota

3.2 million pounds of fish released By Rob Drieslein Editor Aitkin, Minn. The hot walleye bite on Lake Mille Lacs has pushed state anglers over the 2002 walleye quota for the big lake. By the end of June, hook-and-line anglers had topped the 300,000-pound quota for walleyes on Lake Mille Lacs by nearly 15 percent,

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