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July 26, 2002

U.S. House passes Interior 2003 Appropriations Bill

Field Editor Washington, D.C. The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives passed its Department of the Interior appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2003 with some funding increases for conservation programs. The Senate is expected to pass its appropriations bill near the end of July. Reflecting what some say is an Administration that is friendlier to hunting …

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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 tournament. For more info call Karen McQuoid at 320-676-8709. July 27-Aug. 4: 20th Annual Kewaunee/Door County Salmon Tournament. Call Pier 42 Marina for more info at 920-487-3244. Fishers of Men National Tournament

Madison, Wis. Preliminary figures show Wisconsin hunters harvested 39,366 turkeys during the spring 2002 wild turkey season, a slight increase over last spring’s total kill.

A total of 159,542 permits were issued throughout the 43 turkey management units during the spring season. More than 19,000 “second permits” were issued. Permit numbers are evenly distributed throughout the six time periods to provide a quality hunting experience. The fall 2002 wild turkey hunting season runs Oct. 12 through Nov. 10. Approximately 74,650

Mount Horeb, Wis. The second summer deer kill, held to eradicate deer around this southern Wisconsin town where chronic wasting disease has been discovered, ended last week. Officials estimate the hunt resulted in the kill similar to an earlier hunt in w

Tom Howard, a Wisconsin DNR wildlife supervisor, said interest may have increased since regulations for this fall’s hunt were announced. Hunters in the “eradication zone” must harvest an antlerless deer in order to qualify to shoot a buck. Shooting an antlerless deer now meets that qualification. DNR sharpshooters participated in the hunt in the 361-square-mile

By Rob Drieslein

Editor Red Wing, Minn. There are a lot of fish kill stories in Outdoor News, but one still stands out. It’s been five years since the mysterious kill that all but wiped out the trout in a two-mile stretch of Hay Creek, east of Red Wing. The DNR never did determine who or what was

Anoka, Minn. Outdoor News will attempt to clear the murky waters of the political races at Game Fair this year.

At Game Fair, in cooperation with KFAN radio and Gander Mountain, ON Editor Rob Drieslein and co-host Billy Hildebrand will conduct live interviews with gubernatorial and U.S. Senate candidates on issues important to hunters, anglers, and conservationists. If you have a question you’d like to pose the candidates, e-mail it to: The on-air part

DNR early duck hunt plan draws criticism

Field Editor St. Paul Avid waterfowl hunter John Schroers is not looking forward to the proposed Sept. 21 opener for the ’02 Minnesota duck season. “I don’t want to hunt brown ducks in a T-shirt,” he says. In response to extensions in the federal season framework, which allows northern states to open earlier and southern

Resident goose banding expands

Associate Editor Grand Rapids, Minn. For a number of years, state DNR officials placed bands on resident giant Canada geese in an effort to track their travels. Now that these geese have landed in the “overpopulation” category by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (there’s currently a USFWS proposal to allow states greater flexibility in controlling

Minneapolis Authorities recovered a body from the Mississippi River last week they presumed to be that of a man missing since a boat capsized two days earlier.

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Department said the body believed to be Charles Maddox, 25, of Minneapolis, was found about a mile from the accident site. Maddox was one of three men aboard a 14-foot boat when it capsized as the swift current swept it into barges moored in north Minneapolis. Michael Saless, 24, of Minneapolis,

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