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August 16, 2002

Snow geese numbers rise

Field Editor Ft. Snelling, Minn. Despite the best efforts of hunters, snow geese numbers showed an increase in the past year after three years of decline. The most recent winter index estimated over 2.7 million snow geese, which remains below the all-time index of 3.2 million in 1997. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist Jim …

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Duluth, Minn. Loggers in northern Minnesota have dropped a lawsuit that claimed environmentalists’ efforts to limit logging was an unconstitutional mix of religion and government. The suit, brought by Associated Contract Loggers and Olson Logging, Inc.,

A district court judge in 2000 sided with the environmentalists and the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals later affirmed that decision. An attorney for the loggers, Stephen Young, said they failed to meet a deadline for refiling the case to the U.S. Supreme Court. He said the long odds of prevailing no longer justified the

The Green Bay Area Great Lakes Sport Fishermen meet the third Thursday of the month (Sept thru May) at the Stadium View Sports Bar & Grill, 1963 Holmgren Way, Green Bay at 7:30 p.m. All meetings include a speaker and a monthly raffle. Free admission and

The Muskellunge Club of Wisconsin meet the third Wednesday of February, March, May, Oct. and Nov. at 7:30 p.m. at the Bavarian Wurst House, 8310 W. Appleton in Hampton, Milwaukee.Public is welcome to attend! For monthly speakers & programs, call Don or Dori at 414-354-8941. Starting Oct. 2002, meetings will be held at Pallas Restaurant,

Aug. 17, 18, 24, 25: Gun Safety Hunter Classes at Neillsville Armory & Gun Club at 7 p.m. For more info call Jim or Anne Filitz at 715-743-3041.

Aug. 27: Combination Gun & Bow Safety Classes at Waukesha Rifle and Pistol Club. Registration and classes start at 6:45 p.m. For more info call Ken at 262-542-8602 or Bruce at 262-646-2963. Aug. 27: Hunter Safety Classes for 10 weeks at Richards Street Armory in Milwaukee. For more info call David Sundquist at 414-464-6671.

Anoka, Minn. This weekend is your last chance to visit Game Fair, the sportsman’s greatest primer for the upcoming hunting seasons. The event’s final weekend of 2002 runs Aug. 16-18 at Armstrong Ranch, six miles northwest of Anoka.

Seminars and activities continue, including John Satterwhite with his shotgun demonstration each day, and Outdoor News contributor L.P. Brezny, who conducts a waterfowling ballistics seminar. There’s also the goose and duck calling competition Aug. 18. Show hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Admission is $8 for adults, $3 for kids ages 6-12,

United Foundation For Disabled Archers Wisconsin chapter calendar of events for summer and fall. We need volunteers to help in booths at the deer classic 3D tournaments and banquets. Contact John Mitchell at 414-541-4505 for more info.

Aug. 17-18: Annual 3D Shoot in Verona. Contact Les Werner, 608-845-8296 for more info. Oct. 4-6: Baraboo Bow Hunt. Contact John Mitchell, 414-541-4505 for more info. Oct. 18-20: Rhinelander Bow Hunt. Contact Tom Zimmer, 920-729-1987 for more info.

DNR wildlife staffers attend CWD conference in Denver

Associate Editor St. Paul Minnesota biologists joined others from around the country in Denver last week to address the nation’s top wildlife disease concern chronic wasting disease in deer and elk. Ed Boggess, DNR Wildlife resource manager, was among a contingent that included DNR wildlife researchers Glenn DelGiudice and Chris DePerno, and DNR Ag Policy

Houndsmen introduce warden recruits to bear hunting

Correspondent To many who saw them, they looked young. “Looking at them, I’m feeling pretty old,” said a DNR employee as he watched the “kids” go through ATV safety drills at Leisure Lake Youth Camp north of Spooner the first week in August. The young people who impressed so many at Leisure Lake weren’t really

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