Thursday, March 30th, 2023
Thursday, March 30th, 2023

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August 30, 2002

Sept. 10: Yahara Fishing Club meeting, 7:30 p.m., lure appraisal with featured speaker, Gary Cripps of Collecting Today, for more info call 608-837-9356.

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 open to the public. For more info contact Bill …

Sept. 10: Yahara Fishing Club meeting, 7:30 p.m., lure appraisal with featured speaker, Gary Cripps of Collecting Today, for more info call 608-837-9356. Read More »

Aug. 31: Bear dog training closes.

Sept. 3-15: Early Canada goose hunting season open in designated areas. Sept. 4 – Oct. 8: Black bear hunting open. Hunting with aid of bait opens first this year. Sept. 4-10, with aid of bait, or with other methods not using dogs; Sept. 11 – Oct. 1, all methods, including dogs; Oct 2-8, with aid

Letter proposes changes on Mille Lacs

Editor St. Paul In response to recent tribal concerns about state walleye kill “overages” on Lake Mille Lacs this year, the DNR on Tuesday proposed several fisheries management actions for the lake. In a letter to Curt Kalk, commissioner of natural resources for the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, DNR Fisheries Division Director Ron Payer

High bear numbers bring high hunter expectations

Editor Madison DNR black bear biologists say conditions are stacking up for a very good bear season, even though the 2002 harvest quota and permit level is down a bit from last year. This year is the first that bait hunters will open the season on the first Wednesday after Labor Day. That date, Sept.

Fort Ripley, Minn. The Minnesota Deer Hunters Association reminds youth interested in the 2002 Camp Ripley youth-only archery deer hunt that this year’s application deadline is near.

The hunt will be held Oct. 12-13 in Camp Ripley near Little Falls. A maximum of 100 permits will be issued to eligible youths ages 12-17. Youths must have completed a hunter safety course and must have their application postmarked by Aug. 31. Call the MDHA at 1-800-450-3337 for an application or download an electronic

Duluth, Minn. The Nature Conservancy of Minnesota has purchased 100 acres along the Pigeon River, which runs for 90 miles along the U.S.-Canada border ending at Lake Superior.

The land, which is being purchased from the Eugene Nelson Trust, will become TNC’s Pigeon River Cliffs Preserve, and includes about one mile of river frontage on the U.S. side, where the river begins at South Fowl Lake. The parcel includes pine forests and sheer shale cliffs that provide habitat for rare plants. The river

Grand Rapids, Minn. Though it’s legal for bear hunters to shoot radio-collared bears, the Minnesota DNR is asking bear hunters not to do so this year.

In the past, the DNR emphasized that radio-collared bears were legal game and encouraged hunters who shot collared bears to inform the DNR and to leave the collar at the bear registration station. These regulations and procedures haven’t changed, but research goals have. Now, research goals focus more on bear reproduction and movement rather than

Twin Cities Metro

NORTHEAST METRO Silver Lake is producing smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, northern pike, and walleyes in eight to 10 feet of water. The weeds of White Bear Lake, Big Marine Lake, and Lake Owassa are producing numbers of largemouth bass and northern pike. Clear Lake started giving up walleyes in 10 to 15 feet of water.

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