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Sportsmen Since 1967

January 24, 2003

ON: Is this something it took five years to reach just because there were things that had to be worked through?

Garber: I don’t know if it’s the five years, but it did take a careful look at: Where are we? Where are we going? Who are the people that we represent? What do they think about the job we are doing for them? What’s their take on us? It’s about how you negotiate, too. You …

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Jan. 18: Hardwood Country Sportsmen Club Wild Game Feed, 5 p.m. at American Legion, Rushford. For more info call Butch Johnson, 507-864-2800.

Jan. 18: Southern Dakota County Sportsmen’s Club Wild Game Dinner at Farmington American Legion at 5 p.m. For more info call Bill McQuade 952-432-6877. Jan. 18: NWTF sanctioned turkey calling contest, Thunderbird Hotel in conjunction with the NWTF State Convention. Registration is 10 a.m. For more info call Blair Scheifler, 952-758-2601 or Feb. 8:

Researchers hoping to collar more moose in Isabella study

Field Editor Grand Rapids, Minn. Wildlife biologists will be capturing and radio-collaring up to 40 northeastern Minnesota moose this winter, hiring a professional helicopter crew to catch the animals. DNR Wildlife Biologist Mark Lenarz says the heli-capture will further a moose research project that is entering its second year. Last February, 24 moose were captured

ON: Can you give a “for instance?”

Garber: I don’t think you can have first-line supervisors who don’t see their personnel for weeks or months. That’s unacceptable. You have to know what they’re doing. We have an arrangement with the State Patrol and a good radio system that operates through the State Patrol dispatchers. We have to have the conservation officers checking

Bloomington, Minn. The Minnesota Decoy Collectors Association will be hosting its annual show at the Thunderbird Hotel in Bloomington, Jan. 30-Feb. 1. Activities begin Jan. 30 with room-to-room trading. The show begins at 4 p.m. on Jan. 31 There will be

Friday’s show is membership night with $15 memberships available at the door. One membership admits the entire family and a chance to find that great item before the general public is admitted to the show. There’s no admission charge on Saturday, Feb. 1, when the show opens at 9 a.m. and closes at 4 p.m.

Two elk herds to be tested for CWD

Associate Editor St. Paul State Board of Animal Health officials say two more captive elk herds have been destroyed and are being tested for chronic wasting disease, a fatal brain disease discovered in September in an elk from another farm. They say the CWD-positive elk from a farm owned by Clayton Lueck in Aitkin County

ON: It’s like Game and Fish Fund then?

Garber: Yes. If the Legislature chooses to appropriate only a fifth of what’s available, they can do it. But they can’t use the other four-fifths to build highways. It’s a big policy decision. I don’t see that we contradicted ourselves with 3/16ths, but maybe we weren’t clear enough. This is a big decision for the

Budget cuts will hit Forestry, Parks hard

Associate Editor St. Paul The Minnesota DNR tightened its belt along with other state departments when Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced how the state would eliminate about $346 million in spending over the next six months. The governor’s plan actually eliminated more than $400 in spending a cushion, of sorts in case funding shortfalls are greater

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