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March 14, 2003

Mar. 15-16: Bassmaster University is coming to Mpls, Comm. & Tech College. Crankbait Master David Fritts, heads up the group of pro’s teaching this year. Along with Fritts George Cochran, Ken Cook, Zell Roland, Jeff Snyder, and Don Iovino will share thei

Mar. 29: MN Waterfowl Assoc. Rice County Chapter 21st Annual Woodduck House Building Event. 8:30-2:30 p.m., Ron Slingers, 19505 Roberds Lake Blvd., Faribault, MN. 11/2 miles west of Burger King on Roberds Lake Blvd. (follow signs). For more info call Tim Mulcahy, 507-334-1540 after 3:30 p.m. June 7: Long Spurs of the Sunrise River NWTF …

Mar. 15-16: Bassmaster University is coming to Mpls, Comm. & Tech College. Crankbait Master David Fritts, heads up the group of pro’s teaching this year. Along with Fritts George Cochran, Ken Cook, Zell Roland, Jeff Snyder, and Don Iovino will share thei Read More »

Mar. 15: Wisconsin Deerhunters Inc. Annual State Meeting, Woodland Supper Club in Gresham. For more info call Dennis Hoffman, 920-293-4098.

April 11-13: North-Central Wisconsin Hunter Education Instructors Association annual convention, Mead Inn, Wisconsin Rapids. Wisconsin Smallmouth Alliance meet the second Wednesday of the month from Sept. thru May at Grauvogl’s Riverside Restaurant, Sauk City promptly at 7 p.m. and guests are always welcome. Contact Steve Winters, 608-524-6348 for more info. Bill Cook Chapter Izaak Walton

MWA is focus of report from legislative auditor

Editor St. Paul The Office of the Legislative Auditor had scheduled the release of a report on Wednesday documenting an audit of Minnesota Waterfowl Association-funded grants from the Legislative Commission on Minnesota Resources. Claudia Gudvangen, deputy legislative auditor for the office, confirmed Tuesday that the MWA report was scheduled for release at 10 a.m. on

Bloomington, Minn. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is evaluating a proposal to allow the construction of a boat access within the Upgrala Unit of the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge The access is proposed to be located immediately downstream

The USFWS must determine if the construction is a compatible use, and seeks public comment. To comment on the proposal, request a copy of the compatibility determination, learn the final decision regarding this proposed use, or for more information, contact Richard Schultz, refuge manager, by mail at: 3815 East 80th St., Bloomington, MN 55425-1600, or

Prospects impressive for spring turkey hunt

Editor Madison Turkey brood success the past two years and the current mild winter have the state’s turkey ecologist excited about the prospects for the 2003 spring hunt. “The winter has been mild, and when you look at what dictates good spring turkey hunting, several things are lining up in our favor,” said Keith Warnke,

48 units make DNR’s initial Zone T list

Correspondent Madison Forty-eight deer units made the state’s initial 2003 Zone T list, and 30 of those units are possible candidates for earn-a-buck in 2004. That’s the word from Brad Koele, DNR assistant deer ecologist in Madison. Koele said the lists are subject to revision when the state deer committee meets Friday, March 14. The

DNR plan calls for 23-day deer hunt

Correspondent Madison Will this year’s gun deer hunt be 23 days, or will it be nine days of regular season, plus eight days of Zone T antlerless hunts? That’s a question Natural Resources Board members will ponder during March and April. The two proposals were presented by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to the

State Supreme Court hears CO livewell-search case

Associated Press St. Paul A case that tests the limits on boat searches by conservation officers drew the state Supreme Court into a debate Monday over the value Minnesotans place on protecting natural resources versus their expectation of privacy. Justices heard the case of John Colosimo, a lawyer from Virginia, Minn., who wouldn’t let a

For more info on any of these events call Mary

Swifka, 920-779-6433 or email swifkamk@co. Mar. 15: Whittling Waterfowl: An introduction to decoy carving, 8:30 – 4 p.m. both days. Register ASAP. Mar. 16: 15th Annual Musky Magic, 11-5 p.m. New London Middle School. Seminars by Rich Reinert and Pete Maina. Pool side demos, tackle, raffles, great food and door prizes.

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