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April 18, 2003

Anti’s step up efforts against dove hunting

Conservation groups encourage hunters to contact their legislators By Tim Spielman Associate Editor St. Paul Joe Hoppe, a first-term state Republican representative from Chaska, says making dove hunt supporters of some legislators will be a daunting task. Hoppe said Tuesday one fellow House member has received more than 50 letters or e-mails from dove hunting …

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Overland resigns from oversight committee

Field Editor St. Paul Dave Overland has resigned from the Game and Fish Fund Budget Oversight Committee over frustration that politically savvy special interest groups are getting below-cost services from the DNR while hunters and anglers foot the bill. “We’re looking over the shoulders of hard-working DNR employees to save nickels and dimes, while special

Organization questions state lottery spending

St. Paul The Minnesota Lottery is defending its operations after an environmental group’s report that concludes it costs far more to run the lottery here than in comparable states. The Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy said that if the portion of the lottery’s annual gross sales of $382 million returned to the state treasury matched

Walker, Minn. As many as 480 participants will angle for a piece of a purse that will exceed $100,000 in cash and prizes when the Evinrude Walleye Classic comes to Leech Lake, May 31-June 1.

The tournament is based in City Park in Walker. In addition to the tourney, there are several exhibits, educational activities, and a carnival for youth anglers. Entry fee for the event is $480 per two-person team, plus $20 for an optional big-fish pot. For more information, visit the web site,, or call (218) 547-4714.

Dry spring brings fire danger, and low water

Water levels low and dropping fast By Glen Schmitt Staff Writer Cass Lake, Minn. Ice is no longer an issue throughout the state. Low water levels and the possibility of fires are, however, thanks to the lack of moisture in most areas. Limited snow this winter and minimal rain this spring has left water levels

Minneapolis Shane Mahoney, widely known internationally as a lecturer on environmental and resource conservation issues, will be the speaker for this year’s Kolshorn Memorial Lecture, coming to the University of Minnesota’s Bell Museum on April 21, at 7

Mahoney’s presentation is entitled, “Coming Home to Our Past: Modern Man’s Struggle for Nature.” Mahoney, a native of Newfoundland, is a biologist and writer. This year he was made executive director and chair of the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Science at Memorial University in Newfoundland. The event is free and open to the public.

Twin Cities Metro

NORTHEAST METRO The crappie and sunfish bites have started in three to four feet of water on White Bear Lake, Forest Lake, and Island Lake. The bigger fish are more active when the sun is out and it warms up. Small jigs tipped with minnows or wax worms are working best in the bays and

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