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May 23, 2003

Turkey hunters look for ninth straight record kill

Associate Editor Altura, Minn. Larry Novotny doesn’t see near the number of turkeys as the folks do in more prominent turkey locations like Elba, Caledonia, or Rushford in southeastern Minnesota. Yet, Novotny’s been registering birds at Novotny’s Sport Shop in Montgomery during the spring hunt since it began in that area of south-central Minnesota just …

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Holes’ found in state quarantine plan

Editor Manitowoc, Wis. One Manitowoc County sportsman claims the state Department of Natural Resources and Department of Agriculture are not doing enough to ensure that quarantined game farms are truly quarantined after he did some checking into deer farm audits and fence inspections. Larry Bonde if Kiel is chairman of the Manitowoc County Conservation Congress

St. Paul Teach a child to fish and you’ve provided a lifetime of fun and rewarding outdoor activity. That’s the idea behind an upcoming event sponsored by the Minnesota DNR’s Fishing in the Neighborhood (FiN) and MinnAqua programs, in cooperation with Mi

On Saturday, June 7, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., kids will have the opportunity to learn how to fish at the free Take A Kid Fishing event at Powderhorn Park in Minneapolis. Participants will learn to identify Minnesota fish, practice casting skills, learn about water safety, and to angle in the DNR-stocked FiN pond

Stewardship cuts target of criticism

Correspondent Madison The Legislature’s budget-writing committee refused on May 5 to use Wisconsin’s Stewardship Fund for three land purchases and then slashed the program’s bonding authority and ordered the DNR to sell $40 million worth of state land. A vote May 5 shot down use of the money for projects, which included a $1.8 million

Not too early for mock scrapes

My friend Terry Krahn, an avid bowhunter who lives out near Pine Island stopped by recently to tell me how impressed he is with the activity he is seeing at his fake scrapes. If Terry had stopped by in late October or early November, you would probably say, “So what?” But Terry’s visit was on

Farmington, Minn. The Dakota County Soil and Water Conservation District has received a donation of a native grass no-till drill. Pheasants Forever and the National Wild Turkey Federation cooperated to purchase the native grass drill for the district.

The Dakota SWCD charges a $50 rental fee for the first acre and $10 for every acre after that. The district provides the drill for approximately 200 acres of native grass plantings per year. With the new Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) sign-up, more use is anticipated. For more information about using the drill, call Brad

Mourning dove hunt dead for another year

9 a.m. duck opener also history in 2003 By Rob Drieslein Editor St. Paul Legislation that would establish a hunting season for mourning doves in Minnesota died in a conference committee on Sunday. Barring unexpected action on the matter during the special session this week, the dove hunt proposal is dead for at least another

Duluth, Minn. The DNR recently drafted individual fisheries lake management plans for 16 lakes in the Duluth area. Lake management plans are used by fisheries managers to describe the past and present conditions of the lake, as well as future management.

The specific lake plans available for review at this time are Anne, Big Bear, Boulder, Dinham, Flowage, Fond du Lac, Little Hanging Horn, Little Stone, Long, Mirror, St. Louis Bay, Smith, Tamarack, Thomson, Whiteface, and Wolf. Copies of the draft plans are available for review at the Duluth Fisheries office (5351 North Shore Drive), or

St. Paul The Minnesota DNR has prepared an Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) to describe the environmental effects associated with the proposed rerouting of 500 feet of the Sturgeon River around a logjam near Cook. The project is proposed by the D

Constructing the channel would improve fish passage generally, and in particular restore lake sturgeon access to upstream spawning and nursery habitat, according to the DNR. The EAW is posted on the DNR’s web site at Click on “public input.” Written comments are due by June 11 and may be sent to: Matt Langan, DNR

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