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July 28, 2003

Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) events for 2003. Registration required for most events. For more info on any of the events, check out and look under education programs or call 888-646-6367, metro 651-296-6157 or the phone number list

May 10-11: Horseback Overnight, K&K Stalbles, Grand Rapids. May 31-June 1: Survival Weekend, Half Moon Group Camp, Baker Park Reserve, Medina. Contact Kate Stenso Miller, Three River Park District 952-474-4822, ext. 708. June 5: White Water Rafting. Meet at the landing in Carlton, just south of Duluth. Workshops for BOW May 17-18: Spring, Camp Courage, …

Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) events for 2003. Registration required for most events. For more info on any of the events, check out and look under education programs or call 888-646-6367, metro 651-296-6157 or the phone number list Read More »

St. Paul The new DNR Enforcement Division chief was sworn in on Monday, as Col. Mike Hamm took the oath of office at the State Capitol. Hamm has been a conservation officer for 26 years, and has been with the DNR since 1972 when he began as a parks worke

Hamm was selected after a nationwide search. DNR Commissioner Gene Merriam said Hamm was selected because of his knowledge of DNR Enforcement operations and because he understands the importance of maintaining strong connections with the Minnesota outdoor community. He also brings a wealth of experience to the position, Merriam said.

St. Paul The 2004 Minnesota Migratory Waterfowl Stamp Contest is near, as the DNR will begin accepting entries Aug. 25, 2003. The entry deadline is Friday, Sept. 5 at 4 p.m. The winning design will be used for next year’s state waterfowl stamp.

Two species are eligible for the 2004 stamp, the white-winged scoter and the common merganser. Contest judging is Sept. 11. Designs may be mailed to the DNR’s main office at: 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, MN 55155-4007, or they may be delivered in person. For more information regarding the contest, contact Ray Norrgard, DNR wetland

St. Paul The Minnesota DNR has confirmed the discovery of Eurasian watermilfoil in four additional lakes in 2003. The latest discoveries were made in Lake Alexander in Morrison County, Coon Lake in Anoka County, and Howard Lake and Mink Lake (connected t

Despite the annual spread to more lakes, DNR officials encourage boaters not to become apathetic about precautions they should take, as there are thousands of waters in the state without Eurasian watermilfoil. Eurasian watermilfoil now infests 145 Minnesota lakes, wetlands, and rivers. The first Minnesota discovery was made in Lake Minnetonka in 1987.

April 26: 36th Annual Gander Mountain/MinnKota Crappie Contest presented by Associated Eye Care & KFAN. 12:01 a.m. start time at Lord Fletcher’s on Lake Minnetonka. $5 entry fee. Pre-register thru April 25th at any of the Twin Cities Gander Mountain Loca

April 26: New Prague Sportsmens Club Crappie Tournament. Cedar Lake, Scott County 10-2 p.m. For more info call Phil Simon, 952-758-3322. May 3: BJs 13th Annual Crappie Tournament. For more info call Bill Hohenstein, 320-274-3730. May 31: Women Anglers of Minnesota (WAM) 26th Annual Fishing Tournament at Women Lake in Cass County. WAM is looking

LSU scaup researchers offer theory on decline

Field Editor Northbound scaup appear to be losing weight as they migrate through Minnesota, an unnatural situation that may be linked to the long-term decline in the Mississippi Flyway population, according to findings in ongoing research by Mike Anteau, a Ph.D. candidate at Louisiana State University. Scaup, commonly called bluebills by hunters, are a common

Aug. 10: Stearns County PF Shorting Clay Fun Shoot Fundraiser, 9-1 p.m., Del-Tone Sporting Clays. For more info call Joe Opitz, 320-363-7968.

Sept. 5: MWA Arrowhead Chapter Fall Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Buffalo House, Duluth. For more info call Nate Bipes, 218-727-5995. Sept. 9: 1st Annual Blue Earth County PF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Kato Ballroom, Mankato. For more info call Thomas Benson, 507-345-1015. Sept. 11: Rochester DU Fall Flight Banquet, 5 p.m., Kahler Hotel. For more info call

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