Sunday, June 4th, 2023
Sunday, June 4th, 2023

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August 15, 2003

A kid hunting Lake Christina

Lake Christina, once one of North America’s finest canvasback lakes, is back in the news. Christina is 25 miles northwest of Alexandria immediately east of I-94. Once filled with sago, wild celery, and other duck food, for the second time in recent years it is overrun with carp and bullheads that root in the soft

Aug. 15-17: The Brillion Nature Center is sponsoring the Four Winds Rendezvous, a pre-1840’s Western Fur Trader’s Camp. Members of the camp dress in authentic period clothing. Call David at 920-756-3591 for more info.

Aug. 17: Oakland Conservation Club Annual Picnic. Live Music, food and refreshments, trap shoot, door prizes, cash raffle. For more info call 608-423-3920 or 920-563-9194. Aug. 17: Brillion Nature Center Corn Roast, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Burgers and Brats too! Call David at 920-756-3591 for more info. Aug. 21: Bonduel Conservation Club is having

Aug. 15-17: Nat’l Championship Musky Open, Vilas County Fairgrounds, Eagle River. For more info call 715-479-6400 or 1-800-359-6315.

Aug. 16: Big Bucks Bass Tournament on Lake Winneconne. $150 entry fee, 100 percent payback. For more information call 815-338-2010. Sept. 7: Big Bucks Tournament on Lake Geneva. $150 entry fee. 100 percent pay back plus a chance to win a fully rigged boat in the Championship event. For more information call 815-338-2010 Sept. 12-14:

Anoka, Minn. Sportsmen and women who want to get in on the action of the summer’s premier outdoors show won’t want to miss the final weekend of Game Fair, Aug. 15-17, at Armstrong Ranch Kennels in Anoka. Show hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Game Fair’s lineup includes dog events, archery shoots, shotgun shooting, and games for kids. There’s also a full slate of seminars featuring some of the best in outdoors sports. Notables include Kyle Thompson, of Prairie Land Management; Al Freiberg on retriever training; Mike Foster on elk hunting; and Mike Antonson on black bear hunting. Admission

Running down deer results in hefty fines

Sturgeon Bay, Wis. Four Door County men and three juveniles racked up $20,546 in fines, 18 years worth of license revocation, 395 days of jail time, and the forced sale of one truck because they used pickup trucks to intentionally whack, smack, and stack at least 30 deer along county roadways. Although most of the

Bemidji, Minn. Jim G. Reil, an information officer with the Minnesota DNR in Bemidji, died July 30 of a malignant brain tumor that was diagnosed 16 months ago. Reil was 54 years old.

Reil, a graduate of Bemidji State University, worked with the DNR as the Northwest Region information and education officer from 1987 to 2003, where he directed media relations and provided public information on DNR programs and projects. Reil is survived by his wife, Kathryn Ellen Hagen, of Bemidji, a daughter, stepson, stepdaughter, and brother.

Aug. 18: The Fond du Lac Chapter of Wisconsin Waterfowl Assoc. Banquet at the Knight’s of Columbus in Fond du Lac. Call Loren at 920-921-6088 or WWA at 800-524-8460.

August 21: Germantown Gobblers NWTF Banquet at Kuhligan’s Union State, Germantown. Live and Silent Auctions, raffles, guns and wildlife art. For ticket information call Nick at 262-502-9005 or Jason at 262-628-9947. Aug. 23: 16th Annual Dunn County Fish & Game Conservation Fall Banquet, Club House, Menomonie 5:30 p.m. For more info call Jon Thompson, 715-235-9211

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