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October 10, 2003

Grand Rapids, Minn. The Minnesota DNR will host three public meetings on a proposal to reduce lake sturgeon harvest on Minnesota’s border waters with Canada.

The public is invited to learn more about these proposals and provide comments on Tuesday, Oct. 21 from 7-9 p.m. at the Lake of the Woods school in Baudette; Wednesday, Oct. 22 from 7-9 p.m. at Rainy River Community College in International Falls; and Thursday, Oct. 23 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at DNR …

Grand Rapids, Minn. The Minnesota DNR will host three public meetings on a proposal to reduce lake sturgeon harvest on Minnesota’s border waters with Canada. Read More »

The search is on for an exotic snakehead

Correspondent Janesville, Wis. It’s a fish biologist’s worst nightmare: A giant exotic predator fish, known for its voracious appetite and its uncanny ability to breathe humid air and wriggle across land. The northern snakehead first made news a few years ago when a population was found in a pond in Maryland. News quickly spread about

BAH wraps up farmed elk CWD investigation

Associate Editor St. Paul The Minnesota Board of Animal Health this week announced the completion of its investigation into chronic wasting disease in farmed elk in the state. Two farmed elk have tested positive for the fatal nervous system disease in deer and elk. The investigation included 12 month of tracing and testing, the BAH

Nicolet National Forest gives up 472-pound bear

Correspondent Eagle River, Wis. Don Marley had shot a big bear before, but that one was at a bait and he was in a tree. When Marley followed hound music to the top of a Vilas County ridge on Sept. 15, he was eyeball-to-eyeball with 472 pounds of black bear when he crested the ridge.

Big Six

LAKE MILLE LACS Crankbaits continue to produce walleyes after dark on the shallow rocks. Work the points and reefs in six to 10 feet of water from sunset, late into the night. There are quite a few reports of nice perch being caught in shallow water. The Malone Island and Isle Bay areas are your

Sturgeon poaching could bring reg changes

Editor Marinette and Sauk City, Wis. Two DNR wardens who see sharply increased pressure on lake sturgeon during the fall hook-and-line season believe an increase in sturgeon poaching is going to force the DNR to make regulation changes for the fall season. Conservation wardens Mike Kitt, of Marinette County, patrols the Menominee River and John

Pheasant numbers climb 25 percent

Editor Madison Wisconsin hunters should find a few more pheasants than last year when opening day rolls around on Saturday, Oct. 18 at noon. The spring crowing survey showed an increase from 2002 of about 25 percent statewide, based on 49 crowing rooster surveys. The 2003 crowing counts indicate a statewide average of about 3.0

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