Saturday, June 3rd, 2023
Saturday, June 3rd, 2023

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Sportsmen Since 1967

October 10, 2003

Groups address issue of access to federal lands

Field Editor Washington, D.C. The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) has coordinated a Memorandum of Understanding signed by three federal agencies and a number of hunter advocacy groups to address issues limiting hunter access to federal public lands. Jodi Stemler, CSF director of communications, says the agencies and organizations signing the agreement have formed a working

Mixed Bag

Milwaukee The DNR will continue testing deer for CWD in Sheboygan County this fall. Hunters may donate heads from adult deer at the following sites (during business hours): Miesfeld’s Triangle Market, Inc., 4811 Venture Dr. in Sheboygan; Howards Grove Meat Market, 211 S. Wisconsin Dr. in Howards Grove; DNR office, 1155 Pilgrim Rd. in Plymouth.

By Gary Clancy

Like many seasoned whitetail hunters, I have long suspected that the reason so few mature bucks are killed on deer drives is that they do not react like other deer. A mature buck has been around. He knows the drill. Just a few days ago, while hunting the early muzzleloader season in Kansas, I had

Apostle Islands up for wilderness designation

Editor Boulder Junction, Wis. The supervisor of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore promises that if the islands do get tagged with wilderness status, that change will have no affect on outdoor recreation on, or around, the islands. Boating, fishing, deer and bear hunting and trapping would still be allowed if most of the 22 Apostle

Hunters pumped for ’03 ringneck opener

Staff Writer Madelia, Minn. All reports suggest that this pheasant opener might be the best in years. According to the DNR’s August roadside counts, pheasant numbers are as high as they’ve been in more than a decade. A 65-percent increase in birds from a year ago comes on the heels of an 86-percent increase from

Zimmerman, Minn. The Wildlife Festival, a free event celebrating the national refuge system centennial, will take place at Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, Oct. 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Activities include a crane watch, wildlife expo, decoy carving, an archery workshop, and face painting for the kids. There also will be presentations on waterfowl, raptors, and more. For more information on the festival and times of events, call (763) 389-3323, ext. 213.

Twin Cities Metro

NORTHEAST METRO Lake Elmo is producing quite a few big largemouth bass in six to 20 feet of water. Work the weedlines on Lake Elmo for muskies and northern pike as well. Big Marine Lake and White Bear Lake are kicking out nice crappies along the 12- to 14-foot weed edges. Big Carnelian Lake is

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