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November 21, 2003

Winnebagoland Musky Club meets the first Wednesday of every month, American Legion Memorial Clubhouse in Fond du Lac, 7:15 p.m. Open to public. Call Dave, 920-922-6704 for more info.

Horicon Marsh Hunting Retriever Club meets on the second Monday each month, 6:30 pm, Oak Central in Oakfield. Call Dana, 920-922-5133 for more info. Muskellunge Club of Wisconsin meets the second Wednesday of Feb., March, May, Oct. and Nov., Dinner 6 p.m., Pallas Restaurant, 1675 S. 108th, West Allis. Public welcome to attend! For speakers,

Dec. 5-7: 11th Annual St. Paul Ice Fishing & Winter Sports Show, Touchstone Energy Place at St. Paul RiverCentre. Fri.: 1-9 p.m., Sat.: 10-7 p.m., Sun.: 10-5 p.m. For more info call 1-800-451-8360.

Dec. 6: Winter Tree and Plant Identification, by the Woodland School, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Sauk County, cost $25, to register, contact Sarah Hultine at (608) 355-0279 or tours@aldoleopold.org. Feb. 6-8, 2004: Milwaukee Musky Expo, Reuters Show Productions, LLC, State Fair Park. For more info call Douglas Reuter, 608-833-6955 or check out www.muskyexpo.com

St. Paul The warm weather and snow cover over the last few days have made ice conditions dangerous on area lakes and ponds that froze, the DNR reported late last week.

The recommended minimum ice thickness for new, clear ice is 4 inches for ice fishing, 5 inches for snowmobiles or ATVs, 8 to 12 inches for cars or small pickups, and 12 or more for medium-sized trucks. The DNR reminds snowmobilers that most of the state’s 20,000 miles of state trails cross private lands, which

DU, Delta criticize wetlands proposal

Associate Editor St. Paul A Bush administration proposal regarding wetlands protection has some conservation groups fearing the worst that temporary ponds, used extensively by ducks and other water birds, could be drained and used for other purposes. The proposal, the result of a Supreme Court decision in Illinois two years ago, was reported recently by

For more info on any of these events call Mary Swifka, 920-779-6433 or email swifkamk@co.outagamie.wi.us or www.co.

outagamie.wi.us/park/MH-home.html Dec. 19: Shiocton Area Christmas Bird Count, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Jan. – March, 2004: Public Snowshoeing, 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. weekends. Jan. 17: Candlelight Snowshoe Walk, 6:30 – 9 p.m. This event fills quickly, call and register soon. Jan. 17-18: Snowshoe Building Workshop, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Sat.) 8:30 a.m.

Maintaining mobility: what does Genz bring along?

Enough ice has formed and melted since Dave Genz helped revolutionize the sport of ice fishing that most anglers know something about his winter fishing system. When you distill it down to the core, it centers around retaining the ability to fish a lot of spots in the course of a day. Despite the ice

Open Lands initiative could improve access

Field Editor St. Paul Jeff Crane, policy director of the Congressional Sportsman’s Foundation (CSF) likes to hunt and is willing to pay for the privilege. He belongs to a group of hunters who lease about 800 acres in Maryland. For an annual cost of $11 per acre, they get hunting rights for property. On top

St. Paul Financial grants totaling $315,000 are available from the Minnesota DNR to counties and cities to promote snowmobile trail enforcement during the winters of 2003-04 and 2004-05.

Reimbursement funds to cities start at $1,000 grants. Reimbursement funds to counties are based on a number of factors. The application deadline is Dec. 15, 2003. Applicants receiving grant funds will be notified by Dec. 31, 2003. For more information, contact Chuck Niska, Minnesota DNR, Division of Enforcement, 500 Lafayette Road, Box 47, St. Paul,

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