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November 21, 2003

Madison, Wis. Wisconsin’s regular nine-day gun deer season opens statewide Saturday, Nov. 22, and state officials say if the weather cooperates, hunters should have plenty of opportunities to fill tags and reduce the state’s deer herd, estimated at 1.4 m

Last year, hunters registered 277,755 deer during the nine-day season. Many deer management units in Wisconsin continue to be above population goals. In addition, wildlife officials are continuing efforts to drastically reduce the deer herd in a large section of southern Wisconsin surrounding the area where deer infected with chronic wasting disease have been found.

Twin Cities Metro

NORTHEAST METRO The lakes in this area are wide open but receiving very little fishing pressure. Jigs tipped with minnows are turning a few walleyes on the St. Croix River, but work this presentation vertically and very slow. Blue Ribbon Bait & Tackle (651) 777-2421 NORTHWEST METRO Fishing reports have been nonexistent despite the warmer

Possible record whitetail on display this weekend

Internet spreads confusion over two nontypicals By Rob Drieslein Editor Ankeny, Iowa A potential world record nontypical white-tailed deer will be on display this weekend at a wildlife art gallery in Iowa. The “Albia Buck,” as it has become known on the Internet and in white-tailed deer hunting circles, will be available for viewing this

Trophies’ not the focus of the new Wall of Fame

Correspondent Madison  There’s more to deer hunting than Boone and Crockett, and Pope and Young bucks. At least that’s what some members of Wisconsin’s Conservation Congress (CC) and Department of Natural Resources (DNR) believe. And so do most nonhunters. These CC and DNR members also believe some hunters, for example, have left hunting because of

Ontario bowhunter pins down whopper buck

Editor Ontario, Wis. After the basic prerequisite of accuracy and shooting practice, scouting, stand placement, persistence, and a little bit of patience are the basics leading to bowhunting success for Lenny Cunitz. Cunitz, of Ontario, is in his sixth season of archery hunting, and the past two years Cunitz followed his road map to a

Frazee, Minn. Becker County authorities were waiting for a medical examiner’s report to determine what caused the death of a Detroit Lakes man who fell from his deer stand. Sheriff Tim Gordon said the death of Timothy Hofer, 45, was not gun-related.

The sheriff said Gordon was found by his hunting partner Saturday morning hanging from the treestand. Hofer was hunting in a wooded area 41/2 miles northeast of Frazee. He was pronounced dead at St. Mary’s Hospital in Detroit Lakes.

Some bear zones to see more permits

Editor Black River Falls, Wis. Based on the success of the 2003 black bear harvest, hunters should see more kill tags available for the 2004 hunt. The DNR Bear Committee looked at a 2003 preliminary kill in the neighborhood of 2,870 animals during its Nov. 12 meeting. The final kill total is expected to be

Mixed Bag

Sturgeon Bay, Wis. The Hunt for the Hungry deer donation program has collected 315 deer and 47,000 pounds of packaged wild game meat, birds, and fish. The total for all donations has grown to more than 61,000 pounds so far for this season. These totals surpass any previous year of deer donation during the first

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