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December 5, 2003

St. Paul Approximately 250 Minnesota lakes with public accesses will have aeration systems operating on them this winter. Special caution should be used when angling on these aerated lakes, says Marilyn Danks, of the DNR.

Open-water areas can be created by aeration systems, and they’re subject to shifting or changing in shape, she says. Aeration systems help prevent fish winterkill by adding oxygen to the water. The majority of aeration systems are located in counties in southern and western Minnesota. For more information on which lakes have operating aerators, see

Groups fear wetlands rule changes

Associate Editor Madison 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 the

Cold toes and Hot-Butts on the Milwaukee River

Contributing Editor With its short days and sullen skies, December is a dreary month. But for a handful of hardy fly-rodders, Wisconsin’s Lake Michigan tributaries offer some great fishing for a mixed bag during a time of year when most of us have hung up the rods for the season. One of the best of

Slayton, Minn. Farm damage caused by beavers appears to be slightly higher than last year, according to Jeremy Holtz, DNR assistant area wildlife manager in Slayton.

Beaver dams can form small wetlands, a good thing for some wildlife, but they also cut down trees for dams, and the restriction of water flow can cause drainage problems for upstream landowners. The DNR encourages landowners to harvest beavers during the open furbearer trapping season, Nov. 1, 2003 through May 15, 2004. Trappers often

St. Paul The 11th Annual Ice Fishing and Winter Sports Show continues this weekend at Touchstone Energy Place at RiverCentre in St. Paul. The show runs Dec. 5-7.

Saturday at the show is Kids Day, where kids age 12 and under are admitted free. Seminars just for kids will be provided by Billy Hildebrand. Other seminar speakers include Outdoor News’ “Tackle” Terry Tuma and ice fishing expert Dave Genz. Attendees also will find a full lineup of the latest in ice fishing gear

By Gary Clancy

Numbers are not my thing. Never could balance a check book. Guess I’m a man of words, not numbers. Maybe that explains why I name special bucks instead of identifying them by some number. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve got nothing against Pope and Young or Boone and Crockett. Those numbers you get when you

Outdoor News unveils first-ever Print of the Year

Outdoor News is commemorating the fantastic Lake Mille Lacs walleye bite of 2002 with its first-ever, special edition Print of the Year. In a painting entitled “Bite of the Century,” wildlife artist Ron Nelson captures the big story on Lake Mille Lacs this year. The image (shown on Page 1) marks the first submission in

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 Feb. 6-8, 2004: 19th Annual Northern Wisconsin Deer Classic & Sport Show, Holiday Inn Convention Center, Downtown Eau Claire. Fri.: 3-10 p.m., Sat.: 9-7 p.m.,

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