Friday, March 31st, 2023
Friday, March 31st, 2023

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Sportsmen Since 1967

December 12, 2003

New Ulm, Minn. Jason Moeckel has been selected to fill a key position in the DNR Section of Fisheries for the South Region. A DNR trout stream habitat specialist in the department’s Metro Region since 1998, Moeckel will serve as assistant regional fisher

Moeckel has a background in stream ecology and the effects of land use practices. He earned an M.S. degree in resource conservation from the University of Montana and a B.S. degree from San Jose State University. Moeckel will be responsible for supervising regional trout fisheries programs in the southeast as well as administering budgets and

Protect your hearing

Last fall, I was pheasant hunting with a friend who is about my age. We were walking a strip of good cover, Miss Meg out in front of us doing her thing. Meg got birdy and then locked up solid. I encouraged my friend to go ahead and walk in and flush the bird, while

Pawlenty to meet with ag interests over CREP

Editor St. Paul Debate over the permanent easement option in the next round of the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program heated up this week. On Monday, CREP supporters from state environmental and conservation groups rendezvoused with agricultural interests who oppose the permanent easement option in the set-aside program. The next day, several state farm groups and

Winifred, Mont. The ground search for a Minnesota hunter believed to be missing in the Missouri River Breaks near Winifred was suspended earlier this week. Allen Theis, 52, of Eden Valley, Minn., has been missing since Nov. 25. Authorities became suspici

Fergus County (Mont.) Sheriff Tom Killham said the search is taking place in a remote area with rugged landscape. Bad weather and rugged terrain forced the suspension of the search, but authorities said it would continue when conditions improve.

Big Six

LAKE MILLE LACS East – The main lake is ice-covered, and you’ll find significant ice in the bays. For example, Isle Bay and Cove Bay are covered with 6 to 10 inches, while most bays up the east side of the lake have 4 to 10 inches of ice close to shore. Excellent perch reports

Brainerd, Minn. The 14th Annual Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza is scheduled for Jan. 14 on Gull Lake, north of Brainerd. As in the past, participating anglers will be competing for ice fishing’s largest prize package. Event organizers

Included in the prize package is a new Ford truck, $10,000 cash for 100th place, ATVs, fish houses, and more. Again this year, the “On Ice Olympics” will be part of the event. Event proceeds will go to charitable organizations. For more information about the extravaganza, visit the web site,, or call the Jaycees

DNR tables proposal for protected slot on Leech

DNR Reports Walker, Minn. Anglers who fish Leech Lake will not encounter experimental fishing regulations next season. The DNR has decided to hold off on implementing regulations that would have protected walleyes from 17 to 21 inches in length and northern pike from 24 to 36 inches. The existing statewide regulation will remain in place

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