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December 19, 2003

By Tim Lesmeister

When Bill Slaughter and I chase pike in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness the adventure starts the day before we set foot at the Fall Lake landing. The trip begins with a thorough inspection of the sleds that will carry the gear. Are the runners smooth? Are all the bolts, nuts, and screws in …

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Deer harvest tops 400,000 this year

Stark said wardens made 76 arrests for baiting, and had 16 feeding cases. He said when wardens discover baiting violations, they often discover other violations. Some baiters were using home-made feeders. One hunter, a transplant from Texas, had a Texas-style feeder that dispenses feed from a small opening that creates a nose-to-nose situation for feeding

DNR pitches regulation toolbox’ fisheries plan

St. Paul The Minnesota DNR unveiled a plan on Tuesday that is attempting to simplify special possession limits and length-based regulations for four species of game fish on individual lakes. Known as a “regulation toolbox,” this format would help DNR fisheries managers maintain and seek to improve the state’s walleye, bass, crappie and sunfish populations

Anglers find fishable ice before the holidays in ’03

Staff Writer Fairmont, Minn. For the first time in several years, anglers are finding good ice conditions statewide prior to Christmas. From north to south, and points in between, bait shops have been busy filling minnow buckets, to the delight of business owners and anglers alike. Even in the southern fringes of the state, where

Rib Mountain Bowmen Archery Club scheduled. Shoots start at 9:00 am and last until 4:00 pm. For more details and concerns about Badger State Winter Games Shoot visit or call Karl Hanke, 715-848-8277 or Steve Hirsch, 715-842-37

Jan 3-4: Badger State Games Warm Up Shoot (at this shoot pre-register for Badger State Winter Games Indoor Shoot on Feb 7-8) Feb. 1: Traditional Shoot Feb. 6: Badger State Games Practice Night* Feb. 7: Badger State Games 5 Spot Shoot* Feb. 8: Badger State Games Animal Round* Feb. 14-15: Brush Shoot Mar. 6-7: Spot

Jan. 12: Palmyra Lions Club Fisheree at Lower Spring Lake, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration at the beach shelter. For more info call Mike Fischer, 262-495-8137.

Jan. 24: Miller Dam Lake Association Ice Fishing Contest, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m at the Miller Dam. For more info call Mudgetts Sport Shop, 715-668-5674 or Clarence Nichols, 715-447-5724. Feb. 21: 5th Annual Ice Fishing Derby sponsored by Twin Lakes Sportsmen’s Inc. For more info call Dale Gittings, 262-877-3490. Trap Attack Opens. Brought to

Twin Cities Metro

NORTHEAST METRO Northern pike have been active along the weed edges of Beaver Lake, White Bear Lake, and Big Marine Lake. The Bayport area of the St. Croix River and Bald Eagle Lake are providing decent crappie action. Look for these fish to be suspended over deep water and most active early and late in

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