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January 9, 2004

Federal guidance’ may still threaten wetlands

Associate Editor St. Paul Conservation groups applauded recent action by the Bush administration when it abandoned a plan that would’ve reduced wetlands protection afforded by the federal Clean Water Act. But while Bush has dropped a formal rule-making process, “guidance” issued by the administration in January of last year continues to threaten wetlands in Minnesota …

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MWA hopes property sale will save group

Editor Plymouth, Minn. The Minnesota Waterfowl Association on Monday completed a real estate transaction that supporters hope will financially salvage the beleaguered conservation group. MWA President Jim Cox said Tuesday that the state organization had sold its 460-acre Hoff’s Slough property near Danvers. Pheasants Forever expedited the sale of the property, which PF CEO Howard


Jim Hill, of Minnetrista, bagged this 12-point buck while archery hunting near Albia, IA on Nov. 2. The rack had a 23-inch inside spread and green scored 184.

By Turk Gierke

Contributing Writer The ice fishing craze keeps new products coming out each year as demand from ice anglers continues to increase. This year’s newest arrival is in line with the modern ice philosophy of being mobile to stay on the bite. That philosophy is founded on movement and adjusting quickly to the fish, and understanding


Kathy Strecker, of Coon Rapids, bagged this 11-point buck while slug hunting near Forest Lake on Nov. 16. The rack had a 16 4/8-inch inside spread and green scored 141 7/8.

Washington President George Bush recently signed into law the Captive Wildlife Safety Act which bars the interstate and foreign commerce of dangerous exotic animals including lions, tigers, leopards, cheetahs, jaguars, and cougars for the pet trade.

An estimated 10,000 to 15,000 exotic cats are kept as pets in the U.S. Nineteen states currently have laws that ban keeping big cats as pets. The Captive Wildlife Safety Act provides exemptions for legitimate wildlife sanctuaries and for those people licensed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to exhibit these animals. The legislation is


Beau Jensen, of Albert Lea, arrowd this 12-point buck while bowhunting near his home on Dec. 2. The rack green scored 162, and had a 18-inch inside spread.

State legislator targets ATV law’s wetlands rule

Associate Editor St. Paul Conservation officers in Minnesota began fielding the questions as soon as hunting seasons got under way this fall: “Where is it legal to operate my ATV?” New rules regarding the operation of all-terrain vehicles across wetlands on private property were the subject of the debate during last year’s legislative session and


Dan Urbas, of Oakdale, arrowed this 220-pound non-typical buck on Sept. 20. while archery hunting in Minnesota. The rack green scored 160.

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