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January 23, 2004

Pheasants Forever relays concerns to Ag officials

Associate Editor St. Paul Conservation officials say they’re “cautiously optimistic” following a meeting in Washington with top officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture concerning the Conservation Reserve Program. Representatives from Pheasants Forever, the International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, and the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation voiced concerns last week regarding changes to CRP, considered …

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St. Paul “Tom and hen walking through spring habitat,” a painting by Laurence Huls of Avon, will be featured on Minnesota’s 2005 Wild Turkey Stamp. His design was chosen from among 18 entries in a contest sponsored by the Minnesota DNR. Judging took plac

This is the first time Huls has won the Turkey Stamp contest, but not the first time he has won a DNR stamp contest. His work was featured on the 1998 Trout Stamp. Huls finished in fourth place in last year’s Turkey Stamp contest. Other finalists in this year’s Turkey Stamp contest are Daniel Bates

Pierre, S.D. South Dakota’s 2004 first-drawing application deadlines have been posted to the state’s Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) website at, and hard copies will soon be available at license agents and GFP offices throughout the state.

“The first 2004 application deadline is Feb. 20 for spring turkey,” said Chuck Schlueter, communications manager. “Envelopes containing paper applications must be postmarked on or before that date.” He added that online applicants will have up to midnight on Monday, Feb. 23 to apply via computer. The spring turkey applications will be available around the

Minneapolis The 32nd Boat Show continues through this weekend at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The show began Wednesday and runs through Sunday.

“If it floats, you’ll see it at the Boat Show,” is the show slogan. At the show you’ll find everything from kayaks, to bass boats, to pontoons, along with a lineup of accessories including electronics, insurance, and financial services to ready you for the upcoming open-water season. You’ll also find antique and classic boats or

Outdoor News founder Peterson passes away

Editor Maple Plain, Minn. Outdoor News founder and longtime publisher James Theodore Peterson passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, Jan. 17. He was 83. Peterson grew up near Milaca and his family owned a cabin on Lake Mille Lacs for many years. Jim came to the Twin Cities in the late 1930s to

St. Paul The McKnight Foundation has awarded Pheasants Forever, Inc. a two-year grant of $50,000. The grant’s funds will be used to promote landowner enrollment in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Continuous Conservation Reserve Program (Continuous C

Continuous CRP enrolls small parcels of land as filter strips and riparian buffers along waterways for the purpose of protecting soil, improving water and air quality, and enhancing fish and wildlife habitat. Pheasants Forever’s proposal targets rivers in the Mississippi River watershed in northeastern Iowa and southeastern Minnesota. Pheasants Forever’s grant fell under The McKnight

North Dakota PLOTS’ get attention of DNR officials

Associate Editor St. Paul Changes in North Dakota’s nonresident hunting license fees were included in discussions held recently by officials from Minnesota and North Dakota. But it was North Dakota’s ability to open private lands to public hunting that piqued the interest of its guests. “We’re very interested in the PLOTS (public lands open to

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