Friday, March 31st, 2023
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Sportsmen Since 1967

February 6, 2004

By Gary Clancy

While bowhunting deer down in western Illinois during the first week of the new year, I twice saw coyotes stalk and then charge into a flock of turkeys. In both cases, the coyote came away empty, but that is not always the case. I’ve seen coyotes catch and kill adult turkeys on two other occasions.

2002 perch year-class puts food on the table

Anglers who sampled the super walleye fishing at Mille Lacs last spring will find a noticeable difference in walleye appearance in 2003. The fish put on weight, in some cases a lot of weight! Mille Lacs anglers and DNR biologists agree that the lake’s walleyes look a lot fatter than they did last spring and

Impaired waters likely a focus of 2004 session

Field Editor St. Paul State legislators may begin addressing Minnesota’s declining water quality, based upon an agenda developed by a diverse stakeholder’s group that met over the last six months to determine how the state may best meet its obligations under the federal Clean Water Act. The stakeholder’s process was initiated by the Minnesota Pollution

Big Six

LAKE MILLE LACS East – There’s been consistent walleye reports, especially for big fish, off the deep water flats. Set lines and minnows are working better than jigging spoons at this point. Perch also continue to be caught from deep water, although you have to sort through quite a few small fish to find the

Dove bill to reappear

DNR pulls deer stand language By Tim Spielman Associate Editor St. Paul Proponents of a dove hunt in Minnesota are gearing up for another legislative battle this session, as they attempt to bring sportsmen the first mourning dove hunting season since the 1940s. “We’re going to get this thing through this session,” said Kevin Ausland,

Twin Cities Metro

NORTHWEST METRO Millstone Lake continues to produce a few walleyes in six feet of water during the evening hours. Northern pike continue to be caught with ease along the weed edges of most area lakes, but panfish action really has slowed. Ramsey Lake is the only option for sunfish in 12 to 14 feet of

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