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

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March 5, 2004

Duluth, Minn. The Minnesota DNR is expanding the Moose Mountain Scientific and Natural Area and has extended the deadline for public comment until March 31, 2004.

The current 55-acre Moose Mountain SNA was established in 1989 to protect old-growth sugar maple, basswood, and oak forest, along with plant and animal species. A new purchase, initiated by the landowner, of a neighboring 122-acre tract will be added to the SNA in 2004. By state law, SNAs are closed to hunting and trapping …

Duluth, Minn. The Minnesota DNR is expanding the Moose Mountain Scientific and Natural Area and has extended the deadline for public comment until March 31, 2004. Read More »

Brainerd, Minn. Entries now are being accepted for amateur anglers (from novices to experts) to join pro anglers on the In-Fisherman Professional Walleye Trail. Amateurs fish three-day PWT events to experience the thrill of competition and develop skills

The list of pro anglers recently was announced. They were invited to fish either a division or the entire circuit of six qualifying events based on their walleye skills and pro qualifications. At each tournament, the pros share their tackle, gear, and boats with the amateur anglers who fish alongside them. Amateurs may enter on

Feds stalled on wolves

Field Editor Ft. Snelling, Minn. The federal wolf delisting process is stalled, because the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is focused on wolf-related litigation. Ron Refschneider, USFWS Region 5 endangered species coordinator, says the agency is considering reassigning staff to the delisting process so it may move forward. Wolves are managed by the federal

No-brainer’ CREP has many hurdles

Associate Editor St. Paul The situation probably wouldn’t be described as dire, but some state legislators are pushing to make sure another round of the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program happens in Minnesota. Farm organizations have opposed permanent easement provisions in Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s proposal to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The state is trying to

Madelia, Minn. DNR wildlife researcher Chris DePerno will be leaving his post in Madelia and taking on a new job at North Carolina State University in May.

DePerno has been with the DNR for five years and has been involved in deer and coyote research, as well as chronic wasting disease issues. At N.C. State, he’ll be an assistant professor, conducting research and providing public education through the university’s extension service. DePerno said he enjoys educating and informing the public, which was

Minneapolis It’s nearly time for the 72nd Annual Northwest Sportshow. The big event runs March 2-7 this year at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

The Northwest Sportshow features more than 400 travel booths, a showroom loaded with boats, Minnesota’s largest tackle show, and lots of free daily seminars featuring the likes of Gary Roach, Al Lindner, “Lucky” Libby Hoene, and Dennis Douda. The sportshow also will be the site of the Willow Creek Trout Pond and “The Travelin’ Fish

Twin Cities Metro

NORTHEAST METRO Bald Eagle Lake and White Bear Lake are providing consistent crappie action during the evening hours in 16 to 22 feet of water. The sunfish bite also is improving on area lakes in 12 to 14 feet. Look to Little Lake, Lake Peltier, and White Bear for better numbers of good-sized fish. Blue

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