Tuesday, March 21st, 2023
Tuesday, March 21st, 2023

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March 12, 2004

Blaine, Minn. The Minnesota Muskie Expo gets under way at the National Sport Center in Blaine on March 12 and runs through March 14.

At the show, you’ll find a number of resorts offering great muskie fishing, taxidermy specialists, and a full line of boats, tackle, and electronics. Don’t miss seminars by muskie experts such as Steve Herbek, Paul Hartman, Bruce Shumway, and Dick Windels. Be sure to stop by the Outdoor News booth at the expo. Show hours …

Blaine, Minn. The Minnesota Muskie Expo gets under way at the National Sport Center in Blaine on March 12 and runs through March 14. Read More »

Spring turkey hunt: Another record year?

Editor Madison The outlook for any spring turkey season couldn’t get much better than what hunters are awaiting this year, according to Keith Warnke, DNR upland ecologist and turkey program coordinator. Wisconsin wild turkeys have pulled off at least two consecutive years of above-average nesting success, and the DNR has issued almost 185,000 carcass tags

U.S. Senate Republicans scuttle federal gun bill

Associated Press Washington, D.C. In a last-minute turnaround, Senate Republicans scuttled their election-year gun legislation on Tuesday, March 2 after Democrats added amendments to extend an assault weapons ban and require background checks on all buyers at private gun shows to the package. The 90-8 vote against the bill handed Democrats and gun control advocates

Boat accesses among waysides to be closed

Editor Madison Five of the 50 waysides closed by the state Department of Transportation (DOT) in response to the current budget shortfalls include boat landings used by fishermen to reach lakes or rivers. Another four DOT waysides that have been closed provided walk-in types of access for fishermen. One of the most heavily used boat

4/16ths bill advances

Field Editor St. Paul Conservationists are optimistic a proposed constitutional amendment to dedicate a quarter-cent of the state sales tax is moving ahead in the Legislature, but are concerned the “4/16ths” House bill contains clauses that may allow money to be diverted away from fish and game purposes. They are hoping the Legislature will refine

Pawlenty, Hatch fed up with N.D.

Associate Editor St. Paul While legislation aimed at nonresident anglers from North Dakota brews in the Minnesota Senate, state officials have taken a new route in the fight against nonresident hunting restrictions in North Dakota: They’re suing the Peace Garden State. The office of Gov. Tim Pawlenty made the announcement Tuesday afternoon; shortly thereafter officials

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