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Sportsmen Since 1967

April 2, 2004

DNR may seek public comments on QDM

Field Editor St. Paul While state Sen. Leroy Stumpf’s legislative proposal to initiate quality deer management (QDM) regulations in four northwestern Minnesota counties is unlikely to pass in this session, DNR officials say they will probably seek public input on similar trophy hunting rules. “We’ll evaluate it to see how the public feels about it,”

Minneapolis Join your fellow sportsmen, the Minnesota Twins, and the Minnesota Outdoor Heritage Alliance on Sunday, May 2, when the Twins host the Anaheim Angels. “Step Outside to Celebrate the Outdoors Day” will occur before and during the baseball game

Beginning at 11 a.m. on the Outdoor Plaza outside the Metrodome, there will be hands-on outdoors activities and gifts. Participants also may order discounted game tickets. The game begins at 1:10 p.m. For more information on the event and to order tickets, contact Jason Stern at (612) 375-7502 or email JasonStern@TwinsBaseball.com, before April 29.

Big Six

LAKE MILLE LACS Anglers are reduced to traveling with ATVs, but the ice is still in pretty good shape. The perch bite is very slow although the fish caught on the shallower rocks have been good-sized. The crappie bite in Isle Bay is still worth checking out. These fish continue to be caught with consistency,

Gutknecht, Peterson win battle over CREP

Associate Editor St. Paul Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced this week that a compromise had been reached regarding the state/federal Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program, which should hasten the approval from federal officials and help secure state funding. Farm groups and Minnesota members of Congress had opposed the governor’s plan that would have offered the option of

Mabel, Minn. A Mabel man was sentenced in Fillmore County District Court to 15 days in jail and fined $1,810 for poaching a trophy buck and cutting off its head. Matt Tostenson, 33, also had his big game hunting privileges revoked for three years and his

DNR officials say they were tipped to a headless deer carcass in a cornfield and that Tostenson was telling others of the trophy antlers he bagged. State conservation officers Dan Book and Tom Hemker investigated and said Tostenson eventually admitted he shot the deer with a rifle and cut off the head, the DNR said.

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