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April 9, 2004

St. Paul DNR Wildlife Resource Manager Ed Boggess said this week that Minnesota bear hunters won’t see changes regarding the number of allowed bait stations this fall. Complaints were registered by hunters in some areas who believed other hunters with se

“The (DNR’s) bear committee, which includes Wildlife and Enforcement staff, is looking at some additional restrictions, for example, the number of bear baits,” Boggess said. “But there’s not time to go through the public process now. We’ll get a more specific proposal and get public input this fall.” Boggess said state officials also may consider …

St. Paul DNR Wildlife Resource Manager Ed Boggess said this week that Minnesota bear hunters won’t see changes regarding the number of allowed bait stations this fall. Complaints were registered by hunters in some areas who believed other hunters with se Read More »

New count doubles NE moose estimate

Field Editor Tower, Minn. Northeastern Minnesota’s moose population hasn’t changed, but the DNR’s 2004 estimate of their numbers more than doubled from previous counts because biologists are using a new, and more effective, survey technique. The population is estimated at 8,500 to 11,000 based on the 2004 survey. Previous estimates since 1997 were around 4,000

Earn-a-buck could come to 27 units in 2004

Ladd listed units where contention exists: 21, 28, 29A, 29B, 34, 38, 42, 43, 73D, and 74B. “Unit 21 is close to its goal according to the local wildlife manager, but now it will be in a T zone. The local people are angry,” Ladd said. “Units 42 and 43 are also close to goals

State groups call for better control of wolves

Correspondent Madison The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board recently took wolves off the threatened list in Wisconsin and changed their status to a protected wild animal. “This is a success story for Wisconsin’s natural heritage,” said Signe Holtz, director of the DNR Bureau of Endangered Resources. “This is a species that returned on its own and

Controversial ATV bills pending in state House

Associate Editor St. Paul Minnesota Rep. Tom Hackbarth, R-Cedar, said a bill that would hasten all-terrain vehicle trail development and improve maintenance, as well as aid in inventorying state forests regarding ATV use, was scheduled for possible House floor action this week. The funding is included in the ATV portion of an Omnibus Environment and

April 17: 20th Annual Kids’ Fishing Clinics, 9-3 p.m. For more info and location of clinics call 414-263-8614 or 414-263-8494.

May 2: Wisc. Sturtevant Trapper education. For more info call Hank or Crystal, 262-878-1176 evenings. May 7-8: MaraCo Hunter Education Group internet class, Fri., 6-9 p.m., Duane Corbin Shooting Range, Mosinee. Sat. 8-4:30 p.m., Marathon Trap Club, Marathon. For more info call Mike Fitzgerald, 715-355-7375 (after 6 p.m.) May 22: DNR Internet Hunter Safety education

St. Paul The Minnesota DNR reminds off-highway vehicle riders that Minnesota law prohibits ditch riding south of the agricultural line between April 1 and Aug. 1. The ag line runs roughly from Moorhead to Taylors Falls, along Hwy. 10 and Hwy. 95.

Also, because state forest roads and trails are typically wet during the spring, the DNR will need to temporarily close some areas. These closures will come soon, if the warm weather continues. The DNR asks riders to check on trail conditions and temporary closures before planning riding trips. Temporary closure information is available on the

Wisconsin bigmouth buffalo a world record

Associated Press Janesville, Wis. It only took 45 minutes for Dave Tilton to set an unofficial world record. He caught a 73-pound, 1 ounce bigmouth buffalo 3 pounds, 1 ounce more than the world record. “I knew it was a big one,” he said. “It feels pretty good I wish it could have been a

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