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April 23, 2004

St. Paul The Minnesota DNR held its first youth-only wild turkey hunts, April 17-18. There will be more youth wild turkey hunts in future years according to agency officials.

Twenty first-time turkey hunters and their parents went afield before sunrise in pre-assigned hunting areas throughout the lower Minnesota River Valley. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service partnered with the DNR, in opening portions of the federally managed Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge and the state-owned Minnesota Valley State Recreation Area to the youth hunters. …

St. Paul The Minnesota DNR held its first youth-only wild turkey hunts, April 17-18. There will be more youth wild turkey hunts in future years according to agency officials. Read More »

Computers track Wolf sturgeon

Correspondent Oshkosh, Wis. Imagine a computer on a bridge that tracks the movement of fish wearing sonic tags. Welcome to the high-tech world of Wisconsin’s lake sturgeon management program. That’s just one of the projects the state DNR and Sturgeon for Tomorrow are conducting. Sonic tags will be placed on about 50 adult female sturgeon

No opening date in sight for Thompson’s state park

Correspondent Peshtigo, Wis. In a state where the public already has more than 5 million acres of public land on which to recreate, it would seem like 2,000 or so more acres would be fairly insignificant. But that’s far from the case in Marinette County, where people are wondering just what’s holding up the opening

April 30 – May 2: 39th Annual Wisconsin Governor’s Fishing Opener, Chippewa Flowage and Nelson Lake in Hayward, registration is $110 (includes lodging for April 30 and May 1), call 715-924-2970, or e-mail at

May 8: Jefferson County Displayers Chapter NWTF Women in the Outdoors Event, 8-4 p.m., Watertown Conservation Club. For more info call Dianne Naatz, 920-262-3002. May 15: Northwoods Archers Youth Day, 10-12 p.m., Northwoods Archers Clubhouse, Medford. For more info call Paul, 715-785-7519, 785-7352 or Clubhouse, 715-550-5561. May 15: Wisc. Sturtvant Dist 11 Wisc. Trapper

Dove hunt gets state House OK

But the bill isn’t without its detractors By Tim Spielman Associate Editor St. Paul The volatile issue of dove hunting was approved by the Minnesota House this week after an amendment to remove the proposal from the game and fish bill was killed, 78-49. Two other amendments to modify a dove hunt also were shot

Grand Rapids, Minn. The state DNR will be collecting duck eggs from northeastern Minnesota this spring. The eggs will be used as part of a study to monitor for contaminants in the waterfowl population.

The DNR is seeking cooperators who are aware of an active duck nest and are willing to allow an egg to be removed from the nest for this study, which includes collecting 25 eggs each from hooded mergansers and common goldeneyes. For more information or if you’re aware of an active nest, call the DNR’s

Knox, N.D. The body of a Minnesota duck hunter missing since last fall has been recovered in a slough near Knox, northeast of Devils Lake, the Benson County sheriff said last week.

Steven Fischer, of Backus, Minn., was presumed drowned after a boat carrying him and two other men took on water while there were hunting in October. The other two men, Alan Schloy and Kent Eveland, both of Backus, made it to shore after about three hours in the water, using duck decoys as flotation devices,

Duck breeding ground conditions variable’

Associate Editor Bemidji, Minn. Ducks Unlimited reported last week that ducks in North America are finding “variable” conditions as they return to their breeding grounds this spring. Locally, Minnesota is in pretty good shape regarding available wet areas, said Steve Cordts, DNR waterfowl staff specialist in Bemidji. “A lot of people are pleasantly surprised by

Normal’ ice-out could mean hungry walleyes

“We needed that snow pack in the northern part of the state. The Wisconsin River and reservoirs were low last fall,” Staggs said. He said fishermen should find plenty of action from Lafayette County north to Iron County. “There is some great fishing in Yellowstone Lake in Lafayette County. It has bass, walleyes, channel cats,

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