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Wednesday, March 29th, 2023

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May 21, 2004

St. Paul Sixteen counties this week were removed from the state DNR’s list of those with burning restrictions. Restrictions were lifted because vegetation has greened up enough to lower wildfire danger. Burn restrictions were lifted for Clay, Clearwater,

Counties that still have burn restrictions likely will be removed in the near future. For more information about burning restrictions, check the DNR’s web site at or call your local DNR office.

Events for 2004. For more info call Tara Olson, 651-433-3416 or email: And for more events, check out the NWTF web page

May 14-16: 6th Annual MN Spring Weekend event, Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center in Lanseboro. For more info call Jane Potter, 651-458-5546. May 21-23: Annual Northwest Mn & Eastern ND weekend, Cooperstown Camp in Cooperstown, ND. For more info call Audrey Knutson, 701-746-5946. May 22: Outdoor event, Beaverbrook Sportsman’s Club, Est Bethel, 8:30-4:30 p.m. For

May 15-16: Twin Arrows 3D Archery Range, 9-4 p.m., Pine City area. 20 3D targets, pro shop, indoor range. Our 3D range is wheel chair friendly. For more info call Mike LeMieux, 1-866-679-3986.

May 16, 22-23: Faribault Archery Club Outdoor 3D Shoot. All skil levels/ages welcome, 8-2 p.m. For more info call Brian, 507-334-7446. South Forty Archery Club in Lakeville. For more info call Al or Tammy Anderson, 952-461-4167. June 26-27: Traditional Shoot, 8-2 p.m. July 10-11: All Shoots, 8-2 p.m. Aug. 28-29: All Shoots, 8-2 p.m. Buffalo

St. Paul DNR Enforcement Division Chief Mike Hamm has announced the appointment of two new managers to his staff. Capt. Jeff Thielen, a 23-year veteran of the division, will be the operations support manager. He will continue working out of Camp Ripley,

Bill Spence, who has been with the division since 1983, has been named administrative manager. Most recently he was assistant director of the division. He will continue working at the St. Paul DNR headquarters. Hamm will conduct interviews for the operations manager position this month and announce the appointment in early June. All three of

Sportsmen applaud Welter appointment

The state’s Stewardship program and various land trusts that are being established around the state to preserve natural landscapes are moving in the right direction, he said. “We have to be thinking 50 or 100 years down the road,” Welter said. Western Wisconsin has good trout streams where landowners generally allow public access, but anglers

Congress approves DNR rule changes

or at the congress statewide, was allowing the use of dogs for fall turkey hunting. On the Conservation Congress “advisory question” side of the agenda, delegates went against the April 12 vote that rejected a proposal to allow nonresident trapping. The delegation supported the idea, 39 counties to 26. Both topics fall turkey and nonresident

May 22: 4th Annual Burlington Boss Toms Chapter NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Woodland Restaurant & Banquet Hall. For more info call Seth Hutchinson, 262-514-2853.

May 25: Brillion Boss Toms Chapter NWTF Banquet. For more info call Brad Martinson, 920-864-2924. May 27: Antigo Ladies DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Black Jack Steakhouse, Antigo. For more info call Melissa Duffek, 715-623-6140. June 24: Crivitz Lions Club Banquet. Aug. 3: Fox Valley Chapter NWTF Banquet. For more info call John Hay, 920-589-6086. Aug.

Pawlenty catches first walleye on cold opener

Baudette, Minn. Persistence paid off for Gov. Tim Pawlenty as he landed a 21-inch walleye weighing in at three pounds Saturday afternoon on Lake of the Woods after getting shut out during five hours of cold morning fishing. First lady Mary Pawlenty had a better morning, landing two small walleyes before the party came in

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