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July 2, 2004

By Tim Spielman

Associate Editor Massachusetts has the Kennedys; Texas, the Bushes. England has its royal family. Wisconsin? For state anglers, at least, the most prestigious family is the Percidae. You know, yellow perch, sauger, and of course, the walleye. There are several other family members, but these three are the most prominent figures in Wisconsin’s waters. In …

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Sheds from potential record moose found

Field Editor Somewhere in Minnesota’s northwoods walks a monstrous moose. Earlier this year, Jim Ceglar, of Aurora, found two massive antlers at an undisclosed location; they should set the world record for recovered moose sheds. Moose calling expert Mark Braaten of Duluth, who visited Ceglar and photographed the antlers, reports the right one weighs 31

’03 national grouse hunt recovers birds with WNV

Field Editor Grand Rapids, Minn. A sampling of ruffed grouse and woodcock killed near Grand Rapids last autumn at the Ruffed Grouse Society’s annual national hunt found a significant number of birds tested positive for exposure to the West Nile Virus (WNV). The findings marked the first time WNV had been documented in ruffed grouse

St. Paul Pheasants Forever founder Jeff Finden and Minneapolis lawyer Robert Beugen have been re-elected to the 17-member PF board of directors. Three other members were re-elected, and Dr. James Call, of Deerwood, Minn., was a newly elected board member

Finden was the first and only CEO of PF until he retired in 2000. Howard Vincent was promoted from CFO to CEO that year. Beugen was elected to his fifth term. During PF’s year-end meetings, the organization also announced membership grew 9 percent during the most recent fiscal year, to about 108,000 members. Habitat expenditures

Sartell, Minn. Wildlife artist Scot Storm, of Sartell, winner of the 2004-05 Federal Duck Stamp contest, will be honored Friday, July 16, during “Artist Hometown Day.”

Not only is Storm the reigning Federal Duck Stamp contest winner with his redhead painting, he also won the 2004 Minnesota Duck Stamp contest and the Oklahoma Duck Stamp contest. Artist Hometown Day is sponsored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Proceeds from the event are matched by the federal government and go toward

July 8: Off-Road Vehicle Advisory Council will meet at the Portage County Annex, 1426 Strongs Ave., Stevens Point, at 8:30 a.m. to review and make recommendations of ATV projects. Contact Larry Freidig, 608-266-5897.

July 9: 2004 pre-flyway meeting, 6:30-10 p.m., Comfort Suites, Portage. July 19-25: 2004 Mississippi Flyway Council’s Technical Section Meeting, Duluth, Minn. July 30: Conservation Congress Migratory Committee meeting, 7-10:30 p.m., Comfort Suites, 205 Foxfire Drive, Waupaca. Contact AnnMarie Kutzke, 608-266-2952. July 31: DNR Post Flyway meeting, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Comfort Suites, 205 Foxfire

July 4: Wolf River Sturgeon Trail Fundraiser, Riverside Park on Hwy. X out of New London Tickets available at Bucky’s Restaurant, Midtown Restaurant or the New London Chamber of Commerce. For more info call King Pharr, 920-982-2221 or Dan Helf,920-492-58

Aug. 3: Fox Valley Chapter NWTF Banquet. For more info call John Hay, 920-589-6086. Aug. 5: Marshview Conservation Club of Sheboygan Falls 5th Annual Sports Banquet, Rangeline Inn, Kohler, Wisc., 5:15 p.m. For more info call Phil Mersberger, 920-458-4488. Aug. 6: Central WI Struttin’ Toms Chapter NWTF Banquet. For more info call Scott Stankowski, 715-345-9984.

State wants crack at national forests

Correspondent Madison-The state of Wisconsin currently manages or assists in managing 3.2 million acres of state and county forests across the state. Now it wants to use its expertise on federal lands. State Rep. Don Friske (R-Merrill) announced to the Governor’s Council on Forestry, at its June 17 meeting, that he and 24 other legislators

July 5: Eau Claire National Rifle Club CMP Sanctioned John C. Garand Match, Club range, Hwy QQ, Eau Claire. Fore more info call Donald Nussberger, 715-962-4081.

July 11, Aug 21-22: Oconomowoc Sportsmen Club 3D Shoots, 8 am-2 p.m. all dates. For more info call Wally Steinke, 262 -593-8315. July 17: Eau Claire National Rifle Club Approved High Power Rifle Match Invitational, 9 a.m. at the club range. For more info call Don Nussberger, 715-962-4081. July 18, Aug. 21-22: Outdoor Archery 3D

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