August 13, 2004
Aug. 13-15: Thompson Antique & Classic Boat Rally, Nestegg Marine in Marinette, Wisc. on the banks of the Menominee River. For more info call Andreas Jordahl Rhude, 612-823-3990.
Aug. 14: Root River Longbeards Chapter NWTF JAKES Day, Wisconsin Sportsman Club, Union Grove, 9-1 p.m. For more info call Gary Green 262-632-5038 or Dan Squires, 262-898-0274 Aug. 14: Southwest Longbeards Women in the Outdoors Event, Bethal Horizons, Dodgeville. For more info call Michelle Helin, 608-935-9709. Aug. 20-22: Custom Rod Builders Guild, Inc. North Central
St. Cloud, Minn. Sportsman’s Warehouse, of St. Cloud, will host its second annual “Waterfowl Weekend,” Aug. 21-22, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. The event features seminar speakers, including “Duck Commander” Phil Robertson, Fred Zink, and Tim Grounds.
Attendees are invited to take part in duck and goose calling contests. For more information, call (320) 656-0500.
Hunters primed for good bear season
Editor Madison A stable bear population with an estimated 12,700 animals should give hunters plenty of opportunity to at least match, or perhaps top, last year’s harvest of 2,905 bears. According to the state’s new bear ecologist Keith Warnke, the statewide population estimate of 12,700 is up about 1,600 animals from 2003, but back into
By Adam Johnson
Some people call them reeds; I call it bulrush. No matter what you call this emergent vegetation you can almost always find some fish weaving through the filaments of green between the bottom and the surface of the water. Bass love reeds because they can ambush the baitfish that are always found there in great
Fish kills could lead to lawsuits by DNR
Editor Dodgeville, Wis. DNR fish managers, conservation wardens, and legal experts were to have met Wednesday, Aug. 11, to decide whether the agency has any legal standing to seek punitive damages or restitution from parties alleged to be responsible for manure spills that wiped out thousands of fish in four streams in two separate incidents.
Grand Rapids, Minn. The Governor’s Deer Hunting Opener will be Nov. 4-6 this year in the Grand Rapids area, where the focus will be on the family tradition of deer hunting.
Explore Minnesota Tourism and the DNR, along with the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association and local community groups, will partner to conduct the event to celebrate these traditions. Attendees to the event will have the opportunity to participate in Thursday’s “Big Buck Banquet,” attend the “break-out day” activities on Friday, and be part of the hunting
Bush announces extension of CRP
PF: A grand slam for wildlife’ Associated Press and Staff Reports Le Sueur, Minn. Stopping during a campaign swing through the Midwest last Wednesday, President Bush told several hundred farmers, ranchers, and sportsmen that he plans to expand the Conservation Reserve Program. The popular farmland conservation program pays landowners to keep environmentally sensitive lands out
Aug. 14-15: Roche-A-Cri Bowmen, located at 2021 14th Drive, Friendship, WI Open shoot. 28 McKinsey targets & 28 Necedah style silouette tarets for broadhead shooters. For more info call Glen Buchanan, 608-339-9529.
Aug. 21: Crex Meadows DU Chapter’s Inaugural Shoot for the Ducks 2 p.m. shoot, followed by 5 social and 6 p.m. dinner. Shooting games, raffles, door prizes. Grantsburg Gun Club. For more info call Bruce Teigen, 715-689-2923 Aug. 21-22: Outdoor Archery 3D Shoots, Neosho Archers, 8-5:00 pm. For more info call Kathy Nett, 262-335-6360. Open