Friday, March 31st, 2023
Friday, March 31st, 2023

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

September 10, 2004

Grand Rapids, Minn. The Minnesota DNR has scheduled two public informational open house meetings to gather input on walleye regulation proposals for 10 lakes in Itasca County. Lakes being considered include Swan, Trout (near Coleraine), Splithand, Moose,

The first open house will be held Monday, Sept. 20, from 7-9 p.m. at the Minnesota Interagency Fire Center in Grand Rapids. The second will be held Tuesday, Sept. 21, from 7-9 p.m. at the Squaw Lake Community Center. An additional meeting will be held at DNR headquarters in St. Paul, on Sept. 27, from

Sept. 19-Oct. 1: Elderhostel nature photography camp, Treehaven outdoor education center, Tomahawk, instructor Doug Moore, participants must be age 55 or older, 12 nights lodging, all means, instruction, full package is $899, commuter package is $547, to

Oct. 2-3: Introduction to backpacking seminar, Treehaven outdoor education center, Tomahawk, cost is $55 and includes meals, campsite and some gear, call 715-453-4106, or e-mail For more on Treehaven, go to

Lakeville, Minn. The Dove Sportsman’s Society of Minnesota will host a meeting “Keeping Our Dove Season, Youth and Dove Fields” on Sept. 21 in Lakeville.

The meeting agenda includes discussions about the dove season, tips on the future of dove hunting, and how to get youths involved in the hunt. Also, you’ll learn how to fend off the “anti’s” during the next legislative session. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. and will be held at Gander Mountain’s Lodge Meeting Room

State pheasant counts down from a year ago

Staff Writer Madelia, Minn. Wet and unseasonably cool weather this spring likely caused a 47-percent drop in the pheasant counts from 2003, the DNR announced last Thursday. The DNR roadside surveys, conducted during the first two weeks of August, show pheasant populations will be close to the 10-year average. “It’s disappointing to see the populations

Chaska, Minn. The Second Annual Sportsman/Legislator Strategic Summit, scheduled for Sept. 11, has been postponed to an undetermined date.

According to summit officials, the decision to delay the event was “in order to ensure that as many legislators as possible will be able to attend .” Those who have registered will receive refunds. Further details about the event date will come soon. For questions, contact the Minnesota Outdoor Heritage Alliance office at (763) 566-6098.

Unusual muskie pulled from Minocqua

Correspondent Minocqua, Wis. Paul Ritter caught an unusual tiger muskie last month not because of the fact that it measured 451/2 inches, but because of its unique snub-nosed face. When Ritter watched the water of Lake Minocqua explode, revealing the silhouette of a large fish against the bright light of a quarter moon, he knew

Aug. 28: Tremplo Archers Broadhead/Open

3-D Shoot, Trempealeau, call J 608-385-9396 or e-mail at for directions. Aug. 28: Wing Shooters Warmup sponsored by Stan Plis Sportsmens League Sporting Clays Fun Shoot, Woods and Meadows Sporting Clays, N4335 Potter Rd., Warrens, 9-3:30 p.m. For more info call Joe Kubis, 715-424-3496 or visit Aug. 28-29: Rinehart R100 Series 3-D archery

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