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January 14, 2005

Chatfield, Minn. The Pope and Young Club has announced its 2005 Conservation Raffle, the eighth such raffle that generates funding for wildlife conservation and education projects throughout North America. The grand prize is a fully guided 15-day bowhunt

Tickets for the raffle are available until April 14, 2005. The drawing will be held on April 16 during P & Y’s 24th Biennium Convention in Springfield, Mo. Donations are $5 per ticket or six for $25. To purchase tickets, contact the club at Box 548, Chatfield, MN 55923, (507) 867-4144, or online at

Jan. 28-30: Badger State Games, archery shoot, various times, Rib Mountain Bowmen Archery Club. Indoor 300 and animal round competition. Online registration or for more info call Jason Diaz, 608-226-4780.

Chilakoot Bowhunters Club events for 2005. For more info call Butch Kill, 715-549-6869 or check the website Jan. 16: 3-D Feb. 20: 3-D March 20: 3-D April 16: IBO-3-D April 17: Family Shoot 3-D April 23-24: Traditional Only May 15: Bow Hunters Challenge 3-D June 5: Marked Yardage 3-D Aug. 21: 3-D Twin Lakes

Changes ahead for deer management

Staff Writer Breezy Point, Minn. An early season for antlerless deer and alternative management methods in state parks are two ideas the DNR is considering as it evaluates the way it manages deer in the state. Firearms hunters in northwest Minnesota could have an antlerless deer season in mid-October. Alternative methods, like antler-point restrictions or

Lessard on board as new DNR consultant

Associate Editor St. Paul Citing his passion for the outdoors and his extensive experience as a state legislator, the DNR said it will ink former senator Bob Lessard, of International Falls, to a two-year “professional and technical services contract.” Officials say the contract is not to exceed $49,000 over a two-year period. “We’re in the

USFWS, tribal plan draws criticism

Tim Spielman Associate Editor Fort Snelling, Minn. An agreement reached between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and an American Indian tribe in Montana has refuge advocacy groups questioning if such an agreement is in the best interest of national refuges. Further, they wonder if similar agreements will occur elsewhere, including Wisconsin. Technically, yes,

Plans for woodcock, grouse stamp in works

Editor Madison Ruffed Grouse Society (RGS) officials estimate that a grouse/woodcock stamp could collect a minimum of $500,000 per year for habitat work. DNR Bureau of Wildlife Management director Tom Hauge foresees the proposed stamp if it’s approved to function just like the current wild turkey stamp program. RGS regional director Gary Zimmer, of Laona,

Rapids Archery Club meeting the second Monday of each month at the archery building located at the Bunker Hills Regional Park. For more info call Dan, 763-427-0808.

St. Cloud Fly Anglers Club meets on the third Monday of each month, 7 p.m., Waite Park Gander Mtn. store. Call John Meyer, 320-252-1141 or Tom Clapp, 320-685-3960 for more info. Women Anglers of Minnesota organization meets the second Monday of every month, 7:30 p.m.; Perkins Resturant on Shingle Creek Parkway and John Martin Dr.,

Minneapolis The Minneapolis Boat Show opens for five big days on Jan. 19 at the Minneapolis Convention Center and continues through Jan. 23. The show will feature several seminar speakers, an antique boat display, and everything from pontoons to canoes.

Show hours are 5-10 p.m. on Wednesday; noon to 10 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $9 for adults, $4 for children ages 5-11, and free for children under age 5.


Butch Fox, of Vesper, arrowed this 13-point buck near Alma on Oct. 4. The rack green scored 158 with a 19-inch inside spread. The buck weighed 185 pounds.

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