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January 28, 2005

CREP gets Senate OK

Bonding bill similar to Pawlenty’s; includes set-aside and WMA funding By Tim Spielman Associate Editor St. Paul The state Senate this week made good on a plan to quickly pass a state bonding bill, something the Legislature failed to do in 2004. Most bonding bills which enable the state to borrow funds for construction projects …

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Congress not keen on DNR’s deer plan

Correspondent Stevens Point, Wis. A mountain of discontent over Wisconsin’s deer seasons and bear quotas began to erupt at the Wisconsin Conservation Congress Executive Council meeting Jan. 7, and part of that maelstrom included drafting the congress’ own deer season framework that eliminates Zone T and earn-a-buck. The day for Congress members took three different

Doyle limits resources chat in state of state address

Correspondent Madison Gov. Jim Doyle’s state of the state address did not have a lot of emphasis on natural resources, but that’s expected to come when he gives his 2005-07 budget address in February. Then he’ll present his budget request for the DNR, including his recommendations on license fee increases, a new stamp for grouse

Artist wins third straight wildlife stamp contest

Staff Writer Minnetonka, Minn. Wildlife artist David Chapman can do no wrong. Since last year, he’s been on a roll. He started with a win in the 2005 duck stamp contest, then the 2005 pheasant stamp contest. The good fortune hasn’t ended. Last week, his painting of two wild turkeys made him the winner of

Winona, Minn. Kids ages 6 through 13 will discover the fun of ice fishing at the Ice Fishing Day Clinic to be held Saturday, Feb. 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lake Park Lodge near Winona.

The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Upper Mississippi River Refuges and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Kids will be paired with experienced ice anglers who will assist them with fishing and other aspects of the sport. Call the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge office at (507) 494-6221 for

Jan. 29: Green Valley Sportsmen’s Club Annual Ice Fishing Jamboree, dawn til 4 p.m., Dooley’s Knot Inn on the north end of Tichigan Lake.

Jan. 29: George Washington Bay View Post 180 3rd Annual Fishing Jamboree, Phantom Lake, Reggies Lakeview, Phantom Woods Rd, Mukwondgo. For more info call Robert Shaffer, 414-483-0677. Feb. 5: Otter Street Fisheree, Miller’s Bay, Menominee Park, Oshkosh, 10-5 p.m. For more info call Jim Gibson, 920-235-7144. Feb. 5: Puckaway Rod & Gun Club 25th Annual

Doyle completes land purchase in Northland

Madison Forested land that could have become developed as real estate instead became part of a state forest and state park on Wednesday, Jan. 19 when Gov. Jim Doyle approved spending $4.4 million on 2,821 acres in four northern counties. Of the purchase total, the state will receive $905,000 in federal funds from the North

Rochester, Minn. Southern Minnesota’s and northern Iowa’s largest selection of boats, ATVs, campers and U.S. and Canadian vacation destinations will be on display this weekend at the 4th Annual Sports and Vacation Show at the Rochester Mayo Civic Center.

Also featured at the show will be several seminars conducted by experts in fishing, turkey hunting, and dog training, including angling seminars from Outdoor News’ “Tackle” Terry Tuma. A special kids clinic is slated for Saturday, Jan. 29. Admission is $6 for adults, $2 for kids ages 6-12, and free for kids age 5 and

St. Paul Anglers will be able to keep more walleyes and northern pike from Mille Lacs Lake this fishing season. The 2005 walleye safe harvest level of 505,000 pounds is 5 percent higher than last year’s safe harvest level of 480,000.

The increase is due to a stable spawning stock biomass. At its Jan. 19-20 meeting in Duluth, the 1837 Ceded Territory Fisheries Committee (CTFC), composed of tribal and state biologists, mutually agreed to the new quota, the second highest since treaty harvest began. Based on the tribes’ five-year management plan for Mille Lacs Lake, the

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