Tuesday, March 21st, 2023
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March 19: Turkey Clinic for the Beginner seminar, 9-noon, Lakeville Gander Mtn. Registration required, 952-423-6674.

March 26: Personal Protection Classes qualify for legal carry in over 20 states. 9-4 p.m., Lakeview Gander Mtn. Registration required, 952-891-1537 or visit www.firearmansliberty.com For more info call 952-435-3805. May 5 – June 5: Rapids Riders “Canoe U” Whitewater Canoe and Kayak Instruction, Hyland, St. Croix and Willow River Parks. Training offered from basic to …

March 19: Turkey Clinic for the Beginner seminar, 9-noon, Lakeville Gander Mtn. Registration required, 952-423-6674. Read More »

Plymouth, Minn. The Minnesota Waterfowl Association and Ducks Unlimited are cosponsoring a “Roast Banquet for Bucky” on Saturday, March 19 at the Prior Lake VFW. “Bucky” is Steve Kufrin, a passionate Minnesota waterfowl hunter, decoy carver, and all-arou

“Bucky once called western Minnesota home. It was there that he spent countless unsuccessful days blowing holes in the sky and scaring the hell out of the numerous ducks, pheasants, and deer,” states a tongue-in-cheek press release from MWA and DU. “Let’s raise some money and have some fun ripping Bucky.” Social hour begins at

March 4: Tri-County DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m, Park Ballroom, New Prague. For more info call Steve Smisek, 952-758-3930.

March 5: McLeod Fish and Wildlife Alliance 4th Annual Banquet, 3:30 p.m., Pla-Mor Ballroom, Glencoe. March 5: NWTF Hunting Heritage Banquet, 5 p.m., Winona Elks Lodge, Winona. For more info call Dave Mahlke, 507-454-6145. March 5: Southwest Chapter NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Waconia Lakeside Ballroom. For more info call, Tom Redman, 952-448-3572 March 5: Chisago

Rep seeks changes in state ditch law

Associate Editor St. Paul The best news, say conservation leaders tracking legislation that would change rules regarding drainage ditches, is that wildlife in Minnesota would see improved habitat. But that’s just one of the reasons Rep. Rick Hansen, DFL-South St. Paul, has introduced changes to the ditch rules. Hansen said by clarifying language regarding buffers


ALEXANDRIA AREA Reno Lake, Lake Louise, Lake Darling, and Lake Mary are safe bets for sunfish in 12 to 14 feet of water throughout the day. You’ll find a few crappies mixed in with the sunfish on these lakes. There’s been some evening crappie action in 30 to 35 feet of water on Lake Miltona

Two men sentenced for illegal deer trafficking

Violators face $250,000 fines and jail sentences DNR Reports Minneapolis Michael James Rozell, 44, Mora, and Brian Henry Becker, 34, Madelia, recently pleaded guilty in federal court in Minneapolis to felony counts of violating the Lacey Act involving the illegal trade of deer in interstate commerce. In early 2001, the Minnesota DNR Special Investigations Unit

March 12 – July 3: Upstream: Fly Fishing in the American West photographic exhibit, U of M Bell Museum of Natural History. For more info call Nina Shepherd, 612-624-7389.

March 19: Gopher Campfire Club Wild Game Feed, 5:30 p.m., Lake Byron Clubhouse, Hutchinson. For more info call David Larson, 320-587-4868. April 16-17: CPA 2nd Annual Marc Simon Memorial Chuckar Challenge & Top Gun Event, Major Ave Hunt Club, Glencoe. For more info call West Country Kennels, 320-864-2006 or checkout www.westcountrykennels.com May 21: Annual Lake

MTA pushes mandatory trapper training in state

Coyote bounty bill stalls in Senate By Joe Albert Staff Writer St. Paul First-time trappers would have to pass an education course before buying a license under legislation introduced by Sen. Pat Pariseau, R-Farmington, and supported by the Minnesota Trappers Association. Three years ago, the trappers association decided an education program was necessary, said Gary

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