Thursday, March 30th, 2023
Thursday, March 30th, 2023

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March 18, 2005

Now – 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 May 21: Annual Lake …

Now – 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. Read More »

Bloomington, Minn. Minnesota Bound with Ron and Raven, the store, celebrates its grand opening at Mall of America on March 18. Located on Level 2 East, Minnesota Bound will stock items that have been featured on Schara’s TV show. Fans will be able to fin

In addition to the grand opening, there will be a week-long event, “Minnesota Bound Experience with Ron Schara and Raven” at the Mall. Throughout the nine-day Minnesota Bound Experience, visitors will have the opportunity to learn dog-handling tricks from Tom Dokken, watch Chef John prepare wild game meals, and get a behind-the-scenes look into how

March 18: 9th Annual Triple Gobble Chapter NWTF Banquet, Cambridge American Legion. For more info call Eric Peterson, 763-444-3646.

March 18: Ottertail Area Chapter WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Amor Rumors, Battle Lake. For more info call Jeannie Swift, 218-495-2688. March 18: Kandiyohi Co. Chapter #2 PF Banquet, Holiday Inn Convention, Willmar. for more info call Dave Jensen, 320-235-6154. March 18: Waterfowl Central MWA Chapter Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Hutchinson VFW. For more info call Rick

St. Paul DNR wildlife managers would like to discuss Zone 1 realignment west of Highways 71 and 72 with hunters and landowners at a public input meeting on Mar. 29 in Blackduck.

The proposal involves realigning Zone 1 to include Permit Areas 283 and 284, according to Steve Caron, area wildlife supervisor in Bemidji. The proposed change would lengthen the firearms hunting season to 16 days in those permit areas, which currently have a nine-day season. The Zone 1 realignment proposal is among five deer hunting changes

Events for 2005. For more info call Tara Gustafson, 651-430-1747 or email: And for more events, check out the NWTF web page

April 23: MN Chapter of the North America Versatile Hunting Dog Association. Outdoor education classes for girls and women, Maple Island Hunt Club in Marine on St. Croix, MN. For more info call Ruth Darvell, 651-736-1489. May 7: Sand Creek Grey Beards and Dakota Strutters chapters of NWTF, horseback riding, River Valley Ranch in Carver,

St. Cloud, Minn. The 8th Annual Waterfowl Symposium will be held at the Radisson Hotel in St. Cloud, April 8-10. The theme this year is: “Intensive Management of Waterfowl Habitats and Populations What Can You Do To Help?”

In addition, representatives from Delta Waterfowl and Ducks Unlimited will make presentations on their Minnesota programs. Presentations will be made by other experts, as well, and there will be a field trip to nearby wetland and grassland restoration projects. The registration fee is $60 and includes some meals, materials and the field trip. Attendance is

Williams leaves USFWS to serve as WMI leader

Washington, D.C. Steve Williams, director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service since January 2002, announced late last week that he is leaving the agency to head the Arlington, Va.-based Wildlife Management Institute. Williams, 47, takes the helm at WMI, a long-established nonprofit group “dedicated to scientific wildlife management” effective March 20. As director of

Minneapolis The 73rd Annual Northwest Sportshow nearly 400,000 square feet filled with the latest and greatest products for boating, fishing, hunting, camping, and vacationing returns to the Minneapolis Convention Center, March 29 to April 3.

Don’t miss Northwest Sportshow features including an antique fishing tackle display, the youth wood duck project, the Willow Creek Trout Pond, and a variety of seminars. Show hours this year are 5-10 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29; 2-10 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, March 30-April 1; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, April

Breyen says ATV politics hurting state resources

Minneapolis (AP) A newly retired DNR supervisor who has opposed moves to open more public land to all-terrain vehicles contends agency leaders are caving in to pressure from ATV drivers and manufacturers. Jim Breyen, a regional wildlife supervisor in Bemidji for almost two decades and an agency employee for nearly 35 years, told the Star

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