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April 22, 2005

St. Cloud, Minn. — On April 30, two pro anglers will host a walleye fishing clinic, attempting to cram their knowledge of walleye fishing into a single eight-hour session. The event will take place at Scheels in St. Cloud. “Scheels Walleye University” w

The seminar begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. Admission is $40, and each participant will receive a $10 gift certificate for Scheels merchandise. Please pre-register, as seating is limited to the first 80 people. Register at Scheels in St. Cloud by calling (320) 252-9494.

Saturday opener set; other changes pulled

By Steve Piatt Editor Albany — What began last fall as a proposed major overhaul of the Southern Zone hunting regulations has, apparently, ended with a plan that carries only one significant change — a Saturday opening date for the regular firearms deer season. DEC officials once again unveiled what will likely be the final

Bemidji, Minn. — The DNR has announced a temporary fishing closure on three major tributaries to Upper and Lower Red Lake to protect spawning walleyes. All of the Tamarac River, Shotley Brook from Roger’s Campground bridge upstream, and the Blackduck Ri

One major difference between this year’s closure and those previous is that all of the Tamarac River will be closed this year. Upper Red Lake will remain open for crappie fishing, and boat access from the Tamarac River to the lake will continue to be allowed. For more information, call (218) 755-2974.

New lake trout proposal surfaces for Lake Ontario

By Bill Hilts, Jr. Contributing Writer Lockport, N.Y. — A new lake trout proposal was unveiled at the State of Lake Ontario meetings held in Lockport and Mexico last month that could help improve lake trout survival — especially in the Eastern Basin of the lake. The proposal wasn’t brought up at the Rochester meeting

CC: No to crossbows, earn-a-buck, Zone T

Editor Madison — Voters at the April 11 spring hearings rejected expanded use of crossbows, allowing the use of atlatl and dart for deer hunting and the use of dogs for fall turkey hunting, but they supported the Conservation Congress deer season framework idea that would eliminate October Zone T and earn-a-buck. And, despite a

Crossbow use may get another push

By Steve Piatt Editor Albany — Legislation that would allow the use of crossbows for hunting purposes has been labeled a “priority” item for the New York State Conservation Fund Advisory Board. The board’s strategy for 2005, according to minutes from its February meeting, is to get a crossbow bill introduced in the state Senate


April 27: DEC meeting on proposed ATV policy 5-8 p.m., Tupper Lake High School, Chaney Ave, Tupper Lake. All interested people are urged to attend and comment on the proposed statewide ATV policy. For more info call Richard Earle, 518-483-5962. Season Dates April 23-24: Spring Youth Turkey Hunt (ages 12-15) May 1-31: New York State

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