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July 1, 2005

DEC pitches gas/oil land lease proposal

By Steve Piatt Editor Albany — DEC’s plan to lease 21,000 acres of state land for gas and oil exploration could generate several million dollars in revenue. That’s the good news. The bad news is that none of it, unlike past sales in 1999 and 2003, would be going into the state’s Conservation Fund. Instead,

WMA lake drained; future uncertain

By Tim Spielmant Associate Editor Hugo, Minn. — Duck hunters who set up on Rice Lake in the 360-acre Paul Hugo Farms Wildlife Management Area in the north metro may want to make alternative plans for this season’s hunt. Rice Lake is a virtual mud flat, the water from the 200-acre lake having left via

State land could see more logging

By Dean Bortz Editor Madison — If Gov. Jim Doyle does not veto from the Legislature’s proposed budget a call for increased logging on state lan, the DNR could see as much as $10 million per year in new revenue beginning in 2007 or 2008. Rep. Don Friske (R-Merrill) drafted a budget motion calling for

2005 Duck Factory outlook still cloudy

By Tim Eisele Contributing Writer Madison, Wis. — The jury is still out on what duck production numbers will mean for the 2005 hunting season. At the Outdoor Writers Association of America annual convention held in Madison, June 18-21, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service gave a briefing on preliminary breeding conditions, but shed little

Assembly sues DEC to get license lists

By Don Lehman Contributing Writer Albany — A dispute between the state Department of Environmental Conservation and members of the state Assembly over release of hunting and fishing license holders’ names has led to a lawsuit against the DEC. The lawsuit, filed in late May, asks a judge to force the DEC to turn over

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