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August 26, 2005

Special Events

Aug. 26-28: Midwest Wild Harvest Festival, Fall Creek, an educational non-profit event celebrating the bounty of wild food and cooking. There will be plant identification hikes, cooking workshops and demonstrations. Lodging in cabins or tents. Cost is $85 per person. Contact Sam Thayer, W5066 Hwy. 86, Ogema, WI 54459, 715-767-5826, or e-mail Aug. 27:

DU festival, Aug. 26-28, takes hand-on approach

By Dan Hansen Correspondent Oshkosh, Wis. — Men, women, and kids who enjoy the outdoors aren’t spectators – they’re participants. They won’t settle for just watching, they need to be a part of the action. And participation is what the Ducks Unlimited (DU) Great Outdoors Festival is all about, according to the event’s local chairman

Crow Wing bans permanent stands

By Joe Albert Staff Writer Brainerd, Minn. – Crow Wing County had enough of waiting for state regulation of permanent deer stands. So it passed its own ban. As of Aug. 1, construction and use of permanent deer stands is outlawed on its 103,00 acres of county lands. Crow Wing is the second county to

Duck openers set for Sept. 24, Oct. 1

Exterior goose could go 92 days By Tim EiseleCorrespondent Spooner, Wis. — It will be 60 days and six ducks for Wisconsin’s duck hunters in 2005. The Natural Resources Board, at its Aug. 17 meeting in Spooner, approved a duck season that will run for 60 days and allow hunters a daily bag limit of

Lake Erie ‘trophy’ bass size will be 20

By Steve Piatt Editor Albany — Lake Erie’s early trophy bass season will remain intact under a proposal to overhaul the statewide bass season, albeit with a higher size limit for the one fish anglers may keep. DEC officials indicated the final proposal will contain a minimum size limit of 20 inches for bass taken

Manure spill wreaks havoc on Black River

Staff report Lowville, N.Y. — Three million gallons of liquid manure that spilled into a river snaked its way toward Lake Ontario as workers diluted the stinking mess already blamed for killing thousands of fish. The manure flowed into the Black River in northern New York when a wall of a holding lagoon blew out

Drought may boost bear take

By Steve Piatt Editor Albany — New York’s 2005 bear harvest will almost assuredly be impacted by changes in hunting seasons, notably in the Catskills, which will see a longer season by three days. A widespread drought in the same area could also boost harvest numbers as bears are forced to range wide for food,

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