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

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March 9, 2006

Ice-out dates occurring earlier, but how much?

By Tim Spielman Associate Editor St. Paul – A news release from the National Environmental Trust regarding increasingly early ice-out on Minnesota lakes and others across the nation likely raised some eyebrows. But Minnesota DNR officials say that while trends indicate earlier ice-out than what occurred 100 years ago, the change isn’t as drastic as

Special Events

March 11-12: New York State Muzzleloaders Association Fifth Annual Battle on Snowshoes, Saratoga Biathlon Club, Hadley; for more info contact Ken Schultz, 315-845-8812, e-mail or go to For directions go to March 18: Crown City Bassmasters annual Outdoor Sports Sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Homer Elks Lodge (Exit 12 off Route 81; free

Fur auction markets, prices show rebound

By Brad SissonContributing Writer Toronto, Ontario – Trappers across North America are benefiting from one of the best auction seasons in recent memory. The industry’s two dominant auction services, Fur Harvesters Auction Inc. (FHA), and North America Fur Auctions (NAFA), experienced healthy average prices, along with increased demand from buyers around the world at their

Creel census dominates ‘State of the Lake’ talk

By Bill Hilts, Jr. Contributing Writer Lockport, N.Y. – At the Lake Ontario State of the Lake meeting held in Lockport Feb. 21, there weren’t too many surprises. But one of the biggest eye openers was the early results of the stream creel census that’s currently under way from 12 Mile Creek in Niagara County

Ample outdoors bills as Legislature begins

By Joe Albert Staff Writer St. Paul – The 2006 session of the Legislature began fast and furious. Discussion will continue this session on three of the major bills conservation groups have been talking about for the past few years: dedicated funding, lake and river cleanup, and reform of the Legislative Commission on Minnesota Resources

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