Thursday, March 23rd, 2023
Thursday, March 23rd, 2023

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May 18, 2006

Red Lake Band responds to ownership questions

By Joe Albert Staff Writer St. Paul — Questions raised regarding the ownership of Red Lake have drawn the ire of the Red Lake Band of Ojibwe. In a letter written by Bagley resident Greg Spaulding and sent to Floyd Jourdain Jr., Red Lake tribal chairman – and printed in Native American Press/Ojibwe News –

Art Oehmcke is honored during Governor’s Opener

By Tim Eisele Correspondent Spooner, Wis. — For the first time in several years, the weather cooperated for the statewide fishing opener, and for the 41st annual Governor’s Fishing Opener, which took place in Spooner – home of fish management pioneer Art Oehmcke. More than 140 fishermen participated in the Governor’s Opener on the Trego

Key bills pending as session winds down

House passes Clean Water Legacy Act By Joe Albert Staff Writer St. Paul — Supporters of a plan to dedicate a portion of the state sales tax to natural resources were holding their collective breath earlier this week that a compromise hatched last week could propel the idea through a conference committee and onto the

N.Y. bass opener special this year

By Steve Piatt Editor Albany – New York’s traditional bass season opener takes on a special meaning this season, the last in which Opening Day will mean just that. While the third-Saturday-in-June season kickoff will still exist, anglers will be able to pursue bass in most waters all year ‘round under catch-and-release, artificials only restrictions

Second drawdown planned for Pool 5 of Mississippi

By Tim Spielman Associate Editor Winona, Minn. — A larger than normal portion of Mississippi River floor will see the sun again this summer. State and federal officials say a drawdown of Pool 5 is scheduled to occur for the second year in a row. The drawdown is meant to mimic river action prior to

New fluke regs bring criticism

Staff report Wantagh, L.I. – Fluke season got off to a frustrating start this month as anglers returned scores of undersized fish following a size limit increase from 17.5 to 18 inches. DEC officials announced the move – which also included a four-fish limit, down from the previous five fish – shortly before the season

Is Big Carr incident subject of DNR spin?

By Patti Wenzel Reprinted with permission from The Lakeland Times Minocqua, Wis. — Are some DNR officials more interested in protecting the image of the Lac du Flambeau tribe than publicizing the apprehension of three tribal members who allegedly speared an illegal number of walleyes from Big Carr Lake on April 20? DNR e-mails obtained

Groups line up against proposed sale of forest

By Tim Spielman Associate Editor Washington — A Bush administration plan to sell off chunks of national forest land in 35 states across the U.S. to fund a rural schools program has been criticized by a number of conservation groups, including the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership. More recently, a House committee has rejected the plan

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