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July 27, 2006

Heat, drought blamed for river walleye kill

By Dean Bortz Editor Prairie du Sac, Wis. — It may be two to three weeks before fish biologists can determine the extent of a July 16 walleye kill below the dam in this Wisconsin River town. DNR fisheries biologist Gene VanDyck investigated the kill and said the walleye loss is related to hot weather

DMP odds posted for this season

Staff report Albany – DEC deer management gurus haven’t released unit-by-unit Deer Management Permit allocations, but you can get an idea of what your odds of obtaining a DMP are this season. DEC has posted the selection process and “probabilities” of receiving DMPs in individual Wildlife Management Units this fall and reminded hunters their odds

Fall deer estimate: 1.5 to 1.6 million whitetails

By Dean Bortz Editor Madison — If deer hunters are wondering how the DNR’s 2006 pre-hunt deer population could be estimated at 1.5 to 1.6 million animals, all they have to do is look back to 2005, according to DNR deer ecologist Keith Warnke. “If you step back and take a look, we had limited


July 28: Washburn Emergency Services 500 Fundraiser, 6-11 p.m., grounds between the ambulance & fire department. For more info call Craig Parks, 715-373-5493. Aug. 1: Friends of NRA Banquet, 5 p.m., Hilltop Bar & Ballroom, Fountain City. For more info call Joe, 608-626-2731. Aug. 3: Fox Valley RMEF Chapter Banquet, 4 p.m., WAVE Banquet Hall/Bar.

USFWS unveils its revised refuge plan

By Tim Spielman Associate Editor La Crosse, Wis. — After nearly four years of planning, public meetings (46 of them), revisions, and review of more than 3,200 comments, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on July 17 announced its final plan for management of the Upper Mississippi River National Fish and Wildlife Refuge for the

DNR plans dove fields for eight state WMAs

By Joe Albert Staff Writer St. Paul — In their third shot at hunting the birds in the state, Minnesota dove hunters this fall will have some new options. The DNR is in the process of creating about 14 fields in eight wildlife management areas that will be managed for doves. The fields total about

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