Thursday, March 23rd, 2023
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September 7, 2006

Groups say state should retain control of WMAs

By Joe Albert Staff Writer St. Paul — The DNR should not give up its authority to manage wildlife management areas, according to a letter signed by representatives of 10 conservation groups and sent to the DNR. The letter was sent last week in response to an attempt in Kittson County to establish as township

Boomer retirements looming at the DNR

By Tim Spielman Associate Editor St. Paul — In the next five years, nearly one in four (24 percent) of those who work in the DNR’s Division of Fish and Wildlife are eligible to retire.The Division of Land and Minerals could lose 26 percent of its current workers. And Forestry could lose up to 27

August goose season is an option for states

By Tim Spielman Associate Editor Washington — A new rule that would allow states to set a Canada goose-hunting season as early as Aug. 1 – but perhaps not until 2008 – is now official. The rule – similar in ways to a “conservation order” regarding light goose hunting in the spring – allows the

Pawlenty discusses confiscated boat case with Red Lake leader

Boat owner opts not to appear in tribal court By Joe Albert Staff Writer St. Paul — Jerry Mueller, a Princeton man whose fishing equipment was confiscated when he ventured into the tribal waters of Red Lake in May, elected not to go to tribal court last week, but controversy surrounding the lake isn’t over.

Tribes respond to denial of duck plan

By Joe Albert Staff Writer Odanah, Wis. — Twelve days after its proposal to increase duck limits and allow duck baiting on ceded territory in Wisconsin and Minnesota was denied, the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission says it was rejected with “polemics and ‘sky-will-fall’ hyperbole.” For most species, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife

DEC forecasts ’06 deer take increase

Staff report Albany – New York’s deer hunters should harvest slightly more whitetails this season, ending a trend of declining harvest totals over the past several years, DEC deer biologist Jeremy Hurst says. DEC officials didn’t make a harvest estimate, but said in their season forecast efforts to boost the herd in several areas of

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