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October 19, 2006

Groups want CSP focus in ’07 Farm Bill

By Tim Spielman Associate Editor Lanesboro, Minn. – Groups whose interests include both agriculture and conservation say when members of Congress consider the upcoming Farm Bill, one of their primary focuses should be the Conservation Security Program, one that rewards landowners for environmentally friendly land-use practices. ‘One of the most critical reforms the Minnesota conservation …

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Colder weather hasn’t hurt fishing, hunting action

ALGOMA AREA Anglers are catching a lot of spawn-run salmon on the river, mostly on marshmallows and spawn sacs. Anglers also were catching perch in the Sturgeon Bay canal. Algoma Area Chamber of Commerce hotline, (800) 626-3090. Billy Goat Bait & Tackle, (920) 487-9710. Algoma Hardware and Sporting Goods, (920) 487-3374 ASHLAND AREA Gale-force winds

Study: Deer may spread CWD via saliva

By Lauran Neergaard AP Medical Writer Washington (AP) – Deer probably spread the brain-destroying illness chronic wasting disease through their saliva, concludes a study that finally pins down a long-suspected culprit. The key was that Colorado researchers tested some special deer. Chronic wasting disease is in the same family of fatal brain illnesses as mad

Standing crops don’t halt weekend pheasant action

By Joe Albert Staff Writer Watson, Minn. – Pheasant hunters, it appears, believed the pre-season hype. While some escaped to the northwest to hunt deer, plenty of hunters followed tradition and hit the fields for pheasants. One conservation officer reported so many hunters in the field that it looked like the sun was out. Counts

Personnel turnover looms large at DEC

By Steve Piatt Editor Albany – DEC’s Bureau of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources is expecting to see a major turnover of personnel over the next five years as many employees become eligible for retirement. How many will actually exercise that option remains to be seen, but the bureau’s director, Gerry Barnhart, says it could


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Fines for poachers to exceed $20,000

Darlington, Wis. – Three southwest Wisconsin men and a fourth from Iowa involved in deer poaching-related violations late last year must pay a total of $20,612 in fines resulting from two DNR investigations. Three of the four men also lost their hunting, fishing, and trapping license privileges for a combined total of 25 years. The

DNR seeks budget hike of $62 million

By Tim Eisele Correspondent Green Bay, Wis. – The Natural Resources Board approved a budget request for the DNR that calls for spending $569.9 million for 2007-08 and $570.5 million for 2008-09. This is an increase of $62 million over the 2005-07 budget. Joe Polasek, DNR management and budget director, said the budget reflects the

Relaxed goose regs a state option

By Tim Spielman Contributing Writer Washington – A new rule that would allow states to set a Canada goose hunting season as early as Aug. 1 is now official. The rule allows the use of electronic calls, non-plugged shotguns, and removes other restrictions in place during ‘regular’ hunting seasons. The rules could continue into the

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