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January 18, 2007

Study: Young Minnesotans less interested in fishing

St. Paul (AP) — The average Minnesotan angler is getting older because there are fewer young people picking up the sport, a study found, which could mean trouble for the state’s huge sport fishing industry. The new study by the state DNR reports a 9.3 percent decline in the number of licensed anglers ages 16

Meier a new assistant commissioner

By Joe Albert Staff Writer St. Paul — Since he began at the DNR in 2004, Bob Meier has been one of two men – Mark Holsten, now commissioner, was the other – consistently working the legislative halls on behalf of the agency. Now, Meier is The Man. As he continues to round out his

No ice in sight, but open water anglers still fishing

Mild temperatures have continued through much of January, but that hasn’t translated into good fishing at most places surveyed by Ohio Outdoor News. Fishing pressure has been light to non-existent, report many bait shop operators. With that said, here’s a look at a handful of Ohio fishing destinations, region by region: CENTRAL REGION Buckeye Lake

Outdoor bills emerge as session advances

By Joe Albert Staff Writer St. Paul — Legislators have been on the job for about three weeks, and, so far, slow is the name of the game. That’s not to say there hasn’t been movement as it relates to conservation and environmental issues, but priority mostly has been placed on education and information. “It’s

DNR aims for aquaculture policy and rules changes

By Joe Albert Staff Writer St. Paul — Changes are on the horizon concerning the use of wetlands for aquaculture in the state, as the DNR plans to push for additional policies and regulations in coming months. The scope of any changes is undecided as of yet, but agency officials last month unveiled a list

Deer hunters aim for a record kill

By Jeffrey L. Frischkorn Contributing Writer Columbus — With only a slight 3 percent drop in the harvest from the 2005 season, the 2006 statewide muzzle-loading hunt discharged with an impressive boom. So much so, in fact, that the statewide, all-seasons harvest stands poised to set a new record. The preliminary statewide deer kill for

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