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February 22, 2007

Sportsmen unite to block DEC nominee

By Steve Piatt Editor Albany — Sportsmen and women have mounted a grassroots push to block the Senate confirmation of DEC commissioner appointee Alexander B. “Pete” Grannis. The movement stems from concern over Grannis’ record in the state Assembly, where he served since 1974 and sponsored anti-trapping and “aggravated animal cruelty” legislation and had what

NRB enters Stewardship Fund discussion fray

By Tim Eisele Correspondent Madison — The Natural Resources Board has created a special Stewardship Fund subcommittee to help the DNR referee talks on Gov. Jim Doyle’s proposal to renew the fund at a rate of $105 million per year. NRB member John “Duke” Welter, of Eau Claire, is chairing the committee, which will meet

No change for walleye slot on Lake Mille Lacs in 2007

DNR Reports St. Paul — Anglers who fish Lake Mille Lacs this year again will have ample opportunity to harvest walleyes under a slot limit unchanged since 2004, according to the Minnesota DNR. The season will open May 12 with a regulation that will allow anglers to keep four walleyes up to 20 inches, which

Fall turkey/dog trial season proposed

By Larry Polenske Correspondent Madison — Fall turkey hunters may be able to use dogs in eight counties this fall, if a proposal from the Natural Resources Board is supported by hunters at the spring hearings in April. The proposal would create a two-year experimental season in Crawford, Vernon, La Crosse, Richland, Sauk, Wood, Monroe,

VHS proposal will be revised by DEC

Staff report Albany — DEC will significantly alter its proposed VHS regulations and once again go through the regulatory process that will include a public comment period. In the meantime, the agency will issue new “emergency regulations” designed to halt the spread of the fatal fish disease – one which DEC officials stress poses no

Legislature tackles fish and game bills

By Joe Albert Staff Writer St. Paul — Earlier this week, Gov. Tim Pawlenty signed off on the Great Lakes Compact, a bill designed to afford the lakes added protection. The previous night, the House followed the Senate’s lead and passed a bill that creates a renewable energy standard in the state. That bill –

Fish virus turns up at Connetquot hatchery

Staff report Oakdale, N.Y. — A virus discovered at the Connetquot River State Park Preserve’s fish hatchery may force officials to destroy all 25,000 trout. The disease – Infectious Pancreatic Necrosis (IPN) – was discovered in the hatchery’s brook, brown and rainbow trout during a routine inspection in November. Samples were sent to a DEC

Drought could result in spring pond shortages

By Tim Spielman Associate Editor Bemidji, Minn. — If temporary ponds are the welcome mats for northbound ducks in the spring, Minnesota may be more of a pass-through than a destination. That’s because drought conditions exist nearly statewide. Water levels were low entering winter, and snowfall nearly everywhere is below average. In fact, Duluth’s snowfall

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