Tuesday, March 21st, 2023
Tuesday, March 21st, 2023

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March 8, 2007

VHS threatens the fish of Lake Superior

By Tim Spielman Associate Editor Duluth, Minn. – Last summer, the threat of a spreading fish virus forced a federal agency to issue a crackdown on movement of some fish species in several Great Lakes states. The ban, modified last November, affected not only private aquaculturists, but also some state fish-stocking programs. Recently, the Izaak

Former state senator Sams dies at age 54

By Joe AlbertStaff Writer St. Paul – Former state Sen. Dallas Sams, who in recent years championed dedicated funding proposals and other outdoors measures, died Monday at St. Joseph’s Hospital in St. Paul. He was 54. The Staples DFLer was elected to the Senate in 1990 and lost his bid to return to the Senate

Many faces to N.Y. trout opener

Staff report Albany – Opening Day means different things to trout anglers across New York state. In the Adirondacks, for instance, the April 1 kickoff means little, if anything. Trout streams, ponds and lakes in the North Country are typically still encased in ice, or at the very least too frigid for any fishing. For

Free licenses drain Conservation Fund

By Don LehmanContributing Writer Albany – Every year, tens of thousands of senior citizens, military veterans and handicapped sportsmen receive free or discounted hunting, fishing and trapping licenses and stamps from the state. Those freebies deprive the state Conservation Fund of hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue annually, money the fund could desperately use

Season Dates

March 10: Snow goose season closes (Northeastern and Southeastern zones) March 11: Beaver trapping season closes (portions of western New York) March 15: Beaver trapping season closes (southeastern New York) March 15: Mink and muskrat trapping season closes (southeastern New York) March 15: Otter trapping season closes (portions of southeastern New York) March 15: Pike,

Conservation Fund top Summit priority

By Don LehmanContributing Writer Albany – The state’s largest conservation organizations banded together late last month to call for legislative changes that would address dwindling revenue to the state Conservation Fund, crack down on poachers and protect the state’s panfish populations. Calling their meetings late last year and earlier this year a ‘summit’ on sportsmen-related

Hatchery repairs price climbs closer to $40M

Staff report Albany – Repairs to the most of the state’s dozen fish hatcheries are slowly getting done, but in the meantime the price tag for the work continues to rise. At one time pegged at an estimated $25 million, many are placing that figure at closer to $40 million as costs continue to climb.


Joe Albert Staff Writer Last fall, we were pheasant hunting with a friend in the Blue Earth area. After only finding an opossum the first place we walked, we switched it up and hit a windbreak in the middle of a plowed field, and a drainage ditch. Less than an hour later, and well before

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