Friday, March 31st, 2023
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April 5, 2007

Ice fishing finished across most of state

By Glen SchmittStaff Writer Blackduck, Minn. – Travel far enough north this weekend and you could find walkable ice, but you’d probably need a real long plank to reach it. By most accounts, ice-fishing opportunities have ended for the season. Even where the shorelines have stayed somewhat intact, main lake ice has become honeycombed and

Deer survey stalls rule change talk

By Don LehmanContributing Writer Syracuse, N.Y. – A survey of deer hunters in parts of Region 7 has prompted the state DEC to put off any talk of antler restrictions or other potential rules changes in the region. The survey found that more than two-thirds of the 405 hunters surveyed from Wildlife Management Units 7F,

Earn-a-buck in ’07 to include 35 units

By Tim Eisele Correspondent Madison – The number of herd-control and earn-a-buck deer units outside of the CWD zones will increase for the 2007 hunting season to include 60 herd-control units (compared to 54 in 2006) and 35 EAB units (21 last fall). Sixteen units will have the traditional buck-plus quota (compared to 25 last

Frustrated Monacchio steps down from CFAB

By Don LehmanContributing Writer Northville, N.Y. – The chairman of the state Conservation Fund Advisory Board (CFAB) announced his resignation March 16, saying the inability of certain sportsmen’s groups to work together had pushed him toward stepping down. Robert Monacchio of Northville (Fulton County) had been the Region 5 representative to the board for nine

Aquatic plants bill heard in committee

By Joe AlbertAssociate Editor St. Paul – The DNR has been too conservative in its efforts to control invasive aquatic species in the state’s lakes, according to a group called Minnesotans for Healthy Lakes. The group, organized in 2003 by property owners, is pushing a bill – SF506, authored by Sen. Gen Olson, R-Minnetrista –

Expanded deer-hunting opportunities possible

By Joe AlbertAssociate Editor St. Paul – As has been the trend in recent years, whitetail hunters in Minnesota are likely to have increased opportunities again this fall. A new deer zone is likely in the northwest, around the area where bovine tuberculosis has been discovered in cattle and wild deer. A deer-cull effort has

Price County muskies headed to La Crosse

By Dean Bortz Editor Park Falls, Wis. – Up to 200 Price County muskies will put on some traveling music this spring as they make their way to a new home – Lake Neshonoc in La Crosse County. La Crosse County muskie anglers should have a new, ready-made fishery by the second week in June,

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