Sunday, October 1st, 2023

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Sunday, October 1st, 2023

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

April 22, 2007

NWTF support of baiting is challenged

By Dean Bortz Editor Madison – The emergence of a new conservation group and its support for deer feeding and baiting has some sportsmen wondering whether the group is legitimate, or a smoke screen for legislators who believe their past support from hunters is slipping away as more conservation groups ask for a statewide deer

Season Dates

April 21-22: Youth Turkey Hunt (for ages 12-15) May 1-31: Spring gobbler season May 5: Walleye, northern pike, pickerel, tiger muskie season opens (statewide, general regulations) May 5: Lake Erie trophy bass season opens May 6: Summer flounder (fluke) season opens May 15: Bowfishing season opens Special Events April 20-22: Family Outdoor Sporting Weekend, Frost

Deer-baiting busts hit all-time record

By Joe AlbertAssociate Editor St. Paul – Statistics released last week by the DNR confirm what hunters and conservation officers have been saying for some time: Deer baiting in the state is on the rise. Last year, COs wrote a total of 118 citations and warnings, to date the largest number handed out. Violations have

Deer ‘task force’ bill passes state Senate

By Steve PiattEditor Albany – A bill that would create a ‘deer mitigation task force’ to trim whitetail numbers in the Hudson Valley has passed the Senate and is under consideration by the state Assembly. A New York State Conservational Council official official says the potential if the bill is passed into law is frightening.

VHS threat is now impacting anglers

By Tim Eisele Correspondent Madison – The Natural Resources Board approved emergency rules to control the spread of viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus (VHS) into Wisconsin waters that will alter bait use and require stricter boat maintenance for those who use the same boats on the Great Lakes and inland waters. The board met by telephone

Arts and crafts

Joe Albert Associate Editor Arts and crafts. Like many others who are watching with interest as dedicated funding bills wind their way through the Legislature, I’m tired of talking about the leech-like attachment of arts to what’s always been a natural resources bill. But since our web site apparently has a new readership, I can’t

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