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Tuesday, December 5th, 2023

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Sportsmen Since 1967

September 6, 2007

Are tubers becoming drain on Namekagon?

By Dean Bortz Editor Hayward, Wis. – What could be so bad about drifting down a river on an inner tube on a hot, summer day? Apparently plenty, for both fishermen and law enforcement officers on stretches of the Namekagon River near Spooner and Hayward. Congestion, littering, fights, medical emergencies, and just plain poor behavior

DNR unveils plan to fund Vermilion park

By Joe AlbertAssociate Editor St. Paul – The DNR would have enough money to purchase thousands of acres of land on Lake Vermilion for a new state park and at least 4,000 acres of wildlife management areas, among other land, under a proposal unveiled earlier this week. The agency is proposing that a portion of

Muskie brood stock suffers summerkill in Lake Rebecca

By Mike KallokStaff Writer Rockford, Minn. – More than 30 muskies up to 36 inches long died thanks to summerkill on one of the DNR’s primary brood stock lakes. The muskies surfaced in the southwest bay of Lake Rebecca – a 250-acre lake near Rockford in Hennepin County. The mortality was likely a result of

Summit set to renew efforts for sportsmen

By Don LehmanContributing Writer Albany – Leaders of the state’s four biggest conservation groups will meet in September as they continue the summit on sporting issues they began last year. This time, though, they hope for more cohesion among their leaders and have reached out to other sportsmen’s groups across the state to seek their

DNR: Pheasant numbers high for hunting season

DNR Reports St. Paul – Favorable pheasant nesting and brood-rearing conditions should mean another quality fall for Minnesota’s hunters. The DNR’s pheasant index remained near its highest level in 20 years, thanks to pheasant-friendly weather and habitat conditions in portions of southwest Minnesota, the state’s pheasant range. The pheasant index (107 birds per 100 miles

Planning begins for dedicated funding oversight

By Joe AlbertAssociate Editor St. Paul – Garry Leaf puts a lot of miles on his car driving around the state, talking about dedicated funding to sportsmen. For a long time, add-ons to what began as a fish and wildlife bill were the hot topic. Now, it’s who will oversee the money and what it

Hunting to begin in earnest on Sept. 15

By Dean Bortz Editor Madison – Small-game hunters are going to see a lot of things happen all at once on Saturday, Sept. 15, when the 2007 seasons open for turkeys, ruffed grouse, squirrels, and cottontails. The state crow season also opens Sept. 15. The snowshoe hare season is open year-round. According to Scott Hull,

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