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October 4, 2007

Summit will again push bill for youth

By Don LehmanContributing Writer Herkimer, N.Y. – The conservation organizations that have renewed their summit on sporting issues have plotted a new course of action that may see help from an unlikely source. The organizations met in Herkimer on Sept. 11, and decided what their priorities will be in the upcoming state legislative session. Among

Early deer season expands this month

By Mike KallokStaff Writer St. Paul – The only change to Minnesota’s third consecutive early antlerless season is that fewer hunters will have to wait until November to harvest a deer with a gun. For one weekend this month, Oct. 13-14, hunters in 23 permit areas located in zones 1, 2, 3 and metro deer

Revised trapping regs face more comments

Staff report Albany – Emergency trapping regulations are in place to help avoid the accidental capture of dogs in body-gripping traps. But trappers are hoping the regulations might be softened a bit more after a final public comment period that ends Nov. 2. ‘This is a lot better than what we had,’ New York State

Deal in the Northwoods to protect 51,000 acres

By Tim SpielmanAssociate Editor St. Paul – The contribution by the state and private groups of about $12 million will be used in Koochiching and Itasca counties to protect more than 51,000 acres of forest from development, Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced this week. According to The Nature Conservancy, one of the conservation groups involved in

Half mil will assist in wetland enforcement

With dollars, DNR prepping plan to boost wetland enforcement flights By Tim SpielmanAssociate Editor St. Paul – Two years ago, the DNR’s Enforcement Division took a peek at what was possible in the realm of wetland enforcement efforts via the air. Last year, the division made the detection of violations by air a priority. But

Split duck season begins on Sept. 22

All hunters must have stamp in ’07 By Dean Bortz Editor Madison – Wildlife experts believe a combination of consecutive mild winters and improved grassland and wetland habitat are responsible for increased pheasant numbers that should mean good hunting on the state’s Oct. 20 season opener. DNR wildlife biologists Paul Kooiker, of Grantsburg, and Bill

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