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April 18, 2008

Hayward Area

Most lakes are now down to 16 to 18 inches of solid ice. Nearly all access areas have become unusable to any kind of vehicle traffic and some shorelines on the west and north sides of the lakes have begun to show some open-water areas. Anglers have had decent catches of perch, crappies and bluegills.

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Madison Area

Most of the ice is gone from the Madison chain, and guys are just getting out in search of panfish in the shallows. There have been a lot of crappies in the Yahara River and up into Cherokee Marsh. In Jefferson County, anglers were catching some legal walleyes on the Rock River in Watertown. Dip-netters

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April 18: Southwest Wisconsin Longbeards NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Dodger Bowl. For more info call Jerry Ruetten, 608-588-7541. April 19: Neillsville Area WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., American Legion Hall. For more info call Jill Artac, 715-456-7395. April 19: Burnett County WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., American Legion Hall. For more info call Don Chell, 715-689-2233. April

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No special deer season slated for the northwest

Bemidji, Minn. – Efforts of local landowners, federal sharpshooters, and contracted marksmen who shot deer from a helicopter have taken enough deer that the state officials have called off a possible four-day special deer season for northwestern Minnesota this spring. The deer-thinning effort is being conducted in a portion of Minnesota where bovine tuberculosis has

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VHS concerns are demise of state’s ‘walleye wagons’

Madison – State conservation groups that have bolstered natural walleye spawning efforts each spring through their operation of lake-side “walleye wagons” will have to find a different way to make a conservation contribution this spring. Walleye wagons are out, thanks to VHS concerns, according to Steve Hewett, of the DNR Bureau of Fisheries Management. Hewett

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