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October 16, 2008

A mid-October session

Joe Albert Associate Editor Early season results. You probably noticed – or should have, anyway – we had a story on last weekend’s early antlerless season in this week’s paper. Because of the federal holiday on Monday, we weren’t able to get harvest numbers. So here they are. As expected due to the weather – …

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Wisconsin firms up role in Wildlife Violator Compact

Madison – Hunters who obey the laws have nothing to worry about, but those who run afoul of the law in Wisconsin, or 30 other states, now have something new to think about: the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact. Wisconsin became a member of the compact on April 15, which means that people who lose their

State pheasant hunters hope best yet to come

Madelia, Minn. – If you had a fantastic opening weekend of pheasant hunting, harvest-wise, you’re in the minority. Hot and humid weather in some places, cold and lightning and thunder in others, and standing corn in many areas of the state seem to have combined to make a pheasant season that opened with a whimper.

Endangered wolves, CRP, wooden arrows, and other political junk

Make no mistake. The crisis facing farmland conservation is comparable to the economic meltdown of the nation’s financial markets. The difference is the losses are not measured in billions of dollars or shrinking home values, but most easily by the decline of pheasant and duck abundance. Bird hunting in the Upper Midwest is taking a

Prairie Du Chien Area

Fishing was a little slow last week, probably more because of the current than anything, that and warm water. Local fishermen need some “weather” to get things going on the Mississippi. Trout fishing has been very good across the river in Iowa, where the season is open. Stark’s Sport Shop, (608) 326-2478.

Raccoon pelts pique ’08 trapping interest

Madison – Every year, one furbearer species seemingly becomes the preseason darling of trappers. Three years ago, otters were expected to pay $150 or more. Heading into ’06, muskrats promised payouts of $9 or more. Last year, bobcats were forecast to be big-money fur. This season, the hottest fur before the first trap fires definitely

Four-day antlerless deer season Oct. 16-19

DNR Reports Madison – Wisconsin’s October antlerless deer gun hunt will be open in most deer units from Oct. 16-19. DNR deer ecologist Keith Warnke said the return of the October antlerless deer season will give hunters an opportunity to harvest extra deer under mild conditions, donate deer to food banks, and qualify for earn-a-buck

Ashland Area

Cohos, splake, browns, and even a few steelies and pinks have been reported near the river mouths, and even up in the rivers. Try trolling crankbaits off of planer boards, or small spoons off of divers and shallow riggers. The Lindenberg family of Ashland trolled up a big brown for Lake Superior – 35 inches

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