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October 30, 2008

Man charged for causing Ham Lake fire last year

Minneapolis (AP) – A camper from Washington, D.C., has been indicted on charges of causing a wildfire that blackened nearly 120 square miles of forest in northeast Minnesota and Canada, federal prosecutors announced last week. Stephen George Posniak, 64, is charged with three counts, including giving false information to a U.S. Forest Service officer. He

Declining participation marks pheasant hunts

Springfield – Some pheasant hunters are looking at the bright side in 2008 – all the political bickering over DNR’s Controlled Pheasant Hunting Program this summer at least briefly cast a spotlight on the game bird. “People in the state who didn’t even know there were pheasants here became educated,” Thomas Kinder, of Chicago, said.

Study could shorten wait for bobcat tag

Ashland, Wis. – For bobcat hunters and trappers, this is the golden age. The past five seasons featured the top five harvests since 1980, including a record 497 bobcats in 2005 and a second best 477 in 2007. The kill rate for bobcat permit holders last year was nearly 41 percent, the highest ever recorded.

State Roundup

Dean Bortz Wisconsin Editor When it comes to taking in a good dose of fall fishing and color, it’s pretty tough to beat the border country of Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. There are great fishing lakes on either side of the border, but if you want to get a little closer to the color,

Northern Zoners hope for early snow cover

Ray Brook, N.Y. – Northern Zone deer hunters may get just what they want in the first week of the firearms season – snow. Portions of the Adirondacks, notably the higher elevations, were expected to receive at least some snow Oct. 21-22, providing the conditions that bring scores of hunters into the woods with the

MCEA files suit on new ballast discharge rules

St. Paul – The state’s new regulations on ballast water aren’t sufficient to protect Lake Superior from invasive species, according to an appeal filed last week with the Minnesota Court of Appeals. The Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy, which filed the suit, argues that the new ballast water discharge permit the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Expect deer season similar to last year

Madison – Once the final bell sounds on this season’s gun and archery deer hunts, the combined harvest total should fall somewhere between 475,00 and 515,000 deer. Maybe even as high as 520,000 deer, according to Keith Warnke, DNR deer ecologist. “Everything is ready to go,” he said. “It should be a good deer hunt.

Dedicated funding’s final test is Nov. 4

St. Paul – The culmination of more than a decade of work by legislators and conservation groups to make “dedicated funding” part of the state constitution comes Tuesday, when voters decide the fate of a proposed constitutional amendment. The Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment would increase the state sales three-eighths of 1 percent, or

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