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December 11, 2008

Madison Area

In Jefferson County, anglers have been catching a few legal walleyes below the lower dam in Watertown. The fish were biting on a jig and minnow. Success was slow, overall. A few pheasant hunters were still hunting the stocked public hunting grounds and having some success. Pheasant stocking is getting close to ending for the …

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Chippewa Falls Area

At Brunet Island State Park, panfish action has been good in the north campground bays. Anglers were reporting generally good ice conditions in the backwater areas. The Cornell Flowage water levels fluctuate throughout the year, and anglers are urged to use caution when venturing onto the ice. Gordy’s Hardware Hank, (715) 726-2515. Buroker’s Taxidermy, Bait

St. Germain Area

Most lakes across the Northwoods had about 3 inches of ice early last week, with an inch of light snow on top of that. This is still not considered safe for ice travel, as there were still many areas with only 1 to 2 inches of ice, especially around any moving water, inlets and outlets,

Fur prices hit by slow economy

Herkimer, N.Y. – Global economic problems have created some uncertainty in fur markers, leaving New York trappers uneasy about fur prices heading into the season. Overall expectations have been lowered for 2008-09 fur auctions as a result of the economic slowdown. North American Fur Auctions (NAFA), the world’s largest fur clearinghouse, acknowledged in a statement

Better hunting and fishing must be Heritage Council’s bottom line

Golly, here we are, scarcely one month after the election and already I feel like a disenfranchised voter. Last week, the state’s powers-that-be announced appointments to the new Lessard Heritage Council – eight citizens and four legislators who will recommend appropriations to the Legislature for the outdoor funding derived the new constitutional amendment dedicating a

Moose-poaching case moved to other court

Keene, N.Y. – A case against two Essex County men accused of illegally killing a moose has been transferred to another town court due to a series of circumstances, including the death of one town justice’s son in a deer-hunting accident. Burton H. Smith, 40, of Keene, and Kelly L. Reyell, 40, will now have


Ice fishing is officially open but ice conditions were very poor. Shorelines and shallows are starting to freeze over in the Tri-Lakes Region, however, ice conditions are not safe. There are no new reports from anglers. Anglers are reminded that Nov. 30 was the close of black bass season. Catch-and-release fishing for bass is allowed

State’s deer harvest takes 21-percent dip

Madison – A 21-percent decline in the gun buck harvest from last year has generated a firestorm of sorts for the DNR that includes calls from hunters for the agency to cancel the Dec. 11-14 statewide antlerless deer season, and the new “holiday deer hunt” in the CWD zone. It’s unlikely the DNR would ask

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