Saturday, December 9th, 2023

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Saturday, December 9th, 2023

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

December 25, 2008

High gas prices are forcing state wardens off the road

Madison – While engaging in outdoor pursuits during the late summer and early fall, many sportsmen may have noticed that something was missing; conservation wardens weren’t observed patrolling woodlands and wildlife areas as frequently as in previous years. The reduced warden presence raised serious concerns, and outrage, among a large segment of the state’s outdoor

Lake Holcombe Area

The ice conditions are pretty good already this winter, and anglers started driving on Lake Holcombe last week. Ice shanties are popping up all over the place. Fishermen have been reporting good walleye action on live bait and jigging spoons. Lake Holcombe Sport Shop, (715) 595-4293.

Questions abound as council moves ahead

St. Paul – Even after a 10-year fight to allow citizens the right to decide whether to dedicate funds to natural resources _- then the months-long campaign to ensure voters approved the measure, which they did – proponents, almost to a person, agreed in one regard: The hardest part begins now. The state sales tax

Ashland Area

There have been people out on the Ashland side of the bay reporting an average of 5 inches of ice in most places. The Washburn side is much thinner, but the past few days there have been a few people spudding their way out a little ways off shore. Nothing around, or north of the

Youth hunting bill top ’08 story

Hunters – particularly young hunters – were the recipients of some of the best news of the year, along with some bad news as well. And anglers received some news that was met with mixed reaction, particularly in the saltwater angling community. But New York Outdoor News’ choice as the top news story of 2008

Siren Area

Anglers have been doing pretty well on panfish all over the area. There hasn’t been a lot of word on game fish just yet, other than a few walleyes have been hitting on Yellow Lake. Fishermen started driving out with vehicles last week on some lakes. Ice depths ranged from 4 to 12 inches last

Mercer Area

Ice fishing is in full swing throughout the area, with 7 to 10 inches of ice on average, but this thickness is increasing quickly with below-zero temperatures in recent days. There are a few trucks being driven out on the shallow, smaller lakes, but it is extremely early yet and the only vehicular traffic we

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