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Monday, December 11th, 2023

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

April 2, 2009

No legs, yet, for federal gun-control bill

Washington, D.C. – Two members of the Wisconsin federal delegation said they will not support gun-control legislation known as the “Blair Holt bill,” and one state senator said the bill has no chance of passing. Just prior to the press deadline for this issue, Wisconsin Outdoor News contacted the offices of U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin,

Funding bill clears first big committee

St. Paul – In what supporters hailed as a “huge first step,” the bill carrying recommendations of the Lessard Outdoor Heritage Council cleared its first Senate hurdle Friday, when members of the Environment and Natural Resources Committee approved unanimously the $69.5 million bill. The bill has a number of other committee stops in the Senate

While second fish barrier sits, third one is planned

Chicago – The gargantuan Asian carp likely will have a second electric barrier to Lake Michigan this spring, a move that will mark significant progress in a years-long project dogged by countless delays and criticisms. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project manager Chuck Shea said barrier IIA is expected to go online around the end

‘Can’ estimate of 500,000 would allow one bird per day

Stevens Point, Wis. – Federal biologists are going to have see at least 500,000 canvasbacks in the spring population estimate in order to offer Midwestern hunters a one-bird bag limit during the 2009 season. Want to see a “two-can” limit? Not unless federal biologists first hit a population estimate of 725,000 canvasbacks on the breeding

State COs assist in flooding zone

Fort Ripley, Minn. – Flood waters may have been retreating in the flood-ravaged Red River Valley near Fargo-Moorhead this week, but members of the Minnesota DNR – among them, about 50 conservation officers – remained ready to assist with anything from resident rescue to levee monitoring. Roger Tietz, DNR Enforcement operations support manager at Camp

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