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August 20, 2009

Rare nest find creates stir in bird community

Chicago – A small bird about the size of a sparrow has caused a major commotion in the state’s wildlife community. The first piping plover nest found in Illinois since 1979 was discovered earlier this summer along a remote stretch of the Lake Michigan shoreline, sending birders into a frenzy. Earlier this month, three piping


Aug. 22:_Abbotsford Sportsmen’s Club Banquet, 6 p.m., El Norteno Supper Club. For more info call Daryl Halopka, 715-654-5713. Aug. 24:_Watertown Chapter DU Banquet, 5 p.m., Watertown Country Club. For more info call Joel Rosenow, 920-261-1538. Aug. 25:_Buckhorn WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., The Summit House. For more info call Jim Wiltinger, 608-689-2234. Aug. 27:_Kewaunee County WTU

Committee: Moose hunt likely to go on

Recommendations could affect deer hunting in northeast St. Paul – In about a month, the state’s moose hunt will begin in northeastern Minnesota. That hunt will continue, at least in the near future, based on recommendations from a committee charged with helping frame the state’s long-term management of the species. About 220 licenses were available

Twin Cities Metro

NORTHEAST METRO Bucktails continue to raise muskies on the weedlines of Bald Eagle Lake and Forest Lake. The deep structure of the St. Croix River is kicking out smallmouth bass and walleyes. Look to lakes such as Jane, Demonterville, Olson, and White Bear for bass and northern pike. Big Marine Lake is the area’s best

Canada goose hunters poised as September hunt nears

Springfield – Illinois’ fluctuating goose population will make the collective 2009-10 hunting seasons interesting, though hunters should have little trouble finding birds when the early Canada goose season opens statewide. That season, which runs Sept. 1-15, follows a 2008 early season that featured a total harvest of 17,420 geese. During the 2007 September season, hunters

DEC looks at softening baitfish regs

Albany – DEC_is looking at relaxing its baitfish regulations, which are currently among the most stringent in the nation. That possibility comes on the heels of a meeting with a group known as the Lake Erie Civilian Baitfish Group, which is looking at some loosening of the baitfish transport regulations put into effect in 2006

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