Wednesday, March 29th, 2023
Wednesday, March 29th, 2023

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Sportsmen Since 1967

September 3, 2009


Crab Orchard Lake: Crappie action has improved during the past few weeks. Most fish are being located in 8-10 feet of water over submerged cover, rip rap or bridge pillars. Minnows and jigs are equally effective. Catfish action is still fair. Catfish are being caught on leeches and cut bait. Bluegill are still holding close

Pawprints near school: cougar or wild goose chase?

Henry, Ill. – Seven people in six weeks reported seeing a cougar on the northeast edge of Henry. Then police Chief James Young found what he said could be evidence of one. But wildlife officials aren’t convinced. Tracks in mud outside Henry Elementary School appeared to have been made by a cougar, not a dog

Waterfowlers have new rules on Upper Mississippi refuge

Winona, Minn. – Waterfowlers who chase ducks in the Upper Mississippi River Wildlife and Fish Refuge in southwestern Wisconsin and southeastern Minnesota will encounter a few more changes beginning this fall. Perhaps the biggest change is the modification of the “waterfowl hunting closed areas” of Pool 4, near Wabasha, Minn., and Alma, Wis., according to

Every buck has a shot

Quincy, Ill. – An interesting finding in a new deer study reveals that paying special attention to a doe is a method used by bucks to secure mating privileges. In fact, a buck may spend up to 24 hours “tending” to a receptive female. The new study, published in the August 2009 issue of the

Central New York

Oneida Lake: Walleye are being taken by anglers jigging in 20 to 40 feet of water with jigs tipped with night crawlers or blade baits. Smallmouth bass fishing has been very good throughout the lake, with fish hitting any artificial lure that resembles a young of the year yellow perch. Oswego River: Drifting night crawlers

State Wide

ALGOMA_AREA Some salmon already have begun to get darker as the fall spawning run gets closer, and there have even been some fish being spotted up the Kewaunee River. Anglers have been reporting some success casting spoons for trout and salmon off of the piers in Algoma and Kewaunee. Most of the fish are being

DNR investigates concerns about squirrel numbers

St. Paul – DNR officials likely will take a hard look at squirrel seasons in the state in coming months, the result of the belief in some quarters that squirrel populations are decreasing. The agency surveyed squirrel hunters earlier this year as part of an effort to determine how squirrel hunting opportunities might be improved

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