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December 10, 2009

Southern opener not a washout this year

Editor Albany – Compared to last year’s washout, the opening weekend of the 2009 Southern Zone firearms deer season was a pretty good one. But although the opening weekend harvest was up from last year’s kickoff, keep in mind whitetail hunters didn’t have a tough act to follow on the heels of the 2008 opener

Cold making ice despite wind and snow

Detroit Lakes, Minn. – The good news is that ice has quickly taken hold across Minnesota. What’s uncertain is how much this week’s weather will affect the ability of anglers to fish that ice by this weekend. While weather forecasts include sub-zero temperatures, there’s also likely measurable snow this week, plus strong winds, which could

Research shows 40-inch muskie size limit the right move

Madison – Muskie research shows that Wisconsin could increase its general statewide size limit from 34 to 40 inches if there is support for that move from sportsmen and fish managers within the DNR. “Muskie nut” isn’t a title found in the DNR’s personnel listings, but it could apply to Tim Simonson, a DNR fish

DNR goes with a 16-day gun whitetail deer hunt

DNR Reports Madison – A 16-day gun deer hunt starting the Saturday before the Thanksgiving holiday was the basis of a proposed 2010 deer season framework the DNR was scheduled to present to the Natural Resources Board for consideration during a Dec. 8 meeting in Madison. “The special committee formed by the Natural Resources Board

Hunter confrontations lead to pair of arrests

Argyle, N.Y. – Southern Zone firearms deer season got off to a violent start in one part of the state during opening day weekend. Two men were arrested after incidents in Washington County in which two hunters were allegedly harassed by a property owner who police said fired rifle shots toward them, and a hunter

Dollars, deer down in third year of donation program

St. Paul – Hunters this year have donated fewer deer and less money to the state’s venison donation program than they have during the past two years. Hunters have donated about $35,000 to the program; in each of the past few years, voluntary donations have totalled about $50,000. “That’s not an insignificant amount,” said Lou

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