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January 27, 2011

MN: Southeast wild deer positive for CWD

Bowhunter killed doe with disease near Pine Island in late November St. Paul – State officials last week announced Minnesota has become the latest state to find chronic wasting disease in its wild deer. An archery hunter killed the deer near Pine Island in the southeastern part of the state late last November, and routine

MN: Dayton and legislators agree on simplifying permitting

St. Paul – Gov. Mark Dayton signed an executive order early this week ordering the DNR and Pollution Control Agency to accelerate and simplify processes for environmental review and permitting. While there are notable exceptions, the order is similar to legislation that House and Senate Republicans have identified as their priorities for passage this session.

MN: Calendar of Events Issue: 4

Banquets/Fundraisers. Jan. 28: Midwest Outdoors Unlimited Banquet, 7 p.m., Horseshoe Ballroom. For more info call Ron Welle, 320-260-6023. Jan. 28: Prairie Pothole Chapter Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Kandi Entertainment Center. For more info call Troy Heck, 320-235-0560. Jan. 29: Zumbro Valley Gobblers Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Zumbrota VFW. For more info call Dan Carlstrom, 507-824-2448. Jan. 29: Ringnecks Forevermore Assoc. Banquet,

WI: Cuffs and Collars Issue: 2

District 1 – Ashland area A case was settled regarding a subject who was cited by warden Amie Egstad, of Bayfield, for not having his dog licensed while using it for bear hunting. He was fined, and DNR licenses/privileges were revoked for one year due to prior DNR offenses. A subject who had been revoked

WI: Staff getting to know Stepp

Wausau, Wis. – Newly appointed DNR secretary Cathy Stepp had a smooth first meeting with the Executive Council of the Conservation Congress on Jan. 7, while touching on DNR vacancies, taking in ideas from DNR staff and the public, and splitting the DNR. She reiterated that she wants to “open the agency,” and is looking

WI: Fishing fine in ’10; how about ’11?

Madison – Wisconsin anglers can look forward to more great fishing opportunities in 2011 as they turn the page on a record-setting 2010, according ton DNR Bureau of Fisheries Director Mike Staggs. “We realize how important fishing is in Wisconsin, both as a cultural activity and as a part of our economy,” Staggs said. “We’ve

WI: Crossbow question highlights hearings

Wausau, Wis. – Sportsmen who attend the April 11 spring fish and game hearings will be asked whether crossbow use should be allowed during the archery deer season. The question is coming from the Conservation Congress and is advisory in nature; it’s not a proposed rule change coming from the DNR. If the Congress advisory

A GARgantuan fish introduced by DNR

Hearing this news, I suspect few Illinois residents will want to take a summertime dip in Hennepin-Hopper lakes. According to a news story in the LaSalle News Tribune, DNR has released alligator gars in HH. “The alligator gar grows to 300 pounds and 10 feet long. Its broad jaws are lined with jagged teeth. It once lived

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