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Sportsmen Since 1967

October 6, 2011

Wis. lawmakers plan bill to boost outdoor sports

Madison, Wis. (AP) – Republican legislators are planning to introduce a bill designed to get more people hunting and fishing. The proposal’s main author, state Rep. Jim Steineke of Kaukauna, says the measure would allow new license applicants to include people as referrals on their applications, making those people eligible for discounted licenses, create adult-only […]

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NY seeks rabbit skulls from hunters for study

Albany, N.Y. (AP) – The state Department of Environmental Conservation is asking rabbit hunters to save skulls during this fall’s hunting season. The only native cottontail east of the Hudson River in New York is the New England cottontail, but its populations are poorly understood. They look nearly identical to Eastern cottontails and are only

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Wolves and Wyoming – Feds release Wyo. wolf delist plan

Cheyenne, Wyo. (AP) – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday released a plan for removing wolves from endangered species status in Wyoming that would codify a compromise between protections in the Yellowstone region and allowing wolves to be shot on sight elsewhere in the state. The draft plan posted online and set for

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Western Montana man sentenced in poaching case

Hamilton, Mont. (AP) – A western Montana man will lose his hunting privileges for three years but avoid jail time after pleading guilty to felony poaching. The Ravalli Republic reports a Ravalli County judge also ordered 28-year-old Justin Davis earlier this week to pay $4,000 in restitution for his role in illegally killing a deer

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Wis. picks national expert to serve as deer czar

Madison, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker’s administration has picked a national expert to serve as Wisconsin’s deer czar. James C. Kroll will begin work immediately on a study of the Department of Natural Resources’ herd management practices. His preliminary report is due in March. Walker promised during his campaign to appoint someone to review

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MN: Chopping block for federal habitat programs

Groups urge committee members to ‘do it right’ Washington – It’s easy these days for sportsmen and conservationists to assume CRP will remain a viable program – aiding wildlife, reducing soil erosion, cleansing groundwater – well into the future. After all, according to Dave Nomsen, the federal Conservation Reserve Program’s been around for 25 years.

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MN: Water not cooling down as fast as walleye anglers would like Issue: 40

Big Six LAKE MILLE LACS East – The shallow-water crankbait bite has improved for walleyes during the evening in four to 12 feet – look to the shoreline breaks and rock reefs. There’s been consistent perch action in 15 feet in the bays with minnows. Muskie anglers continue to raise fish on the weedlines and bays

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