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June 8, 2023

Oklahoma reports its first case of CWD found in the wild deer herd

A white-tailed deer in the Oklahoma Panhandle has tested positive for chronic wasting disease, the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC) announced in a release this week. It marks the first time that CWD has been discovered in a wild deer in Oklahoma.
A Texas County landowner reported the deer to the ODWC after witnessing it behaving abnormally. The deer was recovered near Optima and testing was conducted.

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Streams of Thought: Remembering first muskie catch from Ontario creates excitement to return

There are days when 1992 doesn’t seem long ago. That was the year I joined four friends on a journey to a remote island on Lake of the Woods in Ontario, to fish for a few days and presumably to escape a music scene in such disarray that “Achy Breaky Heart” had inexplicably risen to the top of the charts.
The trip in 1992 set the stage for the 30-plus ventures since then. I remember some of the years’ tales better than others, but I vividly recall that first muskie. See you soon, Ontario.

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Commentary: What the new ‘Keep It Clean’ legislation means for Minnesota ice anglers

About 10 years ago, a small group of people from the Lake of the Woods area began an effort in education, promotion, and enforcement in keeping trash and human waste off of the ice Lake of the Woods. This group is known as “Keep It Clean.”
Fast-forward, and today there are more than 30 local (lake-focused) groups around the state of Minnesota that have joined the effort. This expanded group has been busy behind the scenes, working on a variety of items that ultimately will lessen the amount of trash and human waster entering our waters.

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