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Tuesday, July 16th, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

July 10, 2023

Minnesota’s ruffed grouse counts up again in core of bird’s range

Minnesota’s ruffed grouse spring population counts are up again from last year and are similar to other recent peaks in the 10-year population cycle of grouse, according to a study from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
The DNR and other partners use spring drumming counts in the forested regions of Minnesota where grouse habitat exists to monitor changes in grouse populations over time.

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Professional walleye angler Chase Parsons hosting seminar at Iowa’s Okoboji Blue Water Festival

The final piece of the puzzle for the Okoboji Blue Water Festival (OBWF) has been finalized with professional walleye tournament angler Chase Parsons agreeing to host the 9 a.m. fishing seminar on Aug. 12.
“Chase is a nationally-renowned professional walleye fisherman who has worked with Dan Spengler at Pure Fishing designing some of the top walleye lures currently being used,” OBWF co-chair Greg Drees said about the addition of Parsons to the speaker lineup. “I know he will share a variety of techniques that will help anglers catch more walleyes wherever they fish.”

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Your land, your legacy: The Family Forest Carbon Program unlocks the potential of your forest

The majority of forests in the United States — 39% — are owned by families and individuals who have valuable experience and want to be good stewards of their land. But good forest stewardship is expensive and requires technical expertise. This is where the Family Forest Carbon Program comes in.

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Wisconsin DNR accepting artwork for 2024 turkey, pheasant and waterfowl stamp contests through July 15

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is accepting artwork entries for the wild turkey, pheasant and waterfowl stamp design contests. The winning designs will appear on the 2024 collection of stamps.
Each year, local artists from around Wisconsin compete for an opportunity to have their artwork commemorated in a historic way on the wild turkey, pheasant and waterfowl stamps.

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Beauty is in the eye of the angler

“I want to catch a sheepshead, Grandpa,” said 9-year-old Parker Costello of Lockport, N.Y. 
Yes, catching a sheepshead was on his bucket list and he had tried three different times last year with no luck. He tried in the Genesee River, the Upper Niagara River, and the Lower Niagara River and it just didn’t work out for him. All three areas hold decent populations of freshwater drum, but Parker’s quest fell short.

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Giant carp taken from Illinois waters showcase just how big these invasives can get

Days before commercial fishermen landed a 109-pound bighead carp on the Illinois River, Scott Battin broke two Illinois state bowfishing records – one that he himself had previously set.
On June 1, Battin was bowfishing on a private body of water in Logan County, Ill., when he arrowed the 50-pound silver carp, which was about seven pounds bigger than record silver he stuck in 2021. The next day, Battin was bowfishing in the same area when he lined up and shot a bighead carp weighing 92 pounds, 1.6 ounces.

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Three tips for better trail camera setups that will help your scouting

Trail cameras are nearly ubiquitous across deer-hunting circles. It seems as though everyone owns at least one, and as we get into prime summer scouting season, most of them will end up in the woods. A lot of those digital scouters will promise valuable findings, but will produce poor results.
The best way to avoid this is to think through how you mount your cameras, and what settings you use. Here’s how.

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