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November 29, 2023

Outdoor Insights: What’s in a name when it comes to birds?

This newspaper printed a story last week about the American Ornithological Society’s plan to rename 80 species of North American birds named after people. We’re talking feathered friends like the Wilson’s phalarope, the Cooper’s hawk, and – as the Delta Waterfowl reprint last week noted – three waterfowl species.

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Come ice season, there’s no shortage of crappies in Minnesota’s Upper South Long Lake

Crow Wing County is rich with lakes and fishing opportunities – most definitely a destination location in the state. But with so many lakes in which to wet a line, there are going to be some that get lost in the shuffle, receiving less attention from anglers.
Upper South Long Lake might be one of them. At just over 800 acres, it’s a decent multi-species lake, although crappies and largemouth bass seem to be its standouts.

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Wisconsin bowhunter acted reasonably in killing cougar

Benjamin Karasch, of Eau Claire, is the bowhunter who killed a mountain lion Nov. 11 in Buffalo County, Wis., after it spotted him atop his ladder stand and stalked to within 13 yards.
Fearing the cougar was about to attack, Karasch, 39, arrowed it. Wisconsin’s last documented cougar kill was in 1908, 115 years ago. Wisconsin lists cougars as a protected species, but allows people to defend themselves or protect their property if they fear the animal is about to cause harm.

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Efforts to change names of birds named after people divisive topic among ornithologists

It’s hard to escape the attention that the decision by the leadership of the American Ornithological Society (AOS) to change any bird name that was coined to honor a person to something more descriptive about its habitat or appearance. So a Cooper’s hawk or a LeConte’s sparrow will be called something else in the future, like Medium-Sized Bird-Snatcher or Streaked Little-Brown-Job.

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Competitive archery now an Alexandria College option in west-central Minnesota

Alexandria Technical and Community College in west-central Minnesota has emphasized enhancing the student experience on campus by offering expanded extracurricular activities in recent years.
The school offers soccer, eSports, volleyball, competitive fishing, clay target shooting, baseball, and golf as varsity sports. Now the school will add an archery program to those options. In doing so, Alexandria TCC will become the first two-year college in the state to offer competitive archery through USA Archery’s Collegiate Archery Program.

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