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Friday, April 19th, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

January 8, 2024

New potential world’s record musk ox entered into Boone and Crockett Club records

The records department of the Boone and Crockett Club recently received a musk ox entry, and if confirmed by a judges panel, it will be crowned the new world’s record.
The recent entry was killed by Aron F. Wark on Aug. 1, 2023, near Contwoyto Lake in the Canadian Territory of Nunavut. With a preliminary score of 131 4/8 points, Wark’s musk ox beats the old record of 130 4/8 points taken by Alex Therrien in 2020.

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Winter salmon fishing in New York? Fish still biting as 2024 begins

It was an odd end-of-the-year and peculiar start of a new one for salmon fishermen on Lake Ontario.
As is often the case, the place to be was the Niagara Bar off the mouth of the Niagara River. As 2023 ended and 2024 began, king salmon action was good enough that you could target them – a month or two after the fall run of kings into the Devil’s Hole area of the gorge (which was very good in 2023).

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Park it on Park Lake for crappies, walleyes and catfish in Wisconsin’s Columbia County

Park Lake is a 312-acre impoundment of the Fox River in the north-central Columbia County town of Pardeeville. The lake has two public boat landings; one controlled by the town of Wyocena (Rohde’s Landing) and one by Columbia County.
The local DNR fisheries team most recently survey Park Lake in the spring of 2021. In total, 12,000 fish of 21 species were collected during spring netting and electrofishing on Park Lake in 2021.

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From the Backyard: Expect the unexpected from nature

At this time of year, with winter enveloping the country, the natural world can produce some unexpected sights. Case in point: Rich Carlson, a talented nature photographer, gathered some materials to make a holiday scene for his backyard birds – and Backyard readers.

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Ask a Fisheries Biologist: Lateral lines help fish capture prey when visibility is low

If you look closely at the side of most freshwater fish, you will see one of their most unique sensory systems, the lateral line. This appears visually as a faint row running along the fish. Many anglers might have heard of the lateral line and its role in helping fish capture prey even when visibility is low, but exactly how does it work?

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Iowa high school students partner with Iowa Great Lakes Fishing Club to create a “Fishing Utopia” through No Boundaries program

Through a program called No Boundaries, students at Graettinger-Terril-Ruthven Ayrshire (GTRA), Okoboji and Spencer High School in northwest Iowa are gaining real-world experience as they prepare for the next chapter of their lives. 
For one group of students, the program is giving them a chance to help renovate a local fishery.

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