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January 10, 2024

Minnesota Environmental Partnership questions EPA’s ballast proposal for Great Lakes

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published the agency’s 2023 Vessel Incidental Discharge National Standards of Performance Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the federal register on Oct. 18, 2023.
The 2023 proposed rulemaking focuses some attention to the Great Lakes, especially the Lake Superior area. Steve Morse, executive director of the Minnesota Environmental Partnership, is concerned with some of the new proposed rulemaking.

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Minnesota Mixed Bag: Ice angler dies after ATV breaks through Pike Bay ice near Cass Lake

Cass County Sheriff Bryan Welk reported last week that on Jan. 5, at 11:15 a.m., the Cass County Sheriff’s Office received a report about an ATV that broke through the ice of Pike Bay in Pike Bay Township, near Cass Lake. The report indicated an individual was in the water.

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Minnesota DNR Roundtable topics range from climate to carp to moose matters

When the 2024 Minnesota DNR’s Roundtable convenes in Bloomington on Jan. 19, the hundreds in attendance won’t be first greeted by a bombshell “buffer initiative” like former Gov. Mark Dayton announced in 2015.
Nor will it hear about the intricacies of a particular state natural resource, as was the case in 2016, when Lake Mille Lacs management came under a collective microscope.

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Outdoor Insights: Public meetings on invasive carp coming up in Minnesota’s Mississippi River towns, plus more newsworthy bullet points

Late this month, several state nonprofits are hosting meetings in Mississippi River towns to engage the public on the status of silver and bighead carp.
Friends of the Mississippi River and the Lake Pepin Legacy Alliance are leading the soirees with partners like the Minnesota Conservation Federation. A main topic will be the Minnesota DNR’s Invasive Carp Action Plan, which the Legislature told the DNR to complete by Jan. 15.

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Minnesota deer farm group files suit against DNR, Board of Animal Health

The Minnesota Deer Farmers Association recently filed a lawsuit with the U.S. District Court-District of Minnesota against the Minnesota DNR and the Minnesota Board of Animal Health for “enforcing laws which will eliminate white-tailed deer farming in the state of Minnesota,” according to the lawsuit.

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Meeting sheds positive light on Lake Ontario in 2024 as chinook fishery continues to shine

Lake Ontario is back at the top of its game.
At a recent meeting of the Lake Ontario Trout and Salmon Association (LOTSA) held in December, New York Department of Environmental Conservation’s Lake managers and fish biologists held a new and improved State of Lake Ontario meeting to share survey results, announce increased stocking projections, and answer a multitude of questions from the gang of anglers in attendance.

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Ralph Loos: Turkey season is months away, but turkey concern here every day

We’re at the end of another Illinois deer season, shooting snow geese is not as satisfying as it was in 1998, and ice fishing appears to be a “come and go” proposition this winter.
Which means maybe it’s time we start thinking about turkeys. Spring turkey season is still months away, but a national article about ongoing research into the value of adjusting turkey harvest regulations and season timing got me thinking about hens and gobblers.

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