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Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Monday, May 27th, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

January 15, 2024

Joe Shead: Why 2023 was my toughest Minnesota deer season ever

I knew things were bad last spring when I found uprooted cedar trees that weren’t eaten. Deer congregate in cedar swamps to endure deep snow.
As soon as a limb or an entire cedar tree falls, deer devour every needle within reach. And you can’t find a young cedar tree along the North Shore because deer chomp them as soon as they sprout.

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Jeremiah Haas: Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration programs integral to what we love as hunters, anglers

Now that we have spent the sporting goods store gift cards we received at Christmas, you might be wondering where does all that money go? While the manufacturers and retailers get much of the price you pay, a percentage of it will be used to help the resources we will likely be pursuing with the new items we purchased.
These conservation programs have a long history, one dating back nearly a century.

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A quick chat with the North American Grouse Partnership’s Ted Koch

In 2019, shortly after retirement, Ted Koch became executive director of the North American Grouse Partnership. He’d previously  worked 30 years as an endangered species biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Koch lives in Garden Valley, Idaho, the state in which he spent 23 of this 30 years with the USFWS. You might say he accepted the job with the NAGP because of a passion for prairie grouse, but also for his disposition to offer support for an underdog.

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State-threatened osprey establish a growing presence at Carlyle Lake in Illinois

The 26,000-acre Carlyle Lake reservoir opened in 1967 and has become a favorite spot for water sports, hunting, wildlife viewing, and other outdoor recreational activities in Illinois.
With five known nesting locations, it also is a hot spot to view the state-threatened osprey. It was not always this way.

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