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Sportsmen Since 1967

January 18, 2024

Is lake sturgeon the next iconic creature headed to the Endangered Species List?

Fans of Wisconsin lake sturgeon fear their pursuits of this unique fish could come to a screeching halt sometime this summer if the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) caves to a protectionist group that’s suing to place sturgeon nationwide on the federal Endangered Species List.
The Center for Biological Diversity first petitioned the USFWS in 2018 for a “threatened” listing under the Endangered Species Act for all lake sturgeon in the country, or for separate listings of distinct populations as threatened or endangered.

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Ask a fish biologist: Fishing clear ice is tricky

Ice fishing conditions are different from what we experienced last year. Last year there was ice on many of the small lakes when we received a big dumping of snow. That led to slushy conditions, and the insulating nature of snow made it difficult to build more ice.
Walking was not easy in many places, and in some cases, driving was not an option. Anglers still managed to go fishing, but many seemed to consider it almost a lost season.

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Minnesota DNR releases updated Invasive Carp Action Plan

A day before the agency’s annual Roundtable event, the Minnesota DNR on Thursday released its updated state Invasive Carp Action Plan. The agency says the plan contains elements aimed to minimize and eliminate the spread of carp in state waters, specifically on the Mississippi, Minnesota, and St. Croix rivers.
The DNR held a press conference during the afternoon on Jan. 18 to explain the updates to the action plan.

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New York DEC guarding against Avian Influenza as pheasant farm, stocking rebound

Almost a year ago, New York’s popular pheasant propagation and stocking program, which annually provides more than 30,000 adult ringnecks for upland hunting enthusiasts statewide, was in jeopardy after a disease outbreak at the state’s lone game farm.
This year, the state Department of Environmental Conservation is taking steps to try and ensure that near crisis doesn’t happen again.

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New products being unveiled at the 2024 SHOT Show

Happening Jan. 23-26, this year’s Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show) is a highly anticipated event for enthusiasts and professionals in the firearms, hunting, and outdoor industry.
Over 80,000 professionals in the industry will make their way to Las Vegas from all around the globe for one the largest international conventions of the year. This year’s show promises to showcase cutting-edge products from renowned brands.

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New York DEC releases updated Bobcat Management Plan for public comment

The New York State Department of Environment Conservation has released a draft 2024-2033 Bobcat Management Plan for public comment.
The plan is an update to the 2012-2017 Bobcat Management Plan. Since the publication of the previous plan, DEC has improved data collection and its understanding of bobcat populations by conducting an age-at-harvest analysis of bobcats in Central/Western NY, collecting hunter and trapper effort data to understand take-per-unit effort, and began collecting bobcat observations from the general public.

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