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January 31, 2024

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation warns of ripple effects from potential wild cat hunting ban in Colorado

There is a push to ban the hunting of mountain lions, bobcats, and Canada lynx in Colorado, and if it happens, such a ban would set a bad precedent for sport-hunting and science-based wildlife management. 
That was the message representatives of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and Coloradans For Responsible Wildlife Management shared during a press conference on Jan. 24 during the annual Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show in Las Vegas. Concern stems from a citizen initiative – Initiative 91 – filed by animal rights groups late in 2023 that would eliminate the hunting of the cats in the Rocky Mountain state. Opponents say it would strip wildlife biologists and scientists of their ability to properly manage wildlife in Colorado. 

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Sport show season gears up in Minnesota and surrounding states; here are some events to target

As the calendar flips into the new year, outdoorsmen and women anticipate upcoming sport shows. In February and March, there are a multitude of events, including five in Minnesota.
These sport shows provide an opportunity for people to explore new boats, fishing equipment, hunting gear, and other services for the outdoors. Here’s a breakdown of shows coming up and what each one will provide.

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In Wisconsin: A new wolf bill, and is a DNR budget shortfall ahead?

Wisconsin Republicans sent a bill to Gov. Tony Evers on Jan. 25 that would mandate state wildlife managers set a cap on the state’s wolf population, forcing the governor to choose between pleasing wolf advocates who want to protect the creatures and farmers who say wolves are destroying their livestock.

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Minnesota Mixed Bag: DNR wants to hear from deer hunters about the 2023 season

The Minnesota DNR released its end-of-season questionnaire and wants to hear back from 2023 deer hunters. The questionnaire is an opportunity for hunters to provide feedback on specific deer permit areas, deer management, and what they hope the DNR focuses on in the upcoming years.

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Retailers, bait dealers and anglers alike lament warmth’s return to Minnesota

Jeff Byrne has heard it all. Byrne, the longtime owner of Cabin Fever Sporting Goods in Victoria, Minn., in the southwest metro area, sells bait and fishing tackle, as well as other outdoor gear, including archery equipment. Propane, too.
“I had ice-fishing customers come in (last) weekend who told me they were making tee times for later this coming week,” he said on Monday afternoon.

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Are Minnesota deer already in the clear this winter?

A year ago at this time, pink began to appear across a large northern swath of the Minnesota DNR’s “winter severity index” map.
By winter season’s end (the last map was produced May 10, 2023), that pink shade had stretched to the southern limits of the state. In the northern reaches, it had long been replaced by purple and black, and whitetails across the northland had been left in the wake of another severe – measured by cold and by snow – winter season. Odds are, this winter won’t be a repeat of last.

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