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Sportsmen Since 1967

February 15, 2024

More gun laws, crossbows highlight legislative hearings in New York

With the New York legislative session now underway for well over a month, the attention of the sporting community once again turns to Albany.
As always, several bills pertaining to hunting, fishing and trapping – both pro and con – have been brought to the table. Some are making their way into committee while others, as of press time, are one-house bills.
What follows is a sample of current bills of sporting interest at this time.

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New fire management officer hired for Superior and Chippewa National Forests in Minnesota

The Superior and Chippewa National Forests announced the hiring of Nick Petrack as the new forest fire management officer. 
Petrack started his career working summers as a wildland firefighter for the USDA Forest Service while attending college at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

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Spring snow goose migration offers sight to behold, hunting to savor

Roughly 25 years ago, during the first or second year of the special spring snow goose season, I was sitting at my desk at the Aberdeen American News, a daily newspaper in eastern South Dakota.
It was a sunny day in late March, and a visitor had arrived and wanted to chat. He wasn’t an angry reader but a budding British author named William Fiennes, the distant cousin, I would later learn, of acclaimed actors Ralph Fiennes and Joesph Fiennes.

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Cold weather could reinvigorate Devils Lake ice fishing

With only a month left of winter, the allure of an ice-angling trip to North Dakota’s Devils Lake intensifies. Located along Highway 2 in the northeastern corner of the state, this renowned fishing destination spans 160,000 acres of water and draws more than 15,000 anglers annually.
Yet regardless of how eager anglers are to hit the hardwater, recent weeks of unseasonably warm weather have made many alter their ice-fishing plans.

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Despite warm winter, most Minnesota bears will wait for true spring to emerge from hideaways

It’ll take more than an ultra-warm stretch of late January and early February to roust most of Minnesota’s black bears from their wintertime hideaways.
While a few female “solos” and some males may have decided to explore what the heck winter recently had become, sows in hibernation with their cubs are awaiting a host of other indicators – including hours of daylight – to tell them it’s time to emerge, according to Andy Tri, the Minnesota DNR’s bear project leader stationed in Grand Rapids.

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11 hunting incidents, no fatalities last season in Minnesota

The Minnesota DNR has released its 2023 hunting incident report, and it shows 11 total hunting incidents and no hunting fatalities. Of the 11 incidents, six of them were self-inflicted, DNR officials say.
Jen Mueller, southwest regional training officer for the DNR’s Enforcement Division, said the DNR’s goal each year is no incidents or fatalities, and she believes continued hunter safety training can be crucial to reaching that goal in the future.

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