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Sportsmen Since 1967

March 2, 2024

University of Wisconsin study shows walleyes struggle with changes to spring thaw

Walleyes, one of the most sought-after species in freshwater sport fishing in the Midwest, are also struggling to survive in the warming waters of the Midwestern United States and Canada.
According to a new study published Feb. 26 in the journal Limnology and Oceanography Letters, part of the problem is that walleyes are creatures of habit, and the seasons – especially winter – are changing quickly enough to prevent walleyes from keeping up.

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Wisconsin Natural Resources Board hears 2023’s deer hunt rundown

The Wisconsin DNR’s final report for the 2023 deer season showed an 11% overall reduction in harvest from 2022, although the Southern Farmland Zone exceeded the 2022 harvest.
Jeff Pritzl, DNR deer program specialist, told Natural Resources Board (NRB) members Feb. 28 that though northern hunters are exasperated over the lower harvest, it wasn’t really any different from the 2019 harvest.

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Coyote hunting broken down into basics

Coyote hunting is familiar in some ways, unique in others. It can be a blend of skills learned from other animals, such as scouting for deer or choosing a location to call for turkeys. Then again, it can be altogether new, not as easy as it sounds, making a wary predator come to you.

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So many options: What to consider when buying a fishing rod

Even an experienced angler can walk into a store that sells fishing rods and quickly become baffled.
In a small shop, there may be a couple dozen rods from which to choose. In a large store, there may be a couple hundred. How do you choose which one is right for you?

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Commentary: Contact Wisconsin senators to move hunter safety in-person training bill forward

In January, the Wisconsin State Assembly unanimously passed AB-270, a bill that would require those students ages 17 and younger to take an in-person, hands-on Department of Natural Resources (DNR) hunter safety course and exam in order to receive certification to hunt.
Led by Rep. Treig Pronchinske (R-Mondovi), Chairman of the Assembly Sporting Heritage Committee, this bill was overwhelmingly supported by both sides of the aisle. Meanwhile, the five-member Senate Sporting Heritage Committee has received the senate version of AB-270 in order to take action on it.

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Organizers look ahead after holding final coyote, squirrel hunting contests in New York

The Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs of Sullivan County held its 16th annual coyote hunting contest on Feb. 2-4. The event helped raised tens of thousands of dollars for the local community and also helps support the federation’s numerous youth outdoor programs.
But it was the last such event the sportsmen’s organization can hold. In December, Gov Kathy Hochul signed legislation that as of Nov. 1 of this year will end organized coyote hunting contests, and similar events. 

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Tom Venesky: Wild browns no reason to scorn stocked trout in Pennsylvania

As popular as they are, stocked trout receive plenty of scorn.
The debate over stocked trout usually picks up around now, just as the white Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission trucks are starting to embark across the state. For many, the white fleet is a welcome sight and an unofficial start to spring. But there are anglers who bristle at the notion of hatchery-raised trout being released by the millions into Pennsylvania’s pristine waters.

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