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Tuesday, May 28th, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

March 30, 2024

Air guns now legal for use in Wisconsin

While some hunting and fishing related legislative bills were still hanging fire as of press time for this issue, March 28, Gov. Tony Evers had gone ahead and signed a number of bills into law the week before, including Assembly Bill 633 and Senate Bill 586 that now makes it legal to use air guns in any season that is open to hunting an animal with a firearm.

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Commentary: Be careful for what you wish when it comes to split woodcock seasons for Wisconsin

In-person and online participation in the annual Conservation Congress spring hearing will occur the week of April 8, with the in-person meetings taking place in each of the state’s 72 counties that evening. The online voting will follow. Survey question No. 9 asks, “Would you support the department pursuing the establishment of a northern and southern woodcock zone in Wisconsin?”

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Have a seat: Lawn chair fishing is just plain fun

Andrew Hendrickson is a charter boat skipper. He mostly fishes for walleyes, largely in the Michigan’s Saginaw Bay system.
But when I met up with him recently for a day of angling near his home in Standish, Mich., he had the rods and reels ready to go, but the boat was still on the trailer and he had a couple of lawn chairs for us to fill. He had no intention of getting out on the water; we were going to position ourselves on a cut near a marina to fish for perch.

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Creating another generation of turkey hunters, Part 3: The hunt is on. Enjoy it.

So the hunt is about to begin. Dress your young turkey hunter up in warm camouflage clothing. If you don’t want to spring for something that will be outgrown in a year or two, opt for all-black sweatpants and hoodies. If they are screen printed, turn them inside out.

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These streams stand out in southeast Pennsylvania during the early season

It’ll soon be time for trout fishing. Good-bye winter, hurray spring!
While Pennsylvania now has a unified opener on Saturday, April 6, many of us enjoyed those years when we had a two-tier start. Indeed, the southeast corner of the state is warmer and wetter earlier, so recommending some trout waters in the Liberty Bell corner is still a good bet for the early part of the season. Here are my choices.

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Illinois and Army Corps of Engineers at impasse on carp project

To prevent the movement of invasive carp into the Great Lakes, the states of Illinois and Michigan and the Army Corps of Engineers need to sign an agreement – but for months they have been locked in a stalemate over what comes next.
Documents show that Illinois wants a better deal that leaves the door open for more federal funding, as well as a revamped incremental construction process.

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Understand turkey habits to tag a gobbler this spring

Hunters eventually learn mature gobblers are tough to tag. If you haven’t already, you will encounter extremely wary birds. Pressured gobblers become shy of hunter sounds, shapes, and movements. Their mysterious actions can be conquered, but hunters must gather all the facts.
Is there one specific “fact” hunters can use to tag a spring gobbler? If there is, it must be a better understanding of the lifestyle of a mating tom.

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