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May 22, 2024

Streams of Thought: Some final thoughts on land-transfer bills that failed to pass during Minnesota’s 2024 legislative session

Funding for an Asian carp barrier on the Mississippi River produced plenty of ink here and elsewhere, and deer hunters across at least a portion of the state were paying close attention to whether or not the shotgunners/sluggers in the southern portion might be allowed to instead grab a rifle come the firearms season in November.

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Accomplished Michigan angler breaks state record with ‘monstrous’ white perch

While still-fishing with minnow bait recently in St. Clair County, Mich., an angler from Adrian caught a state-record fish: a white perch weighing 2 pounds, 5.92 ounces and measuring 16.25 inches.
Scott Smith was fishing with a friend on Lake St. Clair, the expansive freshwater basin that connects Lake Huron and Lake Erie, the afternoon of April 25 when he reeled in what he called a “monstrous” white perch. Their last catch of the day, the fish ended up being a record-breaker.

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Wisconsin DNR sets harvest quotas for 2024 elk season

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources today presented the elk harvest quotas for the Black River Elk Zone and Clam Lake Elk Zone to the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board.
The DNR approved an eight-bull harvest quota for the Clam Lake Elk Zone and a four-bull harvest for the inaugural season within the Black River Elk Zone. Per treaty rights, the Ojibwe tribes may declare up to half of the harvest quota within the Ceded Territory, which includes the Clam Lake Elk Zone.

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New York DEC announces muskie fishing season openers

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Interim Commissioner Sean Mahar today announced the fishing seasons for muskellunge begin on June 1 in inland waters and on June 15 in Great Lakes waters — Lake Erie, Upper Niagara River, Lower Niagara River, Lake Ontario, St. Lawrence River, and tributaries to these waters. 

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Once an also-ran, Lake Shaokotan in Minnesota’s Lincoln County now a southern fishing gem

Given its inclusion in the state’s Sentinel Lakes Program – an intensive, long-term ecosystem-monitoring project – there are a lot of people keeping a close eye on Lincoln County’s Lake Shaokotan. The Minnesota DNR, along with other agencies and groups, is monitoring the lake’s physical, chemical, and biological changes.
Beyond the management of the lake’s fish community, Shaokotan is sampled intensely for changes in water quality, aquatic plants, zooplankton, and other health indicators. Over the years, there have been many changes in this 996-acre lake, none more notable than its water quality.

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Alaska moose kills man trying to take pictures of twin calves

A 70-year-old Alaska man who was attempting to take photos of two newborn moose calves was attacked and killed by their mother, authorities said Monday.
The man killed Sunday was identified as Dale Chorman of Homer, said Austin McDaniel, a spokesperson for the Alaska Department of Public Safety.

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Death of Jan Nicolay is a conservation loss for South Dakota

Longtime educator, former state legislator, and passionate outdoors advocate Jan Nicolay died last Saturday, May 18. Nicolay, 82, died after a lengthy battle with cancer. Her death marks the loss of a significant voice for the conservation of South Dakota’s natural resources.
In the days since Nicolay passed away, tributes have mentioned that she was the first female principal in the Sioux Falls School District, taking over the helm of Washington High School in 1987. More impressive is how colleagues remember Nicolay as a “champion for kids,” noting how she helped start programs aimed at helping those youth facing significant challenges.

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