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Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar of Events – July 1, 2016

Banquets/Fundraisers July 9: Minnewaka Lake Assoc. Banquet, Minnwaska House, Glenwood. For more info call Mike Stai, 634-5961. July 30: Lost Marsh Greenwings DU Banquet, McGowen Acres. For more info call Jacob Rus, 507-469-0807. Aug. 5: Farm Country QDMA Banquet, 5:30 p.m., DHS, Delavan. For more info call Zach Krause, 507-383-1004. Aug. 6: Lakes Area Archers 3D Fun Shoot & Banquet,…

Opinion: Does federal plan endanger eagles?

A new eagle-management plan proposed by the federal government would give wind energy developers 30-year permits to “take” or incidentally kill protected bald and golden eagles – without requiring the industry to share mortality data with the public or take into consideration such critical factors as proper siting.

Minnesota Outdoor News Fishing Report – July 1, 2016

Great Eight LAKE MILLE LACS         East – Last weekend’s strong winds limited angling pressure, but live-bait rigs continue to produce fish on the deep mud and gravel during the day. The 12- to 16-foot rocks are kicking out walleyes during the evening hours as well. Smallmouth reports have been a bit slower, as the fish continue to…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars Report – July 1, 2016

District 1 – Baudette area CO Demosthenes Regas (Blackduck) spent time working boating activity for Operation Dry Water during the weekend, handling nuisance-bear calls, and issuing wildlife possession permits. CO Nicholas Prachar (Baudette) took enforcement action for numerous drain plug violations. Angling activity was worked, as was ATV enforcement. CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked angling, along with boat and water…

Fish stealing? Lake Michigan cormorants get bad rap

By Eric Freedman Great Lakes Echo Chicago — Double-crested cormorants are the bane of many Lake Michigan and Great Lakes anglers, devouring prize game fish and damaging the sport and commercial fishery. At least that’s a widely held belief about these birds – and a generally wrong one, Northern Illinois University researchers say. Cormorants’ fish-stealing reputation may be a bum…

Wisconsin wolf population is highest ever

By Todd Richmond Associated Press Madison, Wis. — Wisconsin’s wolf population has reached a record high of nearly 900 animals, state wildlife officials announced last week. Figures from the Wisconsin DNR’s overwinter monitoring show between 866 and 897 wolves are roaming the state, up 16 percent from last year’s count of 746 to 771 animals. The current population could be…

DEC offers tips to avoid conflicts with coyotes

27Albany, N.Y. — It’s another sure sign of spring and summer in New York. With the onset of warmer weather, coyotes have set up dens for soon-to-arrive pups. Coyotes are well adapted to suburban and even urban environments, but for the most part they will avoid contact with people. However, conflicts with people and pets may result as coyotes tend…

New York Outdoor News Events – June 10th, 2016

Season Dates June 11: Lake Champlain bass season opens June 15: Frog season opens June 17: Catch-and-release, artificial lures-only bass season closes June 17: Lake Erie trophy bass season closes June 18: Bass season opens June 18: Muskie season opens (Great Lakes and tributaries, Niagara River, St. Lawrence River) June 25-26: New York Free Fishing Weekend (no license needed) July…

Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar, June 10th, 2016

Banquets/Fundraisers July 9: Minnewaka Lake Assoc. Banquet, Minnwaska House, Glenwood. For more info call Mike Stai, 634-5961. Aug. 6: Lakes Area Archers 3D Fun Shoot & Banquet, 8 a.m., Erdahl. For more info call Rob, 218-205-5197. Aug. 12: South Metro Chapter WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Minnesota Horse & Hunt Club, Prior Lake. For more info call Jodi Paul, 612-790-3215. Aug….

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars Report, June 10th, 2016

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) attended a meeting with the U.S. Border Patrol and Ontario MNR at International Falls. Enforcement action was taken on a pair of anglers in possession of marijuana. CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) contacted an individual in reference to an advertised upcoming fishing tournament that was not permitted. It was discovered through conversation…