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Wednesday, July 24th, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Wednesday, July 24th, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Tim Spielman

Feds and White Earth Nation sign agreement on Minnesota’s Tamarac refuge

An agreement signed June 4 by officials from White Earth Nation and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service addresses issues from water levels on the water bodies of Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge to uses – from wild ricing to hunting and fishing – of the 42,500-acre refuge by White Earth band members.
Notably, it includes no discussion of land transfer.
“We’ve been working with the tribe on conservation on the refuge for a long, long time,” said Kent Sundseth, Tamarac refuge manager for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. “This formalizes our existing relationship.”

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Streams of Thought: Fewer deer plus more wolves equaling more livestock depredation in Minnesota

Fewer deer plus more wolves equals … If you guessed a greater volume of livestock depredation, you get a star. John Hart, district supervisor and wildlife biologist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services, based in Grand Rapids, Minn., said earlier this week that the number of calls received regarding gray wolves killing livestock (mostly cattle) has been the highest since 2020. There have been, to date, 196 such reports. There were 139 a year ago.

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Is year-round bass fishing in Minnesota coming soon?

When Minnesota’s inland game fish season began last Saturday, the open season for both largemouth and smallmouth bass opened, too. But outside the Northeast Zone, the bass season was catch and release only until May 27, when anglers are allowed to keep bass across the rest of the state.

But in a couple of years, under a proposal from the state DNR, things could change on the bass-fishing front.

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Giveaway of Upper Sioux Agency State Park approaches reality

Legislation that would give a state park in southern Minnesota to a local Dakota Indian band and prompt the DNR to find replacement recreational land is now part of a massive environmental bill recently passed by the House.
The legislation is yet to be considered by the Senate. The House omnibus environment bill also contains $5 million for land-replacement purchase and other expenditures.

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