Hunting News

‘Big Three’ legislative issues still unresolved

By Joe Albert Staff Writer St. Paul – The regular session of the state Legislature ended Monday – Gov. Tim Pawlenty quickly called a special session – with most issues considered important to sportsmen still unresolved. Notable exceptions include passage of a law that protects shooting ranges, and passage of an omnibus game and fish bill. Both await Pawlenty’s signature….

The bass bonanza begins Saturday

By Joe Albert Staff Writer St. Paul – Bill Hildebrand, a professional bass angler and radio show host, knows a fellow professional angler who makes his living catching walleyes, but “when he wants to go out and have a good time, he goes bass fishing.” That’s kind of the story of bass in Minnesota. Walleyes bring home the bacon; bass…

Freeport man’s redhorse could be a world record

By Joe Albert Staff Writer Freeport, Minn. – Robin Schmitz is going to have a hard time beating this. The 19-year-old Freeport fisherman caught last Friday what apparently will be the new state and world record shorthead redhorse from the Sauk River. Assuming his fish is certified, Schmitz will have shattered previous records. The current state record shorthead redhorse is…