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Baumann, Zernov are fishing hall of famers

Correspondent Brainerd, Minn. The Minnesota Fishing Hall of Fame, now headquartered at Brainerd, inducted two new fishing legends at a banquet at Cragun’s on Gull Lake last Saturday evening. The 2004 inductees are Steve Baumann, owner and president of Minneapolis-based Vexilar, Inc., and of Salmo-USA; and Jeff Zernov, founder and CEO of Nature Vision, Inc. in Brainerd. Hall of Fame…

By Tim Springer

Contributing Writer It was a bittersweet hunt two week ago. On the one hand, three of us had just taken our limit of mallards, geese, and a pintail each. Not bad for only the second weekend of the Minnesota waterfowl season in ’03. But the bitter part: I had just witnessed my young field trial chocolate Lab, Lucille, put on…

Aitkin, Minn. A 13-year-old girl was found dead in an ice fishing house on Elm Island Lake, and authorities suspect she died of carbon monoxide poisoning. Aitkin County Sheriff Dennis Landborg said Alizabeth Leathers, of Aitkin, was discovered in the fis

Authorities believe Alizabeth and her 11-year-old brother, Jerome, had spent the night in the house. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The boy was airlifted to a Twin Cities hospital. The Ramsey County medical examiner’s office was scheduled to perform an autopsy on the girl. Categories: Import

St. Paul Outdoorsmen and women are reminded the Minnesota Outdoor Heritage Alliance will host the candidates for governor and U.S. Senate in this fall’s election at its Candidate Breakfast Forum on Tuesday, Oct. 15 beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the Kelly Inn

The format for the forum will be a panel discussion with a moderator. There also will be a period for questions from the audience. The cost per person is $10. Seating is limited. If you’d like to attend, call the MOHA office at (763) 566-6098 to register. Categories: Import

Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) events for 2002. Registration required for most events. For more information on any of the events, check out www.dnr.state.mn.us and look under education programs or call 888-646-6367, metro 651-296-6157 or the phone numb

May 25: Fly-fishing clinic, Coon Rapids Dam, Anoka side from 6-9 p.m. June 15: A Day of Guided Fishing on Mille Lacs Lake. June 23: Field Day, Horse & Hunt Club, Prior Lake. July 12-13: Canoe & Kayak Overnight on the Rum. July 13: A Day Canoeing the Crow River at Lake Rebecca Park Reserve. July 20: Shooting Clinic at…

Disease strikes state deer herd

Editor Madison, Wis. Fear turned to reality for Wisconsin on Feb. 28 when an urgent call from an Iowa lab conveyed bad news to wildlife officials. Three white-tailed bucks shot in southern Wisconsin during the November gun deer season tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD). Now what? “This is a serious and significant event for Wisconsin,” said Tom Hauge,…

Aug. 17-19: 20th Annual Game Fair 2001 at Armstrong Ranch in Anoka from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Celebrities, free seminars, all new shotgun shooting, outdoor exhibits, dog events, archery, kid games and more. For more info call 763-427-0944 or see the website:

Aug. 25-26: 1st Annual Central Minnesota Hunting Expo at the MotoCity Raceway and MotoDome in Staples. For more info call Jeff or Dawn Oldenburg at 218-894-5089 or 218-894-1487 or email at motocity@wcta.net Aug. 25-26: Zumbro Valley Arms Collectors Annual Gun Show at the Graham Arena West, Olmsted County Fairgrounds in Rochester. Sat: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For…

Ice-out by opener likely

Grand Marais, Minn – Anglers should have no problem getting their boats in the water on opening day of the 2001 walleye season. Even in the far northern regions of the state ice conditions have quickly deteriorated, thanks to strong weekend winds and significant rains over the past ten days. Lakes in the Grand Marais area, which are traditionally some…

What’s in store for 2001 deer hunters?

Editor Madison While hunters, wildlife biologists and state officials are still talking about the unbelievable strides the state has taken to reduce deer numbers, one biologist hinted the heavy lifting may not yet be over. Bill Mytton could not hide his excitement and enthusiasm over the 2000 deer seasons during a presentation to the Natural Resources Board Dec. 6 in…

More midsummer walleye destinations

As we progress into the slower time of year for walleyes, there are still some great August choices for the fanatic willing to drive to the hot action. Last week’s choices included Lake Vermilion, Mobridge, S.D., and the Mississippi River. Here are a couple more top choices that have worked for me during August. Lake of the Woods Of all…