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Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – November 5, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) investigated complaints about hunter-harassment and trespass. Other various preparations are under way for the firearms deer season. CO Corey Sura (Baudette) attended a meeting of the Lake of the Woods “Keep It Clean” campaign and took care of miscellaneous vehicle and equipment maintenance. Sura checked waterfowl hunters and anglers on Lake…

Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar – November 5, 2021

Banquets/Fundraisers nov. 18: Scott-LeSueur Waterfowlers Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Park Ballroom, New Prague. For more info call Myron Tietz, 507-581-4486. Nov. 20: Morrison County DU Banquet, Old #1-South Side. For more info call Doug Cardwell, 320-287-1386. dec. 11: Sherburn DU Banquet, Ranada Fire Hall. For more info call Dough Hartke, 507-236-1700. Dec. 12: Buffalo DU Banquet, Huikko Entertainment. For more info…

The Strange Stuff files

Tucked away in my files is a folder entitled “Strange Stuff” that is mostly full of letters from, and about a guy known as “Adirondack” Jack Leach, who lived in Utica. How I came to know Jack is a story all its own. The short version is that I was contacted in 2006 by an ESPN reporter who was doing…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – October 29, 2021

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Whiteside County, CPO Swanson received a call about an injured fox in a backyard. The young fox was transported to Hoo Haven Wildlife Rehab and is being treated for a broken front leg and mange.  In Boone County, CPO Swanson was conducting fishing compliance checks in Belvidere when she spoke to a juvenile…

Illinois Outdoor News Calendar – October 29, 2021

Banquets/Fundraisers Nov. 6: WTU Montgomery County Prairie Chapter Banquet, 5 p.m., Litchfield Community Center. For more info call Tim Taylor, 217-971-7110. Season Dates Oct. 1:Archery deer season opens  Oct. 1: Archery turkey season opens Oct. 28: Crow hunting season opens Nov. 6: Rabbit, pheasant & quail seasons open Nov. 10: Furbearer hunting and trapping seasons open Nov.19: First firearms deer…

New York Outdoor News Calendar – October 29, 2021

Season Dates Please check DEC’s website or hunting, trapping and fishing publications for specific regional regulations and Wildlife Management Units.  Note to Waterfowlers: Please check the Hunting & Trapping regulations guide for more specific details on seasons and bag limits for October waterfowl and Canada goose season dates. Or, visit: dec.ny.gov/docs/wildlife_pdf/huntseason21.pdf. Oct. 29: Southern Zone fall turkey season ends Oct….

New York Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – October 29, 2021

Women’s Fishing Expo (Suffolk County)  On Sept. 25, DEC’s I FISH NY Program held its second annual Women’s Fishing Expo at Connetquot River State Park. The event, run primarily by female anglers and fisheries professionals, included demonstrations by women-owned businesses and fishing clubs. Participants learned basic and intermediate fishing skills such as knot-tying and fly-fishing. Trout hatchery tours were also…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Calendar – October 29, 2021

Season Dates Oct. 30: Raccoon season (non-residents, hunting & trapping) Oct. 31: DEADLINE For Purchasing Lake Winnebago System Lake Sturgeon Spearing Permits (always) Banquets/Fundraisers  Nov. 1: DU South Suburban Chapter Banquet, 5 p.m., River City Lanes, Waterford. For more info call Scott Gunderson, 414-581-3157. Nov. 3: WTU Columbus Chapter Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Savanna Oaks Community Center, Fall River. For more…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – October 29, 2021

NORTHERN REGION Woodruff Team/September Warden Matt Meade, of Boulder Junction, contacted an angler fishing from a kayak and found the person did not have a PFD, as required. Meade also found the person had been smoking marijuana. When Meade walked the angler back to his truck, he found the angler also had a loaded rifle in the passenger seat. Warden…

Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar – October 29, 2021

Banquets/Fundraisers Oct. 29: WTU Fillmore County Chapter Banquet, 6 p.m., Mabel Community Center. For more info call Doug Ward, 507-273-7465. Season Dates Oct. 2: Turkey season (fall) opens Oct. 3: Lake Superior lake trout season closes Oct. 3: Prairie chicken season closes Oct. 15: Trout C&R season (SE) closes Oct. 16: Pheasant season opens Oct. 16: Sharp-tailed grouse season (East-Central)…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – October 29, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked deer hunters, duck hunters, grouse hunters, and walleye anglers throughout the week. A complaint about hunter harassment is being investigated from the youth deer season.  CO Corey Sura (Baudette) spent the week checking bird hunters, anglers, and youth deer hunters. Enforcement action was taken for an individual assisting in taking…

Boat winterization: Can you pass the test?

(BoatUS)SPRINGFIELD, VA  – Recreational boat owners are preparing their boats for a long winter’s nap, but sugarplums aren’t dancing in their heads. What may keep them up at night is hoping cold temperatures won’t damage their boats. Freshwater expands in volume by about 9% when it freezes and can push outward with a force of tens of thousands of pounds…

Michigan Outdoor News Calendar – October 22, 2021

SEASON DATES Oct. 25: Muskrat and mink trapping seasons open in Zone 1 OCT. 25: Beaver trapping begins in Unit A (residents) Oct. 26: Bear season ends OCT. 29: Woodcock season ends Oct. 31: Pheasant season ends in Zone 1 Oct. 31:  Sharp-tailed grouse season ends OCT. 31: Trout season ends on Type A and D inland lakes Nov. 1:…