Friday, March 31st, 2023
Friday, March 31st, 2023

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Walleye limit change loses favor at Capitol

St. Paul – Some of the most high-profile game and fish issues before the Legislature this year – reduced walleye limit, earlier opener, and a statewide slot limit – appear to be dead. The plans

Farm Bill extended; Sodsaver push is on

Washington – Following another extension of the 2002 federal Farm Bill – this one, a week long – conservation groups took the opportunity to let House and Senate conferees know their priorities regarding the five-year

Anglers making seasonal fishing transition in state

Grand Rapids, Minn. – Anglers continued to fish through the ice in many areas of northern Minnesota much of the week while enjoying warmer temperatures and summer-like breezes. Even though the shorelines are pulling away,

Lawmakers consider funding council

St. Paul – The idea has yet to gain traction in the House, but a citizen-legislator council to advise lawmakers on spending for fish and wildlife habitat still is making headway in the Senate. The

No special deer season slated for the northwest

Bemidji, Minn. – Efforts of local landowners, federal sharpshooters, and contracted marksmen who shot deer from a helicopter have taken enough deer that the state officials have called off a possible four-day special deer season

Citizens council idea passes state Senate

St. Paul – A bonding bill is in the bag, and it includes a number of conservation goodies. The bill Gov. Tim Pawlenty signed on Monday is about $200 million less than what legislators presented

Federal funds prompt Phase II of Koochiching forest project

St. Paul – A plan to preserve from development a block of private Minnesota forest likely will expand, possibly by another 76,000 acres, thereby giving hunters assured future access to prime grouse-hunting and deer-hunting land.

Lead in venison discovery sparks Minnesota action

St. Paul – State officials have asked food shelves that accepted hunter-donated venison to halt distribution of the meat. The move came after ground venison at food pantries in North Dakota tested positive for lead.

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