Monday, December 11th, 2023

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Monday, December 11th, 2023

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Anglers anticipate cool opener

Walker, Minn. – Opener walleye anglers will be dealing with cooler-than-normal water temperatures, late spawn, and possibly ice in a few locations. As for the weather, opening day forecasts have mentioned rain. Reports early this

Tribal harvest under way on Mille Lacs

Aitkin, Minn. – With ice still remaining on much of Lake Mille Lacs early this week, questions loomed about the potential for tribal harvest still occurring on the May 10 state walleye opener. Despite ice

Ice for walleye opener ’08?

Walker, Minn. – With fishing opener just a week away, the possibility of ice remaining on many lakes in the northern part of the state has become very real. Another round of measurable snow (up

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

Lead-shot ban pulled from state Senate bill

St. Paul – The Senate author of a proposal to require small-game hunters to use nontoxic shot on public land in the state’s agricultural region has put the brakes on the plan. Saying it needs

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

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