Thursday, May 30th, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Thursday, May 30th, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967


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Deer-baiting busts hit all-time record

By Joe AlbertAssociate Editor St. Paul – Statistics released last week by the DNR confirm what hunters and conservation officers have been saying for some time: Deer baiting in the state is on the rise.

Third year of cormorant-culling at Leech to start

By Joe AlbertAssociate Editor Walker, Minn. – For the third year in a row, sharpshooters will target cormorants on Leech Lake. Last year, shooters from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services killed 3,303 cormorants,

Arts and crafts

Joe Albert Associate Editor Arts and crafts. Like many others who are watching with interest as dedicated funding bills wind their way through the Legislature, I’m tired of talking about the leech-like attachment of arts

Fraud at park reservation service?

Fewer than 10 Minnesotans likely affected By Tim SpielmanAccociate Editor St. Paul – Employees at the Carmel, Ind., call center that handles Minnesota state park reservations are suspected of possible credit card fraud, and ‘three

Warm weather improves shallow-water crappie bite

BIG SIX LAKE MILLE LACS As of Tuesday morning, anglers were walking on the ice in Isle Bay and catching limits of crappies. Shorelines are not in good shape so caution is advised. Some boat

New VHS rules in effect in Wisconsin

By Tim SpielmanAssociate Editor St. Paul – If anglers from Minnesota visit Wisconsin this spring, they’ll need to follow a whole new set of guidelines brought about by the threat of a fish disease that’s

Satisfaction wanes for duck hunters in state

By Joe AlbertAssociate Editor St. Paul – In 1999, hunters bought nearly 130,000 state waterfowl stamps. Last year, that figure dropped below 100,000. It’s not just waterfowl stamp sales that are on the decline in

Johanns departs from CRP ‘early out’ option

By Tim SpielmanAssociate Editor Washington – It’s been more than a decade since landowners under contract with the federal government to set aside land as part of the Conservation Reserve Program were allowed to –

Snow geese

Joe Albert Associate Editor Snow geese. I’ve never been much of a waterfowl hunter, preferring instead to spend my fall wandering around the grass in search of pheasants, slinging giant baits at muskies, and sitting

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