Wednesday, March 22nd, 2023
Wednesday, March 22nd, 2023

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Orange Hat Brigade monitors Capitol

By Joe Albert Staff Writer St. Paul – Five days before the Legislative session ended, more than 20 sportsmen and women, each wearing a blaze orange hat, stood atop the steps of the state Capitol.

N.Y.’s CWD battle is just beginning

By Steve Piatt Editor Verona, N.Y. – A widened containment area, emergency regulations and maintaining a lower density of deer are among the chief tools used to control the spread of – or perhaps even

‘Right to Hunt’ bill faces long haul

By Paula Piatt Associate Editor Albany – Sure, it’s an uphill battle. But Francine DelMonte’s move to amend the New York State Constitution isn’t just about amending the constitution. “I think the sportsmen are losing

Turkey harvest down more than 800 birds

By Joe Albert Staff Writer St. Paul – For the first time in 10 years, turkey hunters in the state didn’t set a harvest record during the spring season, which ended May 26. Minnesota hunters

The bass bonanza begins Saturday

By Joe Albert Staff Writer St. Paul – Bill Hildebrand, a professional bass angler and radio show host, knows a fellow professional angler who makes his living catching walleyes, but “when he wants to go

Freeport man’s redhorse could be a world record

By Joe Albert Staff Writer Freeport, Minn. – Robin Schmitz is going to have a hard time beating this. The 19-year-old Freeport fisherman caught last Friday what apparently will be the new state and world

Snagged Lake Vermilion gill net full of rotten fish

By Tim Spielman Associate Editor Cotton, Minn. – Authorities in northern Minnesota are investigating a 200-foot gill net a Lake Vermilion angler recently hooked. The net, which contained an estimated 75 to 100 fish, had

‘Big Three’ legislative issues still unresolved

By Joe Albert Staff Writer St. Paul – The regular session of the state Legislature ended Monday – Gov. Tim Pawlenty quickly called a special session – with most issues considered important to sportsmen still

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