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DEC seeking input on major bass plan

Staff report Albany — DEC’s plan to create an essentially year-round bass season — with some noteworthy restrictions — is moving forward. The proposal, which would allow catch-and-release angling in most waters statewide from Dec.

FWS receiving mega input on refuge plan

By Greg Koelker Correspondent Stoddard, Wis. — At public hearings up and down the Upper Mississippi Refuge system, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is getting plenty of citizen input — a lot of

38-lb. tiger leaves Lake Tomahawk

By Dean Bortz Editor First-time muskie fisherman lands it on second cast Lake Tomahawk, Wis. — They didn’t believe him at first. Heck, Tom Driscoll couldn’t believe it, either — and he could see the

Initial steps begin on deer SAK audit

By Tim Eisele Correspondent Madison — The steering committee assembled by the DNR to provide input on the audit of the Sex-Age-Kill (SAK) formula stacked up a large laundry list of issues when it met

North Lake access receives board OK

By Dan Durbin Correspondent Waukesha, Wis. — On Tuesday, May 24 the Waukesha County Board gave a big boost to the DNR’s North Lake boat launch efforts when it voted 17 to 14 to put

Operation cormorant cull tops 2,500; goal in sight

By Joe Albert Staff Writer Walker, Minn. – Wildlife officials are close to meeting their goal of culling 80 percent of the nesting cormorants from Little Pelican Island on Leech Lake. Federal sharpshooters have killed

Early doe season tops deer hunting changes

By Joe Albert Staff Writer St. Paul – Change is coming to a deer hunt near you. Some hunters will hunt under new experimental regulations, some will hunt antlerless deer a few weeks early, and

Persistent rains affect bird production

By Glen Schmitt Staff Writer But relatively dry in the Dakotas Nicollet, Minn. „ ItÍs been a six-week stretch of wet weather across most of Minnesota. Although heavy downpours and flooding havenÍt been a major

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