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Best times for anglers

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This table lists top fishing times and days for the coming weeks. For best results, begin fishing one hour before and continue one hour after the times given. Times apply to all time zones.

Sunday...............12:10 p.m..................................................12:35 a.m.

Monday.............1:00 p.m........................................Read more

Sturgeon spearing season hobbled by deteriorating ice

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MILWAUKEE -- Spearers registered 789 lake sturgeon through the first seven days of the annual season on the Lake Winnebago system, according to the Department of Natural Resources.

The harvest included 510 fish on Lake Winnebago and 279 on the Upriver Lakes of Butte des Morts, Poygan and Winneconne.

Forty-nine of the sturgeon have weighed more...Read more

Hunters and other predators compete for game

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Authorities believe there are more black bears in Penn's Woods now than at any time since the original European colonization. Long gone are cougars and wolves, their place at the top of the food chain quickly filled by other species.

But there is growing concern among some Pennsylvania hunters that a new hierarchy of predators, some protected ...Read more

Best times for anglers

Sports / Outdoors /

This table lists top fishing times and days for the coming weeks. For best results, begin fishing one hour before and continue one hour after the times given. Times apply to all time zones.

Sunday...............6:20 a.m.....................................................6:45 p.m.

Monday.............7:10 a.m.......................................Read more

New Mayo analysis finds an amazing range of injuries suffered while ice fishing

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Turns out, ice fishing can be traumatic for more than just the fish.

Winter anglers have suffered everything from burns to broken bones to concussions while hunkering down in their shanties, according to a new Mayo Clinic analysis of national emergency department data.

From 2009 to 2014, hospitals submitted 85 reports to the National ...Read more

He took one shot, and now two deer are free

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Like most members of law enforcement, Lynn Koch dreads the day he has to draw his service weapon. Even if to protect his own life, it can mean death to another person.

But on a cold winter day Koch, a Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks game warden, drew his .45 Glock to save the lives of two animals, and ensure the safety of another game ...Read more

Popular landscaping bush has killed dozens of big-game animals in Idaho

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Homeowner Jerry Smith and Idaho Fish and Game conservation officer Ben Cadwallader watched a mule deer eat from the poisonous yew bush in Smith's back yard recently. They followed as the deer ran over a hill.

"And it was dead," Smith said. "They die that fast. It was not 10 minutes and that deer was dead. ... It was a frustrating situation for ...Read more

Controversial 'Dr. Deer' stirs the pot in Minnesota's CWD disease zone

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CHATFIELD, Minn. -- A self-proclaimed "world authority" on whitetail deer who once reviewed Wisconsin's failed fight against chronic wasting disease says stories about the spread of CWD in the Badger State are overblown and that the most diseased areas west of Madison still are producing lots of big bucks.

James "Dr. Deer" Kroll, a forest ...Read more

Exchange student is a quick study as high school trapshooter

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MINNEAPOLIS -- Of the many expectations Zijun "Vector" Zhang had about studying abroad when his father broached the idea about four years ago in the family's home in southern China, at least one has been dispelled.

"It's generally believed in China that subjects I would study in American schools would be easier than the ones I would study in ...Read more

Shotgun salute to skeet champion Jim Bealmear

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BALTIMORE -- The routines in Jim Bealmear's life would have driven others nuts. He dipped potato chips in mayonnaise and put olives in his beer. He scrubbed the tires of his sports car until they glistened but drove around in old clothes until they all but fell apart.

By all accounts, Bealmear was obsessive to a fault -- a trait that stood him ...Read more

Best times for anglers

Sports / Outdoors /

This table lists top fishing times and days for the coming weeks. For best results, begin fishing one hour before and continue one hour after the times given. Times apply to all time zones.

Sunday...............1:05 a.m.....................................................1:30 p.m.

Monday.............1:50 a.m.......................................Read more

Nearly 3,000 miles of Kansas hiking trails just a click away

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Just a few clicks on a website and people can access information on 2,958 miles of trails in Kansas.

That's right, nearly 3,000 miles of free trails that you can hike, run, bike, or horseback ride. With a few more seconds worth of clicks you can find which trails are within an hour of your house, which ones you can complete in a half-day and ...Read more

Flipping and cranking for cold-front bass

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Cold fronts that regularly sweep through South Florida during the winter can have a dramatic effect on bass fishing.

During and immediately after a front, Team Yo-Zuri bass pro Mike Surman of Boca Raton said anglers have two choices.

"One is to flip heavy cover," Surman said. "Two is to try to get some type of reaction...Read more

Garbage left by ice fisherman becoming bigger problem

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The biggest piece of ice fishing trash ever handled by Mille Lacs area game warden Scott Fitzgerald was a living room couch. But every winter there's a new surprise and Minnesota ice anglers continue to scatter tons of garbage on frozen lakes across the state.

"It seems to be getting worse," said Lt. Col. Greg Salo, enforcement division ...Read more

Beer and fly-tying mix well at angler gatherings

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There's an old saying that fly fishing takes you to the most beautiful places. Now, for a growing number of fly fishing groups, tying your own flies takes you to the local brewery.

Since March 2016, Summit Brewing Co.'s riverside Beer Hall in St. Paul, Minn., has been a regular gathering place for members and friends of St. Paul Fly Tiers, an ...Read more

Best times for anglers

Sports / Outdoors /

This table lists top fishing times and days for the coming weeks. For best results, begin fishing one hour before and continue one hour after the times given. Times apply to all time zones.

Sunday...............7:30 p.m.....................................................8:00 a.m.

Monday.............8:25 p.m.......................................Read more

'Worst season ever' for South Florida duck hunters

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Usually, South Florida duck hunters would be sad that Sunday is the last day of duck season, but not this year.

That's because this has been the toughest season that waterfowlers can recall in terms of duck numbers and successful hunts.

"I'm not unhappy that duck season's over," said Gar Brown of Pompano Beach, Fla. "I've never had to hunt so ...Read more

Mount Rainier National Park's new online reservation system starts March 15 for back-country and camping permits

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The new online reservation system at Mount Rainier National Park will begin taking requests on March 15, and park officials hope to get beyond the system failure that occurred last spring.

That "critical failure" of the park's wilderness-camping reservation system stemmed from a power outage during a spring-time storm that required the park to ...Read more

Jeffrey P. Mayor: Memories of Mom will have to suffice now

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TACOMA, Wash. -- There were a number of influences while I was growing up that led to my love for the outdoors.

Among them was the annual outdoor show held in downtown Cleveland. Think of it as the Washington Sportsmen's Show, but larger by a factor of at least 10. As a young child it was like going to the Disneyland of the outdoor world. There...Read more

Best times for anglers

Sports / Outdoors /

This table lists top fishing times and days for the coming weeks. For best results, begin fishing one hour before and continue one hour after the times given. Times apply to all time zones.

Sunday...............1:25 p.m....................................................1:50 a.m.

Monday.............2:15 p.m........................................Read more

 

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