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Muskies Inc. opens registration for Spring Classic tournament

Registration brochures have been sent out for the 34th annual Spring Classic Muskie Tournament June 14-15.

The Headwaters Chapter of Muskies Inc. again will host the event on the Eagle River Chain of Lakes.

Tournament Director Scott Samuels said it’s important to get applications in early because Muskies Inc. will be drawing for team starting positions.

“We want to make the process fair to everyone,” he said. “Therefore, all applications received prior to April 20 will go

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 3:11 PM
 
Pines shooting team receives $10,000 endowment grant
From left, student Brandon Hart, shooting coach Tim Lehman and student Austen Haugen display a $10,000 check from Midwest USA Foun-  dation for the Northland Pines shooting program. The endowment will yield $500 per year for the club’s use.         —Photo By Wally Geist
By Wally Geist
St. Germain Correspondent

The Northern Highlands Chapter of Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) observed its 13th anniversary and presented an endowment grant to Northland Pines School District (NPSD) in the amount of $10,000 in support of its shooting team program at the annual banquet held at  Whitetail Inn in St. Germain March 1.

The endowment is administered by Midwest USA Foundation Inc.

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 3:02 PM
 
Michigan increases fines for poaching big bucks

New state laws designed to deter poaching of antlered bucks, especially those with trophy-sized racks, and to reduce recreational trespass are now in effect in Michigan, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced last week.

The new Michigan laws make several changes to the fines and restitution payments for poaching deer, including a progressive pen­alty system.

For any deer with or without antlers, the base restitution will be $1,000; for any antlered deer, there will be an additional restitution of $1,000 plus; for antlered deer with eight to 10 points, an additional $500 will be assessed for each point; and for antlered deer with 11 or more points,

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 3:01 PM
 
Still fishing
The cold temperatures, deep snow and slush on lakes haven’t kept all anglers off the ice, proven by this hearty angler as he pulled a northern through the ice. The game fishing season comes to an end this Sunday, March 2.                               —STAFF PHOTO
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:39 PM
 
Deadlines near for removing ice shelters

The deadlines for ice anglers to remove ice fishing shelters are approaching, reminds Department of Natural Resources (DNR) officials.
For inland Wisconsin waters, ice fishing shelters must be removed by the first Sunday following March 1 for waters south of Highway 64 and by the first Sunday following March 12 for waters north of Highway 64. For 2014,

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:39 PM
 
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