Wings North

What a great start to the season,  we have Released 266 birds so far this season!

Up coming events,

September 18th Conceal & carry class.

September 28th RMEF Gun Raffle  (meat raffle for guns)

October 8th Pine Insurance Hunt

October 9th Family Mentor Hunt.

October 12th Reach for Resources Hunt.

 

If you are interested in attending one or all of these hunts, please call the club or go to our website for more info.  (wingsnorth.org)

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Backcountry Hunters & Anglers

BHA in the News:

-Transferring Federal Lands to the States – The Dumbest Idea Ever? http://www.outdoorhub.com/news/2016/09/08/transferring-federal-lands-states-dumbest-idea-ever/

-Who’s Stealing Your Public Lands? http://www.wideopenspaces.com/whos-stealing-public-lands/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily-9.8_elk&utm_term=Elk

 

-BHA Hires Jeff Lukas to Advocate for Montana Sportsmen, Backcountry: http://www.ammoland.com/2016/09/bha-hires-jeff-lukas-to-advocate-for-montana-sportsmen-backcountry/#axzz4JuBaT9ow

-MeatEater Podcast Episode 043: Seattle, Washington. Steven Rinella discusses stream access laws with Hilary Hutcheson, Ryan Callaghan, Land Tawney, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew: http://www.themeateater.com/podcasts/episode-043-seattle-washington-steven-rinella-discusses-stream-access-laws-with-hillary-hutchinson-ryan-callaghan-land-tawney-and-janis-putelis-of-the-meateater-crew/

 

-David Petersen (founder of the first BHA state chapter, in Colorado) featured in new film: http://www.durangoherald.com/article/20160901/ARTS04/160909967/-1/Arts04/David-Petersen-featured-in-new-film; https://www.facebook.com/onthewildedgefilm/

-David Petersen DVD Documentary (“On The Wild Edge”) Trailer:

http://www.backcountryhunters.org/david_petersen_dvd_documentary_on_the_wild_edge_released;

 

-Wilderness Athlete Partners with Backcountry Hunters & Anglers: http://www.wideopenspaces.com/wilderness-athlete-partners-backcountry-hunters-anglers/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily-7.30-main&utm_term=WOS%20Main%20Production

-Public Lands Sportsmen Welcome BLM Sage Grouse Guidance: http://www.ammoland.com/2016/09/public-lands-sportsmen-welcome-blm-sage-grouse-guidance/#axzz4J7Hi53Wn

–Defense bill threatens sage grouse survival: http://www.hcn.org/articles/defense-bill-threatens-sage-grouse-survival

 

-BHA Statement on Mountain Bikes, Wildlife and Wilderness (8/31/16): http://www.backcountryhunters.org/bha_statement_on_mountain_bikes_in_wilderness?utm_campaign=augustbb&utm_medium=email&utm_source=backcountryhunters

-“Sportsmen Agree Mountain Bikes Don’t Belong In Wilderness.” Backcountry Hunters & Anglers Blog: 8/31/16. http://www.backcountryhunters.org/sportsmen_on_mountain_bikes-in-wilderness

 

BHA Events/Member-Chapter Action/Tips:

-Minnesota BHA Rendezvous Report (2016): http://www.backcountryhunters.org/minnesota_bha_rendezvous_report

-Minnesota BHA board member (& chef), Lukas Leaf, will be joining BHA’s team of chefs at the April 2017 North American Rendezvous in Missoula! I’ll see you there, Lukas!/Mark your calendars for BHA’s 2017 Rendezvous: http://www.backcountryhunters.org/rendezvous_2017

 

-MN BHA board member Lukas Leaf: The Backcountry Chef-Late Summer Harvest: http://www.sportsmenfortheboundarywaters.org/updates/backcountry-chef-late-summer-harvest

-Modern Carnivore: Habitat and Habits of Wild Game/Thinking Like An Animal (squirrels, grouse, rabbit, turkey and deer): http://www.modcarn.com/habitat-wild-game-think-like-animal/

Modern Carnivore: Hunter Recruitment, Retention & Reactivation: http://www.modcarn.com/hunter-recruitment/

 

Sulfide Mining:

-Duluth councilors want PolyMet hearings: http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/business/4109431-duluth-councilors-want-polymet-hearings

-Protect the Boundary Waters: http://www.canoekayak.com/canoe/action-alert-protect-boundary-waters/#dgpK0evw0Dbwg7xO.97

-Veteran for the Boundary Waters: https://www.savetheboundarywaters.org/veterans

 

Public Lands/Waters/OHVs/Trails:

-Scott Willoughby: THE WAR ON PUBLIC LANDS: http://www.elevationoutdoors.com/the-war-on-public-lands/

-Text of speech given to the Outdoor Writers Association 2016 meeting by Scott Willoughby, outdoor writer: https://wilderness.org/press-release/keep-fire-lit-inspiring-stories-america%E2%80%99s-public-lands

-Trout Unlimited: TRANSFER IS SALE: http://www.tu.org/blog-posts/transfer-is-sale#.V88blC9XlfQ.facebook

-Building a Trust Fund for Wildlife: http://www.nwf.org/News-and-Magazines/National-Wildlife/News-and-Views/Archives/2016/Working-for-Wildlife-Jun-Jul-2016.aspx

 

-Walk-in access lands open to public hunting Sept. 1: http://www.grandrapidsmn.com/around_the_web/news/walk-in-access-lands-open-to-public-hunting-sept/article_529cb254-f8a6-5b67-886d-ca7d67c94443.html

-Sam Cook: How to find more grouse and woodcock this fall: http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/outdoors/hunting/4112155-how-find-more-grouse-and-woodcock-fall

-Sam Cook: Grouse hunters hope bird numbers are on the rise: http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/outdoors/hunting/4112150-grouse-hunters-hope-bird-numbers-are-rise

-Minnesota in for a better grouse season, but there’s issues: http://www.startribune.com/minnesota-in-for-a-better-grouse-season-but-there-s-issues/393003811/

-Randy Newberg: When an elk hunt turns into a grouse hunt: http://www.wideopenspaces.com/when-an-elk-hunt-turns-into-a-grouse-hunt/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily-8.21-main&utm_term=WOS%20Main%20Production

 

DNR/Legislature/Fish/Big Game/Upland Game:

-2015 Deer Season (nationwide) by the Numbers: http://www.outdoorhub.com/news/2016/08/26/2015-deer-season-numbers/

-Healthy Herd, Happy Hunters (Minnesota deer appear to be free of chronic wasting disease, and that’s no accident): http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/mcvmagazine/issues/2016/sep-oct/CWD-monitoring-in-Minnesota.html

Study: CWD causes 10% decline in deer: http://www.jsonline.com/story/sports/outdoors/2016/09/03/study-cwd-causes-10-percent-decline-deer/89597338/

 

-Minnesota pheasant counts up 29 percent: http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/outdoors/hunting/4108947-minnesota-pheasant-counts-29-percent

-Take your kids hunting so you won’t have to hunt for your kids: http://www.grandrapidsmn.com/sports/take-your-kids-hunting-so-you-won-t-have-to/article_ec762dc0-76cd-11e6-b954-2f14c05b876c.html#utm_source=grandrapidsmn.com&utm_campaign=%2Fnewsletters%2Fheadlines%2F&utm_medium=email&utm_content=headline

-MnDNR trip planning tools reveal the best places to view fall colors: http://www.brainerddispatch.com/outdoors/4110779-mndnr-trip-planning-tools-reveal-best-places-view-fall-colors

 

Other News/Events/Updates:

-Hunting’s future rests with recruiting new audiences: http://www.startribune.com/hunting-s-future-rests-with-recruiting-from-new-audiences/391506061/

-Shawn Perich: Simplicity isn’t easily achieved: http://northernwilds.com/points-north-simplicity-isnt-easily-achieved/

 

-Dave Orrick: By 2040, less than 4% of Wisconsin lakes might have walleye, study predicts: http://www.twincities.com/2016/09/09/study-predicts-global-warmings-effect-on-wisconsin-walleyes/

-Yellowstone Fish Kill a Warning Sign of the Future: http://www.fieldandstream.com/blogs/the-conservationist/yellowstone-fish-kill-a-warning-sign-of-the-future?cmpid=enews090916&spMailingID=26468777&spUserID=ODY3ODQ4OTI1OTYS1&spJobID=881491141&spReportId=ODgxNDkxMTQxS0

 

-Dave Orrick: ‘Best venison cookbook ever’? Hank Shaw’s new deer book aims high: http://www.twincities.com/2016/09/10/best-venison-how-to-cookbook-ever-hank-shaw-buck-buck-moose/

-Buck, Buck, Moose – a fresh look at cooking venison: http://www.brainerddispatch.com/outdoors/4103340-buck-buck-moose-fresh-look-cooking-venison

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Committee on Pollinator Protection

The Secretary of the State’s Office is accepting applications for the Governor’s Committee on Pollinator Protection. Please submit your application by September 27, 2016. Here is the link.  http://www.sos.state.mn.us/media/2658/september-2016-vacancies.pdf

 

The Pollinator Committee: The Committee will advise the Governor, the Environmental Quality Board, the Interagency Pollinator Protection Team, and participating agencies on pollinator policy and programs. The Committee will promote statewide collaboration on pollinator protection efforts, raise public awareness of pollinator issues, review and comment on agency pollinator programs, reports, and recommendations, and identify and support opportunities for local and public-private partnerships.

 

Membership: The Governor will appoint up to 15 members with relevant experience in agriculture, conservation, education, academia, or local government.

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