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MN Wildlife Action Plan 2015-25

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MN Wildlife Action Plan 2015-25

Now On-line with a New WEB Site!

Minnesota’s Wildlife Action Plan 2015-25, Working With Partners for Wildlife Conservation, was approved by the US Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service in April 2016.

Locate the plan at its new address: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/mnwap/index.html

(mndnr.gov/mnwap) to learn more

Please Note:  If you previously received links to the plan and the Wildlife Action Network map via email or other sources, those links are now INACTIVE.

Faith Balch

MN Wildlife Action Plan Coordinator

651.259.5074

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Backcountry Hunters & Anglers

BHA in the News:

-Sportsmen, conservationists want answers from candidates on public land transfers: http://www.denverpost.com/2016/09/21/sportsmen-conservationists-candidates-reject-public-lands-transfer/

-Public lands too valuable to sell: http://www.jsonline.com/story/sports/columnists/paul-smith/2016/09/21/smith-public-lands-too-valuable-sell/90773474/

-Let’s Go Hunting (Earn $500): http://www.gjsentinel.com/blogs/birds_and_more/entry/lets-go-hunting-earn-500

 

-“Backcountry Sportsmen Oppose ‘Bikes in Wilderness’ Bill.” AmmoLand.com: 9/15/16. http://www.ammoland.com/2016/09/backcountry-sportsmen-oppose-bikes-wilderness-bill/#axzz4KKVTNx6w

-“No bikes in the wild.” Colorado Springs Independent: 9/14/16 (scroll down).

http://www.csindy.com/coloradosprings/panhandling-in-traffic-congestion-in-manitou-mountain-bikes-in-the-wilderness-and-more/Content?oid=4039157

-Should Bikes Be Allowed in Federal Wilderness Areas?: http://www.fieldandstream.com/blogs/field-notes/should-bikes-be-allowed-in-federal-wilderness-areas

 

-BHA Conservation Director John Gale (“Carrying on a legacy”): http://www.vaildaily.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/vail-daily-letter-carrying-on-a-legacy/

-David Petersen is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and founder of BHA’s first state chapter, in Colorado (“David Petersen, Durango author, is ready to hunt – ethically,” 9/11/16): http://www.durangoherald.com/article/20160912/NEWS01/160919929/David-Petersen–Durango-author–is-ready-to-hunt—x2013–ethically

 

BHA Events/Member-Chapter Action/Tips:

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

-Mark your calendars for BHA’s 2017 Rendezvous: http://www.backcountryhunters.org/rendezvous_2017

 

Sulfide Mining:

-Minnesota Couple Return From Yearlong Adventure In BWCA: http://www.wdio.com/news/dave-amy-freeman-minnesota-mining-bwca-return-yearlong/4272539/

-Out of the wilderness: Freemans welcomed back to civilization after year in Boundary Waters: http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/news/4122223-out-wilderness-freemans-welcomed-back-civilization-after-year-boundary-waters

-Adventurers wrap up year-long stay in Boundary Waters: http://kfgo.com/news/articles/2016/sep/23/minn-adventurers-wrap-up-year-long-stay-in-boundary-waters-area/

 

-Minnesota Trout Unlimited: Caring for the Boundary Waters (p. 8): http://mntu.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/MNTU-Newsletter-2016-08.pdf

-Don’t sacrifice the Boundary Waters so a few can profit: http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/opinion/local-view/4079855-local-view-dont-sacrifice-boundary-waters-so-few-can-profit

-A neutral review needed for PolyMet proposal: http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/opinion/readers-views/4111305-readers-view-neutral-review-needed-polymet-proposal

-Twin Metals files suit to seek lease renewal: https://www.savetheboundarywaters.org/sites/default/files/attachments/16.9.12_timberjay_tmmlawsuit.pdf

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

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

 

Public Lands/Waters/OHVs/Trails:

-We are born wealthy: http://www.tu.org/blog-posts/we-are-born-wealthy#.V-e_w4l7vBc.facebook

-Fly Fishing Bloggers: “Public Lands Proud”: http://midcurrent.com/2016/09/15/fly-fishing-bloggers-public-lands-proud/

-The Future of Elk Hunting on Public Lands: http://www.fieldandstream.com/articles/hunting/2016/09/the-future-of-elk-hunting-on-public-lands?cmpid=enews092116&spMailingID=26575356&spUserID=ODY3ODQ4OTI1OTYS1&spJobID=883387551&spReportId=ODgzMzg3NTUxS0

 

-Corey Jacobson on elk calling: http://www.elk101.com/2016/08/video-feed-ueh-live-qa-with-corey-jacobsen-82316/

-When Corey Jacobson Talks Elk Calls, Smart Hunters Listen: http://www.wideopenspaces.com/corey-jacobsen-talks-elk-calls-smart-hunters-listen/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily-8.31-elk&utm_term=Elk

-Learn Randy Newberg’s System for Finding Early Season Elk: http://www.wideopenspaces.com/learn-randy-newbergs-system-finding-early-season-elk/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily-8.29-wilderness&utm_term=Wilderness

-How Important is a Wind Checker in the Elk Woods? http://www.wideopenspaces.com/never-go-elk-hunting-without-your-wind-checker-heres-why/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily-8.29-wilderness&utm_term=Wilderness

 

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

-Help create Minnesota’s first-ever deer plan (submit an online application by Oct. 19, 2016): http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/mammals/deer/management/planning/index.html

-Waterfowl season: Duck numbers steady, hunter numbers low: http://www.sctimes.com/story/sports/outdoors/2016/09/22/waterfowl-season-duck-numbers-steady-hunter-numbers-low/90728886/

-A Stick and a String: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/mcvmagazine/issues/2016/sep-oct/traditional-archery.html

–Take 5 Minutes and Watch this Interview with Trad Legend Ron LaClair: http://www.wideopenspaces.com/take-5-minutes-watch-interview-trad-legend-ron-laclair/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily-8.28-upland&utm_term=Upland/Bird

 

Other News/Events/Updates:

-10 Things You Should Know About Being Married to a Hunter: http://www.wideopenspaces.com/know-youre-married-hunter/

-Six Steps to Help You Hit More Clays—and More Birds: http://www.fieldandstream.com/articles/hunting/2016/04/six-steps-to-help-you-hit-more-clays%E2%80%94and-more-birds?cmpid=enews042716&spMailingID=25352223&spUserID=ODY3ODQ4OTI1OTYS1&spJobID=784249241&spReportId=Nzg0MjQ5MjQxS0

-Shotgun Choke Tubes, Explained: http://www.wideopenspaces.com/shotgun-choke-tubes-explained/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily-9.8_elk&utm_term=Elk

-The Disappearance of Hunting and Fishing: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/disappearance-hunting-fishing-loren-chase?trk=hp-feed-article-title-comment

 

-How to Decipher the Secrets of a Rub: http://www.fieldandstream.com/articles/hunting/2016/07/how-to-decipher-the-secrets-of-a-rub?cmpid=enews072216&spMailingID=26053133&spUserID=ODY3ODQ4OTI1OTYS1&spJobID=843224357&spReportId=ODQzMjI0MzU3S0

-NDA Joins CRPWorks.org Coalition: https://nationaldeeralliance.com/editorial/nda-joins-crpworksorg-coalition

-Why Deer Hunters Should Care About the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP): https://nationaldeeralliance.com/editorial/why-deer-hunters-should-care-about-the-conservation-reserve-program-crp

 

-Minnesota’s Hautman brothers again dominate duck stamp contest: http://www.twincities.com/2016/09/12/minnesota-brothers-again-dominate-federal-duck-stamp-contest-2/

-Game Gourmet: Tenderizing even the toughest whitetail: http://www.twincities.com/2016/01/23/game-gourmet-tenderizing-even-the-toughest-whitetail/

-Backstrap Taste Test: What’s the Best Wild Game Meat? http://www.outdoorlife.com/blogs/hunting/backstrap-taste-test-what%E2%80%99s-best-wild-game-meat?EgUWpIxOoj0IkGMf.01

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