Saturday, March 27, 2010

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• Climate change: real danger to wildlife or false alarm?
• Meet the Droptine Divas!
• How did grouse survive the winter?
• UTV or ATV?

• Last chance to vote for your favorite contestant in the Red Green look-alike contest launched at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show. Vote online at through March 31.

Results for POLL s512
Should the DNR fund research to determine the impact of predators such as wolves, bears, coyotes and bobcats on deer in Wisconsin?
YES 71% | NO 18% | MAYBE 12% | UNDECIDED 0% | OTHER 0%
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Instant Survey:
Will climate change have a negative impact on fish and wildlife habitat?

New Report Outlines Strategies for Adaptation to Climate Change

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A consortium of sportsmen's groups including the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership this week released a new report, “Beyond Season's End,” that addresses how the negative effects of climate change on America's fish and wildlife populations can be mitigated through practical adaptive management strategies. The report stresses that funding for state fish and wildlife agencies via passage of national legislation is key to implementation of such on-the-ground approaches. Read the full report...

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When you leave a COMMENT you are entered into the drawing for a ... ZipVac portable vacuum sealer starter kit, complete with a rechargeable pump, a hand-operated pump and reusable, resealable storage bags.

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of the Bipartisan Policy Center and senior policy advisor to the Wildlife Management Institute, talks about the new report Beyond Seasons End, which examines the impact of climate change on fisheries, wildlife habitat and outdoor recreation.


the Droptine Divas talk about their upcoming TV show, Working for Whitetails, to air on The Sportsman Channel in 2011.


senior regional biologist with the Ruffed Grouse Society, looks at the impact of winter on Wisconsin grouse and the potential problems with woodcock that return early.


general manager of Cedarcreek Motorsports in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, talks about recent Wisconsin legislation legalizing Utility Terrain Vehicles on trails where counties agree to allow them.

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Looking for Fishing Contests? Find them all online.

March 26: 20th annual Scimitar Sportsman's Night, 5:00 p.m., Tripoli Shrine Center, 3000 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. Dinner, auctions, raffles, 50 guns, Harley Davidson motorcycle, hot tub/sauna package, Hooters girls. Tickets $75. Online Info: Contact: Rich Borys, 414-704-7424

Mar. 26-28: Wisconsin Big Buck Classic, Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells. Online info: Contact: Tina Itson, 866-382-4852 x5924,

Mar. 27: 10th Annual Watertown Area Outdoor Expo & Wild Game Feed, Calvary Baptist Church, 792 Milford St., Watertown, WI. 12-7 p.m. Seminars on sausage making, taxidermy, fly tying, turkey & duck calling, trapping, reloading & more. Online Info: Contact: Mary Sielaff, 920-988-4315

March 27: SE Wisconsin Chapter Pheasants Forever banquet and vendor fair, American Serb Hall, 5101 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee. Online Info: Contact: Jeff Kern, , 414-313-5841

March 27-28: 2nd annual Great Northwoods Spring Sports Show at Lake of the Torches Resort Casino in Lac du Flambeau. Free admission, free lure to first 200 attendees each day, hunting & fishing exhibitors & vendors, seminars on salmon, muskies, walleyes & smallmouths. Online Info:

March 27: Nicolet/Wild Rivers Chapter Ruffed Grouse Society Banquet, Crandon Community Center, Crandon, WI. Online Info: Contact: Dave Ziolkowski, 715-336-2523

March 29: Missi/Croix Chapter Ruffed Grouse Society Banquet, The Point, Hastings, MN Online Info: Contact: Mike Brown, 651-437-2214,

April 1: North Central Minnesota Chapter Ruffed Grouse Society Banquet, Hampton Inn, Bemidji, MN Online Info: Contact: Clyde Horlick, 218-751-9130

Apr. 6 & 10: Youth Turkey Hunt, Milford Hills Hunt Club, Johnson Creek. Online info: Contact: Scott Kirchoff, 414-750-5181,

Apr. 9-11: Wisconsin Deer & Turkey Expo, Alliant Energy Center, Madison. Online info: Contact: Glenn Helgeland, 262-242-3990,

April 10: Robert J. Lytle Chapter Ruffed Grouse Society, Gun Dog Fun Trial, Farmland Pheasant Hunters, Imlay City, MI Online Info: Contact: Brad Johnson, 989-430-0138,

April 12: Wisconsin DNR Spring Fish & Game Hearings and Conservation Congress meetings, 7:00 p.m. in all 72 counties. Online Info:

April 12: David Uihlein Chapter Ruffed Grouse Society banquet, 5:00 p.m., Milwaukee Athletic Club. Tickets $75. Auction, raffles, memorial tribute to Dave Uihlein. Online Info: Contact: Jim Hayett,, 262-691-0100 x 22

April 12: Oak Creek Flyway Chapter Ducks Unlimited Banquet, 5:00 p.m. Muskego Lakes Country Club. Online Info:

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University of Wisconsin-Whitewater team places fourth out of 40 teams in FLW Central Division Championship at Lake of the Ozarks

Some college dudes head for ocean beaches during Spring Break, others get caught up in NCAA March Madness, but students from 40 colleges and universities competed last weekend in the FLW Collegiate Fishing Central Division Championship last weekend at Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri.

A team from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, consisting of Tyler Netzer and Jordan Truttschell, placed fourth under extremely tough conditions. Sponsored by IronClads™ soft bait brands, Netzer and Truttschell scored two bass, with a total weight of 5 lbs. 11 oz.

The UWW Team IronClads™ anglers were aremed with the new Wak-E-Spins, TXS-Spins, Tube-Spins, Shad-Spins and Craw-Spins lines, in addition to premium IC-Inline series and pre-rigged weightless IronClads™ series designed for drop-shotting and skipping under docks and structure.

The top five teams from each regional championship will advance to the National Guard FLW College Fishing National Championship, a three-day televised event hosting the top five teams from each regional event, for a total of 25 teams. Each team will be provided shirts and wrapped Ranger boats towed by Chevy trucks for this competition.

The winning team will be declared the National Guard FLW Collegiate National Champion and will qualify for the 2011 Forrest Wood Cup.

IronClads,The Soft Bait Revolution™.

For more information in IronClads™ soft bait brands, Google “Ben Hobbins Fishing,” log on or contact IronClads™ inventor and CEO Ben Hobbins at

For more information about FLW Outdoors and its tournaments, log on or call 270-252-1000.

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