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• Former Packer Bill Schroeder on hunting with Brett Favre and Deer Fest
• Burlington Sportsmen's Club hosts state high school trap championship June 19
• Sheboygan Salmon Cup this weekend
• Kickin bass on Chequamegon Bay

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Would you support a statutory change that would allow hunters 55 years of age or older to use a crossbow for hunting without the need to obtain medical proof of a disability?

Background: This was Conservation Congress Advisory Question 86 in this year's spring hearings questionnaire. This question received 2,014 votes for and 1,767 against.

Currently, the law allows senior hunters age 65 and older to use a crossbow for hunting without the need of a special crossbow permit or disabled permit.

However, hunters age 55 and older, due to issues such as arthritis, bursitis, injuries and other ailments may choose to give up bowhunting rather than go through the effort of getting the medical exam necessary to obtain a special permit.

Propoents of the change feel that allowing crossbows to be used by those 55 years of age and older would increase the number of hunters in this age group who would choose to continue to archery hunt.

Those opposed to this proposal see lowering the age as detrimental to the sport of archery by increasing the number of these advanced weapons in use during the archery season.

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former Green Bay Packers wide receiver, shares some stories about deer hunting with Brett Favre and gives us a preview of Deer Fest, June 25-27 at Sunnyview Expo Center in Oshkosh.


proprietor of River Rock Inn and Bait Shop reports on the fishing action for smallmouths, walleyes and northerns on Chequamegon Bay and talks up the tagged fishing contest going on this summer.


proprietor of Dumper Dan Sportfishing Charters, reports on the salmon fishing on Lake Michigan off Sheboygan and this weekend's Salmon Cup Tournament Trail, headquartered at Anglers Avenue on South Pier Drive in Sheboygan.


head coach of the Burlington High School Trap Team, reports on his team's successful run again this season and invites listeners to the state championship June 19 at Burlington Sportsmen's Club .

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Looking for Fishing Contests? Find them all online.


June 13: Madison, Wis., grouse flurry
June 18: Gaylord, MI banquet
June 27: Traverse City, MI Youth Fun Shoot


Now through Labor Day: Town of Eagle in Waukesha County, WI - Eagle Springs Lake 2nd annual carp attack. $500 reward for catching or shooting one of 6 tagged carp. If you get one, Contact: Tom Day at 262-594-3231. Dispose of untagged carp in the dumpster at the public boat landing.

June 12: First Shots introduction to shotgun shooting for women, sponsored by Girls with Guns, Stone Bank Sportsmen's Club, 9 a.m.-noon. Online Info: Contact: Kim Laughland 262-820-1827

June 19: Introduction to pistol shooting sports for women, Stone Bank Sportsmen's Club, 9 a.m.-noon. Online Info: Contact: Kim Laughland 262-820-1827

June 25-27: Deer Fest, Wisconsin's largest all-deer festival, Sunnyview Expo Center, Oshkosh. Meet Lee & Tiffany Lakosky, The Bone Collectors, the Buck & Duck Commanders, Pat Reeve & Nicole Jones. Seminars, exhibits, demos and more. Online Info:

June 26: Introduction to shotgun shooting sports for women at Stone Bank Sportsmen's Club, 9 a.m.-noon. Online Info: Contact: Kim Laughland 262-820-1827

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7 state fishing records fall in first five months of 2010

MADISON – State fishing records are falling fast -- literally with a “thunk” -- as anglers have been hauling in a boatload of true lunkers.

By June 1, seven new state fish records had been confirmed in 2010 in the “alternate methods" category. The fish ranged from 4 pounds to more than 200 pounds, and the longest stretched more than seven feet long. Six of the seven were taken with a bow and arrow, one with a spear, and one new record was only on the books for a month before it was eclipsed.

A monster fish – a quillback-river carpsucker hybrid – has also been harvested in recent weeks from Wisconsin waters but didn't qualify for a record because the state no longer accepts records for hybrid fish.

“Bowfishing seems to be growing in popularity and our record books are starting to reflect that trend,” says Karl Scheidegger, the DNR fish biologist who coordinates the state record fish program.

“More people are learning about the alternate methods category and seem to be targeting those records.”

Bowfishing involves using specialized archery equipment to target carp, drum, burbot and the like during an open season that coincides with the statewide spearing seasons. The Guide to Wisconsin Spearing, Netting, and Bait Harvest Regulations 2010-2011 can be found on the fishing regulations page of the DNR website.

Fish Records and Record Holders

The parade of record fish, and the people who landed them, are listed with the most recent first (following links exit DNR to WiscFish website, a collaborative effort by the Wisconsin DNR, University of Wisconsin Center for Limnology and University of Wisconsin Sea Grant):

  • Taylor Hanson of New Lisbon shot a 4-pound, 1.6 ounce, 29-inch short nose gar from the Wisconsin River in Grant County on May 29.
  • Lance Lyga of Independence shot a 3-pound, 8 ounce, 19-inch long spotted sucker, from the Mississippi River in Trempealeau County on May 22.
  • Nathaniel Fritsch of Ettrick shot a 28-pound, 13.3 ounce, 35-inch long sheepshead, from the Mississippi River in Trempealeau County on May 17.
  • Kyle Lakey of Trempealeau shot a 29-pound, 10.9 ounce, 33.15-inch smallmouth buffalo, from the Trempealeau River in Trempealeau County on April 18.
  • Crae Wilke and his 10-pound, 15 ounce, 26.6-inch silver red horse
  • Crae Wilke of Hortonville shot a 10-pound, 15 ounce, 26.6-inch silver red horse from the Weyauwega Mill Pond on March 23.
  • David Kropp of Sauk City shot a 13-pound, 28 1/4 inch smallmouth buffalo on March 6, 2010, while bowfishing on the Wisconsin River in Sauk County. He held this record for a month before Kyle Lakey bettered it.
  • Ron Grishaber of Appleton speared a 212-pound, 3.2-ounce lake sturgeon that stretched 84.25 inches long on Feb. 13, 2010, opening day of the Lake Winnebago lake sturgeon spearing seasons.
  • Wesley Babcock of Pardeeville hauled in an 18-pound, 2.7 ounce, 29-inch quillback-river carpsucker hybrid from the Castle Rock Flowage, a fish that nearly doubles the weight of the state record quill back and carp sucker records. He received an “Exceptional Catch” certificate from DNR for his efforts.

What to do if you think you've caught a record fish

If you think you or someone else has caught a fish that may be a state record, here's what you need to do:

  • Don't clean the fish
  • Freeze the fish if possible or keep it cool, preferably on ice
  • Get the fish weighed as soon as possible on a certified scale (usually found in grocery, hardware stores, etc.) and witnessed by an observer
  • Contact a fisheries biologist at the nearest DNR Service Center to get the fish species positively identified and to find out whether the fish is actually a state record.
  • Obtain and complete a record fish application, downloadable from the DNR websit or available from a DNR service center.
  • If possible, take a photo of you holding your prize catch and e-mail it to [] or send a print to his attention at the DNR Bureau of Fisheries Management, Box 7921, Madison, Wis., 53707.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Karl Scheidegger (608) 267-9426

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