Dennis Anderson

Dennis Anderson has been a Star Tribune outdoors columnist since 1993, before which, for 13 years, he held the same position at the Pioneer Press. He enjoys casting and shooting. Dogs, too, and horses. Also kids and, occasionally, crusading in his column for improved conservation.

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South Dakota raises non-resident hunting fees

Posted by: Dennis Anderson Updated: November 1, 2012 - 8:43 PM

 

 

The South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks Commission on Thursday voted to raise non-resident hunting fees, according to the Argus Leader newspaper of Sioux Falls.

The license-cost hikes will bring in another $1.1 million in 2013, the newspaper said.

Small game, or pheasant, licenses will rise $10 to $120 ($124 with agent fee). The license, as now, will be good for two five-day hunting periods.

Non-resident waterfowl licenses will rise by the same amount, also to $120, for a 10-day period.

Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of acres of wildlife habitat have been, or will be, lost in South Dakota, as grasslands, wetlands and other wild lands there are converted to row crops such as corn and soybeans.

Pheasant hunting in South Dakota this fall generally has been fair, with many opening day hunters reporting one bird to slightly more than that taken per day, on average.

In areas where habitat has been conserved, results have been much better. Curt Korzan, owner of Grand Slam Pheasant Hunts near Kimball, S.D., for instance, reports hunting on his operation, spreading over thousands of acres cultivated for pheasants, has been excellent.

 

DNR names Telander wildlife chief

Posted by: Dennis Anderson Updated: November 1, 2012 - 2:24 PM

The DNR has named  Paul Telander of Bemidji its wildlife section chief, replacing Dennis Simon, who retired recently.

Telander is a 28-year wildlife management veteran who will assume his new post Dec. 5.

“Paul is an experienced wildlife manager and administrator who brings a strong track record of effectively working on complex wildlife management issues,” said Ed Boggess, division director.

Telander is now the regional wildlife manager for the DNR’s northwest region, and has been since 2005. He's also managed the 55,000 acre Thief Lake Wildlife Management Area.

“Paul has been a leader in addressing some very difficult and high profile issues such as elk management, bovine tuberculosis and Con-Con land issues,” Boggess said. “He will be able to put that experience and skill to good use in working through broader statewide wildlife and habitat management issues.”

As wildlife section chief, Telander will oversee a $47.2 million annual wildlife section budget and a staff of 220 full-time and 81 part-time employees.

Telander holds a BS in wildlife management from the University of Minnesota.

S.D. considers hiking non-resident hunting fees

Posted by: Dennis Anderson Updated: November 1, 2012 - 12:07 PM

 

 

 

The South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks Commission may vote today at a meeting in Madison, S.D., whether to raise non-resident small-game and waterfowl license fees by as much as $15, the Sioux Falls Argus Leader is reporting.

The license increases would come at a time when hundreds of thousands of acres of South Dakota habitat have been, or are being, plowed under to be planted with corn and soybeans.

The newspaper says the increases would raise as much as $1.1 million for the state in 2013.

A non-resident small-game (pheasant) license in South Dakota cost $114 this year, including issuing fee.

The license is good for two five-day hunting periods.

Wisconsin wolf harvest now at 22

Posted by: Dennis Anderson Updated: October 24, 2012 - 12:58 PM

HARVEST DATE

TIME

COUNTY

ZONE

GENDER

METHOD

COLLAR NO

10/15/2012

8:30

VILAS                                  

2

F

GUN

NONE

10/15/2012

7:15

RUSK                                   

3

M

GUN

NONE

10/15/2012

16:30

IRON                                   

1

F

GUN

NONE

10/15/2012

18:15

EAU CLAIRE                             

5

M

GUN

NONE

10/16/2012

17:00

ONEIDA                                  

2

M

TRAP: FOOTHOLD

NONE

10/18/2012

16:30

LINCOLN                                

4

F

TRAP: FOOTHOLD

NONE

10/17/2012

20:00

TAYLOR                                 

3

M

GUN

NONE

10/19/2012

8:00

BAYFIELD                                

1

F

TRAP: FOOTHOLD

NONE

10/19/2012

10:00

PRICE                                  

1

M

TRAP: FOOTHOLD

NONE

10/19/2012

10:30

FLORENCE                               

2

M

GUN

NONE

10/19/2012

7:45

OCONTO                                 

4

M

GUN

NONE

10/19/2012

7:00

VILAS                                  

2

F

TRAP: FOOTHOLD

NONE

10/20/2012

9:00

VILAS                                  

2

F

GUN

NONE

10/20/2012

10:00

BARRON                                 

6

M

GUN

NONE

10/20/2012

9:00

BAYFIELD                               

1

F

TRAP: FOOTHOLD

NONE

10/20/2012

18:10

BAYFIELD                               

1

M

GUN

NONE

10/21/2012

9:30

CLARK                                  

5

M

TRAP: FOOTHOLD

NONE

10/21/2012

10:00

JACKSON                                

5

M

TRAP: FOOTHOLD

NONE

10/22/2012

16:00

PRICE                                   

1

M

TRAP: FOOTHOLD

NONE

10/23/2012

6:30

ONEIDA                                 

2

M

TRAP: FOOTHOLD

NONE

10/23/2012

8:00

BAYFIELD                               

1

F

TRAP: FOOTHOLD

NONE

10/23/2012

8:00

SAWYER                                 

3

M

GUN

NONE

 

 

 

Wisconsin wolf harvest climbs to 20

Posted by: Dennis Anderson Updated: October 23, 2012 - 11:20 AM

Twenty wolves have been shot or trapped in the Wisconsin wolf season that began Oct. 15.

One animal was added to the tally Monday, a male trapped in Oneida County.

Nine wolves have been trapped, the remainder killed by gun.

Thirteen have been males.

Counties where wolves have been harvested include:

• Vilas (3)

• Rusk

• Iron

• Eau Claire

• Lincoln

• Taylor

• Bayfield (3)

• Price (2)

• Florence

• Oconto

• Barron

• Clark

• Jackson

• Oneida (2)

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