Vince Meyer has joined The Brainerd Dispatch as outdoors editor.
He previously was employed at Ehlert Publishing Group in Maple Grove, where he wrote for Snowmobile, SnowGoer, Bowhunting World and Archery Business magazines. Meyer also has covered sports for newspapers in Alaska and Wisconsin.
His education includes a history degree from St. John's University and a mass communications degree from St. Cloud State University.
Minnesota to participate in spring snow goose effort
Minnesota will allow harvest of "light geese" (snow geese, including blue-phase snow geese, and the smaller Ross' geese) from March 1 to April 30 this spring. The harvest will occur under a federal Conservation Order that allows 24 states, including Minnesota, to harvest light geese after the close of hunting seasons in an attempt to reduce over populations of these geese, which are damaging their Arctic breeding grounds.
Permits will be required to participate in this conservation action, according to the Minnesota DNR. Permits must be obtained by calling toll-free 1-888-MNLicense (1-888-665-4236). There is a $3.50 application fee; a credit card will be necessary to pay this fee at the time the call is made. Callers will receive a License Identification Number (LIN) in lieu of the permit until the permit can be mailed to the applicant. No other license, stamp or permit will be required to participate.
First split crow season starts March 1
A new split crow hunting season takes effect for the first time March 1, according to the Minnesota DNR.
The split season is being offered in response to requests from hunters for late-winter crow hunting opportunity. The 2000 crow season will be open from March 1 through March 31 and from July 15 through Oct. 15. Federal law limits the total crow season in a state to no more than 124 days in a calendar year.
Woodland owners to learn about improving their properties
Woodland owners from across Minnesota will meet to learn more about caring for their woodlands and land management on Saturday, Feb. 26, at the Woodland Owners Conference at Bethel College, 3900 Bethel Drive, St. Paul.
The conference will cover a variety of topics that will be of importance to anyone interested in improving the natural resources on their property. Topics to be covered include: Safety in the Forest, Appropriate Planting, Tree Identification, Lakescaping, Income Tax Information, Reducing Storm Damage, Prescribed Burning, Best Management Practices, Forest Songbirds, Timberland Value, and Minnesota's Raptors.
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