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Lee Wahlgren

Pheasants Forever banquet on tap

See ya tonight (Thursday) at the Pheasants Forever banquet at the Met. The weather has changed, and we all seem to be a lot happier now. Let’s support the Bureau County chapter of Pheasants Forever with our attendance at this event. Food is great, prizes are great and everyone should have a great time.

The local chapter has been very good about working with youth. They have sponsored live pheasant hunts where students could shoot over good bird dogs and walk with an experienced hunter.

They have helped area habitats and have supplied seeds for individuals to plant food plots. Percentage wise, they help Bureau County a great deal. Hope you support them tonight. Doors open at 5 p.m.

• While you are looking at the calendar, don’t forget the big Whitetail banquet coming up in two weeks. This is another great event sponsored by a great organization.

• One month from now will be the opening of the inland trout season at the Hennepin Canal Parkway. The day begins at 6 a.m. April 5, this will get here sooner than you think. Mark that one down also. License and trout stamp is required for people 16 years old and older. By the way, the ice is about 20 inches thick at the parkway.

• I do hope Bureau County can escape the possible winter kill due to the lengthy duration of ice over our lakes, ponds, and canal. There will be some, but let’s hope there’s not much.

• This will be a great weekend for you to go out and harvest a few coyotes. You sure can hear them at night.

Lee Wahlgren is the BCR Outdoor Columnist. Contact him at pdub52@gmail.com.