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Outdoors digestToday is deadline for deer lottery applications

From staff and news services

Today is the deadline to apply for permits to hunt antlerless deer in designated deer lottery areas and also to apply for hunts in special areas, such as parks.

Those who have not applied, or apply and don’t get a permit, will have to take bucks only in the lottery areas.

Leftover either-sex permits will be available on a first-come, first-served basis started 5 p.m. Oct. 13. Last year, very few such permits were available. You can apply at any ELS agent.

Lottery deer areas in this region are 255, 339, 341, 342, 344.

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WINONA GREENWINGS FIELD DAY: The annual Greenwings event for youths, sponsored by Winona Ducks Unlimited, will begin at 10 a.m. Sept. 13 at Michael La Canne Memorial Park along U.S. 61 in Goodview.

There will be duck-calling and decoy-tossing contests, duck identification and lunch. It’s open to anyone 16 and younger. Tickets are $15 and include lunch, door prizes and a DU Greenwing membership.

For more information or to get tickets, call Wayne Valentine at (507) 454-2762.

FOR YOUR CALENDARS: Two things you might put on your calendar:

  • The Rochester Area Chapter of Turn-in-Poachers will hold its annual fundraising dinner Oct. 9 at Rochester Golf and Country Club. As usual, there will be raffles, auctions and other ways to get money for the TIP program.

Tickets are $50 for adults, $25 for those 10 through 17 and $15 for those under 10.
To get tickets or more information, cal Ralph Hettig at (507) 289-2520. To learn more about TIP, go to www.turninpoachers.com.

  • The Zumbro Valley Gun Show and Sports Collectible Show will be Nov. 28-29 at the Armed Forces Center, 1715 Marion Rd. S.E., in Rochester.

Those interested in setting up a table or two should call (507) 289-2520 or 269-3673.

  • As of July 1, the recording fee for entering an animal in the Records Program went from $25 to $35.
  • For the 2008-09 fiscal year, the club, with headquarters in Chatfield, awarded $111,000 in grants to promote education, bowhunting, research and partnerships. Beneficiaries include the National Archery in the Schools Program, Bowhunting Right’s Coalition, Becoming an Outdoors Woman, Archery Hall of Fame, National Shooting Sports Foundation and an unallocated amount to defend archery-only hunts.

To learn more about Pope & Young, go to www.pope-young.org.

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