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by Cutthroat
Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:41 am
Forum: Conservation News & Action Alerts
Topic: Proposed DNR License Fee Increase - Update
Replies: 25
Views: 10311

Fishing and hunting licenses are a real bargain and some increase in fees is definitely warranted. I would greatly increase the price of non-resident licenses. Why should in-state anglers subsidize non-residents? Ever fish out west? Those folks know the value of their fisheries and set license fees ...
by Cutthroat
Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:34 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Trout Habitat Restoration Where Is It Needed?
Replies: 67
Views: 17441

I would love to see some major HI on the NBWW above Fairwater. The stream has a tremendous amount of quality trout potential, but there are numerous tall, eroding banks to muddy the water whenever the stream rises. It's actually a fun reach of stream to fish, due to its size. My oldest boy caught hi...
by Cutthroat
Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:56 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Trout Habitat Restoration Where Is It Needed?
Replies: 67
Views: 17441

I'd say the upper reaches of West Indian could use a lot of work. It's state land and the stream is choked with trees. Could be a fantastic stream with some HI. Also the NBWW in the WW WMA has a tremendous amount of eroding banks that need stabilization. I'm amazed that there has been so little work...
by Cutthroat
Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:00 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Why, Little Snow & Warm Temperatures
Replies: 75
Views: 18187

Why would the big oil companies invest millions of dollars into trying to debunk climate change research and pay for the campaigns of politicians who claim that man-made climate change is a hoax? Because they have a lot to lose if the world economy moves away from using fossil fuels. There is no log...
by Cutthroat
Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:36 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Dam Reconstruction Rules Put Lanesboro at Risk
Replies: 12
Views: 4653

I say remove the dam. Can you imagine the amount of silt that has accumulated behind it? Dams on Driftless streams are an altogether BAD idea due to the amount of soil washing into the watersheds and the frequent flash flooding that occur in that region. The dam could even be converted into a giant ...
by Cutthroat
Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:57 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Why, Little Snow & Warm Temperatures
Replies: 75
Views: 18187

Re: Why, Little Snow & Warm Temperatures

ST Fanatic, I respect your opinion, but have to wonder where you get your information and how you come to your conclusions.

Is it a distrust of science?
A belief in some world-wide, "liberal" scam to destroy the economy?
A belief that God would never allow man to destroy the Earth?
by Cutthroat
Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:02 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Why, Little Snow & Warm Temperatures
Replies: 75
Views: 18187

The reason why climate change is even debatable in the US (it isn't anywhere else) is because certain elements of the media think that both sides warrant equal coverage--kind of like giving the Nazi Party equal airtime with mainstream political parties. If your doctor says you have cancer, you might...
by Cutthroat
Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:44 pm
Forum: Conservation News & Action Alerts
Topic: Recent Addition to Forestville State Park
Replies: 1
Views: 1585

Recent Addition to Forestville State Park

I read recently that the Minnesota DNR has purchased a 460 acre parcel to be added to Forestville State Park. The news release mentioned the inclusion of about two miles of trout streams, including parts of the SB Root River and Forestville Creek. Has anyone seen a map showing these additions? Fores...
by Cutthroat
Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:35 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Why, Little Snow & Warm Temperatures
Replies: 75
Views: 18187

We get these warm and "open" winters every once in a while, but we're also seeing the effects of climate change on top of the normal cycle. When nine of the last ten years worldwide have been warmer than the the long-term average, you can see that the 39 percent increase in heat-trapping CO2 in the ...
by Cutthroat
Sun Jan 01, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: As the Opener approaches....
Replies: 13
Views: 9430

Re: As the Opener approaches....

I would imagine the fishing, or at least the outing, would be really fun with no snow on the ground down there. I've got about six inches of snow on the ground, and the wind is howling, so I'm fishing vicariously through you guys.

Happy New Year!