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    Turkey hunters try decoys

    Turkey hunter Rich Shively fitted together a plastic frame for supporting an expanded foam hen decoy and poked it into the pink loam. He put his fist inside the decoy to puff it out before setting it on the frame.

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    Grandson provides a perfect day of fishing

    We were going fishing – my son, my grandson and me – and nothing seemed to take precedence over making sure we did not perish of hunger on the 4-mile excursion to Uncle Louis’ picturesque farm pond. Those priorities seemed right because I was dubious about our effort.

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    Best times for anglers

    This table lists top fishing times and days for the coming weeks. For best results, begin fishing one hour before and continue one hour after the times given. Times apply to all time zones (X indicates best days).

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    Turkey's call travels far and for good reason

    One of the neatest sounds of spring is the reverberating "gobble, gobble, gobble" call of a male turkey. Wild turkeys occasionally make the gobbling call outside of breeding season. For the most part, gobbling is a spring serenade.

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    Name that fish: Nongame species are challenge to catch and pronounce, too

    A recent column about the primordial bowfin elicited interesting responses from readers. One, in particular, posed questions about mysterious fish he heard about as a kid in East Texas. Included on his list were paddlefish, gaspergou, drum and buffalo. "What the heck is a gaspergou?" he wrote in...

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    Turkey's call travels far and for good reason

    One of the neatest sounds of spring is the reverberating "gobble, gobble, gobble" call of a male turkey. Wild turkeys occasionally make the gobbling call outside of breeding season. For the most part, gobbling is a spring serenade.

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    Change of seasons clears lakes of ice and also drives sap out of maples and anglers to the river

    Spring had been planned by ticking off the days until sap ran. Somewhere in the middle of this, or around it, rivers would break free of ice, or warm up, and fishing dates were on the calendar. This was before winter hung on forever, and snow remained piled halfway up the bird feeders. Not a tapped...

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    Sam Cook: Hope flows down the Brule valley

    ON WISCONSIN'S BRULE RIVER - We could have come back to the Brule just for the bald eagles. Or the deer. Or the Canada geese. Or the ducks. Or the steelhead. Or the two otters. Or the sleepy bear.

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    Miss Kansas shoots into new career

    Theresa Vail's job has included a lot of cameras and fashionable clothing since she won the Miss Kansas crown last year. Last Friday and Saturday she got a look at a future that will contain more of the same when she relinquishes her crown June 7.

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    Oft-maligned Alabama rigs catch the attention of bass

    Bill Babler rared back and launched a long cast with a multi-lure contraption that some bass fishermen jokingly call a "chandelier rig."

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