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Franken disappointed that Sportsmen’s Act is blocked

November 27, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) said today that he’s disappointed that legislation to protect Minnesota’s outdoor heritage was blocked in the Senate Monday evening. Continue Reading

Millerville Sportsmen Club stock walleye

June 19, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

The Millerville Sportsmen Club, with a permit from the Department of Natural Resources Fisheries and the help of the Viking Sportsmen Club, stocked 3,700 walleye fingerlings into Lake Moses and 3,700 walleye fingerlings into Lake Aaron. Continue Reading

Viking Sportsmen give habitat a head start

February 23, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

When most people hear “tweet,” they think Twitter these days. Not the Viking Sportsmen; they’re getting ready for the chipper tweets of birds this spring.
A sea of teal T-shirts flooded the Viking Plaza mall last Saturday. Jefferson High School’s Junior Viking Sportsmen Club set up temporary wood shops in the halls to host Habitat Day. The Viking Sportsmen sponsored the event. Continue Reading

Vikingland Sportsmen complete fish stocking efforts

January 5, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

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Viking Sportsmen fish stocking program nets results

April 21, 2011 in Alexandria Echo Press

The local Viking Sportsmen’s group is starting to see the fruits of its labor in a fish stocking effort that is about to enter the final year of a five-year plan with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Continue Reading

Building a conservation legacy

September 16, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

No one knows more about the importance of conservation than the people who spend the majority of their fall in the woods and the fields and their summer on the water. Continue Reading