hunting

KAXE-KBXE volunteer David Harrington spoke with retired conservation officer Jeff Birchem and his 13 year old daughter Johanna during the Beltrami Island Christmas Bird Count in December.  They discussed the importance of using copper bullets rather than lead bullets while hunting. Johanna hunts with copper bullets and nabbed two bucks this fall using them.  Take a listen to the segment to learn more about why copper is the healthier choice while hunting.   Thanks to Johanna and Jeff for taking the time to chat! 

Meadow Kouffeld is the MN & Western Upper Peninsula Regional Biologist for the Ruffed Grouse Society and the American Woodcock Society.  She stopped by today to talk about the national grouse hunt in Grand Rapids and state drumming survey inconsistencies. 

She also had a practical, pointed reminder to deer hunters for this weekend's opening hunting weekend.  WEAR A HARNESS!

http://www.orrcenter.com/self-sustainability

This week on the Border News Roundup Timberjay editor Marshall Helmberger told us about ambitious and innovative Orr Recreation and Resource Center.  They are using an old school building to explore sustainability, alternative energies and local food including aquaponics.  The Homesteading and Sustainability Expo is August 19th & 20th. 

DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr and Grand Rapids Area fishing guide Tom Neustrom stopped by the KAXE studios to talk about state budget concerns and what fee increases can mean for all Minnesotans. 

According to the DNR: