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Field reports: Indoor 3-D archery shoot comes to Duluth’s Heritage Sports Center

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The Duluth Heritage Sports Center will hold its first Heritage Classic Indoor 3-D Archery Shoot on Saturday and April 13. The event, to be held in the Seitz Arena, will be a 30-40 target indoor 3-D shoot with a maximum distance of 40 yards. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. The 3-D shoot is open to all ages. Cost is $15 for the first round and $10 for each additional round.

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From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Ray Howell, also known as “Kicking Bear,” will be offering his Kicking Bear Adventure Camp for youth. The camp includes 3-D archery, aerial archery, deer-stand safety, shooting from a deer stand, shooting from a blind, air guns, Wrist-Rockets, tomahawk throwing, a coloring contest and more. The camp is free for all youths, and lunch is provided. Register for the camp by calling (218) 464-1711, ext. 105, and leaving the name and phone number of the attendee. Learn more about the camp at kickingbear.org.

Eagles returning

Despite continuing winter-like conditions across the Northland, the spring raptor migration is under way. Counters with Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory count returning raptors from West Skyline Parkway and other locations. Through March 30, they had counted 790 bald eagles, 21 red-tailed hawks, 12 golden eagles and several other raptors.

DNR draws down Chippewa Flowage

A drawdown of the Chippewa Flowage near Hayward last fall should benefit local residents, property owners and other users of the flowage, according to a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources news release.

The goal of the project is to reduce aquatic plants such as the invasive Eurasian water-milfoil, which has grown to nuisance levels in some areas of the flowage, according to Max Wolter, DNR fisheries biologist. Wolter said biologists also expect changes in the aquatic habitat will benefit the walleye and musky fishery by improving their spawning habitat.

The late fall and early winter drawdown on the 15,300-acre reservoir brought the water level down 8 feet.

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