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Field reports: Most Pagami Creek areas open in BWCAW

Superior National Forest now allows public use in all but a small portion of the area that was affected by last year's Pagami Creek wildfire in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

Superior National Forest now allows public use in all but a small portion of the area that was affected by last year's Pagami Creek wildfire in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

Until further notice, the following will remain closed: campsites that are posted closed; portages accessing Horseshoe, Brewis, Harbor, North Wilder and South Wilder Lakes; and the Pow Wow Trail and Pow Wow Trail entry point.

Visitors planning to travel in the area affected by the Pagami Creek Wildfire are encouraged to:

  • Find a campsite early in the day. Campsites may be limited and some will be posted as closed.
  • Beware of snags (standing dead trees). Standing trees may look solid, but the root system may have been burned away and they could fall at any time.
  • Bring a cookstove. Firewood is limited.
  • Bearproof campsites. Consider a bear-resistant container for your food because there may be no trees suitable for hanging a food pack. Trail construction may stop traffic at Voyageurs center

    Construction on the new Rainy Lake Visitor Center bike trail in Voyageurs National Park may cause occasional traffic delays while blasting occurs, park officials said.

    Delays are expected on the park entrance road to the visitor center. The bike trail will meander along the park entrance road and into the woods around numerous scenic rock outcrops. The trail eventually will be open to bicyclists, walkers, runners and snowshoers.

    UNS walleye contest set

    The United Northern Sportsmen's Club's 32nd annual Memorial Walleye Fishing Contest will be held June 9-10 on Island Lake. Gate prize is $3,000. Everyone who registers a walleye 14 inches or longer will receive a prize. Entry tickets, $5 each, are available from members and will be available at the contest.

    Courage Center raises $122,000 for programs

    Courage Center Duluth raised $122,700 at its 2012 Kolar Chevrolet, Buick, GMC "Shoot for Fun" held April 28 at the Old Vermilion Trail Shooting Preserve north of Duluth, said Eric Larson of Courage Center Duluth.

    A total of 414 shooters participated in the event. The money will enable people with disabilities to enjoy downhill skiing, power wheelchair soccer, archery, swimming, kayaking, sailing, day camps for kids with autism spectrum diagnosis and other activities.

    Trout stocked in Wisconsin

    More than 330,000 catchable-size trout were stocked in dozens of inland trout waters across Wisconsin before Saturday's inland fishing season opener. A list of stocked waters can be found at www.dnr.wi.gov .

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