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Sports for the week of August 4, 2004

Waterfowl opener has 9 a.m. start

Minnesota's duck season will open Sept. 25 and will extend 60 days. The limit will be 6 ducks daily and the species limit will be similar to last year.

The early opening on September 25 instead of October 2 is accompanied by a 9:00 A.M. start instead of the traditional noon shooting time. The early opening is an attempt to accommodate the hunters who claimed most of the local ducks had migrated from the area before the first of October.

Youth waterfowl hunting day will be one week earlier on September 18 and the early goose season will open statewide on September 4 and run through September 22. The regular goose season will open locally on September 25 and run through October 29 with a limit of 1 bird daily.

The duck harvest last year was down 6 % from 944,000 in 2002 but the pheasant harvest, 511,000 roosters, was the highest in 38 years. The number of pheasant hunters also increased by 14,000 over 2002.

The pheasant forecast for this year is down slightly because of the cold spring.

Don Schmidt, Beth Soupir top Dolan classic golf tourney

The Dolan Classic was held last Friday and Saturday with 70 golfers participating. Participants needed to be direct descendents of John Dolan or the spouses of descendents. All attendees must be of eighth grade age and golfers must be of ninth grade age or older. Don Schmidt and Beth Soupir won the alternate shot competition, and Adam Schmidt and Dane Schmeising won the handicap tournament.

Archery results announced

The Saratoga Archery Club, Amiret, held a tournament on July 3 at the club. Following are the results in each division.

Bowhunter Men

Championship Flight

Todd Nelson, 447; Keith Lubben, 438; Dean Morin, 431; Darwin Arndt, 426; John Ruppert, 421.

First Flight

Scott Kalas, 371; Dave Campbell, 369; Clint Irlbeck, 368; Jay Christans 367; Dave Schroepfer, 367.

Open Men

Jamie Jenniges, 422; Doug Schroeder, 412; Rick Jenniges, 376; Mark VanMoer, 369; Murt Miller 368.

Fingers Men

Mike Holland, 344; Tim Nelson, 284.


Stan Meyer, 366; Bruce Kann, 290; Steven Hay, 236; John Steinle, 208; Jerry Johnson, 194.


Cheri Irlbeck, 319.


Josh Lubben, 399; Kayla Swanson 299.


Noah Van Nevel, 392; Corey Clark, 348; Brandon Miller, 264; Jerod Miller, 190.

35 Target

Jeremy Steinle, 247; Kade Lee, 227; Corey Field, 221; Arvid Risa, 206.


Todd Nelson, 407; Joe Pallanch, 390; Kell Miller, 313; Jamie Jenniges, 307; Ken Clark, 300.