Threats to Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Funding

Proposed legislation (HR 8167) introduced by Georgia congressman Andrew Clyde (https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/8167?r=4&s=1) would eliminate Pittman Robertson funding. The Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act, enacted in 1937 is now known as the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act and provides funding for states and territories to support wildlife restoration, conservation, and hunter education and safety programs. The proposed…

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August Fly of the Month

The Muddler Minnow Dean Wellman, BRSC Financial Secretary – Brule, WI The Muddler Minnow was developed by Don Gapen from Ontario in 1937 to imitate sculpins in the Nipigon River. He used the fly to catch the large Nipigon brook trout. The fly developed universal fame and is still widely used today. Don’s original fly…

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2022 Northwestern High School Scholarship Awarded

We are pleased to announce that the Faculty at Northwestern High School has selected Lily Danz as this year’s $500 Northwestern High School scholarship recipient. Lily will be attending the University of Wisconsin – Madison campus this fall with the intention of majoring in Conservation Biology and later continuing to graduate school. Other than spending…

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July Fly of the Month

Dean’s Hex Nymph Dean Wellman, BRSC Financial Secretary – Brule, WI “Matching the Hatch” by Ernest Schwiebert (1955) was the first fly tying book that my brother Mark and I had. It was an excellent resource for beginners like us. We used the book when trying to imitate the large mayfly nymphs whose shucks we…

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The Importance of Habitat

Maintaining the Brule River’s habitat in a healthy state has long been an important focus of the Club. In-stream habitat work by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources with the help of Club members, along with donations by local businesses, the help of the Wisconsin National Guard, and the work of Animal and Plant Health…

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2022 Brule River Sportsmen’s Club College Scholarship Awarded

Our 2022 recipient is Danny McCann. Danny is a graduate student in the Integrated Biosciences Program at the University of Minnesota Duluth. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in the aquatic biology at Bemidji State University. His Master’s Degree research is on the Bois Brule, examining the role of different habitat types and invertebrate…

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Mudsnails Spreading

There are a few invasive species present along or in the Brule River that need monitoring, but one of the most troubling potential invaders is the New Zealand mudsnail (click on Mudsnails to learn more).  In 2013, mudsnails were discovered for the first time in inland Wisconsin waters in Black Earth Creek, a popular trout…

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Lost and Found Items

Lost item Black WRSI Kayak Helmet at Bois Brule Campground site number 19. Also, a yellow color rope used for clothesline. Lost Wednesday afternoon June 8. Posted 11 June 2021. A set of 3 keys (2 larger and 1 small). The 2 large ones are bright silver. All attached with a metal ring. Lost  4/9 –…

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