Going to Game Fair on Saturday, August 18th? Be sure to attend the “Outdoor Issues Forum” starting at 1 pm. Topics “may” include those listed below.

It’s a great chance to find out where candidates for Governor stand on outdoor issues. Hoping they will answer some meaningful questions about Mille Lacs, so whoever gets elected can be held accountable.

Doug Meyenburg
President, PERM

Governor Candidates to Discuss Outdoor Issues at August 18 Game Fair

www.moha-mn.org Outdoor News, Vol. 51, No. 30

The Minnesota Outdoor Heritage Alliance (MOHA) and the weekly publication Outdoor News are jointly sponsoring an Outdoor Issues Forum at the 2018 Game Fair. All 11 candidates for Minnesota Governor have been invited to participate. The Forum will begin at 1:00 pm on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at the Game Fair hosted by the Armstrong Ranch Kennel in Ramsey, Minnesota.

Distinguished Minnesota outdoorsmen Ron Schara and Rob Drieslein will moderate the Outdoor Issues Forum. They will ask the candidates to address questions relating to a range of topics of interest to all Minnesotans and of particular concern to hunters, anglers, and outdoor recreationists of all persuasions. Topics may include:

Aquatic Invasive Species — an increasing number of lakes are affected as invasives are transferred by boats, trailers and docks

Chronic Wasting Disease — this fatal disease is seen in both wild and farmed deer and monitored by the Department of Natural Resources and the Department of Agriculture’s Board of Animal Health

Clean Water — we are one-third of the way into the life of the Clean Water Fund; Are we making good progress?

Legacy Amendment & Outdoor Heritage Fund — Minnesotans adopted a Constitutional amendment and tax increase dedicated to protecting and enhancing natural resources, but some of the fund is being used for bonding rather than projects recommended by the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council

Mille Lacs Lake Fishery — constant controversy stems from ever-changing regulations

Public Lands — Minnesota has about 12 million acres of public lands; about half are managed by our DNR for a myriad of recreational activities and support of local economies