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Michigan Outdoor News Fishing Report – May 26, 2017

SOUTHEASTERN LP Irish Hills Area The water is warming up fast and the bluegill pre-spawn is on. Crappie, bass and bluegill are all going to do their thing at the same time, according to reports. Walleyes have been fairly quiet. Turkey hunting almost nonexistent.  Mushroom hunting has also been quiet. Knutson’s Sporting Goods, (800) 292-0857 or (517) 592-2786. Lake Orion…

Michigan Calendar of Events – May 26, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers. Sept. 21: Knights of Columbus Sportsman’s Wild Game Dinner, 6:30 p.m., DeCarlo’s Banquet Center. For more info call Bill F., 586-286-3620. Season Dates May 27: Catch and keep bass season opens statewide except on Lake St. Clair and the St. Clair and Detroit rivers June 3: Muskie season opens on Lake St. Clair and the St. Clair and Detroit…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars Report – May 26, 2017

DISTRICT 1 CO David Miller worked a complaint where someone had been cutting locks off gates on state land to gain access to Wildlife Division’s waterfowl fields, which are also closed to motor vehicle use. Several turkey hunters have complained that while hunting an individual has been driving through the fields with his vehicle scaring the turkeys away. Miller was…

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing Report – May 26, 2017

Central Region Alum Creek Lake (Delaware County) – Fishing jigs and minnows suspended by a float around woody cover in the upper end of the lake and in coves is a good way to catch crappies. Crappies must be nine inches or longer to keep. For white bass, use minnows, jigs, and small spinners in the upper end of the…

Ohio Outdoor News Calendar of Events – May 26, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers May 26: WTU Mill Creek Memorial 2nd Amendment Freedom Dinner, 5 p.m. Metroplex Expo Center, 1620 Motor Inn Dr., Girard. For more info call John Kopcsos 330-757-9020. June 10: Champaign County Ghost Gobbler NWTF Banquet, Champaign County Fair Grounds. For more info call Tracy Jacobs, 937-605-0545. Aug. 26: Shawnee Territory WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Greene County Fairgrounds, Xenia. For…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars Report – May 26, 2017

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 • While on patrol at Rush Creek Lake Wildlife Area, state wildlife officer Tony Zerkle, assigned to Fairfield County, was contacting anglers and checking compliance with bag and size limit regulations. While speaking with a group of fishermen, one of them pointed to the water and stated, “That man just flipped his kayak.” Officer…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Fishing Report — May 26, 2017

The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission continued in-season trout stockings at fisheries across the state. For a schedule, visit www.fishandboat.com Walleye season opened May 6, but catch-and-immediate-release of bass remains in effect through June 16. Lake Erie — Poor Richard’s Bait and Tackle reported May 12 that smallmouth fishing was good as conditions allowed. Lake trout up to 21-plus pounds…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Calendar — May 26, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers. June 10: Sprout Forest RMEF Banquet, 4 p.m., Sportsman’s Hotel, Renovo. For more info call Bill May, 814-647-5401. June 16: Raystown DU Banquet, Aitch Boat Launch Pavilion, Raystown Lake. For more info call Ted, 814-599-7591. Sept. 16: Lebanon-Middle Creek DU Banquet, 5 p.m., Lantern Lodge, Myerstown. For more info call John Welty, 484-955-1548. Season Dates. May 31: Spring gobbler…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — May 26, 2017

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) investigated several fires around the Roseau, Pennington, and Marshall County areas. Anglers were checked on Lake of the Woods. A law enforcement memorial service was attended in Grand Forks with several other conservation officers and officers from Minnesota, North Dakota, and Manitoba. CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked ATV, boat and water…

Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar — May 26, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers Aug. 17: Elk River Goldeneyes DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Rockwoods Entertainment Center, Otsego. For more info call Tim Oie, 763-237-4155. Aug. 18: WTU Team 200 Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Rochester International Event Center. For more info call Randy Baker, 507-951-2848. Sept. 30: South Metro WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Bloomington VFW Post 1296. For more info call Jodi Paul, 612-790-3215. Outdoor…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars Report – May 26, 2017

NORTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Crawford County WCO Randy R. Crago reports that two men have pleaded guilty to littering on State Game Lands 69. Erie County WCO Darin L. Clark reports investigating the dumping of 14 bags of construction debris on State Game Land 263 in the Russell Road parking lot. Mercer County WCO Donald G. Chaybin responded…

Mixed messages on Gander Mountain closures

Staff Report St. Paul, Minn. — Outdoor retailer Gander Mountain is closing some, and perhaps all, of its stores following its acquisition by Camping World Holdings Inc. through bankruptcy proceedings. At press time it was unclear whether all Gander Mountain stores, including those in New York state, would close. The company said on its website that all 126 Gander Mountain…

Democrats introduce game farm CWD double-fencing bill

By Tim Eisele Contributing Writer Madions — State Reps. Nick Milroy, D-South Range, and Dana Wachs, D-Eau Claire, introduced a game farm double-fencing bill May 3 that they call “Save Our Deer.” The proposed bill, which is known as Legislative Reference Bureau No. 2271, if passed by the legislature, would: • Require that all deer farms have electronic monitoring systems…

Study: Carp likely to stay near shore in Lake Michigan

By Ralph Loos Editor Chicago —  Asian carp would have no  trouble finding a meal if they make it to Lake Michigan – but the fish are not likely to spread out across the big lake once they arrive, instead hanging near the shorelines where their food sources exist. These crystal ball prognostications are provided by the U.S. Geological Survey,…

Pennsylvania deer kill up

Buck harvest climbs 9 percent Harrisburg, Pa. — Pennsylvania’s deer harvest jumped by 6 percent last season, and the buck kill was up 9 percent, Game Commission officials announced. Hunters harvested an estimated 333,254 deer in 2016-17, up from 315,813 during the 2015-16 seasons. Of that total, 149,460 were antlered bucks – an increase of about 9 percent compared to the…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — May 19, 2017

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) taught the law and ethics portion of hunter education in Greenbush. CO Huener also attended a stakeholders meeting at Wheeler’s Point with CO Benjamin. Opening weekend on Lake of the Woods saw lots of good fishing and large wave activity. CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked ATV, boat and water safety, and…