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Illinois Outdoor News Calendar – Sept. 22, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers Sept. 23: Illinois River Bottom WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., The Forman Center, Manito. For more info call Matt Davis, 309-221-9935. Sept. 29: Central Illinois WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Knights of Columbus, Effingham. For more info call Janice Wernsing, 217-821-8801. Sept. 29: Pekin DU Banquet, 5 p.m., Pekin Dome. For more info call Terry Barnard, 309-267-7981. Oct. 7: County WTU…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – Sept. 22, 2017

Region I – Capt. Laura Petreikis CPO Jones arrested a Lanark man after a complaint was made that he shot four turkeys in Lanark. The man was issued citations for use or aid of a conveyance, unlawful take of turkey, and hunting without a license. He was issued warnings for over the limit turkey, no habitat stamp, uncased gun, hunting…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – Sept. 22, 2017

(Editor’s note: A criminal charge is merely an allegation that a defendant has committed a violation of the criminal law, and it is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the state of New York’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.) No one wants this…

New York Outdoor News Calendar – Sept. 22, 2017

Season Dates Sept. 23: National Hunting and Fishing Day Sept. 23-24: Youth pheasant hunt weekend (portions of state) Sept. 23-24: Youth waterfowl hunt (Northeast and Lake Champlain zones) Sept. 24: Early bear season closes (portions of southeastern New York) Sept. 25: Early Canada goose season closes (portions of state) Sept. 27: Archery deer season opens (Northern Zone) Sept. 30: Early…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Fishing Report – Sept. 22, 2017

ASHLAND AREA Fall-like weather started to drop water temperatures, and cohos and brown trout became more prevalent in the Apostle Islands and inside Chequamegon Bay. Anglers are working the triangle from Houghton Point to Long Island to Pikes, running spoons and crankbaits on downriggers, Dipsey divers, and lead-core lines. Fish are suspending at about 20 feet over 60-foot depths, but…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – Sept. 22, 2017

District 1 — Ashland area Warden Matt Koshollek, of Drummond, worked with residents in the town of Namakagon in August to identify a suspect who was dumping food waste off of a town road. The subject had been dumping food waste for a series of months and sometimes up to three times a month. The responsible individual was identified and…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Calendar – Sept. 22, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers Sept. 25: Sun Prairie DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Angell Park Pavilion, Sun Prairie. For more info call Jeff Markstahler, 608-445-1272. Sept. 27: Chilton Area WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Neighborhood Pub & Grill, Chilton. For more info call Kevin Bornemann, 920-716-0393. Sept. 28: Northwest Wisconsin WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Shell Lake Art Center. For more info call Gary Magnus, 715-635-2369….

Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar – Sept. 22, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers Sept. 22: Morrison County MDHA Banquet, 5 p.m., Falls Ballroom, Little Falls. For more info call Craig Swanson, 320-630-0328. Sept. 23: Isle Sportsman Club Banquet, 5 p.m., Wahkon Inn, Wahkon. For more info call Ron Mehlhop, 320-537-1066. Sept. 23: South Central MDHA Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Waseca VFW. For more info call Tim Collins, 507-835-4116. Sept. 30: South Metro WTU…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – Sept. 22, 2017

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) attended court in Roseau County regarding charges from a baiting case from last fall. Two drivers/vehicles were found trespassing on the Roseau River Wildlife Management Area, pool 3 dike. Multiple violations were encountered, and the two individuals were arrested on active warrants. CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked AIS, ATV, and hunting…

Ohio Outdoor News Calendar – Sept. 17, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers Sept. 16: Logan County WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Bellefontaine Regional Airport, Bellefontaine. For more info call Brenda Moots, 937-842-1934. Sept. 16: Warren County DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Bel-Wood Country Club. For more info call Nick Fendinger, 513-706-1092. Sept. 16: Medina County WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Medina Eagles, Medina. For more info call Jack Tremonte, 440-343-2599. Sept. 23: Preble County…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – Sept. 15, 2017

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 • This summer, state wildlife officer Matt Teders, assigned to Madison County, patrolled Madison Lake State Park and contacted anglers and park visitors. During officer Teder’s interactions with the public at the park, he has encountered violations including fishing without a license, operating a motor vehicle off a designated roadway, and littering. Officer Teders…

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing Report – Sept. 15, 2017

Central Region O’Shaughnessy Reservoir (Delaware County) – Anglers are fishing for saugeyes with a little bit of success here. The best bite has been for anglers slow trolling crankbaits. The crappie bite has been better with some 10- to 14-inch fish being reported. The crappies are being caught by the trollers. Alum Creek Lake (Delaware County) – The topwater bite…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Calendar – Sept. 15, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers. Sept. 16: Lebanon-Middle Creek DU Banquet, 5 p.m., Lantern Lodge, Myerstown. For more info call John Welty, 484-955-1548. Sept. 16: Bedford, Fulton Friends of NRA Banquet, 5 p.m., Breezewood Fire Hall. For more info call 814-652-9045. Sept. 23: Sullivan County WTU Banquet, 4 p.m., Hughesville Fire Hall. For more info call Dave Craft, 570-419-1517. Sept. 23: Northern PA Mountains…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – Sept. 15, 2017

NORTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Butler County WCO Randy Pilarcik reminds the hunters who soon will be taking to state game lands to be sure to tag treestands placed there with their names and addresses, CID numbers, or a personalized number obtained from the Game Commission by contacting their region office. This information must be in a conspicuous place…

Michigan Outdoor News Fishing Report – Sept. 15, 2017

SOUTHEASTERN LOWER Lake St. Clair Walleye fishing has been sporadic on Lake St. Clair with anglers either doing exceptionally well or nothing at all. Those fishing around Harsens Island and the Lake St. Clair Metropark have reported the better catches. Bright colored crawler harnesses with green, yellow, and purple gave a lot of folks the edge. Same story with the…

Michigan Outdoor News Calendar – Sept. 15, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers. Sept. 22: North Central RGS Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Quality Inn, West Branch. For more info call Bruce Barlow, 989-385-5618. Sept. 25: Grand Traverse WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Boone’s Long Lake Inn, Traverse City. For more info call Jim Kurdziel, 231-894-1515. Sept. 26: Knights of Columbus Sportsman’s Wild Game Dinner, 6 p.m., DeCarlo’s Banquet Center. For more info call Bill…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – Sept. 15, 2017

DISTRICT 1 CO David Miller received a complaint from the Baraga office that a disabled individual was in need of assistance with a stinky situation. The individual had a skunk that had gotten inside a garbage can in his garage and was stuck. Miller went to the house, dragged the can outside and around the corner, tipped over the can,…

Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar – Sept. 15, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers Sept. 15: Morrison County PF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Falls Ballroom, Little Falls. For more info call Scott Luining, 320-360-0165. Sept. 16: Hardwood Country Sportsmens Club Banquet, 5 p.m., Nordic Lanes, Rushford. For more info call Butch Johnson, 507-864-2800. Sept. 16: Lost Marsh DU Banquet, Woldorf Community Center. For more info call Mark Jenzen, 507-995-4296. Sept. 16: Cuyuna Range DU…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – Sept. 15, 2017

District 1 – Baudette area CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked AIS, boat and water safety, angling, and hunting enforcement. Time was spent monitoring hunters and bear bait stations. CO Benjamin, along with CO Hannah Mishler, provided Warroad sixth-graders with tips on boat and water safety during a field trip during which they also learned about wild rice harvesting. CO Jeremy…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – Sept. 8, 2017

Region I – Capt. Laura Petreikis CPO Jones cited a Clinton, Iowa man for falsification of record and unlawful take of whitetail deer. The Clinton man was issued warnings for two other falsification charges. While on patrol in Mississippi Palisades State Park, CPOs Teas and Beltran observed three subjects standing at one of the scenic overlooks in the park. As…

Illinois Outdoor News Fishing Report – Sept. 8, 2017

The fishing and hunting report is compiled using reports from conservation officers, hunting guides and fishing guides. North Chain: White and yellow bass are hitting Mepps spinners, pinkie jigs or live bait. Pike are being caught around creek mouths. Muskies and walleyes are fair. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers. Bluegills and crappies good, falling into deeper waters (8 to 15…