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Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Dec. 15, 2017

Region I – Capt. Laura Petreikis While on boat patrol on the Mississippi River Pool 13, CPO Jones cited a woman for possession of a walleye in the protected slot (20 to 27 inches). During the same boat patrol, CPO Jones also cited a Savanna man for possession of an undersized large-mouth bass (under 14 inches). CPO Jones cited both…

Illinois Outdoor News Calendar – Dec. 15, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers Jan. 13, 2018: Skillet Fork QUGA Banquet, 5 p.m., Salem community Activity Center, Salem. For more info call Brad Hargis, 618-292-1798. Feb. 10, 2018: JoDaviess NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Ramada, Galena. For more info call Carla Randecker, 815-777-0997. Feb. 23, 2018: Rock Island Henry Co. PF Banquet, 6 p.m., Camden Centre, Milan. For more info call Bill Martin, 309-787-0340….

Illinois Outdoor News Fishing Report – Dec. 15, 2017

The fishing and hunting report is compiled using reports from conservation officers, hunting guides and fishing guides. North Lake Michigan: The northern harbors were seeing a decline in the amount of fish caught, but there are still browns and steelhead being caught. Spawn sacks under a float are working well as well as the standard tinsel or white tube jig…

New York Outdoor News Fishing Report – Dec. 15, 2017

Western New York Lake Ontario tributaries, harbors and piers: Most Lake Ontario tributaries are in good fishing shape but cold weather may create ice conditions. Eighteenmile Creek had moderate and murky flow. Burt anglers reported modest catches of steelhead with the occasional brown trout and what is likely the last of the season’s coho salmon. Oak Orchard Creek had moderate…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Dec. 15, 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.) Cub Scouts score fishing…

New York Outdoor News Calendar – Dec. 15, 2017

Season Dates Dec. 15: Striped bass season closes (marine waters south of George Washington Bridge) Dec. 15: Mink and muskrat trapping season opens (Long Island) Dec. 19: Southern Zone late muzzleloader and archery deer and bear seasons close Dec. 21: Canada goose season closes (East Central area) Dec. 26: Duck season reopens (Western Zone) Dec. 26: Canada goose season reopens…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Dec. 15, 2017

District 2 — Cumberland area Warden Chris Spaight, of Grantsburg, and Grantsburg DNR forest ranger Jay Riewestahl investigated a complaint in October that a house had been burned intentionally and had not been inspected or permitted, as required. Warden Pete Carlson, of Frederick, assisted a hunter during the disabled hunt. The hunter was able to harvest a mature doe and…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Calendar – Dec. 15, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers Jan. 20, 2018: Wisconsin North WTU Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Holiday Inn, Stevens Point. For more info call 800-274-5471. Jan. 20, 2018: Wisconsin West WTU Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Sleep Inn & Suites, Eau Claire. For more info call Jim Wiltinger, 608-606-3065. Jan. 25, 2018: Outagamie Area PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Romy’s Nitingale, Black Creek. For more info call Josh Jackl,…

Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar – Dec. 15, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers Jan. 27, 2018: Red River Valley WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Eagles Club, East Grand Forks. For more info call John Eaton, 218-464-7427. Jan. 27, 2018: Ringnecks Forever Banquet, 5 p.m., Prairie Event Center, Parkers Prairie. For more info call Marlene Pooler, 218-338-2059. Feb. 3, 2018: Crow River Cutters NWTF Banquet, 3:30 p.m., McLeod county Fairgrounds. For more info call…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Dec. 15, 2017

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on the Roseau River and blackpowder hunters around the area. A report about shooting from the roadway was investigated. CO Nick Prachar (Baudette) reports that the colder weather has brought the start of the ice-fishing season on Lake of the Woods. Enforcement action was taken for failure to display…

From the Pages of Outdoor News – Dec. 9, 2017

Tim Spielman and Rob Drieslein discuss future of Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program. Tim Lesmeister and Rob Drieslein debate DNR’s deer management goal, new northern pike regulations, and Trump action on Bears Ear National Monument. Joe Albert and Rob break down latest deer season harvest tally.

Ohio Outdoor News Calendar – Dec. 8, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers Feb. 10, 2018: Ohio Five Rivers WTU Banquet, 4:30 p.m., The Irish Club, Dayton. For more info call Brandon Showen, 937-725-9349. Feb. 17, 2018: Appalachian WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Ross County Fairgrounds Multipurpose Building, Chillicothe. For more info call Joe Duty, 740-804-7066. Feb. 24, 2018: RMEF Banquet, 3:30 p.m., Double Tree by Hilton, Mars, PA. For more info call…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Dec. 8, 2017

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 • This past spring, state wildlife officer Josh Shields, assigned to Union County, and state wildlife officer Adam Smith, assigned to Logan County, were on patrol at Indian Lake. While most anglers the officers checked were fishing legally, one fisherman was found to be fishing without a valid fishing license. The fisherman later failed…

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing Report – Dec. 8, 2017

Central Region Alum Creek Lake (Delaware County) – Fishermen at this central Ohio lake are fishing the marina docks with limited success on crappies. Try a jig and minnow combination or a jig and trailer in perch colors. The crappie bite has been hit and miss, with most of the action coming in the early morning hours. Crappies are measuring…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Calendar – Dec. 8, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers. Dec. 8: Bear Hollow WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Sandy Creek Fire Hall, Franklin. For more info call Jeff Superak, 814-437-2086. Jan. 27, 2018: Uniontown RMEF Banquet, Park Inn, Iniontown, 4 p.m. for more info call John Stone, 724-562-6509. Feb. 17, 2018: St. Marys RMEF Banquet, Red Fern Banquet Hall, 4 p.m. For more info call Carl McConnell, 724-866-1803. Feb….

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Dec. 8, 2017

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Allegheny County WCO Douglas Bergman said a Liberty Borough man faces charges for harvesting a deer that did not meet antler restrictions. Allegheny County WCO Dan Puhala reports a local hunter recently pleaded guilty to illegally killing an antlered deer through the use of bait during archery season. The fines for the violation and…