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Ohio Outdoor News Calendar — April 28, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers April 28: Tinker’s Creek WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Days Inn & Suites, Richfield. For more info call Matt McCann, 330-467-1729. April 29: DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Galaxy Restaurant. For more info call Nick Tomes, 330-321-7369. 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…

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing Report — April 28, 2017

Central Region Buckeye Lake (Fairfield, Licking, Perry counties) – Anglers are catching largemouth bass in places on Buckeye that are accessible. Crappies are being caught in the Fairfield channel. One shore fishermen who won’t give up his location recently caught a bucketful of crappies and bluegills on straight minnows. The smallest bluegill was eight inches and the crappies were all…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — April 28, 2017

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 • During the 2016 deer archery season, state wildlife officer Chad Grote, assigned to Marion County, was dispatched to Morrow County based on a Turn-In-a-Poacher (TIP) call about a man shooting a deer with a rifle. He spoke with the complainant who had witnessed a man shoot a deer with a gun during archery…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — April 28, 2017

NORTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission  Erie County WCO Michael J. Stutts Jr. reports an Erie man was found guilty by trial and sentenced to pay over $1,800 in fines and lose his hunting privileges for four years. Charges included hunting through the use of bait, trapping without a license, failure to provide a license to an officer, unlawful firearms…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Fishing Report — April 28, 2017

The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission is performing in-season trout stockings throughout the state. For a schedule, visit www.fishandboat.com. Anglers are reminded that walleye season is now closed until May 6, and catch-and-immediate-release of bass is in effect through June 16. NORTHWEST REGION Presque Isle Bay (Erie County) — Yellow perch were hitting along the bayfront, and anglers were having…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Calendar — April 28, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers. April 29: Western NY RMEF Banquet, 4 p.m., Bartlett Country Club, Olean. For more info call Calvin, 585-567-8991. April 29: Salem EC Sportsmans Banquet, 5 p.m., Lenhartsville. For more info call 610-562-5033. April 29: Keystone Elk Country Alliance, Lenape Wapiti Chapter Banquet, 4:15 p.m., Bear Creek Mountain Resort. For more info call Martin Snyder, 215-538-2946. May 12, 13, 20:…

Michigan Outdoor News Calendar — April 28, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers. April 29: Houghton Lake WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Houghton Lake Historical Playhouse. For more info call Dave DenBoer, 989-366-6332. April 29: DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Ramada Inn. For more info call Sue Crittenden, 989-916-3007. May 6: Chelsea WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Chelsea Community Fairgrounds, Chelsea. For more info call Jamie Bolinger, 734-433-1831. May 6: Jackson WTU Banquet, 5 p.m.,…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — April 28, 2017

DISTRICT 1 CO Jason Wicklund and CO Shannon Kritz were on patrol when they received a “be on the lookout” for a truck wanted in a vehicular assault in Iron River and was possibly heading towards Ironwood. The vehicle was located in Gogebic County and the driver was detained by tribal police officers while arrangements were made to bring the…

Michigan Outdoor News Fishing Report — April 28, 2017

Lake St. Clair Water temperatures on Lake St. Clair are beginning to warm and clarity is improving. Crappie, bluegill and pumpkinseed are in the canals and marinas. Smallmouth bass have been caught in deeper water off spawning areas when using blade baits and soft plastics. Shore anglers have caught largemouth bass. The boat launch at the Clinton River Cut-Off has…

Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar — April 28, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers April 28: St. Louis, Carlton County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Spirit Mountain Lodge. For more info call Matt Bremer, 218-349-6126. April 28: Upper Root River #084 DU Banquet, 5 p.m., Stewartville Sportsman Club, Stewartville. For more info call Brenda Hawkins, 507-273-4370. April 28: Miesville DU Banquet, Wiederholts Supper Club. For more info call John Wiederholt, 952-820-8174. April 28: Morrison…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — April 28, 2017

District 1 – Baudette area CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked AIS, ATV, fire, boat and water safety, and angling enforcement. Enforcement action was taken for the open burning of garbage, burning of prohibited materials, operating an ATV with passengers under the age of 18 without helmets/seatbelts, taking fish without a license, and illegally taking fish during the spring fish run….

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — April 21, 2017

Region I – Capt. Laura Petreikis CPO Jones and CPOT Poffenberger cited a Clinton man for killing an Illinois deer without a valid permit. A Thomson man was also cited in connection to the investigation for failure to report a deer harvest by 10 p.m. CPO Posateri investigated a deer permit violation from the 2016 season. It was determined the…

Illinois Outdoor News Calendar — April 21, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers April 29: Schuyler County NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Old Homestead Event Barn. For more info call Scott Paisley, 217-242-7140. Season Dates June 1: Woodchuck hunting season opens statewide. June 15: Bullfrog gigging/hunting season opens. Shows. April 28-29: Midwest Decoy Collectors Assn. Pheasant Run Resort, St. Charles. For more info call Jeff Seregny, 586-530-6586. Shooting/Archery June 15-18: MEC’s Great Northern…

Illinois Outdoor News Fishing Report — April 21, 2017

The fishing and hunting report is compiled using reports from conservation officers, hunting guides and fishing guides. North Lake Michigan: The northern harbors like Waukegan have been hit and miss from Johnson’s and Government piers. The downtown harbors have been producing fish very well this early season. The powerliners have been doing well on both the coho and browns with…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — April 21, 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.) River dumping incident (Tioga…

New York Outdoor News Calendar — April 21, 2017

Season Dates April 22-23: Youth Turkey Hunt (for hunters ages 12-15) May 1: Spring gobbler season opens May 1: Scup (porgy) season opens May 6: Walleye, northern pike, chain pickerel and tiger muskie seasons open May 14: Oyster toadfish season closes May 17: Summer flounder (fluke) season opens May 27: Muskellunge season opens (statewide, general regulations) May 31: Spring gobbler…

New York Outdoor News Fishing Report — April 21, 2017

Western New York (Trout stocking update) DEC regional fisheries staff have battled high water conditions but have managed to stock several waters this month. Anglers can call the Randolph Hatchery Fish Stocking Hotline at (716) 358-4950 for weekly stocking updates. Among the waters stocked this month are: Allegany County: Allen Lake (Allen), Dodge Creek (Clarksville), Little Genesee Creek (Bolivar), Genesee…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — April 21, 2017

District 9 — Black River Falls area Warden Michael Weber, of Mauston, received several calls in March regarding an injured eagle on the interstate near Camp Douglas. Weber located the eagle and transported it to the Sauk County Humane Society for rehabilitation. Warden Weber contacted an individual in March whose DNR license privileges were suspended after having failed to pay…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Calendar — April 21, 2017

Banquet/Fundraiser April 22: Tomah RMEF Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Cranberry Country Lodge, Tomah. For more info call Alan Wroblewski, 608-542-0187. April 22: Indianhead WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Crickets Bar & Grill, Amery. For more info call Tammy Zmuda, 715-554-3679. April 22: Superior Area Friends of NRA Banquet, 5 p.m., Barkers Island Inn, Superior. For more info call Paul, 218-393-4748. April 24:…

Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar — April 21, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers April 21: United Northern Sportsmen Conservation Club Banquet, AAD Shrine Convention & Meeting Facility. For more info call Chuck Cieluch, 218-525-5547. April 21: Friends of NRA Banquet, 5 p.m., Timberlake Lodge, Grand Rapids. For more info call Jim Kelley, 218-327-0317. April 21: Paul Bunyan DU Banquet, Grandview Lodge, Brainerd. For more info call Jake Huser, 218-330-9848. April 21: Rum…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — April 21, 2017

District 1 – Baudette area CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked AIS, boat and water safety, and angling enforcement. Sturgeon fishing has been great, both on the river and in Four Mile Bay. Keep a close eye on campfires and burn barrels, and extinguish them if they are to be left unattended. CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) attended training at…