Outdoor News August 2010

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Catfish catches holding up in dog days fishing

NORTHWEST REGIONLake Erie – Very good walleye catches, including a number of 7- to 10-pounders were reported in 65 to 75 feet all over the lake in mid-August. Perch were spotty, with the best yields in 55 to 60 feet. An occasional steelhead was reported in the deeper water.Allegheny River, Allegheny Reservoir (Warren County) – A 36-inch muskie was released…

Dog finds massive rack in northeast’s Ashtabula

Owner’s canine stumbles across remains of massive, record-breaking buckAshtabula, Ohio – In life, the impressive Lenox Township buck was an enigma.In death, the buck still remains something of a mystery.However, the full measure of the buck’s enormous rack is no longer shrouded in secrecy. All thanks to Sweetie, a 5-year-old, happy-go-lucky German shepherd mix owned by Richard and Barb Ewing…

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Archery forecast looks good

Lansing – Throughout the state, bow benders can expect to find more deer this year than in 2009. According to Brian Frawley, a research biologist with the Michigan DNRE, hunters killed an estimated 444,047 deer last year, a drop from 489,922 in 2008. These numbers are based on the DNRE’s annual mail survey. Although there was a 7.6-percent increase in…

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Crossbow restrictions removed

Escanaba, Mich. – With a split vote, 4-3, the Natural Resources Commission at its Aug. 12 meeting in Escanaba legalized hunting with a crossbow in Michigan for any licensed hunter over age 10. Until 2009, only people with a disability could use crossbows in the state. Last year, the commission voted to allow hunters over age 50 to use the…

Ohio Cuffs

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1• While working a sport fishing enforcement project in Franklin County, Fayette County Wildlife Officer John Coffman and Pickaway County Wildlife Officer Ken Bebout made contact with an individual fishing at Greenlawn dam. The individual, using a stick as a fishing pole, admitted he did not have a current fishing license. A check revealed the…