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Outdoor News January 2009

Outdoor News


Fishing rules body OKs Gulf offshore fish farming

Bay St. Louis, Miss. (AP) — Offshore fish farming would be allowed in the Gulf of Mexico under a plan approved Wednesday by the agency that sets the body of water’s fishing rules. Fishermen complained that making the Gulf the first federal waters off the U.S. to allow the farming would cause pollution and drive them out of business. Supporters,…

Plans to shoot unwelcome California woodpeckers draw protest

Walnut Creek, Calif. (AP) — Conservationists are protesting a proposal to shoot woodpeckers that are bothering residents of a retirement community. A homeowner’s association at the Rossmoor community has voted to go ahead with plans to kill the acorn woodpeckers. Another association will wait two months but isn’t ruling out shooting. Residents say the birds damage homes and are a…

Texas Fishing Report – January 30th, 2009

Austin (AP) — Here is the weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for Jan. 28. (Report also available on Web as www.txfishing.com.) CENTRAL BASTROP: Water lightly stained. Black bass are good on watermelon red soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles. Channel and blue catfish are good on…

Forever Wild Board Meets February 5, 2009, at State Capitol, Old Archives Chamber

Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Release The Board of Trustees of the Alabama Forever Wild Land Trust will hold its first quarterly meeting on February 5, 2009, at the State Capitol in Montgomery, Alabama. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m., in the Old Archives Chamber on the 2nd Floor, South Wing. At this meeting, the Forever Wild…

Wyoming outfitter keeps license after poaching eagle

Jackson, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming outfitter will keep his outfitter’s license despite admitting to killing a bald eagle. State game officials say Sammy L. Coutts, of Bondurant, killed the eagle with a rifle shot when he saw the bird eating trout in his fish pond in October 2007. Coutts holds a permit for a company that offers hunting and…

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