Outdoor News July 2010

Outdoor News


Quinn sends letter to USFWS requesting fourth duck zone

More progress on gaining a fourth waterfowl zone in Illinois: Late Thursday, DNR sent out a press release announcing that Gov. Pat Quinn sent a letter to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar outlining the advantages of allowing the state to establish the additional zone. “A fourth zone would help alleviate the conflicts that are arising in Illinois when zones are forced…

Group pushes wolves from coast to coast

The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) has entered the fray over the listing of wolves on the Endangered Species List.  Last week, the group asked the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to develop a plan to introduce wofves across the nation.   The  petition to FWS called for a nationwide “recovery” program for the wolves, something they say has…


Agency wants cut of severance tax

Harrisburg – If state lawmakers this fall are going to put a severance tax on gas withdrawn through Marcellus shale wells as promised, the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission wants to share in the proceeds. The commission’s executive director, John Arway, made that clear for commissioners and the public at the agency’s most recent meeting in Harrisburg. It is almost…

Minnesota Cuffs & Collars Issue 31

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) monitored ATV and OHM activity in the Roseau, Marshall, and Kittson County areas. A wetlands violation was investigated in Kittson County. CO Huener assisted the sheriff’s department with an incident involving a juvenile driving an off-highway motorcycle on the highway. CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) reports Beltrami Island State Forest…

Michigan Calendar

Banquets/Fundraisers.July 31: Mt. Pleasant RMEF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Comfort Inn. For more info call Joel King, 989-621-6845.Aug. 12: Friends of NRA Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Double Tree Hotel. For more info call Judy Jackson, 989-792-6804.Aug. 13: Friends of NRA Banquet, 5 p.m., Livingston Co. Wildlife & Conservation Club. For more info call Sarah Harris, 248-821-0815.Aug. 19: Friends of NRA Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Marshall Activity Center….