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…

Trout changes now; more are coming

Harrisburg – Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission biologists and college students trained by them are spending a lot of time this summer taking a first-ever look at some of the state’s heretofore unassessed wild trout streams. Also getting a look, it seems, will be some of the waters known to hold naturally-reproducing populations of fish. That could lead to some…

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….

Process behind sandhill season under fire

St. Paul – Two conservation groups have asked the DNR to hold back on its plans to hold the state’s first modern-day hunt for sandhill cranes this fall. The two – Audubon Minnesota and the Minnesota Conservation Federation – sent a letter to DNR Commissioner Mark Holsten last week saying they were “shocked and disappointed” to hear about the hunt,…

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