Outdoor News July 2010

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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…

State to deem hogs as invasive

Lansing – DNRE officials presented an amendment at the July 20 meeting of the Michigan Commission of Agriculture that would ban the possession of feral swine in the Great Lakes state. The Invasive Species Order Amendment 1 of 2010 proposes to add feral swine to the list of prohibited species in the state of Michigan. The amendment will be presented…

Falcon death under federal, state investigation

Columbus – State and federal wildlife agents are investigating the July 1 death of a peregrine falcon found on Broad Street in downtown Columbus near the LaVeque Tower. The federally protected bird, considered threatened in Ohio, was a female named Scout and had a nest on the 41st floor of the nearby Rhodes office tower. The DNR Division of Wildlife…

Warm temperatures slows fishing at most Ohio impounds

Central RegionKnox Lake (Knox County) – Largemouth bass are the most popular game fish in this lake. Fishing with tubes, crankbaits and spinner baits around shoreline cover can be very productive this time of year. Largemouth bass must be 18 inches or longer to keep. Crappies are still being caught in 9-10 feet of water in the old creek channel…