Outdoor News May 2010

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DCNR says grants available to protect non-game species

Harrisburg -– In its ongoing mission to protect Pennsylvania’s native biodiversity, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ Wild Resource Conservation Program again is accepting applications for grants to protect the state’s non-game animals, native plants and their habitats. This year the program is soliciting grant applications in four areas: identifying species and natural communities at risk from climate change;…

Agreement keeps N.Y. state parks open over holiday weekend

Albany (AP) — New York Gov. David Paterson said Thursday an agreement has been reached to have all 178 state parks open for the Memorial Day weekend. “The Legislature has made the tough choices to my satisfaction that will enable us to open the parks,” Paterson said. His administration had listed 41 parks and 14 of the state’s 35 historic…

Charges dismissed against DNR officer

Georgetown, Ohio – Brown County wildlife officer Allan Wright returned to work May 24 after criminal charges involving the DNR employee were dismissed by a special prosecutor. Wright was indicted April 2 along with five other DNR Division of Wildlife employees as the result of an investigation by the watchdog unit of the Ohio Inspector General. The IG investigation involved…

Stripers and blues in the salt; trout fishing action good

Western New York Lake Erie and tributaries: Bass fishing was starting to pick back up, according to Capt. Frank Campbell. Tube jigs in browns and greens (like a Mardi Gras type color) have been working best so far this spring. Target 15 to 35 feet of water in the lake, but fish are still hanging around the Buffalo Harbor break…

Walleye and panfish action is more consistent this week

Big Six LAKE_MILLE LACS East – Walleyes are hitting leeches and Lindy Rigs off the deep gravel and mud during the day and a lot of the fish have been slightly suspended. The evening rock bite is good in eight to 16 feet with slip bobbers and leeches near Big Point and the Three Mile. There’s been an even split…