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…

DNR investigates fish kill caused by chemical

South Elgin, Ill. – DNR biologists and state environmental officials spent several days this month looking at a case of illegal dumping of an acid-based chemical that caused a fish kill in parts of the Fox River. Two employees of a recycling business were questioned, but as this issue of Illinois Outdoor News went to press, no charges had been…

Klobuchar, Oberstar weigh in on timber wolf delisting

Washington – Two months after the states of Minnesota and Wisconsin petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to delist federally protected timber wolves in those states, members of Congress from Minnesota have offered their own encouragement to delist the species. Last week, a letter from Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Rep. Jim Oberstar was whisked off to Rowan Gould, acting…

Shooting/Archery

July 25, Sept. 26:Menard Archers, Archery Shoots, 7 a.m., at the Range. For more info call John Castro, 217-632-3679. July 22-25:_Eastern Traditional Archery Rendezvous, Denton Hill Ski Area, Potter Co., PA. www.archeryfestivals.com for more info. Blackhawk Field Archers, 10086 Forest Preserve Road, Rockton, IL 61072. 2010 Schedule of Events. For more info call 815-629-2335. Aug. 21-22:_MAC Qualifier & Outdoor 3D…

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