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Outdoor News May 2010

Outdoor News


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, HSUS partnership causes stir

Madison – Jaws dropped and eyes grew wide recently when a Wisconsin DNR press release announced the agency had “joined forces” with the Humane Society of the United States to “educate Wisconsinites about the importance of allowing wild animals to remain in their natural habitat.” At issue is a public service announcement for which HSUS contributed $6,000 to cover half…

Illini West takes title at high school fishing championship

Carlyle, Ill. — Illini West used a monster bag of fish to leapfrog to the top of the leader board on the final day, posting a two-day total weight of 30 pounds, 5 ounces to claim the high school state bass fishing championship title at Carlyle Lake. “This is my game. I fish tournaments myself, but to have this thing…

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…

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