Outdoor News September 2010

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Carp meat joins venison on DNR’s charity menus

Springfield — Be it a deer burger or a carp tacos, hunters and anglers in Illinois are being cast as an important source of food for the state’s needy.Based on the long-standing Illinois Sportsmen Against Hunger program, DNR’s new initiative is called “Target Hunger Now!” The effort is projected to provide food banks throughout the state with venison donated by…

Poaching case corrals nine state hunters

Glasgow, Mont. — An array of illegal hunting charges in Montana lodged against nine Wisconsin residents, one North Dakota man, and two Montana residents will cost those defendants a little more than $17,000 in total fines and court costs, as well as a combined 63 years of license revocation in all states that are part of a violators compact. Most…

Great Lakes tributary action approaching fall frenzy

Western New YorkLake Erie and tributaries: Smallmouth bass action continues to be good in 25-45 feet of water, and you can catch smaller fish in shallower depths. Waverly, Seneca, Myers and off Sturgeon Point are all good places to focus on, with crayfish, shiners or goby-style plastics fished off of drop-shot rigs. Closer to Buffalo, you can hit bass around…

Rising water levels create better shore-fishing opportunities

Big SixLAKE MILLE LACSEast – Trolling with leadcore and #5 or #7 Shad Raps or rigging with minnows have produced walleyes during the day in 24 to 28 feet. At night, trolling with crankbaits has produced walleyes on the six- to 10-foot shoreline breaks and rocks. Perch have started to move back towards shore with pods of bigger fish now being…

New York Calendar of Events – Issue 20

Season DatesOct. 1: Suffolk County deer season (archery only) opensOct. 1: Cottontail rabbit season opens (statewide, except Long Island)Oct. 1: Varying hare season opens (Northern Zone)Oct. 1: Pheasant season opens (Northern Zone and southeastern New York)Oct. 1: Ruffed grouse season opens (Southern Zone)Oct. 1: Bobwhite quail season opens (Orange and Putnam counties)Oct. 1: Fall turkey season opens (portions of state)Oct. 1: Coyote hunting season opens (statewide, except…

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