Tuesday, March 21st, 2023
Tuesday, March 21st, 2023

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Sportsmen Since 1967

July 8, 2005

State land use rules expected to tighten

By Steve Griffin Field Editor Midland, Mich. — If you’ve gotten used to holding big events on state-owned land, or making a few bucks on that public turf, listen up: Some changes seem on the way. At best, you’re going to need to apply for a permit from the DNR, do it at least 90

Western goose hunters may catch break

By Tim Spielmant Associate Editor Bemidji, Minn. – Goose hunters in western Minnesota, often limited by special protections for Eastern Prairie Population Canada geese, which migrate through the area, may have fewer limitations this fall. DNR waterfowl specialist Steve Cordts recently got a first-hand look at EPP production in Canada, and said things are looking

Pro anglers visit rivers to prep in Pittsburgh

By Deborah Weisberg Contributing Writer Pittsburgh — The world’s best bass anglers plied western Pennsylvania rivers late last month in a wet run for the upcoming CITGO Bassmaster Classic. It was a first fishing trip to Pitts-burgh for most of the 42 pros and five Federation (club) anglers who will fish the big, three-day tournament

Senate approves bill to ban hunting via Internet

By Bill Parker Editor Lansing — By early fall, it will be illegal in Michigan to participate in any form of Internet hunting if a package of bills continues to sail through the state legislature. A three-bill package makes it illegal to use a firearm, bow, or crossbow to shoot animals via the Internet and

Environmental funding bill keeps DNR running

By Joe Albert Staff Writer St. Paul — When a legislative working group passed a bill last Thursday to fund the DNR and other environmental agencies, the room erupted in applause. At the time, Senate and House passage was assumed, as was the governor’s signature. That all happened, and state parks remained open and the

Committee: DNR Game & Fish spending receives thumbs up

By Joe Albert Staff Writer St. Paul – The DNR is mostly making good use of the money raised by sales of licenses for hunting and fishing, according to the group charged each year with overseeing expenditures. “By and large, everything is OK,” said Rick Horton, chairman of the Game and Fish Fund Budgetary Oversight

Group: Scrap minimum hunting age to help recruit new hunters

By Bob Frye Capital Correspondent Harrisburg — There’s no “C” in hunter, but perhaps there should be, since that’s the grade sportsmen are earning when it comes to recruiting youngsters. A new, just-released report, titled “Families Afield,” examined America’s hunting culture and its sustainability. The results were not encouraging. The study found that, on the

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