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July 22, 2005

USFWS: Duck harvest takes a dive in 2004

By Tim Spielman Associate Editor St. Paul — Preliminary harvest reports from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service indicate the Michigan duck harvest last year took a dip from that of 2003. The agency estimates the duck harvest was about 333,000, down from about 367,000 in ’03. Steve Wilds, USFWS Region 3 chief of the

USFWS revamps plan for Mississippi River refuge

By Frederic J. Frommer Associated Press Washington (AP) – Federal officials are creating a new plan for protecting the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge after the original proposal prompted a backlash over restrictions on hunting, camping and other uses. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which held 17 hearings and eight workshops up and

Summer fishing action has been as hot as the weather

SOUTHEASTERN LP Lake St. Clair Muskie fishing has been good on Lake St. Clair near the Dumping Grounds as well as on the Canadian side of the lake. Bass fishing has been hot. Anglers have been catching smallmouths while fishing for walleyes with minnows and nightcrawler harnesses. Lakeside Fishing Shops (586) 777-7003, (586) 468-9913. Pontiac

Case of TB in cattle prompts deer testing

By Tim Spielman Associate Editor St. Paul – The discovery of bovine tuberculosis in a cattle herd in northwestern Minnesota has prompted the state DNR to announce deer testing will take place in Roseau County this fall to see if area whitetails contracted the respiratory disease. Mike DonCarlos, DNR wildlife program manager, said the exact


Aug. 6-7: MDHA 10th Annual Saginaw Bay Waterfowl Festival, Sat. 10-6 p.m. Sun. 9-5 p.m., Bay City State Recreation Area. Event includes the 2006 MDHA Michigan Waterfowl Stamp Contest, duck and goose calling contests, waterfowl clinics, wildlife arts and crafts, dog trials and demonstrations and much more. Call 989-667-0717 for more info. Aug. 13-14: Calumet-Keweenaw

NRC adjusts furbearer trapping, hunting regs

By Bill Parker Editor Lansing — Several changes have been made to furbearer regulations that will affect trapping and hunting this fall. The changes were approved by the state Natural Resources Commission at its July meeting in Lansing and take effect immediately. The biggest changes are in non-lethal snaring regulations. Snares are intended to be

Agencies approve plug plan for dry Rice Lake

By Tim Spielman Associate Editor St. Paul – A lake in a state wildlife management area – accidentally drained following ditch maintenance by the Rice Creek Watershed District – will be plugged with an earthen structure that could perhaps make the lake a viable option for duck hunting this fall. According to a press release

It’s official: Dove hunts cancelled

By Bill Parker Editor Lansing — There will be no dove kabobs or dove casserole made from mourning doves harvested in Michigan during the 2005 or 2006 hunting seasons. That’s because there will be no dove hunting seasons in Michigan for the next two years, until a ballot referendum is decided at the polls in

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