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July 29, 2005

State’s CWD efforts gain the spotlight

By Tim Eisele Correspondent Madison – Wisconsin’s battle with chronic wasting disease was front and center at the second International CWD Symposium that was held in Madison, July 12-14. Reports on Wisconsin’s experience, the first time that CWD had been found in a wild deer herd east of the Mississippi River, were provided throughout the

Opposition may not stall lease plan

By Steve Piatt Editor Albany – DEC officials say they’re not surprised with the overwhelming opposition to a proposal to lease 21,000 acres of state land for gas and oil exploration in several Southern Tier counties. And, in fact, that doesn’t mean they won’t go ahead with the plan in some form. “People had a

Hunter Education

July 29, 30: Bowhunter Education Class, Archery Form Pro Shop, Route 25, 202 Middle Country Road, Middle Island; pre-register in person at the shop; for more info call 631-345-3779 or 631-281-5112. Aug. 1, 5-6: Hunter Education Course, Wood & Brook Sportsmen’s Club, Alden (Erie County); register at first class. Aug. 1-3: Hunter Education Course, Ephratah

DEC tailors bass regs to keep trophy season

By Steve Piatt Editor Dunkirk, N.Y. – Lake Erie’s trophy bass season, which would have been eliminated under a DEC bass regulations overhaul, will be maintained with some size-limit modifications. Doug Stang, DEC’s Bureau of Fisheries chief, says input and discussions with Lake Erie smallmouth anglers has prompted a move to bump up the one-fish

Osprey nest could disrupt activity at Irondale High

New Brighton, Minn. (AP) – A federally protected bird of prey has made its nest atop a light pole at Irondale High School’s football field. And because it’s against the law to disturb an osprey, school officials are waiting to see whether school activities can go on as scheduled. If not, the completion of an

State’s first dove season produces 107,000 birds

By Joe Albert Staff Writer St. Paul – Minnesota dove hunters last fall, in their first season in nearly 60 years, shot about 107,000 birds, though the number of hunters who pursued them was below early estimates. The DNR estimated up to 50,000 people might hunt doves; about 14,000 hunters did, according to data released

DNR debating 2005 6/60 duck offering

By Tim Spielman Associate Editor Bemidji, Minn. – Federal officials this week recommended a liberal season – 60 days and six ducks in the Mississippi Flyway, which includes Minnesota – for all U.S. flyways. But state officials say this time around, they won’t be so quick to accept the offer. “There’s serious consideration in the

Waterfowl Association manages to stay afloat

By Joe Albert Staff Writer Plymouth, Minn. – A group with a cloud over its head the past two years, the Minnesota Waterfowl Association, has a new lease on life. The 39-year-old conservation group will stay in business after delegates learned Saturday its $150,000 goal had been reached and voted unanimously to keep it running.

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