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September 8, 2005

Wolf backers score win

Staff report Montpelier, Vt. (AP) — In what environmentalists hailed as a major victory, a federal judge last month ordered the Bush administration to step up efforts to restore the gray wolf to Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and New York. “The wolves are howlin’” in celebration, Patrick Parenteau, director of the environmental law clinic at

COs head to Louisiana flood zone

By Tim Spielman Associate Editor Enforcement airplane crashes St. Paul – The Minnesota DNR’s Enforcement Division announced this week that 20 of its officers have been deployed to a hurricane-ravaged area of Louisiana to do “anything and everything that can be done,” said Rich Sprouse, public information officer. Ten squads (two officers each) and 10

CWD zones to offer either-sex bowhunt

Staff Report Madison — Archers hunting deer in CWD zones this fall will not be restricted by earn-a-buck requirements early in the 2005 bow season. Earn-a-buck rules have been relaxed this year, and bowhunters in CWD units will be able to shoot a deer of either sex when the bow season opens statewide on Saturday,

Jury picking began last week in Wisconsin hunter shootings case

By Robert Imrie Associated Press Hayward, Wis. (AP) – In the northwestern Wisconsin town that was home to six deer hunters killed during a confrontation over trespassing, many folks wonder why the murder trial for a Hmong immigrant is needed and whether they will get justice. “The guy admitted he shot people in the back,”

DECALS snafu costing some hunters DMPs

By Brad Sisson Contributing Writer Albany — A flaw in the DEC Automated Licensing System (DECALS) is costing some hunters their chance at obtaining a second Deer Management Permit (DMP) for the upcoming season. The problem stems from an oversight that lets hunters apply for DMPs in areas where they have no chance of getting

‘Pre-qualify’ for EAB likely on the way

By Dean Bortz Editor Madison — Bowhunters and Conservation Congress Big Game Committee members have been asking for some way to “pre-qualify” for an earn-a-buck (EAB) sticker for about three years. With any support at 10 October deer hearings, those hunters will see that process begin in 2005. DNR deer ecologist Keith Warnke has been

Green Bay yellow perch hearings set for October

Burnett County vet warns of timber wolf problems By Tim Eisele Correspondent Spooner, Wis. — The Natural Resources Board (NRB) approved public hearings, to be held in October, that could lead to an increase in the sportfish daily bag limit of perch in Green Bay from 10 to 25 while also increasing the commercial harvest

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