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September 15, 2005

Mysterious songbird kill may be weather-related

DNR Reports Grand Marais, Minn. – The Minnesota DNR recently collected 50 dead birds that were floating 200 to 800 yards from shore in an eight-mile stretch of Lake Superior between Grand Marais and the Brule River mouth. The birds were migrating passerines (songbirds), primarily Swainson’s thrushes, white-throated sparrows, and various warbler species. Record numbers …

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Game warden testifies in Vang trial

By Robert Imrie Associated Press Hayward, Wis. (AP) – A man in a blaze orange jacket frantically waved to the first law enforcement officers to arrive at the scene where six deer hunters were fatally shot last fall, a state conservation warden testified Monday in the trial of a Minnesota man accused in the Wisconsin

Superior lamprey increase may be cyclical

By Marty Kovarik Correspondent Marquette, Mich, — A large increase in Lake Superior’s population of sea lamprey from 2004 to 2005 has many anglers and some biologists concerned that the blood-sucking parasite is once again out of control in the world’s largest freshwater lake. However, officials at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Great Lakes

CO contingent returns from Louisiana mission

By Tim Spielman Associate Editor St. Paul – Twenty Minnesota conservation officers returned from a mission in New Orleans this week with new experiences under their belts, and a greater appreciation of the destruction in the city. What was to be a 13-day venture turned out to be slightly less than a week (officers returned

Wild hogs becoming established in Pa.

By Bob Frye Capital Correspondent Harrisburg — Don Garner knows what he’d like to see happen to all of those wild hogs running around in Bedford County. “They’re definitely something we wish would disappear off the face of the Pennsylvania earth, to be honest with you,” said the information and education officer in the Pennsylvania

CWD discovered in West Virginia deer

By Bob Frye Capital Correspondent Charleston, W. Va. — Chronic wasting disease, the mysterious, always fatal-for-deer-and-elk malady has been found in West Virginia’s Hampshire County, just 25 miles due south of the Pennsylvania state line. A sliver of Maryland is all that separates Hampshire County in the Mountaineer State’s panhandle from Pennsylvania’s Bedford County in

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