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Saturday, December 2nd, 2023

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Sportsmen Since 1967

October 27, 2005

Rice Lake ‘zeebs’ could affect Mississippi River

By Tim Spielman Associate Editor St. Paul – Routine fall lakeshore duties recently resulted in the ‘extremely serious’ discovery of the invasive zebra mussel in Rice Lake near Brainerd. Rice, an impoundment of the Mississippi River, is the fourth inland lake in the state where zeebs have been found. State DNR officials say Gil Millette

This may be a record harvest for Pa. bears

By Mark Nale Northcentral Correspondent More than 14,000 black bears will be available for hunters when the three-day season opens on Monday, Nov. 21, according to Pennsylvania Game Commission bear biologist Mark Ternent. Although his population estimate is about a thousand bears lower than last year’s estimate, he does not consider this a significant decrease.

Urban deer control may call for baiting

By Jeff Mulhollem Editor Harrisburg — As Pennsylvania Game Commission officials grapple with how to control deer numbers in urban areas with hunting, they are considering heretofore-unheard-of measures for Pennsylvania. Perhaps the most significant tool under consideration for allowing hunters to kill enough whitetails to solve suburban deer-nuisance problems is baiting – the mention of

Invasive crayfish threatening to infest Little Juniata River

By Mark Nale Northcentral correspondent Alexandria, Pa. — On a recent trip to the Juniata River near Petersburg, Huntingdon County, Bill Anderson discovered a large number of unusual-looking crayfish inhabiting the river. The crayfish, thousands of them, were concentrated just below the hydroelectric dam at Warrior Ridge, south of Petersburg. Anderson, president of the Little

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