Thursday, March 23rd, 2023
Thursday, March 23rd, 2023

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December 8, 2005

USFWS scales back changes for Upper Miss refuge plan

By Todd Richmond Associated Press Madison, Wis. (AP) – Hunters could still carry as many shells as they want, campers could still drink, and boaters could race along more stretches under scaled-back conservation plans for the upper Mississippi River federal wildlife officials released Saturday. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s new plan represents the latest

Panel gives PGC advice about deer

By Bob Frye Capital Correspondent Harrisburg — Pennsylvania Game Commission officials have asked deer hunters to adapt to a lot of changes over the last few years. Now, some deer hunters – and some landowners, municipal officials, bird watchers, and others – want the Game Commission to adapt to them. The groups behind the Ecosystem

Wetlands Loan Act would raise cost of duck stamps

By Joe Albert Staff Writer Washington — The price of the federal Duck Stamp would rise from $15 to $35 by 2015 as part of a bill introduced last week by Rep. Mark Kennedy, R-Minn., called the Wetlands Loan Act. In return for the price hike, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service would receive a

Avian flu not considered a threat

By Tim Spielman Associate Editor St. Paul, Minn. — While government officials emphasize a deadly flu virus that can be carried by several species of feathered creatures – including migratory ducks – isn’t an imminent threat to humans, they say they’re closely monitoring those species that can range from Alaska, all the way to the

Ice forms fast in the north

By Glen Schmitt Staff Writer Baudette, Minn. – After several nights of below-zero temperatures, the ice fishing season is off and running in most areas. Ice that was barely thick enough to walk on a week ago is now in good enough shape for some ATV travel. From St. Cloud to points north, permanent shelters

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