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February 2, 2006

DNR proposes goals for deer management through 2010

State seeks continued reduction in whitetail herd By Bill Parker Editor Imlay City, Mich. — Michigan’s white-tailed deer herd is within the DNR’s proposed population goals in the northern Lower Peninsula and Upper Peninsula, but well over the proposed goal in the southern Lower. That was the message DNR personnel conveyed to hunters who attended …

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DNR ponders options under fed’s plan to reduce geese

By Joe Albert Staff Writer Bemidji, Minn. – The DNR has begun discussions about a federal plan that allows states more latitude in controlling resident Canada geese. The plan was released last November, but the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service hasn’t sent out a record of decision, which it must do before states can implement

Hunters protest at Marquette meeting

By Marty Kovarik Correspondent Marquette, Mich. — The scene outside the recent DNR deer management meeting at Northern Michigan University in Marquette resembled a labor dispute more than a gathering of hunters. Adults and youths marched in “peaceful protest” of what they believe is poor deer management, holding signs stating, “One Buck, Not Two,” “U.P.’s

Deer culling necessary in some cities

By Mark Tuscano Contributing Writer Solon, Ohio — The deer population in northern Ohio’s suburban areas has grown unchecked for decades and now many municipalities and park districts must take extreme measures – including culling – to protect the public safety. Problems are on the rise where suburbanites and park districts have created gardens and

Pennsylvania’s Largest Best Buck Photo Contest!

The Pennsylvania Outdoor News Best Buck Photo Contest gets better each year! Subscribers entered more photos than we have space to print so far. If you haven’t seen your photo, be patient and keep watching. The judging, as in years past, was difficult. So many of the top 20 to 30 entries could have ended

Commissioners get earful on deer issue

By Jeff Mulhollem Editor Harrisburg — Pennsylvania game commissioners received a bewildering range of advice about deer management during the public comment portion of their three-day quarterly meeting late last month. It started with a packed Sunday session when hunters from Montour and Northumberland counties, protesting a perceived scarcity of deer, carried signs outside the

Killdeer reservoir drawn down nearly 50 percent

By Greg Keefer Contributing Writer Upper Sandusky, Ohio — The water level in the 255-acre above-ground reservoir in the Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area near Upper Sandusky has been drawn down by the DNR due to what Division of Water spokesman Mike Hallfrisch described as shoreline failure. “The reservoir’s north and east embankments have experienced problems

Game land infrared deer survey on tap soon

By Mark Nale Northcentral Correspondent Harrisburg — Five state game lands are scheduled to receive deer-counting, infrared aerial surveys this winter, according to Cal DuBrock, director of the Pennsylvania Game Commission‘s bureau of wildlife management. The game lands will be flown in conjunction with the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources contract for the aerial

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