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February 16, 2006

DNR shuffling Eco Services

By Joe Albert Staff Writer St. Paul – A plan to shuffle the Ecological Services Division at the DNR and bring it more in line with other divisions could mean changes for managers in St. Paul. At least three Eco Services programs will be affected: the Environmental Review Program, Natural Heritage Program, and Nongame Wildlife

Following the trend, license sales down

By Greg Keefer Contributing Writer Columbus — The trend is downward for the number of Ohio angler and hunter license sold over much of the past decade, according to the DNR Division of Wildlife. The number of hunters and fishermen in Ohio has been declining for seven or eight years, according to Korey Brown, license

Archery kill boosts deer season totals

Staff Report Columbus — The final harvest numbers coming in from Ohio’s deer archery season will likely make this another near record breaking year although harvests were down in both the muzzleloader and deer gun season. Bowhunting season ended Jan. 31 and preliminary totals show that 58,770 whitetails were harvested since Oct. 1, putting the

A muskie fishing outlook for 2006

Ohio committed to muskie anglers’ unique pursuit By Greg Keefer Contributing Writer Columbus — Muskie fishing is improving in the Buckeye state, largely as a result of the efforts of the DNR Division of Wildlife. Not only are the numbers of these powerful gamefish increasing, but their sizes are as well, a secret that hasn’t

Snowy owls invade Pennsylvania

By Mark Nale Northcentral Correspondent State College, Pa. — Most Pennsylvania hunters and anglers live their entire lives without ever seeing one snowy owl. This winter, however, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and even Maryland residents are getting a real treat – an invasion of snowy owls. They are large, mostly white owls that normally reside of

New CWD research clouds safety issue

By Bob Frye Capital Correspondent Harrisburg — Scientists have said for years that sportsmen shouldn’t quit hunting just because chronic wasting disease is present in some deer and elk herds. They’re still saying that, even though new research indicates that the disease has been found in muscle meat – the very venison hunters might eat

Warm January brings mixed fishing results

Unseasonably warm conditions spark early steelhead runs By Kenny Darwin Correspondent Grand Rapids, Mich. — Michigan’s warmest January in recorded history has created some hot fishing. The unseasonably warm weather highlighted by thawing snow and rain, has brought early runs of Great Lakes steelhead to state streams. Fishing has been productive for those who have

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