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February 23, 2006

Hatchery system repairs prioritized

By Bill Hilts, Jr. Contributing Writer Albany – The state’s fish hatchery system is set to receive $5 million should Gov. George Pataki’s 2006-07 budget make it through the legislative gauntlet. While it’s still only a fraction of the more than $20 million needed to upgrade the DEC’s 12 hatcheries around the state, it’s a

New study could spark venison-CWD concerns

From staff and AP reports Albany – DEC officials last spring quickly dispelled fears that consuming venison could create a risk for contracting Chronic Wasting Disease. Those fears, however, may resurface among sportsmen on the heels of a University of Kentucky study indicating venison carries the infectious prions that cause CWD. Even though there have

Undecided: Deer hunt still in limbo

By Kevin Naze Correspondent As of press time for this issue, the Legislature had sent a revised deer hunting rule back to the DNR and Natural Resources Board for an agency decision on whether or not to accept a change that would create a statewide four-day December antlerless deer season – but one that would

Muzzleloader hunters seek ability to hunt with scopes

By Joe Albert Staff Writer Erskine, Minn. — On the heels of a muzzleloader harvest that last year broke the state’s previous record – 14,000 deer – a group of blackpowder hunters in Polk County are seeking a law change that would allow muzzleloader hunters to use magnified scopes on their guns. Allowing scopes during

Group calls for 50-year state conservation plan

By Joe Albert Staff Writer St. Paul — More than 1 million acres of farmland and natural areas will be developed during the next 25 years to accommodate a state population that’s expected to increase by 1.2 million. At the same time, conservation spending from the state General Fund is at its lowest level in

Reviews mixed on Bush funding plan

By Tim Spielman Associate Editor Washington — While a final 2007 federal budget likely is months away, conservation groups are, for the most part, happy with how things are starting out. Others say national parks and refuges, in some cases, would get short-changed. The Bush administration’s budget proposal included several increases for popular programs like

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