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March 23, 2006

Hunting license sales decline by 5 percent

Staff report Albany – Hunting license sales in New York dipped by about 5 percent last season, affected more by a sharp decline in available Deer Management Permits than the discovery of Chronic Wasting Disease in the state’s whitetail herd. The DEC’s chief source of revenue – sales of hunting, fishing and trapping licenses –

State rep tackles deer season plan

By Dean Bortz Editor Madison — A proposed bill from Rep. Scott Gunderson, R-Waterford, would create a new $24 muzzleloader license, limit October antlerless deer hunts to muzzleloader-hunting only, and get rid of earn-a-buck and December Zone T seasons. Under Gunderson’s plan, the October four-day antlerless muzzleloader season would take place during the second full

Dove hunt not likely, says DEC

By Steve Piatt Editor Albany – New York State is one of few states outside of New England that doesn’t allow dove hunting, and that’s not likely to change in the near future. Perhaps the biggest reason that sportsmen won’t have a dove hunting season is an apparent lack of interest. “We’re kind of right

USFWS pitches wolf plan for Great Lakes delisting

By Tim Spielman Associate Editor Washington — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service last week announced a new plan to remove the gray wolf from federal protection under the Endangered Species Act in Minnesota, as well as the neighboring states of Wisconsin and Michigan. For Minnesota, the delisting includes “removing the gray wolf special rules

Bush names Kempthorne new Secretary of Interior

By David Espo AP Special Correspondent Washington (AP) — President George W. Bush selected Idaho Gov. Dirk Kempthorne as Interior secretary on Thursday, choosing a Westerner whose state is home to rich natural beauty as well as great mineral wealth to become the next steward of millions of acres of public land. If confirmed by

Nine turkeys are released in Vilas County

By Kurt Krueger Correspondent Eagle River, Wis. — Under the watchful eye of students and local turkey chapter volunteers, eight radio-collared wild turkeys were released north of Eagle River on March 9 as part of a study on turkey survival and habitat use. A total of nine birds were released, but the ninth turkey was

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