Tuesday, March 21st, 2023
Tuesday, March 21st, 2023

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March 30, 2006

Deer kill numbers embraced, rejected

By Bob Frye Capital Correspondent Harrisburg, Pa. — Is Pennsyl-vania’s deer hunting glass half empty or half full? That depends on who you talk to. The Pennsylvania Game Commission recently released its estimated deer harvest figures for the 2005-06 hunting seasons. Reaction to those numbers has varied from satisfaction to surprise. Overall, the kill was

Panfish bite hot around the state; river runs nearing

Warm temperatures and precipitation over the weekend of March 11 warmed Lake Erie tributaries such as the Maumee and Sandusky rivers near the point that would trigger walleye spawning runs, a rite of spring for many anglers throughout the state. Higher flows due to the rain have made access difficult, however, and it has made

Deer harvests fell in neighbor states, too

By Jeff Mulhollem Editor Altoona, Pa. — Pennsylvania was not the only state in the Northeast to see its 2005-06 deer harvest fall. In fact, the deer kills in most neighboring states dropped by similar amounts. According to Pennsylvania Game Commission estimates, the deer kill of 354,390 was nearly 55,000 deer lower than the 2004-05

Turkey take may top 20,000

By Mike Moore Editor Athens, Ohio — A mild winter and a bountiful mast crop last fall is good news for Ohio turkey hunters this spring. But those same elements are not so good for researchers from three states – including Ohio – who have been trapping and studying the birds for the past three

Crappie fishing makes this transitional time bearable

A mixed bag of angling occurred across the state this month, given variable weather and conditions and changing seasons on walleye s and trout. Delayed-harvest waters are being stocked, though most trout waters have closed. Walleye, pike, muskie and pickerel are off-limits until May. NORTHWEST REGION Erie — An 11-pound, 6-ounce fresh-run steelhead was landed

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