Thursday, March 23rd, 2023
Thursday, March 23rd, 2023

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Sportsmen Since 1967

April 13, 2006

Fish responding to spring-like conditions all over

CENTRAL REGION Delaware Lake (Delaware, Marion counties) — Anglers have been catching crappies in good numbers – both black and white – around the boat slip areas and near the main launch. Size tends to run smaller but the shore anglers have had better luck than those casting from boats. During an all-day sojourn on

Lawmakers get look at perch regs

By Mike Moore Editor Columbus — If anything is for certain regarding tighter standards for Lake Erie commercial fishermen, it’s that there is a difference of opinion about how fair the regulations are to the business industry of yellow perch in Ohio. The proposer of those rules, the DNR Division of Wildlife, believes it needs

Wetlands gains are questioned by groups

By Tim Spielman Associate Editor Washington — On the surface, at least, it appears a triumph for conservation – a gain of nearly 200,000 acres of wetlands in six years. It’s the first time in 50 years the U.S. Department of the Interior has reported such gains. But are the wetlands being created a good

Trappers ‘in awe’ of fur prices

By Tim Spielman Associate Editor Bruno, Minn. – It’s been a while since Minnesota trappers have been this well compensated. But rejuvenated demand for fur in China and Russia, as well as other countries overseas, has this year made trapping state furbearers a profitable venture. ‘With the exception of raccoons, prices (for the pelts of

Game land stamp for hunters, too

By Bob Frye Capital Correspondent Harrisburg — We’ve been down this road before. In 1998, after four years of debate, discussion and disagreement, the state Legislature was set to approve a license fee increase for the Pennsylvania Game Commission. As part of that, a new conservation stamp was to be created. Sportsmen and others could

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