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April 27, 2006

Some are deep, some shallow, but panfish bite is strong

BIG SIX LAKE MILLE LACS Crappie action remains consistent during the afternoon hours in shallow water. Small jigs tipped with minnows are turning fish in four to six feet of water at the Malone Island canal and Izaty’s Harbor. Johnson’s Portside (320) 676-3811 Terry’s Boat Harbor (320) 692-4430 LAKE OF THE WOODS Northern pike …

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NRC pondering alteration of elk hunt boundaries

By Steve Griffin Field Editor Midland, Mich. — Elk hunters taking part in the special early season hunt late this summer will have options if they sense they’re in the wrong spot, under regulations up for action by the Natural Resources Commission in early May. What were previously two different areas supporting hunts in late

Dedicated funding debated in House

By Joe Albert Staff Writer St. Paul – After several hours of debate and a multitude of amendments on the House floor, the House passed on a 78-to-55 vote a dedicated funding bill late Tuesday afternoon. The House version dedicates 3/16 of 1 percent of the existing sales tax and splits it four ways. The

Serious drought may be developing across state

By Jeff Mulhollem Editor University Park, Pa. — If you thought trout streams were lower than ever before on opening day, you were right. They were. You have to go back to the early 1980s to find a March as dry as the third month of 2006 – which was the fifth driest in Pennsylvania

PGC excludes deer for year in youth hunt

By Jeff Mulhollem Editor Harrisburg — After considerable debate, Pennsylvania Game commissioners decided to exclude deer hunting from its mentored youth hunting program for one year until the agency can assess the potential for additional deer harvest and figure out how to keep track of mentors. Despite being lobbied by leaders of a number of

Opening day for trout may change

By Bob Frye Capital Correspondent DuBois, Pa. — Pennsylvania’s opening day of trout season has pretty much existed in its current form for 57 years. It may not make it to 58. Pennsylvania Fish & Boat commissioners – in an attempt to make the best possible use of the agency’s hatchery trout – are once

Reg changes greet open-water anglers

By Bill Parker Editor Lansing — The ice is gone and winter has melted into spring. Open-water fishing season is upon us. Although walleyes and trout have been targeted by anglers plying the waters of the Great Lakes for the past month, the summer fishing season really kicks off on the last Saturday in April

Rally-goers push for funding compromise

By Joe Albert Staff Writer St. Paul – For the second time in as many years, sportsmen and conservationists gathered on the steps of the state Capitol to push their legislative agenda. For the second time in as many years, legislative leaders stood in front of the crowd, telling those gathered how important clean water

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