Friday, March 31st, 2023
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June 29, 2006

Will alternative energy pose a threat to CRP?

By Tim SpielmanAssociate Editor Washington — As U.S. leaders look for ways to reduce the country’s dependence on foreign energy sources, wildlife and habitat may be unlikely victims, conservation groups fear. That’s why a collection of 22 fish and wildlife groups and agencies have asked Congress for a voice in upcoming 2007 Farm Bill discussions,

GLIFWC duck plan: Bait, 40-bird limit for bands

By Joe Albert Staff Writer Odanah, Wis. — The Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission is proposing off-reservation duck regulations on portions of its ceded territory that would raise the daily limit to 40, and remove restrictions on baiting ducks. The regulations would apply to land covered by the 1837 and 1842 treaties, which

State mallard count taking drastic drop

By Joe Albert Staff Writer St. Paul — For the second consecutive year, the number of breeding mallards in the state fell precipitously, as judged by aerial surveys completed in May. The decline was “substantial,” according to Steve Cordts, DNR waterfowl specialist. Counts indicated there were 161,000 breeding mallards in the state this spring, as

Increase planned for ’07 spring turkey tags

By Tim Eisele Correspondent Black River Falls, Wis. — Hunters will be able to apply for an increased number of turkey permits next spring, if the DNR Turkey Management Committee stands by its proposal for 203,796 tags next spring. That’s a preliminary number; the committee will meet in December to review the spring and fall

Nearly 3,000 cormorants culled from Leech Lake

By Joe Albert Staff Writer Walker, Minn. — Operations to cull cormorants from Leech Lake mostly have wrapped up for the summer, and the total take is similar to last year. As of June 20, sharpshooters using shotguns and suppressed .22-caliber rifles had killed 2,864 adult cormorants, and reduced the colony to about 500 nesting

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