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July 6, 2006

Family selling square mile of southeast land to state

Rushford, Minn. (AP) — The state is buying more than a square mile of land in southeastern Minnesota from a family that wants to set the land aside for conservation. The land – 658 acres between Rushford and Houston – is in an area that has seen development pressure and increasing property values in recent

Little ‘J’ case ruling will loom large across state

By Deborah Weisberg Contributing Writer Huntingdon, Pa. — It could be months before a ruling with statewide implications is handed down in the trial over access rights on the Little Juniata River. The week-long trial of the Commonwealth v. Don Beaver ended June 16 in Huntingdon County Common Pleas Court, but Judge Stewart Kurtz has

Aerial deer survey: Numbers unchanged

By Jeff Mulhollem Editor The state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources recently released the results of its aerial infrared deer-counting survey done last winter, and what you think of the data probably depends on which side of the deer debate you are on. Done from mid-February through early April by Vision Air Research Inc.,

Court decision raises wetlands quandaries

By Tim Spielman Associate Editor Washington — Late last month, conservation leaders and developers alike struggled to determine the meaning of a Supreme Court decision regarding federal wetlands protection. Promoted as a possible “landmark” case involving two development disputes in Michigan, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ interpretation of the federal Clean Water Act,

Study shows sluggish Sandusky walleye run

By Mike Moore Editor Sandusky, Ohio — Ohio fisheries biologists have a theory on the spring walleye spawning run on the Sandusky River in northwest Ohio. “We’ve long suspected that some large number are not making that run,” said Roger Knight, the DNR Division of Wildlife’s fisheries administrator on Lake Erie. “We don’t see the


July 16, Aug. 20 & Sept. 17: Frontier Archery Club, 3D shoots. Sign up 7-noon. For directions July 16: West Manchester Twp Farmers & Sportsman 3-D Charity shoot. 8-3 p.m. For more info call Phyllis Crooks, 717-764-1208. Aug. 5: Kiwanis Club of Franklin, Youth Turkey Shoot, 9-1 p.m., Kamp Kiwanis, Sugarcreek. For more info

Battle brewing over tribal land claims

By Frank Hinchey Contributing Writer Toledo, Ohio — A war of words is being waged between Ohio and two Oklahoma Indian tribes who say they are trying to reclaim millions of acres of ancestral land in the Buckeye state for hunting, fishing, and possibly casino gaming. On July 13, lawyers for the DNR and the

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