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September 14, 2006

Top fish management posts changing faces

By Mike Moore Editor Columbus — The leadership in the fisheries section of the DNR Division of Wildlife will look much different in October. Gary Isbell, the division’s fish management and research chief in Columbus, is retiring at the end of this month after 28 years with the Division of Wildlife. Ray Petering, an assistant

PGC ponders geese regs changes

By Jeff Mulhollem Editor Harrisburg — Although federal wildlife officials this summer removed nearly all restraints on killing resident geese – allowing states such as Pennsylvania to come to grips with nuisance geese problems – Game Commission officials are taking a careful approach to changing hunting regulations. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to

Feds to allow August goose hunt

By Tim Spielman Associate Editor Lansing — A new federal rule that would allow states to set a Canada goose-hunting season as early as Aug. 1 is now official. The rule – similar in ways to a “conservation order” that permits the hunting of light geese in the spring – allows the use of electronic

DNR investigating Huron fish die-off

By Bill Parker Editor Alpena, Mich. — A recent fish die-off in northern Lake Huron has resulted in more questions than answers. The good news is that DNR fisheries biologists believe it was an isolated incident. They have not received any additional reports of dead fish washing up on shore following the initial incident in

150 dead deer, 11 convicted in poaching cases

By Mike Moore Editor Xenia, Ohio — On the eve of another deer hunting season, wildlife officers and investigators in southwest Ohio made one of the state’s biggest poaching arrests in history. In all, 11 people were charged from a year-long investigation in two separate cases that involved the illegal shooting of 150 deer and

Mon shrimp finding puzzles scientists

By Deborah Weisberg Contributing Writer Pittsburgh — A creature you’d expect to find in the Louisiana Delta appears to have taken up residence in the Monongahela River near Pittsburgh. Shrimp – not the jumbo kind seen on restaurant menus, but its smaller cousin the grass shrimp – were captured by scientists bottom trawling a 40-mile

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