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October 12, 2006

Study: Deer likely spread wasting disease via saliva

By Lauran Neergaard AP Medical Writer Washington (AP) – Deer probably spread the brain-destroying illness chronic wasting disease through their saliva, concludes a study that finally pins down a long-suspected culprit. The key was that Colorado researchers tested some special deer. Chronic wasting disease is in the same family of fatal brain illnesses as mad

Forestry bills address concerns about access

By Steve Griffin Field Editor Lansing – Six forestry bills of an original package of eight have been signed into law by Gov. Jennifer Granholm, and the deepest concerns of the DNR and sportsmen’s groups appear to have been allayed. The six bills, according to Granholm’s office, ‘will continue the state’s efforts to modernize management

Steelhead run starts fast in northeast

By Jeffrey R. Frischkorn Contributing Writer Mentor, Ohio – Bob Ashley of Mentor is already enjoying the fruits of a near-perfect early run of steelhead trout. While fishing recently in a local river, Ashley hooked 19 steelhead, landing 13 of them. Each of the fish fell to a carefully crafted spawn sack. Then again, many

‘New’ disease is found in whitetails

By Bill Parker Editor Lansing – Another deer disease has been identified in Michigan whitetails. Two deer recently found dead in Allegan County have tested positive for epizootic hemorrhagic disease. EDH is an acute, often deadly, viral disease that causes hemorrhaging in its victims. It’s common in white-tailed deer, but has not been seen in

Unified plan getting no traction on Capitol Hill

By Jeff Mulhollem Editor Harrisburg – Because it ties changes in Pennsylvania Game Commission policies with getting new revenue, the hunting license fee increase package given to legislative leaders by the Unified Sportsmen of Pennsylvania appears dead on arrival. In mid-September the Unified Sportsmen provided members of both the House and Senate game and fisheries

Sale of Wayne parcels shelved for time being

By Bob Hecker Contributing Writer Nelsonville, Ohio – Opponents of a Bush administration proposal to sell 304,000 acres of national forest land, including 420 acres of the Wayne National Forest in Ohio, can rest easy for now. The administration has withdrawn the controversial land sale proposal, which would have raised money to fund a five-year

PGC adopts regs for baiting deer

New rules only affect southeast By Bob Frye Capital Correspondent Harrisburg – Much of the Pennsylvania Game Commis-sion’s history deals with efforts to grow wildlife populations. More recently, commissioners have had to deal with overabundant populations. Before and during their most recent commission meeting, for example, commissioners spent a great deal of time trying to

Cool weather triggers good fishing most everywhere

NORTHWEST REGION Lake Erie – A rougher than normal September made for tough or impossible fishing in the lake, although perch fishing has been outstanding in 60 to 70 feet when anglers can get onto the water. Streams, when fishable, have yielded big numbers of steelhead, which are scattered throughout. Walnut Creek typically comes down before

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