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December 7, 2006

Firearms hunting claims three lives

Three deaths were firearms related By Marty Kovarik Correspondent Lansing — Three hunters have died in firearms-related hunting accidents this year in Michigan as of Nov. 27, according to a hunting incident report prepared by the DNR’s Law Enforcement Division. Because each local law enforcement agency (sheriff, state police, local police departments) provides the DNR

Early archery kill sets third straight record

DNR Reports Columbus — For the third straight year, Ohio bowhunters set a record harvest during the first six weeks of the state’s deer-archery season, taking 45,733 whitetails. According to the DNR Division of Wildlife, this year’s early archery season harvest is 9 percent higher than last year’s record of 41,859 deer. “Bowhunting for deer

Quality, fishable ice found across much of Minnesota

By Glen Schmitt Staff Writer Baudette, Minn. – What a difference a week makes. Ice conditions have improved dramatically across the state as single-digit temperatures quickly ushered in another ice fishing season. From south to north and all points in between, you now can find ice thick enough for walking. While some large bodies of

Northeast meat processor charged in venison trade

By Mark Tuscano Contributing Writer Minerva, Ohio — State undercover wildlife officers believe they may have opened a Pandora’s box when they shut down a commercial meat processing operation here Nov. 15. Shortly after dawn that day, 14 wildlife officers supported by the Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office converged on Pine Hill Meats after a 13-month

Bear hunters register another large harvest

Harrisburg — Pennsylvania Game Commission bear check stations recorded a preliminary harvest of 2,553 bears during the recently completed three-day season, and an additional 73 bears during the state’s first-ever, two-day archery bear harvest, the agency reported. The three-day season, held Nov. 20-22, preliminarily ranks as the eighth-highest statewide harvest. When adding the archery take,

Low water affecting Superior fish

By Joe Albert Staff Writer Duluth, Minn. – Drought conditions that brought warm and low levels of water to North Shore streams this summer, and caused die-offs of steelhead, are continuing to have an effect. Water levels in Lake Superior are at their lowest levels since the 1920s, and are about a foot below normal.

Agency: More cuts in programs coming

By Jeff Mulhollem Editor Harrisburg — Back in September, when Game Commission Executive Direc-tor Carl Roe addressed the Governor’s Council for Hunting, Fishing and Conser-vation, he warned that if a hunting license fee increase doesn’t come until the end of the next legislative session, his agency would have more than 50 vacancies in law-enforcement positions

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