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December 21, 2006

Bear harvest second highest ever in state

By Mark Nale Northcentral Correspondent Hunters bagged an additional 465 bears during the extended bear season that ran concurrently with the opening week of deer season in certain parts of the state. Those bears, coupled with the 2,560 bears taken during the traditional three-day season and the 74 bears arrowed by bowhunters, brought the total

Coast Guard withdraws Great Lakes ‘live firing’

Agency hopes to develop new, more widely accepted plan By Tim Spielman Associate Editor Cleveland – Responding to a variety of criticism over a plan to practice firing new artillery over portions of the Great Lakes, the U.S. Coast Guard this week withdrew the plan, and promised to work with fishing, environmental, and other groups

Cold snap had ice anglers hopeful before warm spell

Roller coaster temperatures through mid-December played havoc with conditions on lakes, statewide, with skim ice shutting down fishing pressure, only to be followed by rising temperatures and open water. The state also is drawing down lakes, such as F.J. Sayers. NORTHWEST REGION Lake Erie and tributaries — Frigid weather and snow earlier this month slowed

Staback to resubmit Sunday-hunting bill

Majority chairman in-waiting weighs in on key issues By Jeff Mulhollem Editor Harrisburg — With control of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives still not a sure thing, Rep. Ed Staback didn’t want to say much about what he’ll do if he takes over the majority chairmanship of the Game and Fisheries Committee. But with the

Greensburg man honored for his fishing prowess

By Bob Frye Capital Correspondent Greensburg, Pa. — A casting call for an actress has gotten a western Pennsylvania angler a monument to his fishing achievements. Herb Ratner, who lives in the Westmoreland County community of Greensburg when he’s not wintering in Florida, was in Pittsburgh not long ago with his wife. She’s an actress,

Erie netter buyout may be limited to violators

By Steve Pollick Contributing Writer Columbus — A limited buyout of Ohio’s remnant Lake Erie commercial fishing industry, one which would penalize flagrant violators but permit continued fishing by compliant netters, is being proposed in the waning days of the current session of the Ohio General Assembly. Sponsors and supporters of the proposed buyout law,

More bans on lead shot coming, timing unclear

By Joe Albert Staff Writer St. Paul – At some point in time, shotgun hunters in the state won’t be able to use lead shot while they’re hunting. It’s unclear exactly when that may be, as a task force studying nontoxic shot regulations in the state urged the DNR to proceed with caution, but acknowledged

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