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March 15, 2007

St. Clair poachers may have killed up to 60 whitetails

By Tracy Breen Correspondent Port Huron, Mich. – Michigan DNR enforcement officials say they’ve filed charges against a group of alleged poachers in St. Clair County that may have been responsible for the illegal killing of up to 60 white-tailed deer last year. One of Michigan’s largest poaching cases in recent history was investigated by

More does target of new tag proposal

Special doe tags would allow harvest of up to three more deer in some places Staff, Wire Reports Columbus – Even with Ohio hunters nearly assured to break a harvest record this year, state wildlife officials say hunters could kill additional does to thin the white-tailed-deer population. The DNR Division of Wildlife proposed Feb. 20

Political muscle is flexed on PGC seat

By Tom Venesky Contributing Writer Wilkes-Barre, Pa. – The seat is vacant, interviews have been completed and names have been sent to Gov. Ed Rendell’s office. Now political wrangling will determine who will represent the northeast region on the Pennsylvania Game Commis-sion Board of Commissioners. The term of former commissioner John Riley expired last June.

Bear den checkers get a rare ‘double-header’

By Steve Griffin Field Editor Oscoda County, Mich. – Dan Moran was relieved. He’d found the Oscoda County den of the 3-year-old sow bear he’d radio-collared last summer, and heard at least one cub crying there, as cubs do. DNR wildlife technician Moran, in the early stages of tranquilizing the mother, stood back quietly to

State now in charge of wolf management

By Tim SpielmanAssociate Editor St. Paul – It was a day many in the DNR acknowledged they might never see – the day timber wolf management became the responsibility of the state of Minnesota – for the first time since the early 1970s. But that day arrived, March 12, 2007, to be exact, 30 days

Lake Erie netting plan gets redo at statehouse

Proposal would eliminate state’s buyout blueprint By Jeffrey L. Frischkorn Contributing Writer State Sen. Timothy J. Grendell, R-Chesterland, believes he’s found a better way to regulate Ohio’s Lake Erie commercial fishing fleet without making the industry go extinct. At the same time, Grendell says his proposal will help guarantee that commercial fishermen obey the law.

Cougar review fuels debate

By Jeff Mulhollem Editor Altoona, Pa. – Reaction came swiftly in Pennsylvania to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s recent announcement that it will review the status of the eastern cougar. The first review the service has done on mountain lions in this region since publishing a recovery plan in 1982, the action comes amid

DNR director outlines spending, funding cuts

By Bill Parker Editor Lansing – DNR Director Rebecca Humphries recently took time to sit down with Michigan Outdoor News for an exclusive interview. In the first half of that interview, published in the last edition of MON, the interview focused on the financial crunch facing the DNR and the proposed license fee increase. The

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