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May 24, 2007

The session ends

Joe Albert Associate Editor The Legislature closes. Once again, dedicated funding was left behind, as lawmakers were unable to find it within themselves to simply put a question on the ballot that would allow average citizens to decide if they want long-term, stable protection for the state’s natural resources. A conference committee did strike a

Dedicated funding runs out of session

By Joe AlbertAssociate Editor St. Paul – Around 10:15 on Monday night, John Schroers was relieved, though a little bit uneasy. A conference committee had just passed a dedicated funding bill minutes earlier – a milestone indeed, given that’s as far as the bill ever has advanced – and sent it to the House, then,

Representatives blast agency on Boop ouster

By Jeff Mulhollem Editor Harrisburg – Key lawmakers responded angrily to the 4-2 vote of Pennsylvania game commissioners taking the board presidency away from Tom Boop. The commission action on May 1 apparently came in response to statements made by Boop at the commission’s recent quarterly meeting, calling the agency’s deer-management program fatally flawed. Boop,

PF&BC officials fret about their dicey 13 dams

By Bob Frye Capital Correspondent Harrisburg, Pa. – The 2007 hurricane season is off to an early start, according to weather forecasters. That should worry anyone who fishes in Pennsylvania. The Keystone State is far removed from the country’s coasts, to be sure. But hurricanes elsewhere can bring lots of rain – even flooding, on

Biologists hoping for rebound of waterfowl

e By Tim SpielmanAssociate Editor Grand Rapids, Minn. – A year ago, wildlife officials counting ducks in Minnesota from the air and by ground found fewer mallards than they had in 23 years of May surveys. Lead biologist Steve Cordts, the DNR’s waterfowl specialist in Bemidji, said, as the survey neared its close on Tuesday, such

Federation: Audit deer management

By Jeff Mulhollem Editor Harrisburg – Backed by 16 different organizations, the Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs in early May called for state legislators to undertake an independent review and analysis of the Pennsylvania Game Commis-sion’s controversial deer-management program. Specifically, federation Executive Director Melody Zullinger, in a letter e-mailed to lawmakers, urged a &#8220transparent examination”

Walleye action heats up, as shallows produce panfish

SOUTHERN LOWER SOUTHEASTERN LP Lake St. Clair Walleye fishing has been improving on Lake St. Clair. Anglers report catching fish off 11 Mile Road, 12 Mile Road, 13 Mile Road, and at Metro Beach. Anglers pulling crankbaits behind planer boards are enjoying success. Lakeside Fishing Shops (586) 777-7003, (586) 468-9913. Irish Hills Area Bluegills are

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