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Wednesday, November 29th, 2023

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

June 7, 2007

Landowner liability bill sails through the House

By Jeff Mulhollem Editor Harrisburg – A long-anticipated bill that would protect Pennsylvania landowners who allow hunting on their properties from liability for accidents or injuries was unanimously approved by the state House in late May. If the measure is adopted by the Senate and signed by the governor – which Legislature insiders expect – …

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The push for ‘Sodsaver’ kicking off

By Tim SpielmanAssociate Editor Washington – A provision that might slow the conversion of native prairie grasses to active farmland has been slow to catch on in Congress, but has the support of the USDA, as well as conservation groups and ranchers. It also has the backing of a forthcoming study. Farm Bill discussion in

Antlerless permit increases proposed

By Bill Parker Editor Lansing – The DNR’s Wildlife Division presented the state Natural Resources Commission with a proposal to increase slightly the number of antlerless deer permits available to hunters for the 2007 hunting season. The proposal was submitted for information only at last week’s monthly NRC meeting. The commission could take action on

Game-baiting issue may bite agency

By Bob Frye Capital Correspondent Harrisburg – The Pennsyl-vania Game Commission’s reputation, deserved or not, as primarily a law-enforcement agency has come back to bite it again. That was evident during a special hearing of the House Game and Fisheries Committee at the state Capitol May 24. The hearing had two official goals: to define

Eight years of work puts ramp on river

By Chuck MartinContributing Writer Coal Grove, Ohio – Almost eight years in the making, boaters finally have a new launch facility on the Greenup Pool at the village of Coal Grove in Lawrence County. The one-lane ramp, with 27 car and trailer parking spaces and 10 additional car-only spaces, is open for use, reports village

Some duck discussion

Joe Albert Associate Editor Scaup. A proposal from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that would effectively reduce the scaup limit to one has the waterfowl community abuzz. While waterfowl professionals are debating the merits of the scientific model itself, that’s probably too mundane, inside-baseball type stuff for most duck hunters. The bottom line for

Turkey take down 7 percent

DNR, Staff reports Athens, Ohio – Hunters checked 17,005 wild turkeys during Ohio’s four-week, statewide spring turkey-hunting season that ended May 20, according to the DNR Division of Wildlife. The preliminary total represents a 7 percent decrease over last year’s preliminary harvest number of 18,262. Ashtabula County again led the state in the number of

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