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August 16, 2007

Some duck numbers are at record levels

Redheads and canvasbacks shine in report; pintails remain troublesome Staff Reports Duck hunters will find plenty to cheer about in the annual Waterfowl Breeding Population and Habitat Survey from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The fourth highest Canadian pond count on record propelled the breeding populations of three duck species – northern shovelers, redheads …

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DCNR biologist says deer hunting is fine

By Jeff Mulhollem Editor Wellsboro, Pa. – In the 1970s as a boy, Merlin Benner hunted for five years in Tioga County before he ever saw a buck. &#8220I literally had more than 1,000 antlerless deer pass in front of me before I ever saw an antler,” he said ruefully. &#8220Some now say those were

ANF: Few DMAP tags are needed this year

By Jeff Mulhollem Editor Warren, Pa. – Deer managers on the largest public land parcels across Pennsylvania revealed vastly different plans for using the Game Commission’s deer management assistance program in recent weeks. Commonly known as DMAP, it gives landowners the ability to receive extra antlerless deer-hunting permits to eliminate more deer on properties where

Pa. trapping enjoying upswing in popularity

By Ad Crable Contributing Writer Lancaster, Pa. – An odd thing is happening amid the disheartening slide of numbers of hunters in Pennsylvania: For the fourth straight year, the ranks of those who trap or hunt furbearing animals has increased. The most recent figures from the Pennsylvania Game Commis-sion show nearly 24,000 furtakers in the

Survey: Minnesota among the leaders in outdoor recreation

By Joe AlbertAssociate Editor St. Paul – Need more proof that Minnesota is a hotbed for outdoor activities? Try these numbers: 1,435,000 – the number of anglers who fished in the state, fourth behind Florida, Texas, and California. 13 percent – the rate at which Minnesotans hunt, behind seven states and tied with Missouri and

Baiting opener Aug. 17, bear-food reports mixed

By Joe AlbertAssociate Editor Grand Rapids, Minn. – While rain has been scarce across much of the state, and much of the land is bone dry, berries and other bear foods have done well and could affect hunters’ success. Bear season begins Sept. 1 and runs through Oct. 14. Hunters can begin baiting this Friday,

Farm Bill 2007 passes the House; Senate is up next

By Tim Spielman Associate Editor Washington – Members of the U.S. House renewed hope in July that a Farm Bill, which includes a number of conservation programs, might be renewed for another five years by the time the current bill expires in September. By a vote of 231-191, House members passed the measure, which includes

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