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Friday, December 8th, 2023

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Sportsmen Since 1967

November 22, 2007

DNR urges taking of all wild boars

For second year, the push is on for Ohio deer hunters to shoot feral pigs on sight. Athens, Ohio – It may be too late to slam the proverbial barn door on the spread of destructive wild boars in Ohio, but state wildlife and agriculture authorities are vowing to try. For the second consecutive autumn,

Hunter ranks are being shored up by women

Pittsburgh – When Brianne Stewart, 12, of West Newton, shot her first deer this fall, she joined a small sorority of hunters who are bucking a nationwide trend. She is one 304,000 girls – 19 percent of all hunters ages 6 to 15 – who took to the woods last year, almost double the number

Cold stops EHD: 10 counties affected

Harrisburg – By the time prolonged sub-freezing temperatures frosted most of the Northeast in early November – presumably killing the biting midges that spread epizootic hemorrhagic disease that killed thousands of deer – EHD had been detected in 10 southwestern Pennsylvania counties. The disease this year also killed deer in the adjacent states of Maryland,

Legislative group to look at DNR funding

Lansing – If one state senator has her way, the financial burden of managing Michigan’s vast natural resources will be spread out between all the user groups that enjoy the forests and waters of the state. Sen. Michelle McManus, chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee’s Department of Natural Resources Subcommittee and a co-chair of the

Report: Ohio ranks top among water polluters

Columbus – Ohio ranked first in the nation in the number of times its major factories and cities released an unauthorized amount of harmful chemicals and untreated sewage into waterways, according to a report released by an environmental group Oct. 11. Cities and industrial facilities across the 50 states frequently deposited more pollution into the

Ashtabula produces most turkeys in fall gun hunt

Ashtabula, Ohio – The far northeast corner of the state led the way in the fall turkey harvest, which ended Oct. 28. Hunters shot 83 birds in Ashtabula County during the state’s 12th annual fall gun hunting turkey season. Thirty-seven counties are open for fall turkey hunting. Overall, Ohio hunters increased their wild turkey harvest

Dedicated funding talk turning to finer details

St. Paul – The promise has been made: Dedicated funding will be voted upon early in the 2008 legislative session. The bill awaiting legislative action would ask voters to raise the state sales tax by 3/8 of 1 percent – just less than $300 million a year – and parcel it out between fish and

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