Wednesday, March 29th, 2023
Wednesday, March 29th, 2023

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January 24, 2008

Season Dates

Feb. 6: Canada goose season closes, Western Long Island Zone. Feb. 15: Bobcat hunting season closes, southeastern New York & portions of Northern Zone. Feb. 15: Raccoon & fox hunting season closes, statewide, except Long Island. Feb. 15: Beaver trapping season closes, WMUs 8T, 8W, 8X & 8Y. Feb. 15: Bobcat trapping season closes, portions

Siren Area

Anglers have been catching bluegills and northern pike on Big Clam Lake. Fishermen also caught a few smallmouths and largemouths from Big Clam, with one of the largemouths hitting 5 pounds. Crappies and walleyes were hitting on Yellow Lake. Pike were hitting on Clear Lake, with a 12-pounder being the biggest caught recently. Ice conditions

As fur prices inch upward, trappers hoping for rebirth

Freeport, Ill. – Lee Stewart and John Wilson are on opposite ends of the state and opposite sides of the fur trade. Yet it’s no surprise they have identical views on the current condition of trapping. “Us older guys have been getting too old and the younger guys haven’t been following us up,” said Stewart,

State bobcat study analyzes population

Carbondale, Ill. – Bobcat populations in the state continue to expand, but trapping the stealthy predator isn’t likely to be legalized anytime soon. The Illinois Trapper’s Association has pushed the Illinois Legislature to implement both bobcat and river otter trapping seasons – to no avail. “Within the last year we’ve written letters to the governor’s

Long Island may get turkey season

Stony Brook, N.Y. – A growing wild turkey population in Long Island’s Suffolk County has DEC officials giving serious consideration to a brief fall turkey season, perhaps even this year. DEC wildlife biologist Mike Schiavone said turkey numbers on Long Island have grown steadily since a trap-and-transfer program more than a decade ago. “We had

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