Thursday, March 30th, 2023
Thursday, March 30th, 2023

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February 14, 2008

Dust still swirling around CWD SAG ideas

Dean Bortz Wisconsin Editor If the CWD Stakeholders Advisory Group ’Äúpicture’Äù still seemed a little fuzzy after the group’Äôs Jan. 12 meeting, the focus went even further out of whack a week later when two groups filed minority reports with the DNR critical of the SAG’Äôs recommendations. The Conservation Congress filed one report, and four

Hog dilemma proves vexing for agency

Harrisburg – For Pennsylvania game commissioners, wild hogs present the worst sort of conundrum. They want the destructive pests destroyed, but they are afraid to ask hunters to kill them. At their quarterly meeting in late January, commissioners grudgingly removed the protection from wild boars “to allow incidental taking” during deer, bear and fall turkey

Central Region

Buckeye Lake (Fairfield, Licking, and Perry counties) – Ice anglers had been faring decent on saugeyes and crappies near the Fairfield Beach area prior to a warm up in early February, reports Bob Mathie at Bob’s Outdoor Supply in Newark. As of Feb. 5, Mathie said rain that fell in the area would likely raise

Early trout season is possible in southwest

Harrisburg – At a meeting of their Fisheries Committee sometime in the next few weeks, Pennsylvania Board of Fish & Boat commissioners will consider a proposal to expand the area of the state having the early trout season opener. The commission last spring staged the first split-start to the trout season, with a March 31

Southern Lower

Allegan Area Ice is running up to 6 inches thick on most area lakes. Perch and walleye are hitting on Maple Lake, and bluegills have provided a hot bite on Miner, Duck, and Eagle lakes. Pike fishing has been very good on Long Lake. Coyote hunting has been slow. Webber & Sons Marine and Tackle,

PF&BC announces major Susquehanna River probe

Harrisburg – With no smoking gun to point to for the die-off of young smallmouth bass in the Susquehanna River in the summers of 2005 and 2007, nor for what appears to be an ongoing decline from the river’s former status as a world-class fishery, the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission is ratcheting up its

Split perch bag could be in works for Erie

Sandusky, Ohio – Despite emergency efforts to prevent sport-fishing overharvest of yellow perch in Lake Erie last year, sport anglers still took more than their allowed quota, according to the DNR Division of Wildlife. Anglers in the western basin, which stretches from Huron west to Toledo, well exceeded their allocation of perch by about 200,000

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