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

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Sportsmen Since 1967

May 8, 2008

Rules relaxed on Canada border crossing

Sandusky, Ohio (AP) – Charter boat captains who venture into Canadian waters to look for fish won’t need to phone ahead after all so that the U.S. government can run background checks on their passengers. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials also have decided to relax rules on requiring passengers on charter trips to have

Judge dismisses Ottawa’s claim on Erie

Toledo, Ohio – A judge’s decision that rejects a bid by the Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma to establish a commercial fishery on Lake Erie will be appealed, one of the tribe’s attorneys said. The Ottawas filed suit against the DNR in 2005, seeking to exercise treaty rights to hunt and fish without restriction. The Ohio

Winter continues to punch deer herd

Marquette, Mich. – Winter continued to hold the Upper Peninsula’s white-tailed deer population in its snowy grip through much of April. Some areas in the central and southern U.P. had partial snow cover and frost into the last week of the month. According to Dave Pearson, meteorologist at the Marquette National Weather Service, the annual

Anglers anticipate cool opener

Walker, Minn. – Opener walleye anglers will be dealing with cooler-than-normal water temperatures, late spawn, and possibly ice in a few locations. As for the weather, opening day forecasts have mentioned rain. Reports early this week indicated that ice still exists on lakes such as Leech, Winnibigoshish, Lake of the Woods, and along the Gunflint

U.S. House passes new rules for ballast water

Washington – The U.S. House of Representatives on April 25 passed legislation that ensures no living species will be discharged from ballast water tanks of ocean-going vessels. The bill passed with an overwhelming 395-7 vote. The legislation, part of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2008 (H.R. 2830), requires installation of technology meeting current International

In May, Old Man Winter must retreat

April was my month of discontent. This was not how it was meant to be – the emergence of spring is my favorite season. But throughout April, Old Man Winter fought an impressive rear-guard action. Driving through a snow squall on a recent morning, I mused how the weather made it easy to decide how

Southwest Region

Allegheny River – The water was on fire with crappies from the Highland Park dam to Pine Creek, in late April. Nice smallmouths, saugers, walleyes, and white bass are being released. Ohio River – Dan Crane, of McKees Rocks, released several walleyes and smallmouths, a sauger, a spotted bass, and a catfish on a jig

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