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June 26, 2008

Hunters bagged 630,000 roosters in Iowa in 2007

Iowa DNR Reports Des Moines, Iowa ’Äî More than 109,000 pheasant hunters harvested 630,000 roosters in 2007, keeping Iowa among the national leaders in pheasant hunting. The harvest estimates are based on a survey of small game hunters. The 2007 pheasant harvest was a 16-percent decline from 2006, when hunters harvested nearly 750,000 roosters. But …

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New state-record carp delays bachelor party

Granite City, Ill. – Jim Morrison was several hours late for his own bachelor party. But he had a good excuse: he was helping land a state-record carp. On June 14, Bryan Short, Morrison’s fishing buddy and an usher in his upcoming wedding, hauled in a state-record bighead carp from Horseshoe Lake in Granite City

Some deer mortality in ‘Dacks

Ray Brook, N.Y. – A winter described by DEC biologists as the worst in five years led to some deer mortality in pockets of the state’s Northern Zone. Most of the whitetail deaths occurred in the Adirondacks; the remainder of the state saw significantly milder winter conditions. Still, DEC wildlife biologist Jeremy Hurst said the

Rules change for youth bear-hunting program

Madison ’Äî Adults who’Äôd like to see young family members or friends take part in the state’Äôs learn-to-hunt bear program should know that new rules are in place this year. During the first three years of the program, each mentor group set its own criteria for issuing tags to youths and running a program. An

‘Bird whisperer’ dies at 85

He was known statewide as the “bird whisperer” for his apparent ability to convince wild birds to flee urban areas. Word now comes that James L. Soules has died. Soules, of Decatur, was 85.  He died Friday and was buried Monday at Cerro Gordo Cemetery.  Recently, Soules was a topic of heated debate in Springfield, where he’d been hired

Lake Winnebago Area

Perch fishing has started on Lake Winnebago reefs. Some big perch were being caught out there last week. Walleye fishing has been pretty good on the reefs on Lake Winnebago, and in the “canes” on upriver lakes. Bluegills are hitting in the Fox River. Fox River Bait, (920) 233-7409.

Sturgeon Bay Area

In the Little Sturgeon Bay/Sawyer Harbor area, all bites were slower last week. Nearly all targeted species (e.g. smallmouth bass, yellow perch, northern pike) were being caught, but the numbers have been lower than in the past week. Finding the fish is the key. Incidental rock bass bites have provided the best action. Water temperatures

Hayward Area

Windy, wet, and variable have been the main words to describe the weather the past week, and this made for tough fishing conditions. Water levels on most lakes and flowages are near normal to a couple inches high. River and stream flows are running high, but none are considered to be at flood stage. The

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