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July 3, 2008

Dam malfunction pours silt into Blue Ribbon trout stream

Gaylord, Mich. – John Walters was rigging his fishing gear along the Pigeon River on Monday evening, June 23, when his wife called to him. “What’s wrong with the river?” she asked her husband, president of the Headwaters Chapter of Trout Unlimited. The Pigeon, one of Michigan’s Blue Ribbon trout streams, was flowing at a

Claysburg bear fiasco makes global news

Deborah Weisberg Southwest Correspondent Claysburg, Pa. – Their judgment and marksmanship under fire, local police in this Blair County community are taking a public mauling over their killing of a black bear, which they say wouldn’t have occurred if it hadn’t been for the mob mentality of bystanders. One eyewitness who got into a dust-up

Supreme Court affirms guns for self-defense

Washington (AP) – Silent on central questions of gun control for two centuries, the U.S. Supreme Court found its voice last week in a decision that affirms the right to have guns in the home for self-defense and deals with a riddle almost as old as the republic over what the U.S. Constitution means when

Federal ‘Wildlife Invasion’ act takes aim at exotic species

Washington – Members of Congress continued on a theme that’s been more common in recent years: stopping the introduction (and/or advancement) of species detrimental to the health of the nation’s native species and the economy. The most recent attempt – the non-native Wildlife Invasion Prevention Act – would “implement a process to scientifically assess the

Stormy weather takes a toll on west-side fish

Ludington, Mich. – Friday the 13th was definitely a nightmare for outdoors enthusiasts who spend their free time in western Michigan. A succession of storms that hit Thursday, June 12 and Friday, June 13 dropped 5 to 12 inches of rain on parts of the Pere Marquette, Lincoln, Big Sable, Little Manistee, and Manistee river

Court says Unified lawsuit can go on

Harrisburg – A panel of three Commonwealth Court judges issued a decision June 16 saying a lawsuit filed by the Unified Sportsmen of Pennsylvania challenging the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s deer management can proceed. The court overruled the agency’s preliminary objections and ordered it to present a response to the lawsuit, which was filed last September.

PGC again considering use of crossbows in archery seasons

Harrisburg – Two of the last topics discussed at the most recent Pennsylvania Game Commission meeting might prove to be the most controversial. First, at the urging of commissioner Russ Schleiden, the agency will look into the possibility of allowing hunters to use crossbows for big game in all seasons – including the archery deer

Fishing licenses down; officials not worried

Columbus – Hooked by a slow-growth economy and rapidly escalating fuel prices, Ohio’s fishing license sales are lagging behind last year’s figures. Still, the DNR Division of Wildlife believes that weather is more of a factor for the declines than the lethargic economy. For the Feb. 15 through May 31 period, the state sold 25,698

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