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July 10, 2008

More WMUs eyed for bear hunting

Albany – Thirteen additional wildlife management units will be added to the Allegany and Catskill bear hunting zones this fall under a DEC plan announced last month. The WMUs are located across the Southern Tier in parts of Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Erie, Wyoming, Genesee, Monroe, Livingston, Wayne, Ontario, Seneca, Yates, Steuben, Schuyler, Tompkins, Tioga, Cortland, Broome, …

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Emergency fish regulations ordered following VHS test

Springfield – Detection of viral hemorrhagic septicemia in two species of fish sampled from Lake Michigan has led DNR to issue emergency fish regulations. On June 30, the Division of Fisheries set ground rules aimed at slowing the spread of VHS, a disease caused by an aquatic virus previously unidentified in the Midwest. While it

Hayward Area

Fishing has been pretty good. The walleye and bass fishing have been the two best things going, expecially on the big lakes for walleyes. The bass fishing has been fantastic for both smallmouths and largemouths on smaller lakes. The crappie spawn is over with, but bluegills were still in the shallows last week. Muskie fishing

When game becomes vermin, hunting is diminished

There will be no fanfare this autumn when Minnesota holds its largest elk hunt in modern history. No one will sing the praises of elk management or boast about the population recovery (albeit small) of this native big game animal. The fact that Minnesota now has more elk than any time in modern history is

Illinois proposing 60-day duck season

DNR is recommending 60-day duck seasons in all zones, 85-day Canada goose seasons in the North and Central zones and a 66-day Canada goose season in the South Zone for the 2008-09 waterfowl season. The recommendations – which were reviewed by the DNR Natural Resources Advisory Board – include opening the regular duck and Canada

CRP acres could drop after flood

Washington – Before the demand for U.S. farm commodities subsides, Dave Nomsen believes CRP acres in the nation could dip below 25 million, down more than 10 million acres from its peak last year. That prediction, according to Pheasants Forever’s vice president of governmental affairs, is based on a number of factors – the latest

Chetek Area

Fishing on the Chetek chain has been very good. Walleye action slowed a little, but live bait fishermen were still getting a few keepers. Try trolling for suspended walleyes in the main lake areas with crankbaits. The pike have become more aggressive along the weed edges. Use live bait rigs or artificials (spoons, spinnerbaits, or

Okauchee access fate up to the NRB

Waupaca, Wis. – The fate of an expanded Okauchee Lake access site – and the $660,000 it will take to buy the site – should be determined July 10 when the Natural Resources Board convenes via telephone conference. NRB members tabled the controversial item at their June 25 meeting in order to give citizens more

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