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

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Sportsmen Since 1967

July 17, 2008

New plan outlines vision for state’s environment

St. Paul – A comprehensive plan, more than 18 months in the making, to protect and improve the state’s natural resources has been completed. Sweeping in its scope, supporters say it provides more than 60 recommendations that will help lawmakers and others protect the environment now and into the future. The 330-page plan was formally

PGC blames police for killing of bear

Deborah Weisberg Southwest Correspondent Claysburg, Pa. – With one eyewitness bound for court in last month’s police shooting of a black bear, the Pennsylvania Game Commission blames bystanders and local officers for the killing that brought YouTube infamy to this rural Blair County community. The Game Commission has taken as much heat as Greenfield Township

EPA proposal could burden boat owners

Washington – A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposal, mandated by a recent court case, has raised concerns in the recreational boating and angling industry. “My read on this (proposal) is that it will create a snafu for the recreational boating industry like never before,” Dan Thomas, president of the Great Lakes Sport Fishing Council, told

Southeast Region

Lake Vesuvius (Lawrence County) – Anglers are catching good numbers of catfish throughout the lake fishing with cut baits or livers fished off the bottom. Anglers are still catching trout using PowerBaits fished off the boardwalk pier. Largemouth bass are being caught in good numbers using a variety of artificials. Lake Logan (Hocking County) –

State Roundup

SUMMER DEER OBSERVATIONS are needed by student members of The Wildlife Society at UW-Stevens Point. This effort began following an independent audit of the DNR’s sex-age-kill (SAK) method of estimating deer numbers. The auditors suggested the DNR try to increase its summer deer observations, which play a role in the final SAK outcome. In an

Legislative action got swift response

Harrisburg – When word of Sen. Gibson Armstrong’s amendment that would strip wildlife conservation officers of their powers got out, reaction was swift. The Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs asked its members to contact their legislators and urge them to oppose it right away. “If this bill passes as amended, there would basically be no

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