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

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July 31, 2008

Stripping of eggs banned by PF&BC

Harrisburg – Although Pennsylvania Fish & Boat commissioners at their summer meeting here July 14-15 did not discuss opening trout season year-round or trout-stocking changes resulting from their controversial new resource-first policy – as many expected – they still focused considerable attention on trout. Ironically commissioners adopted a regulation without comment allowing bowfishermen to shoot …

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Buck Club plans big 50th celebration

Columbus – Ohio’s Buckeye Big Buck Club is accustomed to working with large racks from white-tailed deer killed in the state, but this year it will also be working with large numbers of people at the biggest banquet it has ever had. It’s the club’s 50th anniversary and instead of just having a banquet for

OK, so it’s more like ‘Off’ the Trail this week …

Over the years of telling stories while sitting around campfires and on ice-fishing buckets, my friends have heard me say more than once that living my life would likely kill the average man. I think I say that because I’ve grown quite used to jumping from one fracas into another without losing life, let alone

Doe permits eliminated for Roscommon County

Munising, Mich. – The Natural Resources Commission voted to eliminate the issuance by the DNR of any antlerless permits for Roscommon County at its meeting in Munising on July 10. The local DNR wildlife biologist had recommended quotas of 1,000 public-land antlerless permits and 2,000 private-land permits due to the fact that deer numbers were

USDA: No need for ‘early out’ of CRP

Washington – Conservationists hoping the Conservation Reserve Program wouldn’t be further eroded by an “early out” option breathed a collective sigh of relief Tuesday when U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer announced his agency would not offer penalty-free release from CRP contracts. Still, the program could lose about 12 million acres in the next

Central Region

Knox Lake (Knox County) – Largemouth bass are the most popular game fish in this lake. Fishing with tubes, crankbaits, and spinner baits around shoreline cover can be very productive this time of year. Largemouth bass must be 18 inches or longer to keep. Crappies are still being caught in 9 to 10 feet of

State’s duck harvest slides slightly in 2007

Washington – Preliminary numbers released in July by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service indicate the state’s duck harvest decreased about 7.5 percent last year, or by a total of about 29,000 ducks. There also was a slight decline in the number of geese harvested in Michigan in 2007, according to the USFWS. However, the

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