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September 11, 2008

Another year for 60-day duck hunting

DNR, Staff Reports Editor Columbus – As predicted, Ohio waterfowl hunters again will be able to enjoy a 60-day duck hunting season and a six-duck bag limit this year, according to the DNR Division of Wildlife. The 2008-2009 waterfowl hunting season dates were approved Aug. 20 by the Ohio Wildlife Council. A 60-day season is

Pheasant numbers decline 24 percent from last year

Madelia, Minn. – Cool, wet spring weather, combined with a net loss of grassland habitat in the state’s pheasant range, likely led to a 24-percent drop in the number of pheasants in the state. While the population index fell to 81 birds per 100 miles driven during August roadside surveys – from last year’s index

Fall wild turkey leftover licenses available starting Sept. 15

Turkey hunters who were unsuccessful in this year’s lottery for the fall hunting season may apply for 2,243 surplus permits starting at noon Monday, Sept. 15. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) makes surplus permits available at all Electronic Licensing System (ELS) outlets and online at The Web site also contains information on

Campaign mounts for Sunday hunting

Harrisburg – The Governor’s Advisory Council on Hunting, Fishing and Conservation has kicked off an educational campaign about the benefits of allowing hunting on Sundays in the state. The effort is in support of a bill introduced by Rep. Ed Staback, D-Lackawanna and Wayne counties, that would remove the prohibition on Sunday hunting and allow

Fall turkey hunt looks good

Lansing – According to state officials, Michigan’s wild turkey population will provide great opportunities for those looking for some turkey-calling excitement this fall. “There are lots of turkeys out there in areas open to fall hunting,” Al Stewart, the DNR’s upland game bird specialist, told Michigan Outdoor News. “And there are many units that have

2008 deer kill could top a quarter million

Athens, Ohio – It’s been a recurring theme during the past five years, but it’s very likely that Ohio deer hunters will set a new harvest record again this year. Mike Tonkovich, the DNR Division of Wildlife’s deer biologist, predicts a harvest of about 250,000, which would be a new mark. “Barring any big weather

CWD find limited to one deer, so far

Lansing – Only one whitetail at the Kent County deer-breeding facility where chronic wasting disease has been found was infected with the fatal disease. The state DNR and the Department of Agriculture announced on Aug. 25 that a 3-year-old doe culled from a Kent County deer farm had tested positive for CWD. That finding immediately

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