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

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September 18, 2008


Willowemoc/Beaverkill: Clear and fishable at last look. Midges and small BWOs in the morning. West Branch of the Delaware: Low water but fishable. Sulphers in the afternoon but olives and caddis are factors. East Branch of the Delaware:_River is in decent shape; try BWOs, caddis, stone flies, nymphs and streamers. Neversink River: Fishable levels, with …

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USFWS denies state’s bluebill hunt request

St. Paul – The hand-wringing over scaup limits is over. At least for now. The bluebill season in the state will be the one that’s published in the 2008 waterfowl regulations supplement: one per day from Oct. 4 through Oct. 24; two per day from Oct. 25 through Nov. 13; and one per day for

Wausau Area

Nice walleyes up to 32 inches have been released recently, with the best action coming from Lake Wausau and Lake Dubay, as well as the Wisconsin River and Halfmoon Lake. Key on hard-bottom areas containing current – below dams, outlets, sloughs, and channels. Walleyes have been hitting live bait very well, with large fatheads or

Migrations, partridge, and more on October rifles

Casey, our old yellow Lab, needs to step out a couple of times each night to answer nature’s call. Taking him outside has become my nightly routine. I don’t mind it. In Hovland, we have silent nights and the dark sky sparkles with thousands of stars. While Casey totters about the backyard, I stand there

Small game isn’t a big deal anymore

Albany – For some New York hunters, small-game hunting is a big thing. Even so, statistics show fewer hunters take to the woods and brushlots each year in pursuit of squirrels, rabbits and hares, grouse, pheasants and woodcock. And many shotgun-toters are focusing more on wild turkey in the fall. “There’s definitely been a shifting

Feds taking comment on cormorant control

Green Bay, Wis. – For more than a decade, Great Lakes anglers have complained about the potential impacts of double-crested cormorants on sport and commercial fish species in Green Bay and Lake Michigan. Some, too, have called the barren, colonized islands on Green Bay eyesores, and complained about the stench when boating downwind of them.

CWD in Michigan brings baiting to fore in state

Madison – The discovery of CWD in Michigan and the ongoing effort to curb CWD in Wisconsin has kept a deer baiting and feeding discussion in play as hunting seasons head into full swing and the Legislature begins a new session in January. The issue of disease, and a large deer herd, have created an

Crossbow issue still swirling in New York

Albany – Whether or not a crossbow season is on the horizon in New York state is a matter for the state Legislature. But the issue is one that seems to continue to percolate among sportsmen and women and even within the DEC. The crossbow issue swirled once again earlier this summer when a crossbow

Price County Area

Sturgeon season has turned up some fair success. Opening-day pressure was considered moderate, and most of the anglers were catching some fish. There were quite a few sub-legal sturgeon released, but there were few reports of any legal-sized 60-inch fish being caught. Smallmouth fishing has gotten a bit tougher, as the colder temperatures seem to

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