Tuesday, March 21st, 2023
Tuesday, March 21st, 2023

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September 25, 2008

Boar possession ban pulled off the table

Columbus – After much internal discussion, particularly over the last month, the DNR_Division of Wildlife will not attempt to ban wild boar possession this fall. “We needed a little more time to work with our constituents and some of the other affected individuals,” said Dave Risley, administrator for wildlife management and research for the DOW.

Upper Peninsula

Pickford Area Bass, perch, and a few walleyes are keeping anglers busy in Raber and Munuscong bays. Bear hunting has been good, but most of the bears are on the small size. Grouse hunters report good flush rates. Wilderness Treasures, (906) 647-4002. St. Ignace Area Salmon are moving into the Carp River. Anglers fishing spoons

Southern Lower

Three Rivers Area Fishing was great before the recent storms hit, which put a damper on fishing. Those who are getting out are catching bluegills and crappies on Fishers and Clear lakes. The best action was in the evenings. The early goose season was good. Bobber Stop Bait and Tackle, (269) 352-1554. Kalamazoo Area Salmon

State eases some CWD restrictions

Lansing – As the search for chronic wasting disease in the state’s captive and free-ranging white-tailed deer herds continues, state officials are beginning to loosen restrictions in light of the fact that no more CWD-positive deer have been found. Upon learning of a 3-year-old doe infected with CWD on a deer farm in northwest Kent

Northern Lower

Ludington Area King salmon have moved into the Pere Marquette River and the Big Sable River. Anglers fishing with crankbaits and spawn both report good success. Surf anglers also are taking fish in Lake Michigan at the mouth of the rivers. Spawn and casting spoons are both producing. Hamlin Lake is turning up some good

Feds set fish movement rules for the Great Lakes

Traverse City, Mich. (AP) – Federal regulators trying to contain a fish-killing virus in the Great Lakes region have issued rules for shipping live fish across state lines that some wholesalers say will be financially devastating. The requirements recently were announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. They require

Central Region

Indian Lake (Logan County) – Saugeyes are being caught along south bank and around the Moundwood and Dream bridge areas. Try crankbaits and worm harnesses trolled near the bottom. Anglers are catching largemouth bass in the canals around cover; try spinnerbaits, tubes, and crankbaits. Bluegills are still being caught in the channels using wax worms,

Pa. Federation, NWF separate over issues

Somerset, Pa. – A conservation alliance that dates to the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration has come to an ugly end. The National Wildlife Federation has dumped the Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs as its state affiliate, ironically enough less than six months after the state federation considered – but ultimately rejected – a resolution to

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