Thursday, March 30th, 2023
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November 20, 2008

State cautious about venison, lead issue

Lansing – Yes, avoiding lead fragments in venison is a good idea. But no, alarm bells are not being sounded by Michigan officials. “The bottom line is that we don’t know if there are health impacts” from eating venison that might be contaminated by lead from rifle bullets, DNR veterinarian Dr. Steve Schmitt told Michigan

40 hunters fill tags in limited elk hunt

Quehanna, Pa. – It was the opening morning of Pennsylvania’s 2008 elk season, and a cloud of fluorescent orange surrounded the red pickup truck parked at the intersection of Rolling Stone Road and Route 879. With thick antler points sticking up everywhere, it was easy to see what was attracting the crowd of hunters. Aaronsburg

PF&BC learning more about its customers

Harrisburg – American businesses have taken great pains to learn who their customers are and everything they can about them, but it’s still somewhat rare for government agencies to do that. But taking a page from businesses that meticulously collect information to build mailing lists and customer profiles, the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission recently

Early muzzleloader take doubles from 2007 hunt

DNR Report Athens, Ohio – Muzzleloader hunters took 568 deer during the weeklong, October early muzzleloader deer hunt, according to the DNR Division of Wildlife. Hunters took 315 deer at Salt Fork Wildlife Area, 162 deer at Wildcat Hollow, and 91 deer at Shawnee State Forest. During last year’s early muzzleloader hunt, hunters took a

Southcentral Region

Lake Redman (York County) – Cooling weather spurred the white crappie and bluegill bites in recent weeks, with vertical jigging small hair jigs around off-shore structure producing some nice catches. Little Juniata River (Blair County) – Anglers were catching trout on Pheasant Tail and Hare’s Ear nymphs, Green Weenies and caddis larvae in low, clear

Eastern Upper

Drummond Island Area Perch fishing shut right down, and the fish have moved out of Scotts and Maxton bays. Expect them to return under the ice. Bowhunters on the island did well, and a good firearms season is expected. Hunters are shooting plenty of diver ducks on Maxton, Scotts, and Whitney bays. There seems to

Along the North Shore, wild brook trout return to native waters

Recently, I had the opportunity to spend some time with a Minnesota DNR Fisheries electroshocking crew as they surveyed a small North Shore creek. The crew started where the creek entered Lake Superior and worked upstream to the first significant waterfall. They were looking for brook trout, which enter creeks to spawn in the fall.

Trumpeters taking a hit along Lake Erie

Oak Harbor, Ohio – One of the staples of the early morning talks that Pat Baranowski gives to waterfowl hunters at Magee Marsh is proper bird identification. “No skybusting, and please don’t shoot a swan,” he said during one particular pre-hunt talk this fall. Baranowski is the wildlife area supervisor at Magee, where coveted controlled

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