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March 26, 2009

Abalone fishing season opens April 1 north of San Francisco Bay

California’s popular red abalone sport fishery season will open April 1 in waters north of San Francisco Bay. Anyone who takes abalone must record their catch on an abalone report card and tag the animal with tags corresponding to the report card. “Abalone report cards have greatly increased the consistency of our annual take estimates …

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Online licensing, checking system delayed until 2011

DNR, Staff Reports Columbus – The DNR Division of Wildlife will give itself a bit more time to institute an online licensing and game checking system. First scheduled to go live in March of 2010, the Web-based system has been pushed back to a March 2011 start date. Division of Wildlife administrators figure that will

Grand Lake St. Marys to make switch to saugeyes

St. Marys, Ohio – The DNR Division of Wildlife will discontinue walleye stocking at Grand Lake St. Marys this spring in favor of a saugeye program, said Ray Petering, administrator of fish management. Begun in 1999, walleye stocking at Grand Lake has failed to meet the division’s expectations, according to Petering. The lake’s natural turbidity

DNR: Increase in TB cases is not a cause for alarm

Lansing – A slight increase in the prevalence of bovine tuberculosis in white-tailed deer in the four-county bovine TB area in northwest Lower Michigan is not by itself a warning that the disease is returning, according to the DNR. Instead, it tells researchers they may need to look for more strategies for eradicating the disease,

Dredging decision could cost PF&BC

Kittanning, Pa. – Whatever else is on the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission’s April meeting agenda, the most controversial issue will be what to do about rare mussels in the Allegheny River. The board will have to decide whether environmental concerns trump big business, and whether it will stand by the resource-first agenda the commission

Northcentral Region

Pine Creek, Little Pine Creek (Lycoming County) – Ice was out of the way and plenty of water was reported March 15. Both creeks’ delayed-harvest sections were stocked, and anglers reported good-looking brown and brook trout, with the browns at 10 to 22 inches. A few golden rainbows were in the mix, too. McConnell’s Country

License fee bill passed by House

Harrisburg – By a vote of 156 to 36 – along straight party lines – the state House of Representatives finally approved a surprisingly controversial bill to allow the Pennsylvania Game Commission to pass along 70-cent transaction fees to hunting license buyers. If House Bill 92 gets through the Senate and is signed by the

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