Tuesday, March 28th, 2023
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April 9, 2009

State covets revenue from forest gas wells

Harrisburg – State lawmakers here are casting hungry eyes at Pennsylvania’s state forests these days. Specifically, they’re looking to share in – or perhaps more rightly claim – the wealth that’s already being generated by the Marcellus shale gas formation. Last fall, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources leased 74,023 acres of land

NRC OKs changes to bear-hunting regs

Lansing – The state Natural Resources Commission, at its monthly meeting last week in Lansing, passed several regulation changes for the 2009 bear-hunting season. Among the new rules is a 5-day “quiet” period, a bait-only day in the Lower Peninsula, and an early start to the dog-training season. The commission also approved a recommendation on

Get Ready for Spring Gobbler Season

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) encourages hunters to get their gear ready for the upcoming spring gobbler hunting season. The four-week season opens Monday, April 27, and closes on Saturday, May 23, according to Bill Igo, the DNR wild turkey project leader. Hunters may kill two bearded turkeys during the season but

Michigan man pleads guilty in case of confrontation with CO

Jackson, Mich. – A word of advice for outdoorsmen: There is no room for carelessness and confrontation when hunting. Three subjects from Jackson County found that to be true last fall when a lack of preparedness was compounded by poor decision-making in allegedly creating an incident that required swift thinking on the part of two

Conversations with Rep. Hansen and Sen. Anderson, Pt. II

While the Lessard Outdoor Heritage Council has made its funding recommendations to the State Legislature, this columnist interviewed committee members Rep. Rick Hansen and Sen. Ellen Anderson as the Council was finishing its work. These two politicians will be instrumental in carrying the recommendations through the legislative process. This is the second part of an

Ice still fishable in northern Minnesota

Garrison, Minn. – The calendar says it’s spring, but you wouldn’t think so based on all the ice fishing opportunities that still exist in the northern half of Minnesota. Generally speaking, anglers will find open water from points south of St. Cloud. But you don’t have to go too far north of central Minnesota to

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