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April 16, 2009

Early muskie season set for repeal

Eagle River, Wis. – With overwhelming legislative support, Gov. Jim Doyle is expected to sign a bill that nixes an early catch-and-release muskie season and that removes a barbless hook requirement for early muskie and bass anglers. Prompted by a public outcry and heavy opposition at the 2008 spring fish and game hearings, Rep. Dan

More units eyed for antler restrictions

Albany – DEC is considering setting antler restriction requirements in eight more Wildlife Management Units in southeastern New York. But the move will come only if the department sees the necessary support for three-points-a-side deer hunting in those units, and a public comment period that ends May 18 could ultimately be the deciding factor in

State Roundup – April 15, 2009

THE SPOONER COUGAR apparently did not care for its Wisconsin reception. Neither the cat nor any sign of it has been seen since the day it was last seen on March 5. Should the opportunity present itself, wildlife crews would like to get a collar on it. “We would like to learn more about this


April 17:_Center State Chapter PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall. For more info call Dave Weber, 715-389-2992. April 17:_Winnegago Conservation Club, Banquet, 5 p.m., Sunny View Expo Center. For more info call Bill Tollard, 920-379-3429. April 18: Neillsville WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., American Legion Hall. For more info call Jill Artac, 715-456-7395. April

Western New York

Lake Erie and tributaries: All the tributaries have trout in them right now, with your best bets being Buffalo, Eighteen Mile, Canadaway and Chautauqua creeks. Many fish are spawning right now so stay away from these areas and try to concentrate on active fish. The Dunkirk fish platform has been producing browns and rainbows near

Battle lines drawn as HSUS sets up shop

Madison – While the Humane Society of the United States has been active in Wisconsin in the past, the organization now appears poised to take a more aggressive role in advocating for strong animal rights legislation in the state. HSUS appointed Alyson Bodai as its new state director in 2008 (currently working from her home)

Green Bay/Appleton Area

Walleyes and an occasional northern pike are being caught on the Fox River below the De Pere dam. Water temps in the 39- to 41-degree range have fishermen working harder for their fish. Most walleyes have been in the 18- to 24-inch range, but some females of 28 to 31 inches have been reported. Crankbaits

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