Friday, March 31st, 2023
Friday, March 31st, 2023

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June 4, 2009

Senate’s budget to close 35 parks

Harrisburg, Pa. – The millions of visitors who flock to Pennsylvania’s state parks and forests to relax and experience nature’s beauty would have fewer opportunities to do so under a budget plan that passed the Senate last month.

State proposes new trout regs

Lansing – Michigan’s seven regulatory categories of inland trout streams could become just four under a proposal drafted by the DNR’s Fisheries Division. The goal, said biologist Todd Grischke in a phone interview with Michigan Outdoor News, is “to simplify the regulations while still protecting the resource.” The Type 2 category, which currently has minimum

New effort to improve U.P. deer habitat

Gladstone, Mich. – Forested openings, and stands of white pine and red oak trees will provide additional cover for white-tailed deer in the Upper Peninsula under a new cooperative funding effort through the DNR. Bill Scullon, a wildlife biologist at the Escanaba field office, said the Deer Habitat Improvement Partnership Initiative will help start a

Update to North American waterfowl plan begins

Bemidji, Minn. – A revision won’t take place for another two years, but changes are on the horizon for one of the plans that guides waterfowl management. Discussions have begun about revisions to the North American Waterfowl Management Plan, which was adopted in 1986 as an international plan to restore waterfowl populations by protecting, restoring,

More lake drawdowns now possible with law passage

St. Paul – In the face of record budget deficits and the first year of spending constitutionally dedicated dollars, a bill dealing with drawdowns sailed mostly below the radar. But its passage could be a boon for conservation, supporters say. It’s designed to make it easier for local officials to temporarily lower public water levels

License lottery would add options

Lansing – The question, as posed by Dirty Harry in the classic Clint Eastwood films, is: “Do you feel lucky?” If you do, you may be able to test that luck by buying one or more chances in a DNR drawing that will award three people each year the opportunity to buy wild turkey, antlerless

Obama administration likes clean water act legislation

Washington – Conservation groups late last month were quick to praise the Obama administration’s support for the proposed Clean Water Restoration Act, a federal bill that is said to restore waters protections awarded by the 1972 Clean Water Act, but recently weakened by Supreme Court decisions. In a letter to Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., several

Spring gobbler take approaches 19,000

Columbus Ashtabula County once again tops all counties with 831 birds Hunters checked 18,936 wild turkeys during Ohio’s four-week, statewide spring turkey-hunting season that ended May 17, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife. The preliminary total represents a 2 percent increase over last year’s preliminary harvest number of 18,556, officials

Northcentral Region

Spring Creek (Centre County) – Good conditions prevailed midweek and tan caddis and sulphurs were hatching along with sporadic midge activity. Fish were rising to size 16 Tan Caddis and size 14 and 16 Sulphurs. Productive nymphs have included Pheasant Tails, Hare’s Ears, Green Weenies, and Sulphurs. Pine Creek, Little Pine Creek, Slate Run, Cedar

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