Wednesday, March 29th, 2023
Wednesday, March 29th, 2023

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July 16, 2009

Budget battle leaves status of nature preserves in limbo

Columbus – As Gov. Ted Strickland and the Ohio General Assembly battle over budget differences, the fate of the state’s 134 designated nature preserves grows cloudy. Under the governor’s revised two-year budget proposal, the Ohio DNR will receive $1.7 million for 2010 to fund its Division of Natural Areas & Preserves (DNAP), but no money

DNAP_plans 32 permitted deer hunts

Columbus – While filling out your applications for Ohio’s special deer hunts – known as controlled hunts in the Ohio Division of Wildlife parlance – don’t overlook additional opportunities being offered at 26 state nature preserves as well. The Ohio Division of Natural Areas and Preserves, a sister division to wildlife under the department of

State to hunt pythons in South Florida

Tallahassee, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s governor is asking wildlife officials to begin trapping pythons, the same way the state handles nuisance alligators. The program will be carried out by qualified herpetologists who volunteer. The Burmese pythons they capture will be euthanized. Trappers can begin hunting the snakes Friday, initially focusing on state lands south of

Co-owners of deer farm sentenced

Grand Rapids, Mich. – An owner of a cervid deer farm in Kent County where chronic wasting disease was found last year, has been sentenced to 180 days in jail and 30 months probation for violating Michigan’s CWD quarantine. Fifty-two-year-old James Schuiteman and his son, 25-year-old Brian Schuiteman, owners of J&B Whitetails in Kent County’s

Central Region

Central Region Knox Lake (Knox County) – Largemouth bass are the most popular game fish in this lake. Fishing with tubes, crankbaits, and spinner baits around shoreline cover can be very productive this time of year. Largemouth bass must be 18 inches or longer to keep. Crappies are still being caught in 9 to 10

Upper Red harvest double last summer’s total

Mille Lacs walleye anglers also doing somewhat better than last year Bemidji, Minn. – It’s amazing the difference a year and some new rules can make. State-licensed anglers fishing Upper Red Lake this year already have harvested more than twice the walleyes they did during the entire open-water season last year. To date, they’ve harvested

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