Tuesday, June 6th, 2023
Tuesday, June 6th, 2023

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September 24, 2009

Southeast Region

Hammertown Lake (Jackson County) – Fishing is definitely picking up in this 157-acre lake, especially in the bay area and in the evening hours. Anglers have caught the occasional trout casting Powerbait or waxworms along the edges. Largemouth bass are moving into deep water – try casting spinnerbaits or any topwater lures like buzzbaits or

Elk herd ‘depopulation’ begins near Rochester

Rochester, Minn. – Depopulation of the state’s largest farmed elk herd began last week, nine months after the discovery of chronic wasting disease in a slaughtered cow elk from what formerly was Elk Country U.S.A. in Olmsted County. Euthanization of the herd’s estimated 700 animals is under way, according to the state Board of Animal

$4.6 million gift will buy new wildlife area land

Carbondale, Ohio – The state will use a $4.6 million gift to purchase the newest wildlife area in southeast Ohio. The money, the largest gift in the history of the DNR Division of Wildlife, will be put toward the purchase of the Wallace H. O’Dowd Wildlife Area. “It’s undoubtedly the single biggest gift we’ve ever

Sportsmen groups outraged by regulatory head’s confirmation

Washington – The U.S. Senate on Sept. 9 voted to end debate on the nomination of what the Columbus, Ohio-based U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance calls one of the most outspoken animal rights, anti-hunting, and anti-Second Amendment individuals to a high government position. By a 63-35 vote, cloture was invoked and debate stopped on the nomination of

Car hits, kills cougar on south side of Bemidji

Bemidji, Minn. – State wildlife officials haven’t determined if an animal hit and killed by a vehicle in Bemidji last Friday was wild or not, but one thing is clear: It was a mountain lion. The cougar, a male that weighed about 110 pounds, was struck and killed about 10:40 p.m. on a bridge that

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