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October 1, 2009

Big wind arrives for 2009 duck opener

Bemidji, Minn. – During the opening two days of last fall’s duck season, John Schroers never pulled the trigger. He’ll be in the field Saturday for this year’s opener with high hopes, but he doesn’t know what to expect. “I’ll be very concerned about early bird departures,” said Schroers, an avid waterfowler and president of

Bowhunters, muzzleloaders offer proposal

Canandaigua, N.Y. – New York’s major bowhunting and muzzleloading organizations have teamed to develop a Southern Zone deer regulations proposal that includes a youth hunt, primitive muzzleloader hunt and earlier archery opener. Officials from New York Bowhunters, Inc., and the New York State Muzzleloader Association said the proposal comes after months of effort and has

Saltwater license delayed, but criticism arrives

Glen Cove, N.Y. – It’s not surprising that a new requirement that saltwater sport anglers buy a fishing license has drawn harsh criticism from fishermen. What is somewhat surprising, though, is that some bait and tackle shops that cater to saltwater and tidal water anglers around New York didn’t know their customers will have to

Season Dates

Oct. 3:_Duck season opens (Northeast Zone) Oct. 3:_Brant season opens (Western and Northeast zones) Oct. 6:_Woodcock season opens Oct. 10:_Duck season opens (Lake Champlain and Southeast zones) Oct. 10:_Snow goose season opens (Southeast Zone) Oct. 10:_Brant season opens (Lake Champlain and Southeast zones) Oct. 10-11: Youth Waterfowl Hunt (Western Zone) Oct. 11:_Duck season closes (Northeast

Northern Illinois ‘big cat’ likely not a cougar, experts say

Wheaton, Ill. – The ongoing “Cougar Files” episode continues across Illinois. The latest case involves paw prints found in Wheaton, a western Chicago suburb. On Sept. 4, a woman who’d been jogging in that town’s Northside Park told police her dog chased a “black cougar” into some nearby woods. “She claimed it was a cougar

Northern opener not ‘the’ biggest day

Ray Brook, N.Y. – Sure, the regulations guide and the calendar says the traditional Northern Zone firearms deer season opens on Oct. 24 this year. But the words “Opening Day” don’t carry quite the same meaning in the Northern Zone as they do down south, where the firearms season kickoff draws virtually every deer hunter

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