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January 14, 2010

L-SOHC pitches projects as debate rages

Brooklyn Center, Minn. – The Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council last week recommended to the Legislature about $56.2 million in projects for the second round of funding from the constitutional amendment voters approved in 2008. Later that day, lawmakers and others interested in how money from the amendment is spent engaged in discussion on topics that

Warm weather hampers state waterfowl hunters

Marquette, Mich. – The low roar heard throughout Michigan’s lakes and marshes this fall was likely the grumbling from duck hunters about the poor season. According to officials and hunters, once the Great Lakes Basin’s local flocks were gone, there were few birds to be seen throughout most of the season. “The comment I keep

New state forest a treasure, biologist says

McArthur, Ohio – The state’s planned purchase of nearly 16,000 acres of undeveloped woodland in Vinton County to create the Vinton Furnace Experimental State Forest is a boon to hunters, wildlife watchers and other outdoor enthusiasts, according to officials with the DNR and The Nature Conservancy (TNC). The Division of Wildlife contributed $1.7 million to

License sales steady nationwide

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) and the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) announced the publication of a quarterly fishing license sales index to track trends that have an impact on the industry and the entire recreational fishing community. “Not since the 1970s have we seen a single-year increase in fishing license sales like we’ve

No CWD in 2009, but TB persists

Lansing – More than 3,500 free-ranging and captive white-tailed deer in Michigan have been checked for chronic wasting disease, and so far only one has tested positive. In 2009, the first full year of testing since the CWD-infected, 3-year-old doe was found on a fenced deer farm in Kent County, state veterinarians tested 1,117 free-ranging

Petition drive under way to end state’s deer-baiting ban

Escanaba, Mich. – Time behind bars and thousands of dollars in fines and restitution were handed down on two Delta County men convicted of using illegal gill nets last fall. The sentencings took place in district court Jan. 4. Kerry Todd Johnson, 27, of Cooks, and Daryl John Tatrow, 48, of Garden, were arrested by

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