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February 11, 2010

Bats treated for ‘white-nose’

Albany (AP) — Researchers trying to slow the spread of a scourge that has killed more than a million bats are testing anti-fungal solutions in a hard-hit hibernation cave on the edge of the Adirondacks. Biologists with the New York Department of Environmental Conservation hope that topical anti-fungal solutions applied to about 250 hibernating bats

DEC dispels mountain lion rumor

Albany — DEC has long refuted reports that mountain lions are roaming the Empire State. Now the department has taken the unique step of cranking out a press release to that effect. Apparently weary of the numerous Internet photos circulating and claiming the big cats have been spotted – and even killed – in New

Champlain yields Vermont record ’eye

Burlington, Vt. – A Lake Champlain ice fisherman has caught what’s believed to be a new state record walleye for Vermont, state fish and wildlife officials indicated. Vermont Fish and Wildlife spokesman John Hall said the walleye, caught at about 9 p.m. Feb. 10, will almost assuredly be certified as a new state record. Twenty-five-year-old

Oakland County archer arrows 200-class buck

Sylvan Lake, Mich. – Brian Hughes knew he was in trouble. The object of three years of hunting – a 200-class white-tailed buck – was somewhere nearby and Hughes just couldn’t bring himself to climb down from his treestand. But he was supposed to be home helping his wife. That was the dilemma the Sylvan

No turnaround for moose in the northeast

Grand Rapids, Minn. – The decline in northeast Minnesota’s moose population continues. There are an estimated 5,528 moose in that part of the state, according to aerial survey results the DNR released this week. Last year’s estimate was 7,593 moose, but officials say factoring in the margin for error means there is no statistical difference

DNR, Congress try to modify ‘six-pack’

St. Paul – DNR officials believe they’re making inroads with attempts to alter a requirement for state fishing guides who cater to just a few anglers at a time – a requirement known widely as the “six-pack” license. Federal officials say they’re willing to examine the issue, but that safety remains a top concern. In

Nuisance geese could be taken out with rifle under law

Columbus – There’s good news for Ohio’s grain farmers as state wildlife officials propose the use of both rifles and shotguns to kill the Canada geese that are eating field crops. The DNR Division of Wildlife is advocating a change to the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) that would allow farmers to shoot nuisance Canada geese

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