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February 25, 2010

Ice anglers still faring well; steelhead reported very slow

Central Region Buckeye Lake (Fairfield, Licking and Perry counties) – Ice fishing has been off and on at this central Ohio lake, reports Bob Mathie at Bob’s Outdoor Supply in Newark. Anglers are catching crappies, bluegills and some saugeyes in the Fairfield Beach area. At the junction of Route 79 and Interstate 70, some anglers …

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Pennsylvania Volunteers Win Top Awards at NWTF Convention

Edgefield, S.C — The Pennsylvania State Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation received two L.A. Dixon Memorial Chapter Awards during the NWTF’s 34th annual National Convention and Sport Show, which was sponsored by Midway USA, in Nashville, Tenn. The Pennsylvania State Chapter was recognized by the NWTF for winning third place in the Highest

Game Commission releases official 2009 bear harvest

Harrisburg — According to official 2009 bear harvest figures released today by the Pennsylvania Game Commission, hunters took a total of 3,512 bears, which included 116 bears during the archery bear season; 3,052 bears during the statewide three-day season; and 344 bears during the extended seasons open in select areas of the state. This harvest

Feds outline plan to nurse Great Lakes to health

Traverse City, Mich. (AP) – The Obama administration has developed a five-year blueprint for rescuing the Great Lakes, a sprawling ecosystem plagued by toxic contamination, shrinking wildlife habitat and invasive species. The plan envisions spending more than $2.2 billion for long-awaited repairs after a century of damage to the lakes, which hold 20 percent of

Harvey Nelson remembered for his dedication to conservation

Bloomington, Minn. – After a distinguished, 42-year career with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Harvey Nelson retired in 1992. But his passion for ducks and conservation never waned. Until the day he died – last Friday, at the age of 85, of heart failure – Nelson was as involved as ever. He devoted countless

Despite heavy snows, ice fishing holding up well

Heavy snowfall put the kibosh on angling in many parts of Pennsylvania earlier this month, although fisheries in some counties were less impacted than others. Anglers are advised to check conditions and to exercise extreme caution when venturing onto frozen surfaces. Weather forced postponement of Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission trout-stocking plans in some places.

Feds won’t close Chicago canal

Traverse City, Mich. (AP) – With marauding Asian carp on the Great Lakes’ doorstep, the federal government has crafted a $78.5 million battle plan that offers no assurance of thwarting an invasion and doesn’t use the most promising weapon available to fight it off. The surest way to prevent the huge, hungry carp from gaining

Erie ice over a foot thick in areas

Put-In-Bay, Ohio – Each year, would-be winter Erie ice anglers wait for the water to firm and follow the ice formation through the use of several sources of information including fishing message boards, fishing updates in Ohio Outdoor News, DNR Division of Wildlife Lake Erie weekly fishing reports, and satellite images. Other good local sources

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