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March 4, 2010

Weary of hoaxes, DEC refutes cougar reports

Albany – DEC officials have long disputed claims that mountain lions are roaming the Empire State. Now, the department has taken the unique step of refuting Internet reports that a mountain lion was killed in New York. Apparently weary of the regular reports that cougars have been seen or killed at various locations in the

National Duck and Goose Calling Championships coming to Moline

Moline, Ill. – The North American Duck and Goose Calling Championships will be held March 6-7 at Moline’s Ramada Inn and Conference Center and will include three sanctioned regional qualifying events for the upcoming World Duck Calling Championship in Stuttgart, Ariz. The contests are the North American Regional, Illinois River Regional and Northern Illinois Regional.

Stewardship program land access rule may get hearing

Madison – State Rep. Scott Gunderson, R-Waterford, and five Assembly colleagues are calling for a public hearing on the DNR’s proposed Stewardship access rule, expressing concern the rule may be written in a way that subverts the Legislature’s intent to keep Stewardship lands open for hunting, fishing, and other outdoor activities. The decision to allow

NY bald eagle population soaring

Albany, N.Y. (AP) – State environmental officials say New York’s bald eagle population may be at its highest level since restoration work began more than 30 years ago. The Department of Environmental Conservation has conducted annual surveys since 1979. The highest winter count was in 2008, with 573 bald eagles spotted. DEC’s preliminary results for

Snow geese remain concern of waterfowlers

Carbondale, Ill. – The snow goose has overtaken the Canada goose as the dominant goose in Illinois, especially in the south. That’s not good news to the people who manage waterfowl. And that’s why the only waterfowl season still in progress is the Conservation Order goose season, which ends March 31 and is considered an

Interstate compact succeeding in N.Y.

Albany – New York state was among the first to join the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact, an agreement in which violators in one state lose their hunting, fishing or trapping privileges in over 30 states in the U.S. Since that time, DEC_officials say 345 New York residents whose license privileges have been suspended by DEC

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