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May 13, 2010

More poison targeted for Illinois Asian carp

Washington – The Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Commit-tee is implementing a new monitoring and sampling plan to guide Asian carp control efforts. “This sampling plan will provide us with important data needed to make future decisions,” John Rogner, assistant director of DNR, said. “Keeping Asian carp from establishing a population in Lake Michigan remains our …

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Game Commission to begin accepting landowner applications for DMAP

Harrisburg — Landowners looking to enroll in the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP), which is designed to help landowners manage deer on their properties, have until June 12 to mail an application to the appropriate Game Commission Region Office.    Applications will be accepted by U.S. mail only, as postmarks will be required

Season Dates

May 14:_Oyster toadfish season closes. May. 15: Summer flounder (fluke) season opens. May 15:_Smelt dip netting season closes (Indian Lake, Fulton Chain, East and West Craoga lakes). May 21:_Smelt dip netting season closes (Cayuga & Owasco lakes). May 24: Scup (porgy) season opens. May 30:_Winter flounder season closes. May 31:_Spring gobbler season closes. June 8:_Scup

State anglers anticipate great opener

rainerd, Minn. – Record ice-out dates, an early spawn, warm water, and a later start to the walleye season all point towards an excellent opening day. But while April was one of the warmest ever recorded, the first couple weeks of May have been cool. With snow in some parts of the state last weekend

New refuge goes under Fed review

Richmond, Ill. – A newly proposed national wildlife refuge would include parts of Illinois and help bolster wildlife habitat in the state. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has agreed to study establishing the refuge, which would be located along the Illinois and Wisconsin border. The area being considered includes 10,000 to 30,000 acres of

Changes coming to DMAP program

Albany – DEC’s budget crunch is forcing deer managers to streamline the Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) and nuisance permit program. Wildlife officials are grappling with trying to offer the two programs in a way that will allow sufficient oversight and at the same time reduce costs. Initial reports indicated the DMAP would be scrapped,

Youth gobbler take up slightly; warm weather may have helped

Albany – Early indications are that New York’s youth turkey hunters had a pretty successful two-day season last month. DEC officials said harvest reports following the April 24-25 hunt for 12- to 15-year-olds were running about 8-9 percent higher than in 2009, when youths killed about 1,700 birds. Weather always plays a factor in the

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