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June 24, 2010

NAWCA funding arrives for five state projects

Washington – Groups in Minnesota weren’t recipients of the larger, “standard” NAWCA grants this time around, but several smaller projects received funding approved by the Migratory Bird Commission. The state’s projects funded by the North American Wetlands Conservation Act include acquisition and enhancement of habitat in several parts of Minnesota – from the metro area’s …

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Low spring waterfowl numbers reflect drought conditions

DNR Report Madison – State breeding duck numbers are lower than average this spring due to severe drought conditions across northern Wisconsin and fewer seasonal wetlands observed in southern Wisconsin, according to waterfowl biologists. “Year to year, local and regional variations in wetland habitat and breeding ducks is part of the natural cycle in the

Game Commission and NWTF Partner on “Women in the Outdoors” Program

Harrisburg — Women are Pennsylvania’s fastest growing group of hunters and a beneficial new partnership between the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) will help provide more outdoor opportunities to women in the Keystone State. Thanks in large part to funding provided by the Game Commission, the NWTF has hired Jeff

Four counties considered for rifle hunting

Albany – A pair of legislative bills would expand New York’s rifle hunting zone into four more counties – Cortland, Wyoming and parts of Ontario and Chautauqua. The bills are currently held up in the Senate and Assembly environmental conservation committees, with no votes scheduled. But the past proposals in other counties have been successful,

Money found to maintain acceptable CRP acreage

Washington – It’s not a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow, but $6 billion in savings through renegotiated crop insurance contracts will allow U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to make good on a pledge to keep as many acres as possible enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program. While $4 billion

Southern rarity: Northern pike pulled from river

New Athens, Ill. — Imagine Jason Smith’s surprise when he reeled a northern pike out of the Kaskaskia River below New Athens in mid-June. Rare is such a catch in a southern Illinois river. Fishing in Smitty’s at the Marina’s weekly Thursday Night Bass Tournament, Smith, of Belleville, tossed a crankbait in some submerged grass

Hunters can purchase DMAP permits beginning July 2

Harrisburg — As hunters prepare for the upcoming antlerless deer license application period, Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today announced that Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) antlerless deer permits will be available through the Pennsylvania Automated License System (PALS) on July 2. “DMAP is a Game Commission program designed to help landowners

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