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July 29, 2010

Despite stormy weather, fishing is good across state

SOUTHEASTERN LP Lake St. Clair Walleye fishing has been red hot on Lake St Clair. Anglers trolling bottom bouncers and nightcrawler harnesses are catching fish in 12 to 16 feet of water along the U.S./Canada border. Muskie fishing has been good at the Dumping Grounds. Lakeside Fishing Shops, (586) 777-7003, (586) 468-9913. Pontiac Area Walleye

More hunters harvest fewer ducks in 2009

Lansing – Duck hunters in Michigan should know soon the status of this year’s duck-hunting season. For now, they know this: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has estimated the harvest of ducks in the state last year dipped about 5 percent, from about 327,000 in 2008, to about 309,000 last year. Mississippi Flyway harvest

State to deem hogs as invasive

Lansing – DNRE officials presented an amendment at the July 20 meeting of the Michigan Commission of Agriculture that would ban the possession of feral swine in the Great Lakes state. The Invasive Species Order Amendment 1 of 2010 proposes to add feral swine to the list of prohibited species in the state of Michigan.

Gov. Strickland rings alarm on Asian carp

Port Clinton, Ohio – The threat to the Great Lakes posed by the pending invasion of Asian carp at Lake Michigan could become a disaster that surpasses even that being caused to the Gulf Coast by the BP oil spill, Gov. Ted Strickland asserted. The governor, who was walleye fishing on western Lake Erie in

Taxing the deer stand?

Randall, Minn. – Jeff Hardy’s got a deer stand on 40 acres of land in northwestern Morrison County, but it may not be there much longer. That’s because the county wants him to pay property taxes on it. “I’m not paying taxes on it,” Hardy said. “I’ll tear it down before I do that. It’s

Whitetail kill down in 2009

Lansing – Hunters killed fewer deer in 2009 than in 2008 and hunter satisfaction also dipped. According to DNRE final estimates, in all seasons combined, hunters tagged a total of 444,048 whitetails last fall, about 9-percent fewer than the 489,922 taken in 2008. Hunters killed an estimated 214,937 antlered bucks in ‘09 and 229,111 antlerless

Process behind sandhill season under fire

St. Paul – Two conservation groups have asked the DNR to hold back on its plans to hold the state’s first modern-day hunt for sandhill cranes this fall. The two – Audubon Minnesota and the Minnesota Conservation Federation – sent a letter to DNR Commissioner Mark Holsten last week saying they were “shocked and disappointed”

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