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September 23, 2010

Let them eat carp: New DNR program builds on annual deer meat donations

Springfield – Be it a deer burger or a carp filet, hunters and anglers in Illinois are being cast as an important source of food for the state’s needy. DNR Director Marc Miller is even encouraging hunters to fill out their tags to help the hungry. Based on the longstanding Illinois Sportsmen Against Hunger Program, …

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Salmon gathering at pier heads

SOUTHERN LP Lake St. Clair Fishing has been tough on Lake St. Clair. A few perch and occasionally a walleye have been caught off the mouth of the South Channel. A few fish also have been caught in front of Selfrige and off Strawberry Island. Bass fishing has been tremendous in front of the Grosse

Michigan Cuffs

DISTRICT 1 CO Jason Wicklund assisted local Wisconsin wardens working the bear-dog training season along the border. Several groups were contacted, and one person was ticketed for running bears without a license. CO Brian Bacon is investigating a complaint of a pickup truck stuck in the Groveland Mine state land complex. The operator went around

Michigan Calendar

Banquets/Fundraisers. Sept. 24: Milford Area WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Bakers of Milford. For more info call Nancy Moisio, 248-437-2670. Sept. 25: Houghton Lake WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Houghton Lake Historical Playhouse. For more info call Dave DenBoer, 989-366-6332. Sept. 25: Ruby Creek WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Ruby Creek Conservation Club. For more info call Jim Kurdziel, 231-894-1515. Sept.

Cooler nights rejuvenating fishing around state

Water levels were low from very dry conditions in many parts of the state in early to mid-September. The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission is slated to begin fall trout stockings on limited fisheries around the state in coming weeks. Visit www.fishandboat.com NORTHWEST REGION Lake Erie – Presque Isle Bay -Rough weather put the kibosh

Bow licenses down despite crossbow use

Harrisburg – The dire prediction made last year by many opponents of allowing crossbow use in the state’s general archery season was that sales of the controversial hunting implement would soar, and the forests and fields would be overcrowded with “bow” hunters – resulting in an unacceptable spike in deer harvest. But more than a

Pennsylvania Cuffs

NORTHWEST REGION Crawford County WCO Mario L. Piccirilli reports seeing a doe last year in the area of Pymatuning Lake with her front left hoof totally missing. “While on patrol in early September, I was relating the story to Deputy WCO John Reuschlein as we were patrolling through the same area,” he said. “As if

August trawls turn up better hatch on Erie

Sandusky, Ohio – The August surveys of the 2010 Lake Erie walleye hatch have caused Ohio fisheries biologists to revise their assessment upward, meaning that the year-class may be better than thought initially and the best since 2007. But don’t go overboard with enthusiasm, for there are some footnotes and the devil could lurk in

Bear kill lags behind last year

Grand Rapids, Minn. – Bear hunters are just off their harvest pace from last year. They had killed 2,323 bears as of earlier this week, compared with 2,500 at the same time last year. Officials expect them to kill about 2,550 bears this year, which would be about 250 below last year’s total harvest. “It’s

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