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September 30, 2010

Illionis Cuffs

Region I  A District 1 CPO received a complaint from a  person who said his neighbor was shooting at geese. The CPO responded to the area and located a dead goose in the water. The goose was retrieved and seized as evidence. The CPO spoke with the suspects and the neighbor confessed to shooting “at …

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Gas meetings draw support, opposition

Binghamton, N.Y. (AP) — Rep. Maurice Hinchey told a federal hearing last month that the Environmental Protection Agency must regulate hydraulic fracturing, the natural gas extraction process that he said has contaminated water near drilling sites around the country. “There are numerous reports of water contamination related to hydraulic fracturing in states across the country,”

Poaching case corrals nine state hunters

Glasgow, Mont. — An array of illegal hunting charges in Montana lodged against nine Wisconsin residents, one North Dakota man, and two Montana residents will cost those defendants a little more than $17,000 in total fines and court costs, as well as a combined 63 years of license revocation in all states that are part

Weather or not, N. Zone season opens

Elizabethtown, N.Y. — If you hear Northern Zone deer hunters uttering the phrase, “let it snow, let it snow, let it snow,” they’re not dreaming of a white Christmas. A white November – or even late October – would suit them just fine. That didn’t happen last season, when Northern Zone deer hunters struggled and actually,

Fall turkey hunting seeks own glory

Springfield — Turkey hunting is still hot, and Illinois’ turkey population appears to be quite healthy – so why aren’t more turkey hunters participating in the state’s fall shotgun season? The answer has little to do with turkeys. Or shotguns. According to a hunter survey released in July by the Illinois Natural History Survey, 81

Funding on the way for walk-in start-up

St. Paul — Sportsmen and women in Minnesota hoping for greater access to hunting areas could see that wish come true by next year. The state DNR recently was notified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that its application for funding for a pilot “walk-in” access program had been approved. The DNR is slated to

Early grouse hunt reports strong after first 10 days

Grand Rapids, Minn. — It’s too early to say if grouse hunters will exceed the 358,000 birds they killed last fall, but anecdotal reports from the first 10 days of the season suggest the possibility exists. Every year since he’s been in the position, Mike Larson, DNR grouse researcher, has fielded calls from hunters who

736-pound bear shot in Shawano County

Bowler, Wis. — Thanks to trail cameras, Chad Maves, of Bowler, knew an enormous Shawano County bear was frequenting one of his bait sites. Most of the summer, the bear would come for treats during daylight hours. That changed about a month before opening day of the 2010 season – the 25-year-old’s first with a

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