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October 7, 2010

Pennsylvania: Lawmakers vote to join the Violators Compact

Harrisburg – State lawmakers have delivered the second of a one-two punch against poaching by passing legislation that enrolls Pennsylvania in the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact. Just months after enacting enhanced poaching penalties, Gov. Ed Rendell signed SB 1200 into law Sept. 24, making Pennsylvania part of a 38-state alliance against wildlife violators. Poachers who …

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Pennsylvania: Agency throws book at poachers

Harrisburg – Two Dauphin County 19-year-olds became the first offenders to be charged under the new anti-poaching penalties, which took effect on Sept. 7, according to Pennsylvania Game Commission officials. Pennsylvania State Police Troopers Greg Boyer and Nathan Hahn, who were on routine patrol just after midnight on Sept. 21, heard gun shots in the

Michigan: EHD found in southwestern Michigan deer

Lansing – For the third time in three years, epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) has raised its deadly head in Michigan’s deer population. State veterinarian Tom Cooley confirmed that four whitetails had died from the disease as of Sept. 29. Two of the dead deer were in Ottawa County, and one each were from Cass County

Michigan Calendar of Events – Issue 21

Banquets/Fundraisers. Oct. 8: Al Litzenburger Chapter RGS Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Boyne Highlands Ski Lodge. For more info call James Bayak, 231-487-1765. Oct. 9: Manistee Area WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., VFW 4499. For more info call Ritchie Gillette, 231-723-4925. Oct. 9: Lincoln Area WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Alcona Community Center. For more info call Jason Maraskine, 989-486-1961. Oct. 12: Friends of

Michigan: Wolf killings of livestock in U.P. spike

Marquette, Mich. – Rouge wolf packs are killing more domestic animals from Upper Peninsula farms than ever before, prompting increased reimbursements to U.P. farmers through a state indemnification program. The payouts, however, only cover livestock killed in confirmed events, and the process can leave those involved frustrated over federal protections that limit the ability to

Pennsylvania: PGC may charge for use of ranges

Harrisburg – The Pennsylvania Game Commission has 29 pubic shooting ranges on game lands across the state, and all have one thing in common. It’s not their capacity. Some are set up for rifles only; some have rifle and pistol ranges. It’s not their design. Some offer rifle shooters 300-yard ranges; some 25-yard ranges. It’s

Fall walleye, muskie, trout bite coming on strong

The Pennsylvania Fish  & Boat Commission has trout stockings slated for select lakes and streams beginning in early October. For a complete schedule, visit NORTHWEST REGION Lake Erie, Presque Isle Bay, tributaries – With walleyes scattered, action slowed in late September, but the perch bite remained strong, with catches coming in 60 to 70

Pennsylvania Cuffs and Collars – Issue 21

NORTHWEST REGION Crawford County WCO Mario L. Piccirilli reports that, while conducting a black bear presentation, he was surprised at the number of black bear sightings reported by the individuals in the audience. “The Pymatuning area is composed of major swamps and black bears are finding a home here,” he said. Crawford County WCO Mario

Pennsylvania Calendar of Events – Issue 21

Banquets/Fundraisers. Oct. 23: Beaver River DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Beaver Falls Holiday Inn. For more info call David Verone, 724-752-2662. Nov. 6: Chester County Backyard Bucks WTU Banquet, 4 p.m., Wagontown Fire Company. For more info call Art Lyle, 484-643-6132. Nov. 11: Covered Bridge RGS Banquet, 5:15 p.m., Bella Sera. For more info call Brian Hanna, 412-296-1178. Nov.

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