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November 25, 2010

NY: Cautious optimism among N.Y. trappers

Toronto, Ontario – After a stable 2009-10 selling season, New York trappers are anticipating a slightly improved market in 2010-2011. But some of that optimism remains tempered by global economic uncertainties. Herman Jansen, managing director for North American Fur Auctions (NAFA), the world’s largest fur clearinghouse, recently confirmed the consensus in the company’s annual wild …

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Shooting Complex next in group’s crosshairs

Sparta, Ill. – The Illinois Public Policy Institute, which has taken DNR to task for its handling of permit fees, also is questioning the fiscal viability of the World Shooting and Recreation Complex in southern Illinois. The Institute released a study this month challenging whether maintaining the shooting complex is in the best interests of

EPA denies petition to ban lead tackle

Washington — Just weeks after it denied a petition from a number of environmental groups to ban the use of lead ammunition, the Environmental Protection Agency recently also shot down the second aspect of the petition that called for a ban of lead fishing tackle. According to an EPA press release: “In a letter to

Snow aside, ice forming rapidly across the state

Bemidji, Minn. — The good news is that ice has started to take shape in most areas of the state. In a few parts of northern Minnesota, anglers have already chipped their first holes of the year. The bad news is that up to a foot of snow fell Monday in many of those locations

Kill up as gun deer hunt draws to a close

St. Paul — Hunters are on track to kill about 10 percent more deer this year than they did last year. As of earlier this week, they’d killed and registered 171,000 deer, compared with 156,600 at the same time last year. “It’s looking like once everything is said and done, we’re looking at about 215,000

IL: Cuffs and Collars Issue 24

Region I A Region 1 CPO received a complaint about someone placing bait on their property. The CPO took samples of the mineral and the pile of corn. The CPO posed as a hunter and finally caught the individual hunting over the baited area. The individual stated that he did not check to see if

NY: Callendar of Events Issue 24

Season Dates Nov. 27: Brant season closes (Southeast Zone) Nov. 27: Canada goose season reopens (East Central Zone) Nov. 28: Duck and brant seasons close (Long Island) Nov. 28: Canada goose season closes (Central Long Island and Eastern Long Island zones) Nov. 30: Striped bass season closes (Hudson River, north of George Washington Bridge) Nov. 30: Regular bass season closes

NY: EPA denies petition for fishing tackle lead ban

Washington, D.C. (AP) – The Environmental Protection Agency denied earlier this month a petition by several environmental groups to ban lead in fishing tackle, two months after rejecting the groups’ attempt to ban it in hunting ammunition. The EPA said that the petition did not demonstrate that a ban on lead in fishing tackle was

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