A beaver in southwest Ohio found itself trapped by Mother Nature after chopping down a tree
February 21, 2013
Region I A District CPO received a complaint of a subject hunting too close to a dwelling. The subjects were told by the complainant prior to the season that their treestand needed to be 300 yards from the dwelling. The hunters moved it, but were still 110 yards from his dwelling. One citation was issued.
Banquets/Fundraisers Feb. 22: Embarras NWTF Banquet, Charleston Moose Lodge. For more info call Rj Alier, 217-259-2143. Feb. 23: Lake County PF Banquet, 4 p.m., Moose Lodge, Antioch. For more info call Jack Fields, 847-274-3958. Feb. 23: Heart of Illinois WTU Banquet , 5 p.m., Four Points by Sheraton. For more info call Bill David, 309-389-3021. Feb. 23: Illini WTU
Fox River During the winter months, the fishing really tends to slow down on the river, however, there are still some good opportunities for quality fish. For smallmouths, now is the time to look for some of the warm-water discharges found along the river. Fish using live minnows with a small hook and a few
Powerton Lake Channel catfish and blue catfish have been biting on baby shad and cut baits. Hybrid striped bass are being caught on minnows. Anglers are not having much luck with white bass or stripers. Largemouth bass hitting spinners. Bluegills good on worms. Newton Lake Bass biting has picked up near the ash pond. Bluegills
Crab Orchard Lake Bluegills are being caught on worms. Crappies fair on minnows. Bass action has picked up on the west side, but still slow near shorelines. Baldwin Lake Bluegills getting better on worms. Warm-water areas good for channel catfish, though those being caught are small. Anglers are tossing crankbaits around rip-rap and catching a
Lake Michigan According to fishing reporter Cory Yarmuth, with the recent warm weather and heavy rains, the ice conditions should be checked carefully before venturing out. There have been very few reports of trout being caught at this time. They are there; you just really need to work for them. Spawn sacks slowly jigged as