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June 16, 2014
Carbondale, Ill. — A recovery plan for the rare pallid sturgeon has been released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – and Southern Illinois University’s study of the fish along the Middle Mississippi River is getting recognized. The pallid sturgeon, a bottom-feeding fish considered to be a relic of the dinosaur era, was put
Lansing, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan pro-hunting coalition on May 27 turned in 374,000 petition signatures to protect Michigan’s wolf hunt, proposing a law to override two November ballot issues intended to stop wolf hunting. Once the measure backed by Citizens for Professional Wildlife Management is certified – the group needs 258,000 valid signatures –
Buffalo, N.Y. — Lake Ontario’s alewife numbers – a critical factor in growing large chinook salmon, the lake’s marquee fish – are looking good heading into 2014, according to DEC fisheries officials. Trophy-sized king salmon have become commonplace on Lake Ontario in recent years, and the alewife population is a big reason for that. “The larger