The Black River elk herd is thriving. Here’s why.
July 25, 2019
A grizzly in north-central Idaho? That’s the first in a long time.
Season Dates Aug. 1: Squirrel hunting season opens statewide. Banquets/Fundraisers July 27: Kaskaskia Valley WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Mascoutah Sportsmen’s Club, Mascoutah. For more info call John McKinney, 618-207-0290. Aug. 3: Trico/Steeleville Scholastic Trap WTU Banquet, 4 p.m., American Legion, Steeleville. For more info call Wendell Taylor, 618-214-2917. Aug. 17: Honest Woods WTU Banquet, 5
The fishing and hunting report is compiled using reports from conservation officers, hunting guides and fishing guides. North Chain: Bluegills were good in shallow water. Crappies were good on minnows and light jigs in channels. Northern pike were hitting spinnerbaits and spoons. Catfish are biting nightcrawlers or fatheads. Muskies were very good, hitting on spinners.
Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Stephenson County, CPO Beltran and CPOT AJ Hyatt discovered a fisherman in possession of live rusty crayfish (invasive species), and appropriate enforcement action was taken. In Hancock County, While conducting sport fishing compliance checks, CPO Wheatley encountered a male and female fishing at the Niota boat ramp. Neither
Season Dates Sept. 1: Early Canada goose season Shows Aug. 9-11: Cattaraugus Trappers Association Rendezvous, Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds, Little Valley. For more info call Kevin Parker, 716-474-7251. Aug. 11: Midstate Arms Collectors and Shooters Club Unadilla Gun Show and Flea Market, Unadilla Rod and Gun Club, Butternut Road, Unadilla, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more info
Western New York Moss is still an issue in the Niagara River, but fish are available if you can solve the moss problem. Lisa Drabczyk with Creek Road Bait and Tackle reported some decent bass action in the lower river, but you do have to work for them. Shoreline access was minimal in the lower