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May 26, 2023

World Shooting and Recreational Complex bill in Illinois passes with new mission

A bill that once sought to allow the sale of the World Shooting and Recreational Complex in Sparta now gives DNR permission to explore an agreement with a private company to run the site.
Passed by both Houses on May 18, a rejiggered House Bill 3456 is headed to the governor’s desk. The measure is a trial balloon of sorts that will permit DNR to gauge interest in a public-private partnership to manage the state-owned, 1,600-acre site, which is the home grounds for the Amateur Trapshooting Association’s Grand American Trapshooting Championships.

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Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission tightens coastal striped bass regulations

On May 2, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Atlantic Striped Bass Management Board implemented a 31-inch maximum size limit for striped bass recreational fisheries, effective immediately, to conserve striped bass, making it more likely that the currently over-fished stock will be fully rebuilt by 2029. The actions, which caught some anglers by surprise, were taken after recent data indicated that 2022 striped bass landings were far higher than expected.

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Sporting interests monitor Albany as New York legislative session nears the end

As the 2023 legislative session is about to conclude in Albany on June 8, sportsmen are watching the clock to see what will develop surrounding legislative items that could affect members of the sporting community, primarily hunters.
After a break for Memorial Day weekend that began May 24, the legislature will reconvene May 30 for three days, and then four more days June 5-8. Here’s a look at five legislative items sportsmen are watching, and where things stand.

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High court’s decision seen as blow to Clean Water Act

The Supreme Court on May 25 sharply limited the federal government’s authority to police water pollution into certain wetlands, the second decision in as many years in which a conservative majority narrowed the reach of environmental regulations.
The outcome could threaten efforts to control flooding on the Mississippi River and protect the Chesapeake Bay, among many projects, wrote Justice Brett Kavanaugh, breaking with the other five conservatives. Environmental advocates said the decision would strip protections from tens of millions of acres of wetlands.

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Wisconsin student tags 5-bearded bird just in the nick of time with graduation day looming

Jack Diederich shot a five-bearded turkey of a lifetime May 12, but he almost missed that opportunity when he considered shooting a jake the day before to supply the main course for his girlfriend’s cookout.
Diederich, of Belleville, had a tag for hunting the fourth season that started Wednesday, May 10. The night before he scouted a woodlot on private land near Belleville in Green County hoping to roost a gobbler for the next morning.

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