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November 6, 2023

Fracking on state lands, solar energy hot topics right now in Ohio

Energy – clean and otherwise – is a hot topic of conversation all over Ohio these days – and especially in Madison County.
I received a letter from the Ohio Environmental Council (OEC) last week decrying HB507 that requires the state to lease the state’s parks, wildlife areas, and other public lands for drilling and fracking.

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Fish slot-setting: Based on science, or arbitrary?

The Minnesota DNR sets limits for game fish that can vary from lake to lake. For example, on Lake Winnibigoshish, anglers may keep (and possess) six walleyes – one over 23 inches (tail pinched) or all under 18 inches. Whereas on Leech Lake, a few miles away, the limit is four walleyes, with one over 20 allowed in the limit.
Of course, you’re on the honor system. If I have six walleyes in my freezer at my place on Leech, I’d have to say they came from Winnie.

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Research aims to understand and stabilize the threatened Blanding’s turtle in Iowa

Life as a turtle isn’t always easy, especially for Iowa’s threatened Blanding’s turtle.
Many populations have been declining for decades across their range due to habitat loss and fragmentation. Native to the northern two-thirds of Iowa, land conversion and loss of wetland habitats are hurdles that this species has struggled to overcome.

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Day on the Salmon River in Pulaski, N.Y., does not disappoint

The moon was high and the morning still dark blue as I left my house to drive an hour-and-a-half toward the Salmon River, in Pulaski. There I met my fishing guide for the day, Eric Henderson, of Combat Fishing. We shimmied into waders and donned headlamps before walking a short distance to the rocky shore stretch of the town pool, located under and near the bridge within the village. 
When we arrived most of the riverbank had already been claimed by fishermen quicker than us. We exchanged morning greetings with other anglers as we waited for timers to go off, letting us know it was time to cast a line.

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Jump and gun: A brisk squirrel hunting tactic for these cool November days

The acorn-toting gray squirrel squirted from cover and headed for an old oak 20 yards distant.  Soon it appeared on the trunk only a couple feet off the ground. My little single-shot .410 barked and the bushytail dropped.
Like with so many “jump and gun” hunts, it culminated with a candidate for slow cooking in my blackened iron skillet. As leaves start raining down from the trees and undergrowth bends to the will of fall’s frosts, this hunting tactic can pay big dividends.

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Bill Schroeder, former Packers receiver, still lives in Green Bay and fishes there

About 25 years ago a little kid came up to my Wisconsin Outdoor News booth at a sports shows and asked for an autograph. I looked around thinking a “buddy” had paid the boy a candy bar to give me the business. But it turned out he was sincere, just a kid who loved the paper and actually read my stuff. I nearly fainted.

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