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Tuesday, May 28th, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

February 18, 2024

Scout trout streams to make sure you are ready for Pennsylvania’s opening day

Several years ago, a buddy and I drove to a small trout stream, where a relatively secluded honey hole always attracted a good number of stocked trout.
We were not sure who put forth the effort to release fish so far upstream each year, but we were grateful. After parking and anxiously gathering our gear, we hiked the trail through the woods, to the location where we planned to spend the first few hours.

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Kirk Schnitker: Minnesota government failing to properly address neonicotinoids harmful to the natural world

Last summer, I read an article from the Xerces Society – an advocacy organization whose stated goal is invertebrate conservation – that indicated many states were taking great steps to better regulate and reduce pesticide use and that “Minnesota leads the way in pesticide regulation.”
Maybe baby steps, but Minnesota politicians and regulators are still failing miserably in addressing neonicotinoids and pesticides that are bad for the natural world.

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Albino whitetail killed by car last month in Wisconsin’s Washington County

Chuck Dreher, of West Bend, Wis., accomplished the equivalent of finding a needle in a haystack Jan. 25 when he located a white, car-killed doe in a snowbank along Hwy. 28 near the hamlet of St. Michaels in Washington County.
A friend relayed to Dreher a rumor of a white deer that had been hit by a car and the general location of where the deer had been hit. On his lunch hour, Dreher took a ride past the area.

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Massive broods of cicadas this year could benefit Illinois turkeys

Two factors have wildlife biologists feeling optimistic heading into the spring turkey hunting season, but only one – results of DNR’s 2023 brood survey – was expected.
The unexpected factor involves the pending emergence of two separate broods of cicadas across Illinois. DNR Wild Turkey Program Manager Luke Garver recently filed a report summarizing the annual Wild Turkey Brood Survey that suggests three consecutive years of improving reproductive success.

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Commentary: One in-person field day won’t cut it for hunter safety training

I am a certified DNR hunter safety instructor and have been for roughly 15 years. I am writing about the Wisconsin DNR’s push to use the virtual world for hunter safety training, as well as online registration.
Regarding Senate Bill 265 (mirrors Assembly Bill 270) and the push for an in-person field day for hunter safety students – the proposed bill doesn’t go far enough.

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Steve Griffin: Show a little respect for the lowly dogfish

We’d seen several catfish swim beneath us as we sat side-by-side in a battered flip-over shelter on a rare corner of Michigan’s Saginaw Bay that was topped with fishable ice this winter.
We’d watched a thick, maybe 9-inch pumpkinseed sunfish pause to stare at Ken’s jig and waxworm, and next my perch-oriented Russian hook – and then swim away. And we saw a couple of dogfish swim past along the bottom, pike-slim but with different snout and markings. (The pike comparison was apt; we were, after all, armed with a spear.)

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