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April 6, 2024

Michigan Natural Resources Commission sued over vote on coyote season

Two conservation groups are suing the Michigan Natural Resources Commission over its March decision to close coyote hunting during the whelping season, alleging the change violates Proposal G.
The Michigan Trappers and Predator Callers Association filed a lawsuit in Mackinac County Circuit Court on March 27 to challenge the commission’s 4-2 vote on March 14 to approve Wildlife Conservation Order Amendment 1. Michigan United Conservation Clubs filed a separate lawsuit over the same issue the next day in Ingham County.

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Pre-spawn crappies: When you find them, you’ll reap serious rewards

For many anglers, the spring period means one thing – crappies, particularly shallow water slabs. In Minnesota, with most game fish seasons closed, anglers focus their efforts on chasing crappies, especially as they move to the shallows to spawn.
While the popular opinion certainly leans toward the spawning timeframe, I personally prefer the pre-spawn period.

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Three types of locator calls every turkey hunter should use

Conversely, what does make turkey hunting difficult is when the longbeards just don’t want to cut loose. If you turkey hunt for more than a few days, you’re likely to encounter the reality of tightbeaked toms.

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Canada Lynx are thriving in Minnesota’s Arrowhead…for now

Superior National Forest’s Wildlife Biologist Dan Ryan slows the Forest Service SUV down and pulls over to the edge of the snow-packed road. Getting out of the vehicle, he takes a closer look at some animal tracks crossing the road and trailing off into the spruce trees.
Keyhole-shaped impressions in the two-day old snow give away the travels of a Canada lynx.

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The .410 is the little turkey gun that could

Not all that long ago any “real” turkey hunter would have discredited the idea of using a .410 to hunt turkeys. Turkey hunters endured a period where it felt like if you were not shooting the biggest, baddest, and heaviest, 3 1⁄2-inch, 12 gauge load, you simply were not going to be able to kill that weary old gobbler.
They were unforgiving, shoulder-punishing monsters — the max dram equivalent of pushing 2-plus ounces of copper-plated lead shot, brought on brutal, bruise-inducing recoil. Over the last few years there have been some monumental changes in turkey load technology.

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Pennsylvania Game Commission to meet pheasant program goals despite avian flu outbreak

The Pennsylvania Game Commission’s pheasant propagation program is on schedule this year after an avian influenza outbreak at a private game farm forced the agency to take protective measures.
In December 2023, an avian influenza outbreak at Martz’s Gap View Hunting Preserve in Northumberland County resulted in the loss of approximately 100,000 pheasants and chukars at the facility. The Game Commission purchases pheasant chicks from the Mahantongo Game Farm, which is located a few miles from the Martz operation.

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