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May 7, 2024

Tyler Frantz: May is a time for new beginnings in Pennsylvania

Pulling out of my driveway on a morning trek to work recently, dozens of freshly dropped maple samaras peeled from the windshield and roof rack like molting bird feathers wafting away in the breeze.
With a swipe of the wiper blades, the last of the winged seed pods departed the vehicle, and I smiled at the recognition of Mother Nature’s attempt at seasonal renewal. In fact, multiple instances have sprung up lately where the promise of a new generation has been apparent or pending.

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Steve Pollick: Refitting an old air rifle

My latest foray into firearms rehabilitation, an old .177 air rifle, is all my buddy Fred Haubert’s fault.
Fred, who lives in eastern Pennsylvania, called to say he finally had had it with the array of pesky rodents, especially the likes of chipmunks, that were burrowing everywhere, getting up under house siding and pigging out at bird feeders. So, he broke down and bought a scoped .177 air rifle.

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Wisconsin Natural Resources Board approves Minocqua Chain walleye emergency rule

The Natural Resources Board (NRB) approved by unanimous decision an emergency rule that led to the opening of walleye harvest to hook-and-line fishermen on the Minoqua Chain of Lakes beginning midnight, May 7.
The emergency rule replaced what had been an  almost decade-long catch-and-release regulation on walleyes on the Minocqua Chain of Lakes in Oneida County. Lakes in that system include Jerome, Kawaguesaga, Little Tomahawk, Mid, Minocqua, Mud, and Tomahawk lakes, the Minocqua and Tomahawk thoroughfares and connecting waters.

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Jumbo perch are thriving on Minnesota/Wisconsin waters of the Mississippi River

A few years ago, while fishing with my kids on a Mississippi River backwater near Winona, Minn., my dad and I got into a mess of yellow perch, big ones. After an hour of the jumbo frenzy, I asked, “Where’d all these perch come from?”
Fishing the Mississippi in the 1980s, my buddies and I targeted walleyes, northern pike, and catfish, in that order. Panfish were not a priority, and I rarely remember even seeing a perch on the Mississippi or its backwaters.
Thanks to improving water clarity and more vegetation, something amazing happened. Perch rebounded, big time.

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Robust management pays dividends on Rose Lake in Michigan’s Osceola County

Most walleye stocking events on Michigan inland lakes consists of planting spring fingerlings. Many of these tiny fish, which usually average between 1 and 2 inches in length, often are gobbled up by predators in the lake.
To compensate for this loss, a very high number of spring fingerlings are planted with hopes that a fair percentage of them will survive long enough to be recruited into the fishery.
Osceola County’s Rose Lake is an exception to this effort.

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Michigan’s Rep. Debbie Dingell receives TRCP conservation award

At its 16th annual Capital Conservation Awards Dinner, the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership celebrated the conservation achievements of Representative Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.), Representative Bruce Westerman (R-AR), and Fresh Tracks host Randy Newberg.

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