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June 8, 2024

Illinois gobbler ranked 7th heaviest in state history, top tom taken by female hunter

As she did with the first five turkeys she shot in her hunting career, Jennifer Cheely grabbed the freshly-harvested Edgar County tom and threw it over her shoulder.
That’s what first made her go “hmmm” on that otherwise typical Illinois April morning.
Following up on that feeling – and on advice from a taxidermist – Cheely soon went hunting through National Wild Turkey Federation records and learned the 28.88-pound bird was the heaviest turkey ever taken by a female hunter in Illinois. That weight also ranks her turkey No. 7 overall in Illinois and 66th in the entire U.S.

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Pennsylvania Reader Stories: Some poach gobblers during the Sabbath day

The so-called “Sunday hunting ban” has never stopped Norm Green, of Northeast Pa., or me, during spring gobbler season.
We have always utilized Sundays as scouting days during gobbler season. We’ve often located active gobblers on Sundays, and that has led to success, and countless other opportunities – when we legally hunted them during the upcoming weekdays.

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From bass to panfish, topwater lures dominate in June

Summer is here, and with it comes a sense of consistency in fishing.
The unpredictability of spring is fading as weather patterns become more stable. Anglers typically welcome the month of June with open arms, because some of the best fishing of the year happens now, particularly for species such as largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and bluegills.

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Wisconsin’s Coverts Project workshop opens land management idea exchange

The future of wildlife in Wisconsin will depend in a large part on how landowners manage their property in the future, and that is why the Coverts Project remains an important program.
The Coverts Project is a three-day workshop of indoor sessions and outdoor experiences for landowners who want to enhance woodlands for wildlife. The 30th annual Coverts Project workshop will run Aug. 22-25 at the Kemp Natural Resources Station in Woodruff.

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Steve Griffin: Here’s why I care about Lake Superior coaster brook trout

Why should I care about restoring coaster brook trout to Lake Superior and its shoreline tributaries? Because they’re native, they’re spectacular, they’re fascinating – and we put them on the ropes.
Yes, and especially because they swim in a bit of mystery. Coaster brook trout are big-water-roaming versions – Trout Unlimited calls them a “life history variation” – of stream brook trout.

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New York prepares for summer harmful algal blooms

As the summer season fully approaches, officials from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the State Department of Health are encouraging the public, especially those who are regularly around waterbodies, to learn about and be aware of harmful algal blooms, or “HABs,” as they have become known.

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Bob Zink: Post-party illnesses a reminder of how to cook bear meat

I have friends who have varying degrees of meat aversion. One will eat fish, but no other meat. One has a pet pig and will eat nothing with pork in it. Another is a “locavore.” Some are strictly vegetarians, and I know a couple of vegans. And then there is part of my immediate family whose reaction to game meat is “ish.” No hope for them.

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