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Pennsylvania Outdoor News Fishing Report – July 29th, 2016

Boaters are reminded that operators of personal watercraft, regardless of age, need to have a boating safety education certificate in their possession, and that those boaters born after Jan. 1, 1982, must possess a boating safety education certificate to operate a boat with a motor greater than 25 horsepower. A complete list of boating regulation can be found at http://fishandboat.com/bookboat.htm…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Calendar of Events – July 29th, 2016

Banquets/Fundraisers. Aug. 11: Susquehanna NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Holiday Inn, Williamsport. For more info call Jessica Welshans, 570-419-7547. Sept. 10: Chester County WTU Banquet, 4 p.m., Wagontown Fire Hall, Wagontown. For more info call Art Lyle, 484-643-6132. Sept. 24: WTU Sullivan County Banquet, 4 p.m., Fire Hall, Hughesville. For more info call Dave Craft, 570-419-1517. Oct. 29: Sullivan County Banquet,…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars Report – July 29th, 2016

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) worked angling, and boat and water safety during the week. CO Nicholas Prachar (Baudette) spent time at Camp Ripley assisting with EVOC training. ATV and AIS activity was worked. CO Kyle Quittschreiber (Blackduck) worked three overlimit cases on a special-regulation lake. A nuisance beaver permit was issued. CO Hannah Mishler (Baudette)…

Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar of Events – July 29th, 2016

Banquets/Fundraisers July 30: Lost Marsh Greenwings DU Banquet, McGowen Acres. For more info call Jacob Rus, 507-469-0807. Aug. 4: Elk River DU Banquet, Rockwoods Entertainment Center. For more info call Tim Oie, 763-237-4155. Aug. 5: Farm Country QDMA Banquet, 5:30 p.m., DHS, Delavan. For more info call Zach Krause, 507-383-1004. Aug. 5: Oak Ridge Gobblers NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Fulda…

Summit in Springfield will look at monarch decline

Springfield —  The creature certainly gets around, but Illinois has always been significant to the monarch butterfly. And vice-versa. In fact, the state designated the monarch as the official state insect in 1975 – the result of lobbying by Illinois schoolchildren More than 40 years later DNR and other state agencies are scheduled to meet in Springfield this summer to…

Some pushback to gar reintroduction along river

By Anthony Candia Contributing Writer New Athens, Ill. —  Although it seemed out of place given the ongoing state budget issues, the General Assembly’s unanimous vote in May to pass a resolution lauding the alligator gar did have purpose. The resolution was put together by the Illinois Environmental Club, the Sierra Club and the Environmental Law and Policy Center –…

Illinois Outdoor News Calendar of Events – July 22nd, 2016

Banquets/Fundraisers Aug. 6: Central Illinois Ridge Runners WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Big Horse Vineyards, Lewistown. For more info call Norm Gorsuch, 309-333-1369. Aug. 13: South Central IL Friends of NRA Banquet, 5 p.m., Mt. Vernon Holiday Inn. For more info call Ted Buck Jr., 618-244-0567. Aug. 20: Illinois WTU Banquet, 4 p.m., Marriot, Normal. For more info call Darel Martin,…

Illinois Outdoor News Fishing Report – July 22nd, 2016

North Chain: Bluegills good in shallow water. Crappies good on minnows and light jigs around piers in channels. Northern pike hitting spinnerbaits and spoons. Catfish are biting nightcrawlers or fatheads. Muskies are very good, hitting on spinners. White bass are fair in 12 feet with spikes or small minnows. Walleyes slow. Shabbona: Bass anglers were catching small muskies in the…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Calendar of Events – July 22nd, 2016

Banquets/Fundraisers. Aug. 11: Susquehanna NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Holiday Inn, Williamsport. For more info call Jessica Welshans, 570-419-7547. Sept. 10: Chester County WTU Banquet, 4 p.m., Wagontown Fire Hall, Wagontown. For more info call Art Lyle, 484-643-6132. Sept. 24: WTU Sullivan County Banquet, 4 p.m., Fire Hall, Hughesville. For more info call Dave Craft, 570-419-1517. Oct. 29: Sullivan County Banquet,…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars Report – July 22nd, 2016

District 4 — Woodruff area Warden Tim Price, of Eagle River, investigated an boating injury on Black Oak Lake where a fishing boat ran over two subjects rowing a fiberglass row boat.  Both occupants in the row boat were airlifted with serious injuries. Warden Brad Dahlquist, of Crandon, investigated a call of septic hoses running from camper trailers onto the…

New York Fishing Report – July 22nd, 2016

Western New York Lake Ontario and tributaries:  Fishing for salmon and trout has been on fire, as evidenced by the leaderboard of the Summer Lake Ontario Counties Trout and Salmon Derby. John Van Hoff of North Tonawanda targeted the waters off Wilson in 100-plus feet of water and in two days of fishing had 60 releases! He ended up catching…

New York Outdoor News Calendar of Events – July 22nd, 2016

Season Dates Sept. 1: Canada goose season opens (portions of state) Sept. 6: Canada goose season opens (portions of state) Sept. 10: Early bear season opens (portions of southeastern New York) Sept. 17: Bear season opens (portions of Northern Zone) Sept. 17: Archery bear season opens (Northern Zone) Sept. 17-18: Youth waterfowl hunt (Northeast and Southeast zones) Sept. 20: Ruffed…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars Report – July 22nd, 2016

(Editor’s note: A criminal charge is merely an allegation that a defendant has committed a violation of the criminal law, and it is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the state of New York’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.) Frogs and turtles (Cayuga…

Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar of Events – July 22nd, 2016

Banquets/Fundraisers July 30: Lost Marsh Greenwings DU Banquet, McGowen Acres. For more info call Jacob Rus, 507-469-0807. Aug. 4: Elk River DU Banquet, Rockwoods Entertainment Center. For more info call Tim Oie, 763-237-4155. Aug. 5: Farm Country QDMA Banquet, 5:30 p.m., DHS, Delavan. For more info call Zach Krause, 507-383-1004. Aug. 5: Oak Ridge Gobblers NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Fulda…

Mayflies and midges: A study in contrast

By John Hageman Contributing Writer Sandusky, Ohio — Each spring and summer, those living or visiting the Lake Erie shoreline deal with a large number of annoying “bugs.” All are eaten by fish, birds, and other animals while available in their nymph, larval, and/or adult life stages. When aquatic insects leave the lake, it is often erroneously called a “hatch,”…

Ohio Outdoor News Calendar of Events – July 15, 2016

Banquets/Fundraisers. Aug. 20: Shawanee Territory WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Green County Fairgrounds, Xenia. For more info call Tim Chenoweth, 937-623-5539. Aug. 26: Buckeye State WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Hickory Lakes, Oswego Lodge, Pickerington. For more info call Steve Esker, 614-679-4677. Aug. 27: Medina County WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Medina Eagles. For more info call Jack Tremonte, 440-343-2599. Sept. 17: Logan…

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing Report – July 15th

Central Region Delaware Lake (963 acres; Delaware County) – For crappies, use jigs and minnows around woody cover and target water depths of eight to 15 feet. Crappie must be nine inches or longer to keep. Channel catfish are plentiful in this lake. Try using cut bait and shrimp fished on the bottom at night for the best success. Largemouth…