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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…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars Report – July 15th, 2016

Division of Wildlife Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 • While checking fishing licenses at Hoover Reservoir, an individual was observed by state wildlife officer Brad Kiger, assigned to Franklin County, with a fishing pole in his hand. When the fisherman saw officer Kiger pulling into the parking lot, he set the pole down. Officer Kiger started to check the…

Michigan Outdoor News Calendar of Events – July 15th, 2016

Banquets/Fundraisers. Aug. 7: West Michigan RMEF Banquet, 5 p.m., The Pinnacle Center, Hudsonville. For more info call Mark Veenstra, 616-738-1287. Aug. 13: Erie RMEF Banquet, The Landing Banquet Hall, Tecumseh. For more info call Robert Matota, 734-697-3932. Dog Events Now-Oct.: Puppy Fair, 2nd Sunday of each month, 8:30-2:30 p.m., Multi-Lakes Conservation Association Commerce Twp. For more info call Dave Elam,…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Calendar of Events – July 15th, 2016

Banquets/Fundraisers. Aug. 11: Susquehanna NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Holiday Inn, Williamsport. For more info call Jessica Welshans, 570-419-7547. 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, 4 p.m., Hughesville Fire Hall. For more info call Dave Craft, 570-419-1517. Special Events July 16: Beaver County Sportsman’s…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars Report – July 15th, 2016

NORTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission  Butler County WCO Randy W. Pilarcik said a hunter shot a nearly all-white pet turkey during the spring gobbler season. Charges have been filed for destruction of personal property while hunting, and restitution for the bird also will be sought. Crawford County WCO Randy R. Crago reports seven bags of trash were found on…

Minnesota Cuffs & Collars – July 15th, 2016

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) has received a number of complaints about watercraft operators causing a wake on the Warroad River. Even though “no wake” signs are posted, there is not any law or ordinance that makes the act illegal. Please refer these calls to the sheriff’s department. CO Nicholas Prachar (Baudette) has been monitoring ATVing…

Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar of Events – July 15th, 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…