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Outdoor News Radio – February 27, 2021

The long-anticipated and debated Quality Sunfish Initiative kicks off on 90-plus new lakes in Minnesota on Monday, March 1, so Outdoor News Managing Editor Rob Drieslein devotes a solid chunk of this weeks broadcast to breaking it down. Dave Weitzel, DNR Fisheries Supervisor from Grand Rapids, joins the broadcast for an entire segment to explain the biology and philosophy behind…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – February 26, 2021

DISTRICT 1 COs Zach Painter and Ethen Mapes conducted an after-dark patrol on Lake Gogebic. The COs observed several tip-ups with no one around them and multiple flags up on the lighted tip-ups.  The COs waited nearby to see if anyone would check the tip-ups. After a half hour of waiting with no activity at the tip-ups, the COs followed…

Michigan Outdoor News Calendar – February 26, 2021

SEASON DATES Mar. 1: Pure Michigan Hunt application period begins Mar. 1: Muskrat, mink and fox trapping seasons end Mar. 1: Bobcat (Units A, B, C) and fox hunting seasons end Mar. 1: Permanent ice shanties must be removed from southern LP lakes Mar. 15: Pike and muskie spearing season ends Mar. 15: Permanent ice shanties must be removed from…

Ohio Outdoor News Calendar – February 26, 2021

Banquets/Fundraisers Feb. 27: WTU Sandusky River 2nd Amendment Freedom Dinner, 5 p.m., Terra State Community College Activity Center, Fremont. For more info call Keith Kralik, 419-202-9544. Feb. 27: WTU Champaign County 2nd Amendment Freedom Dinner, 5 p.m., Champaign County Fairgrounds, Urbana. For more info call Keith McNutt, 937-508-6291. Mar. 6: WTU Adams County Chapter 2nd Amendment Freedom Dinner, 5 p.m.,…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – February 26, 2021

Division of Wildlife Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  In January, state wildlife officer Brian Motsinger, assigned to Union County, participated in the Ohio Division of Wildlife’s annual river otter survey. This is a valuable tool for tracking river otter populations, and the survey is conducted statewide during the winter with wildlife management staff, wildlife officers, and other conservation professionals….

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Calendar – February 26, 2021

Banquets/Fundraisers. Feb. 27: WTU Pensylvania Pocono Deer Camp, 5 p.m., Woodlands Inn, Wilkes-Barre. For more info call Bill Bailey, 413-244-2304. April 10: RMEF Renovo PA Banquet, 3 p.m., Sportman’s Hotel, Renovo. For more info call Janie May, 814-647-5401. April 17: RMEF Clarion Co Banquet, 3 p.m., Antler Club, Lucinda. For more info call Eugene Lander, 814-226-6474. April 24: WTU Central…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – February 26, 2021

SOUTHCENTRAL REGION From the Game Commission Cumberland County State Game Warden John Fetchkan reports that DMA, trespassing, and baiting violations are still being investigated.  Franklin County State Game Warden Trevor Shauf reports an individual was charged for shooting a deer with a bow out of season within multiple safety zones, as well as over a large bait pile. Another individual…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – February 26, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Demosthenes Regas (Blackduck) worked snowmobile enforcement and angling activity on special-regulation lakes this past week. Time also was spent patrolling area grant-in-aid snowmobile trails with neighboring officers.  CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) continued his focus on angling and off-highway vehicle enforcement this past week. Enforcement action taken this past week included a motor vehicle other…

Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar – February 26, 2021

Banquets/Fundraisers Feb. 1-27: Heartland-Faribault County PF Membership Drive. For more info call Jim Moore, 507-462-3469. Mar. 6: WTU Minnesota Northeast Deer Camp, 5 p.m., Elks Lodge, Virginia. For more info call Buck Nordlof, 218-434-0399. Mar. 11: Duelm-Turn in Poachers (TIP), Inc., 5 p.m.,  Jack & Jim’s Event Center, Foley. For more info call Phil Ramola, 763-262-7395. Mar. 20: MDHA, 3:30…

Outdoor News Radio – February 20, 2021

Lots of news talk on this week’s edition of Outdoor News Radio, starting with host and Outdoor News Managing Editor and President Rob Drieslein talking about the Nobles County Chapter of Pheasants Forever being recognized for its efforts to create new wildlife areas in southwestern Minnesota. Other topics include ice conditions and the upcoming (March 31) deadline for the annual…

Illinois Outdoor News Calendar – February 19, 2021

Banquets/Fundraisers Feb. 19: WTU Mid-Illinois Chapter Banquet, 5 p.m., Farmington Moose Lodge. For more info call Darel Martin, 309-369-8265. Feb. 25: WTU Rockford Area Chapter Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Lino’s, Rockford. For more info call Bryan Hall, 815-670-0912. Feb.  27: WTU River Bottom Stump Sitters Chapter Banquet,4 p.m., Venue 720, Flora. For more info call Tim Murphy, 618-335-9631.  March 6: WTU…