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Pennsylvania Calendar of Events – June 3rd, 2016

Banquets/Fundraisers. Sept. 24: WTU Sullivan County Banquet, 4 p.m., Fire Hall, Hughesville. For more info call Dave Craft, 570-419-1517. Season Dates  June 18: Bass (traditional harvest season) opens. July 1: Crow season opens (Fri, Sat & Sun only) Special Events  June 4: Daniel Boone Rod & Gun Club, Youth Field Day, 9-3 p.m. For more info call 610-779-2090. June 11:…

Pennsylvania Cuffs & Collars – June 3rd, 2016

NORTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission  Butler County WCO Randy W. Pilarcik received a call from a concerned sportsman that an individual was hunting for turkeys while on revocation from past violations. Pilarcik investigated the complaint and found the suspect with a companion exiting the woods after a morning of hunting. Although the initial report of the man hunting on…

Southwest Pennsylvania Fishing Report – June 3rd, 2016

Allegheny River (Allegheny County) — Walleyes were reported around the mouth of Deer Creek, although many fish were sub-legal. Soft plastics and live bait were productive. Deer Creek (Allegheny County) —Numbers of trout were released on a variety of presentations, from live bait to artificials, in recent weeks.  Lake Wilma (Greene County) — Trout were reported on spinners and garlic-scented…

South Central Pennsylvania Fishing Report – June 3rd, 2016

Little Juniata River (Huntingdon County) — As of May 21, TCO Fly Shop reported great color and heavy sulphur hatches in 50-degree water temperatures. Nymphing was consistent during daytime hours. The surface bite was typically in the evening. Besides sulphurs (14-16), blue-winged olives (18-22), tan caddis (14-16) and midges (20-24) were hatching. Susquehanna River — Koinonia Guide Service reported May…

Northeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – June 3rd, 2016

Susquehanna River (Luzerne, Columbia counties) — Rainfall caused high, muddy conditions in mid-May and made for light angling pressure and few reports on smallmouth bass and walleyes. The confluences with creeks offered a little clearer water.   Lake Wallenpaupack (Pike County) — Striped bass and brown trout were hitting mid-May for anglers slow-trolling live bait in deep water.  Belmont Lake…

Minnesota Calendar of Events, June 3rd, 2016

Banquets/Fundraisers June 9: Winona County DU Banquet, Winona Country Club. For more info call Jerry Cordes, 507-459-4554 July 16: Minnewaka Lake Assoc. Banquet, Minnwaska House, Glenwood. For more info call Mike Stai, 634-5961. Aug. 6: Lakes Area Archers 3D Fun Shoot & Banquet, 8 a.m., Erdahl. For more info call Rob, 218-205-5197. Aug. 12: South Metro Chapter WTU Banquet, 5:30…

Outdoor News Seeks Nominations For 2016 Outdoor Leaders Award

Outdoor News, Inc. Seeks Nominations For 2016 Outdoor Leaders Award (Plymouth, Minn.) — Outdoor News, Inc., publisher of locally written fishing and hunting outdoor newspapers in seven Great Lake states, is accepting nominations for its 2016 Minnesota Outdoor Leaders Award. Past recipients of the award have included the Minnesota Waterfowl Association, in 2014, which successfully developed a youth-orientated summer camp…

Elk plan faces limitations following passage of ag bill

St. Paul — An agriculture policy bill that included legislation that would likely slam the brakes on the Minnesota DNR’s proposal to expand one of the three elk herds in northwestern Minnesota was passed, via conference committee, near the end of the session last Sunday night. The bill included a provision that would give the commissioner of the state Department…

Most deer sampled for CWD come from hunters

Moline, Ill. —  Deer hunters in Illinois aren’t expecting any headlines or news flashes when DNR’s 2016 CWD report comes out later this year. Neighboring states, on the other hand, are creating enough media buzz to go around – Missouri and Wisconsin both are mulling options and shuffling their respective decks to combat the disease.  In Illinois, which had 538…

Kids outdoor education expo back and growing

Poynette, Wis. — Mark Labarbera, founder of the Midwest Outdoor Heritage Education Expo (MOHEE) was thrilled at the turnout at this year’s Expo that served more than 2,340 elementary school students from around southern Wisconsin May 18-19. “We’re up more than 20 percent from last year,” he said with big smile. “Add in the 400 or more teachers and chaperones,…

Bill to lower N.Y. hunting age set

Albany, N.Y. — Legislation that would lower New York’s minimum hunting age for big game from 14 to 12 is, as far as the sporting community is concerned, long overdue. And supporters of the bills, currently lodged in the Assembly and Senate environmental conservation committees and facing uncertain odds of passage, say they have the figures to support that. New…