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Boat winterization: Can you pass the test?

(BoatUS)SPRINGFIELD, VA  – Recreational boat owners are preparing their boats for a long winter’s nap, but sugarplums aren’t dancing in their heads. What may keep them up at night is hoping cold temperatures won’t damage their boats. Freshwater expands in volume by about 9% when it freezes and can push outward with a force of tens of thousands of pounds…

Michigan Outdoor News Calendar – October 22, 2021

SEASON DATES Oct. 25: Muskrat and mink trapping seasons open in Zone 1 OCT. 25: Beaver trapping begins in Unit A (residents) Oct. 26: Bear season ends OCT. 29: Woodcock season ends Oct. 31: Pheasant season ends in Zone 1 Oct. 31:  Sharp-tailed grouse season ends OCT. 31: Trout season ends on Type A and D inland lakes Nov. 1:…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – October 22, 2021

DISTRICT 1 Conservation Officer Anna Viau was heading to a southern Iron County Lake for marine patrol when she came across a sport utility vehicle (SUV) on the side of the road with its flashers on. Upon checking the vehicle, she discovered all the front airbags had gone off, but the vehicle was empty. After advising dispatch of the situation,…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – October 22, 2021

Division of Wildlife Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  In August, state wildlife officer Austin Levering, assigned to Knox County, received information that one of several mallard ducklings at Apple Valley Lake had fishing line wrapped around its leg and it could not walk or move effectively. Officer Levering arrived and discovered a large group of mallard ducks behind a…

Ohio Outdoor News Calendar – October 22, 2021

Banquets/Fundraisers Oct. 22: WTU Magic City Chapter 2nd Ammendment Freedom Dinner, 5 p.m., Barberton Moose. For more info call Dale Farmer, 330-607-5317. Oct. 23: WTU Mid-Ohio Valley American Freedom Dinner, 5 p.m., Holy Smoke Event Center, Whipple. For more info call Rene Warren, 740-502-2365. Oct. 30: WTU Buckeye State Deer Camp, 5 p.m., Wigwam Event Center, Pickerington. For more info…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – October 22, 2021

NORTHCENTRAL REGION From the Game Commission McKean County Game Warden Heath Hilbert reports several instances of individuals feeding deer in their backyards, which has drawn in bears, creating nuisance problems for the entire neighborhood. McKean County Game Warden Jeffrey Orwig reports that two Kane residents pleaded guilty to fleeing and alluding, avoiding inspection from an officer and attempting to unlawfully…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Calendar – October 22, 2021

Season Dates  Oct. 2: Special rabbit and squirrel season opens for junior hunters Oct. 2: Archery deer season opens (antlered/antlerless) statewide, including WMUs 2B, 5C and 5D Oct. 9: Special pheasant season opens for junior hunters Oct. 16: Rabbit & ruffed grouse seasons open Oct. 16: Statewide antlerless muzzleloader deer season opens Oct. 16: Special rabbit and pheasant season closes…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – October 22, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) followed up on a trapping complaint and reports of deer shot in fields in three different locations in Roseau and Marshall counties. Anglers were checked on Lake of the Woods and the Rainy River.  CO Corey Sura (Baudette East) checked anglers and waterfowl hunters in the area. New birds and colder…

Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar – October 22, 2021

Banquets/Fundraisers Oct. 26: North Suburban Chapter DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., New Brighton Community Center. For more info call Peter Belsito, 651-242-3889. Oct. 29: WTU Fillmore County Chapter Banquet, 6 p.m., Mabel Community Center. For more info call Doug Ward, 507-273-7465. Season Dates Oct. 2: Turkey season (fall) opens Oct. 3: Lake Superior lake trout season closes Oct. 3: Prairie chicken…

What you know and who you know

There’s a saying out there that infers “it’s not what you know but who you know” that translates into success in certain situations. During a recent trip to Southwest Florida, it was a little bit of both – what we knew and who we knew. It turned out to be another excellent series of outdoor adventures as we traveled into…

Too hot to handle

New York could use a hard frost, and soon. It’s been an extremely warm autumn thus far, with temperatures running 10 or 15 degrees higher than average. Even where I reside in the Southeastern Adirondacks, we’re just on the tail end of a two-week run where temperatures have been in the 70s during the day. There’s a bit of a…

Grilled Canada Goose Steak Salad

A recipe featured in the Outdoor News Taste of the Wild

Replace goose breasts for beef in this preparation – which treats the game bird meat just like a steak. Start with a soak in a balsamic vinegar-based marinade for 4 to 8 hours, then grill them on a smoking hot grill until they are perfectly medium-rare. After resting the meat, it can be sliced thinly and served over fresh greens.

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – October 15, 2021

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Boone County, CPO Swanson completed a sportfish enforcement detail throughout Boone County. She issued no fishing license citations to two Belvidere men, a Rockford woman, and two Rockford men. The two Rockford men also had an over-limit of fish and undersized fish per the city’s regulations. A Garden Prairie man was issued a…

Illinois Outdoor News Calendar – October 15, 2021

Banquets/Fundraisers Nov. 6: WTU Montgomery County Prairie Chapter Banquet, 5 p.m., Litchfield Community Center. For more info call Tim Taylor, 217-971-7110. Season Dates Oct. 1:Archery deer season opens  Oct. 1: Archery turkey season opens Oct. 28: Crow hunting season opens Nov. 6: Rabbit, pheasant & quail seasons open Nov. 10: Furbearer hunting and trapping seasons open Nov.19: First firearms deer…

New York Outdoor News Calendar – October 15, 2021

Season Dates Please check DEC’s website or hunting, trapping and fishing publications for specific regulations and Wildlife Management Units.  Note to Waterfowlers: Please check the Hunting & Trapping regulations guide for more specific details on seasons and bag limits for October waterfowl and Canada goose season dates. Or, visit: dec.ny.gov/docs/wildlife_pdf/huntseason21.pdf. Oct. 13-23: Northern Zone crossbow season.  Oct. 14: Fall turkey…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – October 15, 2021

All Locked Up (Orleans County)  On Sept. 24, ECO Godson received a report of two large bucks with locked antlers on Gillette Road in the town of Barre, Orleans County. ECO Godson arrived at the scene and observed two large bucks with their antlers so intertwined the animals could barely move. Using a winch, catch pole, Sawzall, and a tractor…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – October 15, 2021

NORTHERN REGION Woodruff Team/August Warden Timothy Ebert, of Minocqua, worked with a DNR Division of Forestry investigator and the Michigan DNR to close a two-year arson investigation where a fire had burned more than 40 acres of private land in the Minocqua area. The investigation concluded mechanical equipment was the likely source of the fire. Warden Tim Price, of Eagle…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Calendar – October 15, 2021

Season Dates Oct. 1: Lake sturgeon hook & line C&R season opens on St. Croix River downstream from the St. Croix Falls dam Oct. 3: Deer hunt for those with disabilities opens Oct. 5: Black bear (zones A, B, & D, with dogs & all legal methods) season closes Oct. 6: Black bear (without dogs) season opens (zones A, B,…