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Pennsylvania Outdoor New Calendar – December 9, 2022

BANQUETS/FUNDRAISERS JAN. 14: Whitetails Unlimited Snyder/Union County Chapter Whitetails Night Out 4 p.m., Warrior Run F.D. social hall, Allenwood. For more info, 570-428-5726. FEB. 22: Whitetails Unlimited Courtney Miele Chapter Whitetails Night Out 3 p.m. at Bald Birds Brewing Co., Jersey Shore. For info, 570-772-0312. FEB. 25: Whitetails Unlimited Bedford County Chapter and Saxton Sportsman Association Whitetails Night Out, 4…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – December 9, 2022

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Allegheny County Game Warden Douglas Bergman reports charges were filed against a Pittsburgh resident for hunting deer on a Sunday that was not open to deer hunting.  Allegheny County Game Warden Madison Pugh reports an individual was cited for unlawfully taking an antlerless deer in a residential area. In doing so, the actor violated…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – December 9, 2022

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) patrolled area wildlife management areas and state parks. Lake of the Woods was still mostly wide open on the west side as of the week after Thanksgiving. CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls West) taught the law and ethics portion of the youth snowmobile safety classes in Warren and Newfolden. He…

Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar – December 9, 2022

Banquets/Fundraisers dec. 10: Sand Dunes Gobblers NWTF, Doors open at 2:00 p.m., American Legion, Elk River. For more info call Dave “Meach” Meacham, 952-994-6901. JAN. 7, 2023: Whitetails Unlimited Southern Minnesota Deer Camp, 5:30 p.m., Holiday Inn/Austin Conf. Center, Austin. For more info call Chris Petersen, 507-450-6256. Jan. 21, 2023: Whitetails Unlimited Red River Valley Deer Camp,  5:00 p.m., American…

Five Minnesota destinations for early-ice walleyes

Minnesota’s abundance of lakes also translates into outsized opportunities to catch walleyes early in the ice season, even beyond northern Minnesota, the state’s main region of walleye-angling action. Finding good information about where to fish for early-ice walleyes can be as hands-on as driving around to check on local spots, but it can also be as simple as calling your…

A Q&A with Paul Radomski, author of new walleye book

Joe Fellegy recently chatted with DNR biologist Paul Radomski about his new book, “Walleye: A Beautiful Fish of the Dark” and related matters. Fellegy: The title of your book is, “Walleye: A Beautiful Fish of the Dark.” Walleyes are beautiful? Radomski: Tell me who hasn’t pulled up walleye through ice holes and been amazed at their vitality and vividness. I…

The gift of fishing

As we approach the holiday season, one gift that keeps on giving is the gift of fishing. One potential stocking stuffer is a charter fishing trip for a preferred species of choice. It can also be for a favorite skipper, someone that has long been admired in the waters of Western New York. These piscatorial presents can offer a special…

Survey: Wyoming hunters share the bounty – and in a big way

(thewildharvestinitiative.com)In 2021-22, the Wild Harvest Initiative, a program of Conservation Visions, in partnership with Wyoming Game and Fish Department, conducted the Wyoming Wild Meat Sharing and Consumption Survey. The survey was designed to gather information about the amount of food annually harvested in Wyoming by recreational hunters and to explore how this food is shared with other community members, including…

Indiana man pleads guilty to illegally importing more than a ton of live catfish into Illinois 

SPRINGFIELD – An Indiana man has pleaded guilty to importing more than 2,600 pounds of live channel catfish into Illinois without a permit from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), the agency announced. Importing fish or other animals without permission poses a risk to the state’s native wildlife populations. Michael Sullivan of Griffith, Indiana, entered a negotiated guilty plea…

Illinois Outdoor News Calendar – December 2, 2022

BANQUET/FUNDRAISER JAN 14: Whitetails Unlimited Sangamon Valley Chapter Banquet, Petersburg. Call 217-725-4942. JAN 21: Whitetails Unlimited Wabash Valley Chapter Banquet, Robinson. Call 618-553-8889. JAN 28: Whitetails Unlimited Sauk Valley Chapter Banquet, Rock Falls. Call 815-564-7572. FEB 4: Whitetails Unlimited Heart of Illinois Chapter Banquet, 4 p.m., Embassy Suites, 100 Conference Center Drive, East Peoria. Call 309-573-6307. feb. 11: Whitetails Unlimited…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – December 2, 2022

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In LaSalle County, while checking fishermen at LaSalle Lake 45 minutes after closing, Sgt. Wire observed two very small bluegills and one very small largemouth bass in a bag of shad. The fisherman said that he didn’t realize they were in there since it was dark. The lake closed at sunset The fisherman was…

New York Outdoor News Calendar – December 2, 2022

Season Dates Please check DEC’s website or hunting, trapping and fishing publications for specific regional regulations and Wildlife Management Units. Also note that youth waterfowl and pheasant hunting dates and waterfowl season, small game and trapping season dates ,in general, vary across New York.   DEC. 2: Long Island, fall turkey season closes. DEC. 4: Northern Zone regular big game…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – December 2, 2022

Jacklighting Poacher Caught Red-Handed (Ulster County) On Oct. 23, ECO Walraven was patrolling local farm fields at night in the town of Wawarsing looking for poachers when he observed a pickup truck driving slowly by a field, shining a spotlight. From his position, Officer Walraven saw the poacher exit his vehicle and shine the spotlight on a group of deer…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Calendar – December 2, 2022

Banquets/Fundraiser Dec. 2: Figure 8 Musky Club banquet, 6 p.m., Golden Sands Golf Course, 300 Nabor Road, Cecil, Mark Shepard, 920-621-8663. Dec. 3: Whitetails Unlimited Hunters Appreciation Chapter Banquet, 5 p.m. All Star Lanes banquet hall, 4735 Mormon Coulee Road, La Crosse, Jim Wiltinger, 608-689-2234, www.whitetailsunlimited.com. Jan. 7, 2023: Whitetails Unlimited St. Croix Valley Chapter Hunters Night Out, 4:30 p.m.,…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – December 2, 2022

NORTHERN REGION Spooner Team/October Warden Jon Hagen, of Spooner, was asked to assist with a motor vehicle driver operating at 10 mph on Hwy. 53 in Washburn County. Hagen attempted to stop the motorist with his squad’s emergency lights and siren activated, but the driver continued operating at the low speed. A Washburn County Sheriff’s Department deputy pulled in front…

Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar – December 2, 2022

Banquets/Fundraisers dec. 5: Eden Prairie Lion’s 49th Annual Wild Game Dinner, 6:00 p.m, Immanuel Luther Church, Eden Prairie,. For more info call Mike Gruidl, 612-644-2323.  Dec. 6: Southern Crossroads Chapter of Muskies Inc. Banquet,  6:30 p.m., American Legion, Eagle Lake. For more info call Dean, 507-995-2706. dec. 10: Sand Dunes Gobblers NWTF, Doors open at 2:00 p.m., American Legion, Elk…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – December 2, 2022

District 1 – Baudette area CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) assisted the Kittson County Sheriff’s Office with a call about two mature buck deer locked together. After numerous unsuccessful attempts to get close enough to go “hands-on” with the bucks, it was determined the only safe way to dislodge the antlers was with a well-placed long gun round. A…