Monday, October 2nd, 2023

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Monday, October 2nd, 2023

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Open Fields legislation could increase access

By Tim Spielman Associate Editor Washington – Conservation groups recently applauded reintroduction of a bill that would help fund walk-in area hunting programs across the nation. Members of the U.S. Congress who introduced the latest

2006 deer harvest up 9 percent

By Bill Parker Editor Lansing – The buck harvest during the 2006 deer-hunting seasons in Michigan was up by about 22 percent over 2005, but the antlerless harvest was down about 5 percent statewide. That

Ohio looks to join 25 others in violator pact

By Mike MooreEditor Columbus – At the same time that Ohio natural resource officials and legislators are seeking to crack down on poachers in the state, those same people also want to make sure those

Concern raised over Clean Water Act interpretation

By Tim Spielman Associate Editor Washington – Field offices of the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers earlier this month were issued ‘joint guidance’ regarding interpretation of the federal Clean Water Act, specifically, what

Looks like audit of deer program nixed

By Bob Frye Capital Correspondent Harrisburg – Couples who wind up on the Jerry Springer show apparently stay in love longer than the state Legislature has with the idea of auditing the Game Commission’s deer

No easy answers for outdoor connections

By Jeff Mulhollem Editor By Bob Frye Capital Correspondent Monroeville, Pa. – This idea of reconnecting people with nature and getting them back into the outdoors may prove trickier than expected. That’s because there’s less

Poaching penalty increase put in bill

Stiffer restitution being considered at state house By Frank HincheyContributing Writer Columbus – Legislative movement is under way that would change Ohio’s restitution penalties for poaching wildlife for the first time since 1994. After a

Reg changes aimed at slowing spread of VHS

By Bill Parker Editor Lansing – The fight against viral hemorrhagic septicemia (VHS) is intensifying. DNR Director Becky Humphries, at this month’s Natural Resources Commission meeting in Lansing, signed an emergency order that changes some

Lakeshore owner cited for angler harassment

By Kurt KruegerCorrespondent Eagle River, Wis. – Waterfront property owners might learn a lesson from the experiences of a riparian landowner who has been cited by a DNR conservation warden in Vilas County for harassing

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