Sunday, October 1st, 2023

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Sunday, October 1st, 2023

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Winnebago producing despite VHS concerns

By Dean Bortz Editor Oshkosh, Wis. – Anglers who are fighting shy of Lake Winnebago because of the presence of the fish-killing disease called viral hemorrhagic septicemia (VHS) might just be missing the walleye boat.

DNR considers VHS’ effects on stocking

By Kevin Naze Correspondent Sturgeon Bay, Wis. – Wisconsin’s ongoing struggle with viral hemorrhagic septicemia – the fish-killing VHS virus – was a big newsmaker at the Great Lakes Fishery Commission’s 52nd annual meeting June

Crossbow bills back in state Legislature

By Don LehmanContributing Writer Albany – A bill to allow hunting by crossbow was introduced in the state Assembly late last month, putting legislation to create crossbow seasons in both houses of the state Legislature.

Turkey take down 7 percent

DNR, Staff reports Athens, Ohio – Hunters checked 17,005 wild turkeys during Ohio’s four-week, statewide spring turkey-hunting season that ended May 20, according to the DNR Division of Wildlife. The preliminary total represents a 7

Tapeworm is found in Saginaw Bay walleyes

By Steve Griffin Field Editor Midland, Mich. – They won’t hurt you, and they probably don’t much hurt the walleyes to which they’re attached. But gosh, are they ugly! They’re tapeworms, and Saginaw Bay walleyes

Protection of public hunting lands sought

By Bill Parker Editor Lake Orion, Mich. – Negotiations for tribal inland hunting and fishing rights covered under the Treaty of 1836 could be coming to a head this summer. State, federal, and tribal representatives

Antlerless permit increases proposed

By Bill Parker Editor Lansing – The DNR’s Wildlife Division presented the state Natural Resources Commission with a proposal to increase slightly the number of antlerless deer permits available to hunters for the 2007 hunting

Game-baiting issue may bite agency

By Bob Frye Capital Correspondent Harrisburg – The Pennsyl-vania Game Commission’s reputation, deserved or not, as primarily a law-enforcement agency has come back to bite it again. That was evident during a special hearing of

Landowner liability bill sails through the House

By Jeff Mulhollem Editor Harrisburg – A long-anticipated bill that would protect Pennsylvania landowners who allow hunting on their properties from liability for accidents or injuries was unanimously approved by the state House in late

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