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It’s official: Dove hunts cancelled

By Bill Parker Editor Lansing — There will be no dove kabobs or dove casserole made from mourning doves harvested in Michigan during the 2005 or 2006 hunting seasons. That’s because there will be no

USFWS: Duck harvest takes a dive in 2004

By Tim Spielman Associate Editor St. Paul — Preliminary harvest reports from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service indicate the Michigan duck harvest last year took a dip from that of 2003. The agency estimates

Commissions get $47.5M from bond

By Jeff Mulhollem Editor Harrisburg — Officials at the Pennsylvania Game and Fish & Boat commissions were understandably pleased when the state Legislature on July 6 passed a bill authorizing $47.5 million of the recently

Classic anglers say ‘expect low weights’

By Deborah Weisberg Contributing Writer Pittsburgh — Though the three rivers could set an all-time low in tournament pounds, they will pay big money in the CITGO Bassmaster Classic, slated for the Allegheny, Monongahela and

Survey shows Wisconsin duck numbers are good

By Kevin Naze Correspondent Madison — Variable spring habitat conditions observed in the U.S. and Canada present a mixed picture for fall waterfowl season, but Wisconsin duck numbers appear to be in good shape, according

October Zone T may be nixed for ’06, ’07

By Tim Eisele Correspondent Portage, Wis. — Natural Resources Board (NRB) members will decide Aug. 17 whether to grant public hearings that could lead to a two-year moratorium on October Zone T antlerless deer seasons

‘Outsiders’ to review state’s SAK formula

By Tim Eisele Correspondent Portage, Wis. — Two Natural Resources Board members told a DNR Sex-Age-Kill (SAK) Audit Committee that the agency should find someone outside the DNR to review the SAK. “I think the

More sturgeon spearing changes may be coming

By Tim Eisele Correspondent Oshkosh, Wis. — The Lake Winnebago sturgeon spearing season could take on more changes for 2006, if the public supports proposals from the DNR during an upcoming series of public hearings.

Strong opposition to gas exploration

By Mike Raykovicz Contributing Writer Elmira, N.Y. — The DEC’s plan to open state forest land for gas drilling exploration is meeting stiff opposition from residents, hunters, and conservationists in several Southern Tier counties. DEC

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