Sunday, October 1st, 2023

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Sunday, October 1st, 2023

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New fish tournament rules expected by fall

By Tim Eisele Correspondent Beaver Dam, Wis. – It will be September before the DNR is prepared to unveil its final fishing tournament rule proposal to the Natural Resources Board, but the DNR did update

P&Y Club makes history in state

By P.J. Reilly Southeast Correspondent Lancaster, Pa – For the first time in its 46-year history, the members of the oldest bowhunting organization in North America met in the eastern United States. Nearly 2,000 members

Little chance for a license hike seen

By Jeff Mulhollem Editor Harrisburg – Nobody is sure how deer-management actions taken by Pennsylvania game commissioners at their April meeting here will affect the forested habitat they say they’re trying to protect. But it

Erie water keeper: Fish lost to power plant ops

By Deborah WeisbergContributing Writer Maumee, Ohio – Although Lake Erie’s shallow western basin is one of the fishiest spots in the Great Lakes, it loses millions of walleyes, perch, bass, shiners, shad, and other species

Groups join fight to defend ballast law

By Steve Griffin Field Editor Lansing – A battle is raging between Michigan environmental officials and the owners and operators of large, oceangoing freighters – and three conservation groups are now in the fray. U.S.

Pa. just might be THE turkey hunting state

By Steve Piatt Contributing Writer In a state where at one time more than one million blaze orange-clad deer hunters took to the woods on opening day, and where schools and businesses still shut down

DNR appoints energy policy adviser

Ex-OEC chief will advise agency on emerging issues DNR, Staff Reports Columbus – A leader in the environmental community has joined the ranks of state government as an advisor to the DNR. Vicki Deisner, former

Bait dealers readying for effects of VHS regs

By Yvonne Swager Correspondent Lansing – Upcoming state regulations aimed at controlling the spread of viral hemorrhagic septicemia in fish won’t eradicate the disease – but may hinder some live bait wholesalers. A federal order

Proposed license fee increases under review

By Bill Parker Editor Lansing – Bills that would gradually increase the cost of hunting and fishing licenses in Michigan over the next six years have been introduced in the state Legislature. License fee increases

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