Monday, February 26th, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Monday, February 26th, 2024

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Deer ‘task force’ bill passes state Senate

By Steve PiattEditor Albany – A bill that would create a ‘deer mitigation task force’ to trim whitetail numbers in the Hudson Valley has passed the Senate and is under consideration by the state Assembly.

NWTF support of baiting is challenged

By Dean Bortz Editor Madison – The emergence of a new conservation group and its support for deer feeding and baiting has some sportsmen wondering whether the group is legitimate, or a smoke screen for

Erie ‘trophy’ smallie now 20 inches

Staff reportDunkirk, N.Y. – For many smallmouth bass anglers, 20 inches is that elusive target, one that dictates whether the bronzeback is a true trophy or just another fine fish. On Lake Erie next month,

VHS threat is now impacting anglers

By Tim Eisele Correspondent Madison – The Natural Resources Board approved emergency rules to control the spread of viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus (VHS) into Wisconsin waters that will alter bait use and require stricter boat

Record flathead taken at Blue Marsh

By Bob Frye Capital Correspondent Boyertown, Pa. – James Shabrach Jr. spends a lot of nights fishing the spillway below Blue Marsh Lake in Berks County, but few of them end up like the night

Steelhead run is sizzling

By Kenny Darwin Correspondent Wellston, Mich. – State steelhead fishermen are doing back-flips because fishing action across the state has improved with recent warm weather. Further, Michigan has had plenty of rain. ‘All our rivers

Probe finds many wild hogs in state

By Jeff Mulhollem Editor Altoona, Pa. – The genie might be out of the bottle. That’s the way a federal official who headed up a $60,000 investigation into Pennsylvania’s wild hog population over the winter

Forest studies show some regeneration

By Bob Frye Capital Correspondent Harrisburg – How will the Game Commission know when it’s time to ease up on the state’s deer herd? That question has been asked time and again over the last

Sportsman’s leader new DNR deputy

Another deputy director named interim wildlife chief By Mike MooreEditor Columbus – An influential leader of the U.S. Sportsman’s Alliance was among three deputy directors named by DNR Director Sean Logan. Anthony J. Celebrezze III

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