Wednesday, November 29th, 2023

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Wednesday, November 29th, 2023

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967


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Goal changes minor after deer meetings

By Bill Parker Editor Lansing — Hunters expecting sweeping changes in the DNR’s deer management strategy likely were disappointed last week when the department presented to the state Natural Resources Commission its deer management population

New CWD research clouds safety issue

By Bob Frye Capital Correspondent Harrisburg — Scientists have said for years that sportsmen shouldn’t quit hunting just because chronic wasting disease is present in some deer and elk herds. They’re still saying that, even

Snowy owls invade Pennsylvania

By Mark Nale Northcentral Correspondent State College, Pa. — Most Pennsylvania hunters and anglers live their entire lives without ever seeing one snowy owl. This winter, however, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and even Maryland residents are

NRB says to limit December deer hunt

By Tim Eisele Correspondent Madison — The Natural Resources Board agreed with a recommendation by the DNR to limit December gun deer hunting north of Hwy. 8 in order to obtain approval from Senate and

Turkey leftovers!

DNR has 40,283 tags for first over-counter sale By Dean Bortz Editor Madison — Turkey leftovers can be a hard sell for the week following Thanksgiving, but the DNR is hoping the same does not

Battle resumes on youth hunting age

By Don Lehman Contributing Writer Albany, N.Y. – State Sen. Betty Little fondly recalls the days with her young sons at hunter education courses, her boys learning how to safely hunt in the Adirondack woods

Pataki’s budget plan offers ‘help’

By Steve Piatt Editor Albany — Gov. George Pataki’s 2006-07 budget proposal provides “some very direct help” to DEC’s Bureau of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources, its director says. Gerald Barnhart called Pataki’s spending plan

Killdeer reservoir drawn down nearly 50 percent

By Greg Keefer Contributing Writer Upper Sandusky, Ohio — The water level in the 255-acre above-ground reservoir in the Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area near Upper Sandusky has been drawn down by the DNR due to

Game land infrared deer survey on tap soon

By Mark Nale Northcentral Correspondent Harrisburg — Five state game lands are scheduled to receive deer-counting, infrared aerial surveys this winter, according to Cal DuBrock, director of the Pennsylvania Game Commission‘s bureau of wildlife management.

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