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Changes could threaten private land conservation

By Dale Wetzel Associated Press By Tim Spielman Associate Editor Washington — Two years after the Washington Post exposed abuses to a system intended to protect wildlife on private land — abuses including tax-reduced easements

Support for deer changes

By Joe Albert Staff Writer Greenbush, Minn. — Clyde Stephens, president of Quality Deer Management, Inc., has been pushing the DNR to alter the way it manages deer in the state, but even he was

Last season’s bear kill NY’s third-highest ever

By Steve Piatt Editor Albany — New York bear hunters harvested more than 1,000 bruins last season, which stands as the third-largest take ever. And that number will likely continue to grow as bears expand

DEC seeking input on major bass plan

Staff report Albany — DEC’s plan to create an essentially year-round bass season — with some noteworthy restrictions — is moving forward. The proposal, which would allow catch-and-release angling in most waters statewide from Dec.

New plan to reform LCMR on the table

By Joe Albert Staff Writer St. Paul — State Rep. Dennis Ozment, R-Rosemount, thinks he has a plan to break the legislative logjam that surrounds proposals to reform the Legislative Commission on Minnesota Resources. The

Judge tosses out Minnesota lawsuit on N.D. hunting regs

By Dale Wetzel Associated Press Bismarck, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota may restrict out-of-state hunters without violating constitutional protections for doing business between states, a federal judge has concluded. The decision threw out a Minnesota

FWS receiving mega input on refuge plan

By Greg Koelker Correspondent Stoddard, Wis. — At public hearings up and down the Upper Mississippi Refuge system, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is getting plenty of citizen input — a lot of

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