Monday, December 4th, 2023

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Monday, December 4th, 2023

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DNR: ATV law change manageable

By Tim Spielman Associate Editor St. Paul – Brad Moore, DNR assistant commissioner for operations, last week delivered a sort of “stay the course” message in a memo to those staffers inventorying state forests regarding

Hunting license sales down 12 percent

By Jeff Mulhollem Editor Harrisburg — Pennsylvania Game Commission officials confirmed widespread speculation recently, admitting that hunting license sales are down considerably from last year. Comparing July 2005 sales totals to July 2004 totals reveals

Pataki waiting for deer/bear rifle bill

Staff report Albany — Gov. George Pataki hasn’t signed a long-awaited bill that would allow rifles for deer and bear hunting in several Southern Zone counties because he hasn’t yet received the legislation. A spokesman

Carlos Avery housing project on hold, for now

By Joe Albert Staff Writer Ham Lake, Minn. – A judge has put a stop to construction of a housing development that some say will destroy a dry-oak forest near the 23,000-acre Carlos Avery Wildlife

Crow Wing bans permanent stands

By Joe Albert Staff Writer Brainerd, Minn. – Crow Wing County had enough of waiting for state regulation of permanent deer stands. So it passed its own ban. As of Aug. 1, construction and use

Duck openers set for Sept. 24, Oct. 1

Exterior goose could go 92 days By Tim EiseleCorrespondent Spooner, Wis. — It will be 60 days and six ducks for Wisconsin’s duck hunters in 2005. The Natural Resources Board, at its Aug. 17 meeting

Drought may boost bear take

By Steve Piatt Editor Albany — New York’s 2005 bear harvest will almost assuredly be impacted by changes in hunting seasons, notably in the Catskills, which will see a longer season by three days. A

Lake Erie ‘trophy’ bass size will be 20

By Steve Piatt Editor Albany — Lake Erie’s early trophy bass season will remain intact under a proposal to overhaul the statewide bass season, albeit with a higher size limit for the one fish anglers

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