Monday, February 26th, 2024

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Monday, February 26th, 2024

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DEC now surveying Central N.Y. hunters

By Steve Piatt Editor Syracuse, N.Y. – DEC is continuing to gauge hunter sentiment on Quality Deer Management-like regulations for several central New York Wildlife Management Units. This time, the department has contracted with Cornell

Coast Guard firing tests a Great Lakes concern

Staff report Oswego, N.Y. – A U.S. Coast Guard plan to create live firing zones on the Great Lakes includes three sites on Lake Ontario and has sparked some concerns that fishing boats could unknowingly

Delta voted out of Canada joint venture

By Tim Spielman Associate Editor Bismarck, N.D. — Unhappy with the direction of waterfowl conservation in Canada and subsequent refusal to agree to what it classified as a “gag order” have led to the dismissal

Four moose die on N.Y. roads, RR

Staff report Ray Brook, N.Y. – New York state may have lost one or two percent of its moose population to highway mishaps and, in one case, a railroad accident this summer and early fall.

Waterfowl hunters: Expect a mixed bag

Local mallard numbers are down By Bill Parker Editor Lansing – Despite glowing reports of increases in the continental duck breeding numbers, state waterfowl experts are approaching the upcoming season with cautious optimism. ‘On the

Animal rights group sues to limit trapping in Minnesota

Duluth, Minn. (AP) – An animal rights group is suing to force changes in Minnesota’s trapping rules, saying the state’s trappers catch and often kill endangered species. The Sacramento, Calif.-based Animal Protection Institute said it’s

Study: CRP loss could prove costly

By Tim Spielman Associate Editor Washington – At a time when the nation’s top conservation program is being threatened by potential federal budget restructuring and increased grain demand from alternative energy development, a new study

Lawrence captures duck stamp contest victory

By Steve Griffin Field Editor Saginaw, Mich. – Talk about turning defeat into victory. A few years ago, Michigan artist Rod Lawrence first got a phone call informing him that he was in the top

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