Thursday, February 29th, 2024

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Thursday, February 29th, 2024

Breaking News for

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Unified plan getting no traction on Capitol Hill

By Jeff Mulhollem Editor Harrisburg – Because it ties changes in Pennsylvania Game Commission policies with getting new revenue, the hunting license fee increase package given to legislative leaders by the Unified Sportsmen of Pennsylvania

House approves fish and wildlife bill for Great Lakes

By Ken Thomas Associated Press Writer Washington (AP) – The U.S. House has approved a measure to support fish and wildlife habitats in the Great Lakes region, a boost to supporters of a long-range plan

Forestry bills address concerns about access

By Steve Griffin Field Editor Lansing – Six forestry bills of an original package of eight have been signed into law by Gov. Jennifer Granholm, and the deepest concerns of the DNR and sportsmen’s groups

‘New’ disease is found in whitetails

By Bill Parker Editor Lansing – Another deer disease has been identified in Michigan whitetails. Two deer recently found dead in Allegan County have tested positive for epizootic hemorrhagic disease. EDH is an acute, often

Sale of Wayne parcels shelved for time being

By Bob Hecker Contributing Writer Nelsonville, Ohio – Opponents of a Bush administration proposal to sell 304,000 acres of national forest land, including 420 acres of the Wayne National Forest in Ohio, can rest easy

Steelhead run starts fast in northeast

By Jeffrey R. Frischkorn Contributing Writer Mentor, Ohio – Bob Ashley of Mentor is already enjoying the fruits of a near-perfect early run of steelhead trout. While fishing recently in a local river, Ashley hooked

Cameron residents: Fix streams

By Bob Frye Capital Correspondent Emporium, Pa. – In a normal year, Sinnemahoning-Portage Creek and the Driftwood Branch of the Sinnemahoning would get stocked with trout each spring. Anglers don’t want to wait that long

PGC adopts regs for baiting deer

New rules only affect southeast By Bob Frye Capital Correspondent Harrisburg – Much of the Pennsylvania Game Commis-sion’s history deals with efforts to grow wildlife populations. More recently, commissioners have had to deal with overabundant

Study: Deer likely spread wasting disease via saliva

By Lauran Neergaard AP Medical Writer Washington (AP) – Deer probably spread the brain-destroying illness chronic wasting disease through their saliva, concludes a study that finally pins down a long-suspected culprit. The key was that

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