Monday, February 26th, 2024

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Monday, February 26th, 2024

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Drought to floods: Experts blindsided

By Jeff Mulhollem Editor University Park, Pa. — It seems like it hasn’t quit raining since Bryan Swistock voiced worries in mid-April about an impending groundwater drought in Pennsyl-vania. After the floods at the end

Continental duck populations increase slightly

By Joe Albert Staff Writer St. Paul — The number of breeding mallards in Minnesota may be on the decline, but that doesn’t reflect what’s happening in the rest of their range. The number of

2005 pheasant harvest the highest since 1964

By Joe Albert Staff Writer St. Paul — The DNR this week confirmed what pheasant hunters knew last fall: the 2005 season was a stellar one. With a kill of nearly 586,000 roosters, the fall

GLIFWC request: 40 ducks, baiting

By Joe Albert Staff Writer Odanah, Wis. — The Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission is proposing off-reservation duck regulations on portions of its ceded territory that would raise the daily limit to 40,

Sporting bills fizzle in N.Y. Legislature

By Don Lehman Contributing Writer Albany – A proposal to create a late archery season for antlerless deer in the Northern Zone failed to get out of the state Legislature this spring, one of a

USFWS unveils revised Upper Mississippi plan

By Tim Spielman Associate Editor La Crosse, Wis. — After nearly four years of planning, public meetings (46 of them), revisions, and review of more than 3,200 comments, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on

Rivers gone wild: Flooding hits hard

By Steve Piatt Editor Roscoe, N.Y. – Widespread flooding in New York that claimed lives, destroyed homes and caused millions of dollars in damage also affected some of fly fishing’s most famed waters. In fact,

NRB OKs update of Wisconsin wolf plan

By Tim Eisele Correspondent River Falls, Wis. — The Natural Resources Board has approved an update of the state wolf plan, but members want to review the plan every year. “We’d like the (DNR) to

WRP gets Senate backing

Subcommittee backs full funding in 2007 By Tim Spielman Associate Editor Washington — The full U.S. Senate has yet to vote on the matter, but supporters of the federal Wetlands Reserve Program are celebrating a

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