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Sunday, April 14th, 2024

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Groups vow to battle pair of trapping bills

By Don Lehman Contributing Writer Albany – State legislators are weighing bills that could endanger trapping in some parts of the state by allowing counties and other municipalities to regulate the sport instead of the

DNR defends deer count at workshop

Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series on how the DNR determines harvest estimates and deer population trends. By Marty Kovarik Correspondent Marquette, Mich. — The DNR and the Natural Resources Commission

From Red to Pepin, let’s fish walleyes!

Early spring bodes well for May 13 bite By Glen Schmitt Staff Writer Grand Rapids, Minn. – Optimism always run high in the days leading up to the Minnesota fishing opener. But with a warm

PGC fears higher ‘in lieu of tax’ payments

By Bob Frye Capital Correspondent Harrisburg — The Pennsyl-vania Game Commission, already in a financial bind, could be facing a new expense very soon, one officials there say the agency can’t handle. Some lawmakers disagree,

Regs designed to help smallies

By Mike Moore Editor Sandusky, Ohio — The population of smallmouth bass in Lake Erie isn’t what it used to be, but state fisheries biologists made a move two years ago they hope helps the

Opener bodes well for Saginaw Bay walleyes

By Steve Griffin Field Editor Freeland, Mich. — Fans of Saginaw Bay walleyes, even if those anglers didn’t win or even compete in the Freeland Walleye Festival’s fishing contest, have reason to cheer the results.

Muskie die-off on St. Clair raises concerns

By Bill Parker Editor Mount Clemens, Mich. — Fisheries biologists are keeping a close eye on Great Lakes connecting waters in southeastern Michigan. Since early last month, the DNR has been receiving reports of significant

Democrats say no to license fee hike

By Jeff Mulhollem Editor It’s official, in case you had any doubt. Deer management and an increase in hunting license fees are linked, and they are a partisan political issue in Pennsylvania. In a letter

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