Friday, March 1st, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Friday, March 1st, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

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Bowhunters will see some changes

By Steve Piatt Editor Albany — New York’s 200,000-plus bowhunters are preparing for a 2005 season that will see some changes from last year, but not nearly as drastic as once proposed by DEC. That

DECALS snafu costing some hunters DMPs

By Brad Sisson Contributing Writer Albany — A flaw in the DEC Automated Licensing System (DECALS) is costing some hunters their chance at obtaining a second Deer Management Permit (DMP) for the upcoming season. The

‘Pre-qualify’ for EAB likely on the way

By Dean Bortz Editor Madison — Bowhunters and Conservation Congress Big Game Committee members have been asking for some way to “pre-qualify” for an earn-a-buck (EAB) sticker for about three years. With any support at

Wigeon painting wins duck stamp contest

By Eric Gaertner Correspondent Bay City, Mich. — When Peter Mathios was a young boy growing up in northern California, he enjoyed drawing different species of waterfowl. His passion for waterfowl and art continues today.

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

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

Catch-and-release bass season is looking likely

By Bill Parker Editor Lansing — It looks like an early catch-and-immediate-release (CIR) bass fishing season is coming to Michigan waters. For more than a year, biologists, fisheries managers, tournament anglers, and others involved with

Report: Vang may claim self-defense in hunter shootings

Hayward, Wis. (AP) – Attorneys for a Minnesota man accused of killing six hunters in northwestern Wisconsin filed court papers suggesting he may claim self-defense in his trial, a newspaper reported. Chai Soua Vang also

USP files lawsuit against agencies

By Jeff Mulhollem Editor Harrisburg — The Pennsylvania Game Commission recently asked for citizen input into deer management, but it is safe to say what it got from the Unified Sportsmen of Pennsylvania in mid-August

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