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Hunters Check 15,036 Deer During Antlerless Season

Weather and reduced number of counties contribute to decline. JEFFERSON CITY— Hunters checked 15,036 deer during the Antlerless Portion of Firearms Deer Season Dec. 13 through 21. That is down by almost 23 percent from last year (19,472). High winds, very cold weather conditions and considerable ice in many of…


NOAA Announces Up to $2 Million for Sockeye Salmon Disaster Affecting Puget Sound Fishermen

NOAA’s Fisheries Service today announced that several Northwest Indian tribes and the state of Washington will be eligible for up to a total of $2 million to assist tribal and non-tribal communities affected by the commercial fishery failure in Fraser River sockeye salmon. “The assistance we are announcing will help…


Commerce Secretary Determines Sockeye Salmon Disaster Affecting Puget Sound Fishermen

U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez determined that there has been a commercial fishery failure due to a continued fisheries resource disaster in the sockeye salmon fisheries in Puget Sound and the northern Pacific coast of Washington. “Several Northwest Indian tribes and non-tribal fishermen in the state of Washington have…


Hunters Encouraged to Donate Venison to Feed Michigan’s Hungry

The Department of Natural Resources encourages deer hunters to donate all or part of their harvests to help feed the needy through the Michigan Sportsmen Against Hunger program this fall. Last year, almost 23,000 pounds of venison was provided to local charities by hunters participating in the program through licensed…


Conservative Turkey Season Again Proposed by AGFC

LITTLE ROCK – Biologists from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission again have proposed a conservative turkey season. The AGFC has tried to address declining turkey harvests through the regulations process starting in spring 2005. AGFC turkey biologist Mike Widner told the Commission, that the shorter season of 30 days…


Game Commission Seeks Public Comment on Draft Woodcock Plan For Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Game Commission is seeking public input for the next 30 days on a draft woodcock management plan, which can be reviewed on the agency’s website (www.pgc.state.pa.us) by clicking on “Draft Woodcock Management Plan” in the center of the homepage.  “We are seeking public comment on the…


Pacific Salmon Treaty Negotiators Reach Agreement

(Juneau) – The Pacific Salmon Commission (PSC) today announced an agreement on a ten-year extension of fishery arrangements under the Pacific Salmon Treaty.  The agreement addresses a number of salmon fisheries in Southeast Alaska, including those near the British Columbia/Alaska border and on several rivers that cross between the two…


Spring Estimate Shows Lake Mille Lacs Walleye Population is Healthy

A recently completed tagging and recapture population estimate shows that Mille Lacs Lake walleye are healthy and able to support the sport fishing this popular central Minnesota lake offers. “After last fall’s gill net survey, there was some uncertainty about the amount of walleye that could be safely harvested from…


Hunters Bagged 630,000 Roosters in Iowa

DES MOINES – More than 109,000 pheasant hunters harvested 630,000 roosters in 2007, keeping Iowa among the national leaders in pheasant hunting. The harvest estimates are based on a survey of small game hunters. The 2007 pheasant harvest was a 16 percent decline from 2006, when hunters harvested nearly 750,000…


2008 West Virginia Spring Gobbler Harvest Reported

Hunters in West Virginia harvested 9,895 turkeys during the 2008 spring gobbler season, according to Frank Jezioro, Director of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR). Preliminary harvest figures indicate this year’s spring turkey harvest was about the same as last year’s harvest (less than 1 percent lower than…