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Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — April 21, 2017

Region I – Capt. Laura Petreikis CPO Jones and CPOT Poffenberger cited a Clinton man for killing an Illinois deer without a valid permit. A Thomson man was also cited in connection to the investigation for failure to report a deer harvest by 10 p.m. CPO Posateri investigated a deer permit violation from the 2016 season. It was determined the…

Illinois Outdoor News Calendar — April 21, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers April 29: Schuyler County NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Old Homestead Event Barn. For more info call Scott Paisley, 217-242-7140. Season Dates June 1: Woodchuck hunting season opens statewide. June 15: Bullfrog gigging/hunting season opens. Shows. April 28-29: Midwest Decoy Collectors Assn. Pheasant Run Resort, St. Charles. For more info call Jeff Seregny, 586-530-6586. Shooting/Archery June 15-18: MEC’s Great Northern…

Illinois Outdoor News Fishing Report — April 21, 2017

The fishing and hunting report is compiled using reports from conservation officers, hunting guides and fishing guides. North Lake Michigan: The northern harbors like Waukegan have been hit and miss from Johnson’s and Government piers. The downtown harbors have been producing fish very well this early season. The powerliners have been doing well on both the coho and browns with…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — April 21, 2017

(Editor’s note: A criminal charge is merely an allegation that a defendant has committed a violation of the criminal law, and it is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the state of New York’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.) River dumping incident (Tioga…

New York Outdoor News Calendar — April 21, 2017

Season Dates April 22-23: Youth Turkey Hunt (for hunters ages 12-15) May 1: Spring gobbler season opens May 1: Scup (porgy) season opens May 6: Walleye, northern pike, chain pickerel and tiger muskie seasons open May 14: Oyster toadfish season closes May 17: Summer flounder (fluke) season opens May 27: Muskellunge season opens (statewide, general regulations) May 31: Spring gobbler…

New York Outdoor News Fishing Report — April 21, 2017

Western New York (Trout stocking update) DEC regional fisheries staff have battled high water conditions but have managed to stock several waters this month. Anglers can call the Randolph Hatchery Fish Stocking Hotline at (716) 358-4950 for weekly stocking updates. Among the waters stocked this month are: Allegany County: Allen Lake (Allen), Dodge Creek (Clarksville), Little Genesee Creek (Bolivar), Genesee…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — April 21, 2017

District 9 — Black River Falls area Warden Michael Weber, of Mauston, received several calls in March regarding an injured eagle on the interstate near Camp Douglas. Weber located the eagle and transported it to the Sauk County Humane Society for rehabilitation. Warden Weber contacted an individual in March whose DNR license privileges were suspended after having failed to pay…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Calendar — April 21, 2017

Banquet/Fundraiser April 22: Tomah RMEF Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Cranberry Country Lodge, Tomah. For more info call Alan Wroblewski, 608-542-0187. April 22: Indianhead WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Crickets Bar & Grill, Amery. For more info call Tammy Zmuda, 715-554-3679. April 22: Superior Area Friends of NRA Banquet, 5 p.m., Barkers Island Inn, Superior. For more info call Paul, 218-393-4748. April 24:…

Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar — April 21, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers April 21: United Northern Sportsmen Conservation Club Banquet, AAD Shrine Convention & Meeting Facility. For more info call Chuck Cieluch, 218-525-5547. April 21: Friends of NRA Banquet, 5 p.m., Timberlake Lodge, Grand Rapids. For more info call Jim Kelley, 218-327-0317. April 21: Paul Bunyan DU Banquet, Grandview Lodge, Brainerd. For more info call Jake Huser, 218-330-9848. April 21: Rum…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — April 21, 2017

District 1 – Baudette area CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked AIS, boat and water safety, and angling enforcement. Sturgeon fishing has been great, both on the river and in Four Mile Bay. Keep a close eye on campfires and burn barrels, and extinguish them if they are to be left unattended. CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) attended training at…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — April 14, 2017

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 • During the statewide deer gun season, state wildlife officer Jeff Tipton, assigned to Champaign County, received information about a hunting blind located behind a residence where a caller suspected a hunter was hunting after legal shooting hours with the aid of an ATV. Officer Tipton drove by the residence and saw the ATV…

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing Report — April 14, 2017

Central Region Buckeye Lake (Fairfield, Licking, Perry counties) – Anglers are catching open water saugeyes at the North Bank ramp. Successful fishermen are using jig and minnow combinations, Swedish Pimples, or blade baits. At Thornport, anglers are catching small crappies and yellow perch. Fish are shallow, with successful anglers fishing just about six inches deep. Alum Creek Reservoir (Delaware County)…

Ohio Outdoor News Calendar — April 14, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers April 15: Killbuck Valley WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Greenbriar Conference Center, Wooster. For more info call Brad Posten, 330-317-9198. April 21: Zanesville Friends of NRA Banquet, 6 p.m., Prophets Park, Zanesville. For more info call Don Pagath, 740-740-6364. April 21: Medina County Friends of NRA Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Weymouth Country Club, Medina. For more info call Gregg Cutting, 330-414-1918….

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Calendar — April 14, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers. April 8: Honey Hole NWTF Banquet, 4 p.m., April 22: Locust Valley WTU Banquet, 4 p.m., Ryan Township Fire Hall, Barnesville. For more info call Dave Morgan, 570-205-2253. April 29: Western NY RMEF Banquet, 4 p.m., Bartlett Country Club, Olean. For more info call Calvin, 585-567-8991. April 29: Salem EC Sportsmans Banquet, 5 p.m., Lenhartsville. For more info call…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — April 14, 2017

NORTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission  Erie County WCO Michael J. Stutts Jr. reports an increase in the amount of household trash being dumped on State Game Land 314. NORTHCENTRAL REGION From the Game Commission Clearfield County WCO Mark Gritzer encountered a person with a loaded rifle inside his vehicle while hunting coyotes. Clearfield County WCO Mark Gritzer encountered a…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — April 14, 2017

DISTRICT 1 COs Ethen Mapes and Nathan Sink were attempting to locate an injured bald eagle when they came across a large amount of smoke near Bruce Crossing. Upon investigating, a large pile of trash was found to be burning in a resident’s yard. The large burn pile consisted of couches, televisions, trash bags, construction materials and brush. Enforcement action…

Michigan Outdoor News Calendar — April 14, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers. April 14: St. Clair WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Knights of Columbus, St. Clair. For more info call Fred Webber, 989-619-3481. April 14: Ravenna Conservation Club Banquet, Clubhouse. For more info call Ken Borgman, 231-750-3600. April 15 Shelby Area WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Shelby Optimist Club, Shelby. For more info call Dustin Waller, 231-861-5599. April 15: Tustin Area WTU Banquet,…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — April 14, 2017

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) attended arson investigation training at Camp Ripley. Court was attended at the Roseau County courthouse. CO Huener also responded to a fire east of Strathcona and made contact with the person who accidentally started the fire. A complaint was taken regarding someone shooting from a vehicle at turkeys. CO Nicholas Prachar…

Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar — April 14, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers April 15: RKBA Sportsman Club Banquet, 5 p.m., Pooters Sports Bar, Altura. For more info call Sheldon Goree, 507-429-5789. April 15: Southern Gateway MDHA Banquet, 5 p.m., Eagles Club, Albert Lea. For more info call Deanne Von Wald, 507-213-0823. April 18: Madison Lake DU Banquet, Point Pleasant. For more info call Terry Weston, 507-381-8625. April 19: North Crow Wing…

Illinois Outdoor News Fishing Report — April 7, 2017

The fishing and hunting report is compiled using reports from conservation officers, hunting guides and fishing guides. North Braidwood: Anglers are finding some good largemouths on spinnerbaits and swimjigs. There are some days that reaction strikes are the way to go, so don’t be afraid to bounce a crankbait off the rocks to trigger a strike. Bangs Lake: Bass fair…