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There’s a lot of serious stuff going on right now. As we speak, it seems more and more likely that the sequester will be pulling millions in planned expenditures out of the US budget, and in turn out of states’ budgets. Joanna Richards...
New York state is taking comments on a plan that would allow hunters to take more bobcats in more parts of the state. This from the Plattsburgh Press-Republican. The plan is really calling for an expansion of many areas where we would like to...
Last weekend, I chased a poacher off my farm in Westport. “How was I supposed to know this is private land?” he said, with the kind of goofy defensiveness that you hear from people when they know they’ve crossed a line. I turns...
Now here’s an environmental cause that Vermonters can rally around. Lawmakers are set to reverse a controversial law that made prisoners of wildlife on one Northeast Kingdom farm. This from the Burlington Free Press: Key lawmakers and...
News stories tagged with "hunting"
Nov 19, 2004 — Throughout most of the Great Lakes region, there are huge numbers of white-tailed deer. Deer don't have the natural predators that they once did, so states rely on hunters to manage the deer herds. Recently, that's become even more important with the discovery of a fatal disease. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Rebecca Williams reports there's extra pressure on hunters to keep the disease from spreading. Go to full article
Apr 08, 2004 — The federal government is getting ready to approve new types of non-toxic ammunition for shooting ducks and geese, but the government isn't even thinking about tackling a related issue. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports. Go to full article
Mar 10, 2004 — Feeding deer has long been a winter ritual in the north country, especially in the Adirondacks where deer herds are much smaller. New York's Department of Environmental Conservation banned the practice last winter. The new regulation is meant to slow the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease, a mad-cow like ailment that has infected herds in the West and in Midwestern states. But some landowners are angered by the change. Bruce Landon is a caretaker on a property in Paul Smiths, where deer feeding has been a tradition for seventy years. He spoke with Brian Mann. Go to full article
Sep 09, 2003 — State officials are hunting a pair of rogue black bears in a popular camping area in the eastern High Peaks. The decision to kill the animals follows an attack last week that left a Montreal woman lightly injured. Brian Mann has our story. Go to full article
Jul 30, 2003 — Waterfowl hunters in the Great Lakes region will likely have better luck this year. The duck populations spending this summer in Canada are up. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham has more. Go to full article
Apr 25, 2003 — Hunters, snowmobilers, ATV riders, and property rights activists in St. Lawrence County are forming a new advocacy group they say will give them a stronger voice in Albany. The move comes as a timber company is poised to sell thousands of acres of land in the southeast corner of the county. David Sommerstein reports on last night's inaugural meeting in Colton. Go to full article
Apr 10, 2003 — This fatal disease affects deer populations, and is similar to Mad Cow Disease. So far, it has been found in the Western US, but not yet in New York State. Martha Foley and Curt Stager talk about the disease, it's transmission, and efforts being made to slow its spread. Go to full article
Dec 05, 2002 — The search for a missing hunter in Hamilton County ended Wednesday afternoon, after three grueling days. Despite a foot of fresh snow and sub-zero temperatures, rescue workers located the body of 58-year-old Arthur Birchmeyer. The Syracuse man disappeared on Saturday in a remote area of the cemtral Adirondacks. As Brian Mann reports, forest rangers suspect that Birchmeyer died of hypothermia or natural causes. Go to full article
Nov 22, 2002 — In the north country, deer hunting is a family tradition. The passion, and the skills, are passed along through generations, usually from father to son. But these days, many hunters worry that their tradition is fading. More young men are growing up in cities, where hunting can seem old-fashioned, or even frightening. And even in rural America, some fear that the culture of the hunt will slowly vanish. Brian Mann has our story. Go to full article