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2008-09-21 15:00:16

Rhode Island is home to between 2,300 and 2,500 species of fungi, says Noel Rowe, leader of a mushroom walk organized by the Rhode Island Wild Plant Society this week. Twenty-nine mushroom hunters traipsed through the woods of the Nettie Marie Jones Nature Preserve with Rowe searching for as many species as they could gather for identification. In less than two hours, they found dozens of species in the West Greenwich woods. Some of the people on the walk were interested in the botany of...

2008-08-25 12:00:50

By BRIANGEHRING Greenwings Day is scheduled from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 31 at Audubon National Wildlife Refuge near Coleharbor. The Greenwings event features activities that teach youth and their families about wildlife conservation and outdoor skills associated with hunting and fishing. Four field demonstrations are planned: * Target shoot: Participants learn safe firearm handling techniques and get supervised shooting practice, using CO2 pistols and air rifles. * Waterfowling:...

2008-08-03 06:00:00

By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun Aug. 3--Four thoughts about the meeting last week in Annapolis on new yellow perch fishing regulations, then I promise to let it go. 1.) Eight thousand pounds of fish. Were we really having a serious, adult conversation about 8,000pounds of fish? That's what watermen reported catching this spring in their truncated season. The state estimates that no more than 40 watermen take part in the harvest. Forty into 8,000 is 200 pounds. What kind of a...

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2008-07-14 09:05:00

Millions of pounds of lead used in hunting, fishing and shooting sports wind up in the environment each year and can threaten or kill wildlife, according to a new scientific report. Lead is a metal with no known beneficial role in biological systems, and its use in gasoline, paint, pesticides, and solder in food cans has nearly been eliminated. Although lead shot was banned for waterfowl hunting in 1991, its use in ammunition for upland hunting, shooting sports, and in fishing tackle remains...

2008-07-12 00:00:16

The Fish and Wildlife Service has announced that the Potter's Marsh (Mississippi River Pool 13) drawing for duck blinds will be held on Saturday, July 26, at the House of Events in Savanna Ill. The House of Events is located in downtown Savanna at 108 Main Street, across from City Hall. Applications will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with the drawing to be held at 2 p.m. You must apply in person and must be present at the drawing. When your ticket is drawn in the lottery, you will...

2007-08-10 21:12:55

By OUTDOORS JIM MORRIS The annual lottery drawings for duck blinds on Ohio state park lakes will be Aug. 18 at the park offices and other locations. Interested hunters must appear in person with proof of a 2007 Ohio hunting license, state wetlands stamp endorsement in the applicant's name, and a signed 2007 or 2006 federal duck stamp. Applicants under the age of 18 are encouraged to have a parent or legal guardian present to sign the permit contract. Each hunter can apply...

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2007-07-17 08:40:50

WAUSAU, Wis. -- Wisconsin's dramatically increased Canada goose flock is laying problems, not the fabled golden eggs. The majestic birds are nuisances - at golf courses, parks and other places near water and lush with grass - because of the mess they leave behind, not to mention their sometimes aggressive behavior. "In some places, yes, people are getting angry," said Kent Van Horn, a waterfowl expert with the state Department of Natural Resources. "The level of conflict is growing every...

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2006-01-11 07:35:00

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- A professor from the University of Montana had a simple message Tuesday in Arkansas: if you like hunting ducks, support international efforts to prevent global warming. Wildlife biologist David E. Naugle said that if global temperatures rise, duck breeding grounds in North America will dry up, greatly reducing duck populations. He said the best way to solve the problem is to work with other countries to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. "This is a global problem...

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2005-11-29 16:13:32

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The gradual warming of the Upper Midwest could cut the duck population in half as early as 2050, according to a new study published in the journal BioScience. The study looked at how climate change could affect the Upper Midwest, where North America's best duck breeding grounds are, over the next 50 to 100 years. The area, known as the prairie pothole region, produces 50 percent to 80 percent of the continent's ducks and contains an estimated 5 million small ponds spread...


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