Regional News Update: June 16th, 2010

The latest news stories on hunting, fishing, guns and conservation from your region.

MIDWEST

– Minnesota: 2,600 deer test negative for chronic wasting disease
– Wisconsin: 7 fishing records fall in 2010
– Nebraska: Hunter pleads guilty to deer poaching
– Illinois: Favorite urban fishing spot: Chicago River
– Ohio: Dem. governor lands NRA endorsement in campaign
– Ohio: Poachers pay up with boats, trailers, freezers
– Missouri: State to issue fewer West River, Black Hills deer hunting licenses
– Indiana: State to acquire 45,600 acres in Muscatatuck River bottoms

WEST

– Arizona: Wildlife officers kill lion after report of attack
– California: Lake Elsinore to host 2010 California Bass Fishing Championship Tour
– Washington: Expect a large number of king salmon to return this summer
– Alaska: Colorado man lands 337-pound flatfish
– Montana: Outdoor operators urge Senate to pass climate legislation
– Montana: Wolf protests in Missoula
– Idaho: Wolf hunt rests in hands of a federal judge
– Wyoming: Angler catches record Utah chub
– Colorado: Runoff reduction improves fishing

SOUTH

– Texas: Burglars hit East Texas hunting club
– Texas: Bears lumbering back into east Texas
– Louisiana: BP agrees to set aside $20 billion for oil spill
– Florida: Fishing in state waters banned along Florida/Alabama line
– Florida: Teen survives Grisly shark attack
– Tennessee: Gov. candidate Ramsey shares views on guns, hunting
– South Carolina: Angler’s body pulled from lake
– Georgia: Bigfoot in CSRA?
– Georgia: 9.5-foot gator trapped at lake in rice Hope community
– North Carolina: Angler lands 833-pound marlin, sets tournament record
– Arkansas: Scenic Arkansas River not without its dangers

EAST

– New Jersey: BEAR group asks court to invalidate NJ bear management policy
– Maine: Officials continue to look out for sharks
– Vermont: Cow Carcasses cause stir in Vermont River
– Vermont: Wildlife transfer under fire
– New Hampshire: Moose lottery drawing takes place Friday