Regional News Update: June 25th, 2010

Arkansas OKs an alligator season, Wisconsin is scorched by drought, hunters argue for a better licensing system in New Mexico and much more.

MIDWEST
-Michigan: State picks winners for elk hunt

-Wisconsin: Northern Wisconsin suffering from long dry spell

-Missouri: Take a different angle on frogging

-Iowa: Supervisors revise proposed weapons ban

-Illinois: Asian carp found near Great Lakes

-Minnesota: Apply now for the 2010 Minnesota elk hunt

-Ohio: ODNR to open 16 state nature preserves to special archery hunts

-Nebraska: Four state fish records certified

WEST

-Montana: Weather wreaking havoc on fishing

-Colorado: Snowmass man fined $2K for killing elk

-Arizona: Lion meat burgers draw protests to restaurant

-California: Once-great Slide Lake has slipped

-Oregon: Sturgeon season extended in estuary; sockeye opens

-New Mexico: Hunters cry foul over license system

SOUTH

-North Carolina: NCWRC clarifies change to firearm law

-Florida: FWC improves weakfish management

-Georgia: Take a soldier fishing is taking off

-Arkansas: State finalizes fourth gator season

-Texas: Striper fishing remains strong on Lake Lanier

-Louisiana: Oil spill already taking a toll on tourism industry

EAST

-New Jersey: Bill could decrease bow hunting perimeters

-New York: New York anglers bring home big prize in shark tourney

-West Virginia: DNR closes popular deer hunting area

-Vermont: Local officials want Vermont state position spared

-Maine: Fishing in full throttle as blues move in

-New Hampshire: Hunters urged to register for online course