Outdoor News Update: July 27th, 2010

MIDWEST Minnesota: Carp knocking on Minnesota’s door Senator Amy Klobuchar and Attorney General Lori Swanson are pushing to get more federal help to stop Asian carp from finding their way into state waters. Currently Congress is considering a bill on the subject and earlier this month Gov. Tim Pawlenty wrote a letter to President Barack Obama encouraging an emergency summit. -Minnesota: Conservation groups angry over crane hunt -Wisconsin: DNR plans $2 million in deer studies -Indiana: Deer herd growth brings more reg. changes -Photo by: Tom Meersman
MIDWEST -South Dakota: Duck, Goose limits might increase Duck hunters may be allowed to harvest two pintails per day this season, doubling the limit from last year. Also waterfowl hunters maybe allowed to harvest four Canada geese per day instead of three. The proposals will go before the wildlife commission next month. -South Dakota: Three-tag deer licenses double for East River hunters -Missouri: The return of elk? -Ohio: Early bird hunting approved
WEST -Montana: Barrier proposed to protect cutthroat Fisheries officials are considering creating a barrier to protect the Yellowstone cutthroat trout on 11 miles of river. Under the plan, officials will poison the streams killing all fish and then restock it with purebred cutthroats. -Nevada: Head to the mountains to beat the heat -California: Crime in state parks on the rise -Photo by: Casey Riffle
WEST Colorado: Bear crashes car in pursuit of sandwich In hopes of gobbling down a peanut butter sandwich, a black bear climbed into a car and kicked it into neutral. The car rolled down a hill and then crashed into the woods. The bear was unharmed and was released by authorities. -Colorado: Moose on the rise in Summit county -Wyoming: No improvement for contaminated streams -Washington: How much fish is safe to eat?
South Texas: All day dove hunting preferred According to a recent survey done by the Texas Parks and Wildlife commission, 78 percent of hunters favored an all-day dove hunt. There has been an ongoing debate about whether the state should go back to a half-day hunt to help dove populations rebound. -Texas: Surf producing at Sabine Lake -Arkansas: Smaller lures work better in hot weather
SOUTH Mississippi: Jackson County OKs hog-dog bay Jackson County officials recently OK’d a hog-dog bay event, a competitions in which a dog holds a boar at bay for two minutes in a small arena. The event has caused an uproar in the community, as many people view the competition as another form of dog fighting. However, neither animal is killed and most of the time, neither animal is harmed in the competition. -Florida: Fishermen eager as gulf waters reopen -Virginia: Boy Scouts celebrate 100 year anniversary Photo by: simontardy
EAST Connecticut: Governor cracks down on boating under the influence Governor M. Jodi Rell announced last week that the state will be stepping up enforcement of laws against boating under the influence (BUI) this weekend as part of a regional effort known as “Operation Dry Water.” In the last two years 63 percent of fatal boating accidents in Connecticut involved alcohol. -Rhode Island: Fish biting on gulp, New Englanders not so much -Pennsylvania: Local anglers cash in on bass on Cayuga Lake bass event -Pennsylvania: License sales increase