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Temporary Ban on Moose Hunting Now in Effect in Eastern Manitoba
Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship advises it is
temporarily closing all moose hunting in strategic areas north of Pine Falls and south of Bissett. The closure comes a year after licensed hunting was closed in Game Hunting Area (GHA) 26.
Moose populations have declined by almost 50 per cent in this part
of the province since 2006. This temporary closure is being put in place to ensure sustainable populations into the future.
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B.A.S.S. Bans Use of Alabama Rig in Bassmaster Tournaments by Gayle C Young
The February issue of Outdoor Life features an article by Alan Clemons that details the creation, marketing, and popularity of the Alabama Rig. Designed by Andy Poss and based on umbrella rigs used for inshore saltwater fishing, the Alabama Rig has already been responsible for several tournament victories, including wins at the FLW Tour Open and the EverStart Championship. Because of this, and given just how well the rig works, many are finding fault with the Alabama Rig. Some going so far as to says it’s unethical. Apparently B.A.S.S agrees – at least as far as tournament use is concerned that is.
Alaska expands aerial shooting of bears By Kim Murphy
Alaska's Board of Game lifts a regional ban on state officials' aerial culling of bears. It also defers until March a decision on whether to expand the baiting and snaring of grizzly and black bears. In a new package of policies criticized even by some hunters, the Alaska Board of Game on Tuesday opened the door to aerial gunning of bears by state wildlife officials. It also debated a measure that would allow more widespread snaring of bears — including grizzlies, which are officially considered threatened across most of the U.S.
Federal government investigates huge illegal sockeye catch by First Nations By: Terri Theodore
- A seafood company that prides itself on buying nothing but sustainable and legal fish says it has become a bycatch in an investigation into an alleged illegal First Nation salmon fishery.
Provincial court documents say the federal government is investigating the illegal catch of about 64,000 kilograms of prime sockeye salmon in the Johnstone Strait last August. It's part of a wider investigation that a spokeswoman from the Department of Fisheries wouldn't elaborate on beyond saying no charges have yet been laid.