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HUNTING



Published: Sun, July 29, 2001 @ 12:00 a.m.



HUNTING

Canadian provincelifts bear hunt ban

The newly elected government in British Columbia has lifted a blanket moratorium on grizzly bear hunting. This action may help save the provincial government millions of dollars for compensation for lost wages and lawsuits from a blanket ban.

The WLFA reported in the March Update newsletter that the British Columbia government had banned grizzly bear hunting for the next three years. A report issued in mid-July by the Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection said the blanket ban had been replaced by regional moratoriums and a scientific peer review panel.

Ministry biologists have confirmed there are at least 13,000 grizzly bears in British Columbia. Officials said carefully managed hunts will be permitted where grizzly bear populations are healthy.

OHIO

Manager named

COLUMBUS -- Warren County resident Charlotte Lowman was recently named northeast lakeshore district preserve manager for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Natural Areas & amp; Preserves.

She will manage nine state nature preserves in northeast Ohio, including Headlands Dunes, Mentor Marsh and Kyle Woods (Boardman). Duties include administration, maintenance, law enforcement and programming.

Expo planned Aug. 25

The 1st annual southeastern Ohio Hunting and Trapping Expo will be held from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center, 7033 Glenn Highway, Cambridge.

The expo is free and open to the public.

PA.

Launch ramp permitsnow reciprocal

Permits issued by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources allowing non-powered boats to launch at State Park lakes are now valid for use at access areas and lakes operated by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.

The reciprocal recognition of DCNR launch permits at PFBC launch sites was approved by the Commission earlier this year and became effective with the recent publication of the regulation change in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

Currently, the launch permits can only be purchased at State Park Offices.

The present DCNR launch permit costs are $10 for state residents seeking one-year permits; two-year permits are $18 for residents. Non-residents pay $15 for a one-year permit and $28 for a two-year permit. DCNR boat mooring permits will also be valid for launching at PFBC sites.

The Commission will begin to issue launch permits in December 2001. Those launch permits also will be valid at PFBC properties and at State Parks.

CLUBS

ATA shoot results

Results of the American Trapshooting Association registered shoot at Knox Township Sportsmans Club:

Doubles (100X100): 1. Francis Girard (95); 2. Pat Greiner (93).

Singles (100X100): 1. Alan Cope (100), Francis Girard (100); 2. Tony Girard (99), Rich Corns (99).

Handicap (100X100): 1. Jessie Wells, (97), Dennis Kiplinger (97); 2. Don Little (96).




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