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New Clean Water Rule (WOTUS) Supported by Farm Bureau

first_img New Clean Water Rule (WOTUS) Supported by Farm Bureau Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – Dec 19, 2018 SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARE The newly proposed Clean Water Rule would empower America’s farmers and ranchers to protect the nation’s water resources and provide much-needed regulatory clarity to guide those stewardship efforts, according to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall.Duvall spoke today in Tennessee during an agricultural stakeholder meeting on the newly proposed Waters of the United States Rule. The event, hosted by the Tennessee Farm Bureau and kicked-off by Tennessee Farm Bureau President Jeff Aiken, included presentations by Acting Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, who provided farmers and ranchers additional details about the proposed rule.Duvall said farmers and ranchers are committed to protecting America’s waterways and drinking water, and the new Clean Water Rule will provide them the regulatory certainty they need to farm confidently with those natural resources in mind.“For more than five years we have advocated for a new water rule that protects clean water and provides clear rules for people and communities to follow,” Duvall said. “This proposal promises to do just that, by giving farmers and ranchers the clarity they need to farm their land while also ensuring the nation has clean water. Farmers should not have to hire an army of consultants and lawyers just to work their land.”During his comments, Aiken, a member of the AFBF Board, said it was an honor to host Wheeler and Perdue for the informational meeting about the new Clean Water Rule.“To echo Acting Administrator Wheeler, since we provide food for the table, we deserve a seat at the table,” Aiken said. “Farmers, homebuilders and businessmen from across Tennessee and surrounding states were excited at the announcement, which will provide clarity to farmers and allow them to continue to be good stewards of the land and environment.”More information about the newly proposed Clean Water Rule is posted at https://www.fb.org/cleanwaterrule.Source: Farm Bureau Newsroom Home Indiana Agriculture News New Clean Water Rule (WOTUS) Supported by Farm Bureau Previous articleIndiana’s Kalb Again a National Corn Yield Winner and Why Indy is Best Fit for National FFA Convention on the HAT Wednesday Morning EditionNext articleLivestock Antibiotic Use Down 33 Percent Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

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Boxes will help feed elderly

first_imgSkip Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Helping others is second nature to Sharone Scott, manager of Scotty’s country store in the Meeksville community.She is always alert to those in need. Recently, she fed about 300 children as a way of letting them know that others care about them and are there for them.Now, she is spearheading a project to let the elderly know that they are on the minds and hearts of many.There are a lot of elderly people in the local communities that are struggling to make ends meet, Scott said Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Published 8:12 pm Thursday, April 9, 2020 Latest Stories Boxes will help feed elderly Print Article “I want to do something to let them know that others care about them and want to help,” Scott said. “So, with the help of several store owners we are collecting non-perishable food items that will be packaged and distributed to elderly people who can benefit greatly from the assistance.”Several business owners are supporting the food distribution to the elderly project for the elderly and, without their support it would not be possible, Scott said.Scotty’s was the first to come on board with the country store as a drop-off site for the non-perishable foods.Andre Ellis at Little Oak Country Store on the Henderson Highway, Ziad Rollins at Flo’s Kitchen in Troy, Jermaine Johnson at CB’s Farmers Market on North Three Notch Street in Troy, Steve and Jennifer Garrett at both Piggly Wiggly Troy locations are all supporting the food giveaway for the elderly by allowing their businesses to be food drop-off sites. Book Nook to reopen Email the authorcenter_img “We are asking all those who will to donate non-perishable food items at any of the drop-off sites. It will be picked up for delivery to elderly members of our community that would benefit from their generosity,” Scott said. “Those who know of someone that should be among those to receive the food boxes, may call 770-0559 or leave a private message on my Facebook page. All donations will be greatly appreciated.The food boxes are to be delivered on May 4. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By Jaine Treadwell Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits You Might Like Locals leaders ‘not seeing a big surge yet’ As Alabama’s statewide cases of COVID-19 continued to climb on Thursday, Pike County officials continued to make plans for a… read more Sponsored Content By The Penny Hoarderlast_img read more

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WHO won’t change H5N1 strains picked for vaccines

first_imgJul 20, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) has decided to stick with the strains of H5N1 avian influenza it chose in April 2004 for use in developing human vaccines against the virus, which many fear will trigger a flu pandemic.The WHO said today that analyses of 2004 and 2005 human and animal strains of H5N1 viruses from affected countries “did not provide any convincing evidence to change” the strains previously recommended for vaccine prototypes.The announcement comes three weeks after an international team of experts who studied the virus in Vietnam reported that it had not recently improved its ability to spread from birds to humans or from humans to humans. Their studies, in turn, were prompted by a report in May that changing patterns of human cases in northern Vietnam, including an increase in case clusters, suggested that the virus might be becoming more infectious.The WHO said today it would “continue to monitor the antigenic and genetic changes in circulating A/H5N1 viruses, especially in humans.” It went on to say, “For research purposes, WHO Collaborating Centres will develop experimental prototype vaccine strains from recent human influenza A/H5N1 viruses.”The US government has contracted with two companies, Sanofi Pasteur and Chiron, to make prototype H5N1 vaccines. A government-sponsored clinical trial of the Sanofi vaccine was launched at three universities in March. Sanofi is under contract to make 2 million doses of vaccine as part of preparations for a possible pandemic.In other news, the Vietnam News Service (VNS) said Vietnam will buy 415 million doses of avian flu vaccine from China and the Netherlands for use in poultry. The Chinese vaccine is for the H5N1 virus, while the Dutch vaccine is for H5N2, a less virulent strain, the report said.Vietnam previously announced plans to start vaccinating poultry in two provinces in August and expand the effort to the rest of the country later.Chickens, ducks, and fighting cocks will be vaccinated, VNS reported. Chickens and ducks are to receive three doses over a period of several months. Poultry within 3 kilometers of flu outbreaks will receive emergency inoculations.See also:Jun 29, 2005, CIDRAP News story “H5N1 virus has not grown more dangerous, experts say”last_img read more

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Rivalry weekend at Kohl

first_imgRAY PFEIFFER/Herald PhotoWisconsin-Minnesota, the Battle for Paul Bunyan’s Axe, may be the most publicized matchup over the upcoming weekend in Madison between two teams that just don’t like each other.However, it could be argued that it won’t even be the most intense rivalry played out in the coming days. With No. 6 North Dakota coming to face the top-ranked Badgers at the Kohl Center, UW men’s hockey coach Mike Eaves said his team is embracing the high stakes of the next two competitions.”We start for real now and have a very strong opponent, one that always brings the best out of Wisconsin,” Eaves said Monday at his first news conference of the season. “The North Dakota/Wisconsin rivalry is there, so the kids are looking forward to this weekend.”Wisconsin is coming off a decent opening set against No. 19 Northern Michigan in a “road” series at the Resch Center in Green Bay. After winning the opener 3-0, the Badgers scored two late goals to steal a 3-3 tie in the series finale, bringing home three of four possible points.”It wasn’t a bad weekend for us for an opening weekend,” Eaves said. He added that he and UW women’s hockey counterpart Mark Johnson discussed the perils of the opening weekend. “You have a handful of practices and you start to play. You never quite know what you’re going to get, but overall, we’re pretty pleased.”Double D strikes earlyUW defenseman Davis Drewiske pulled off an improbable feat in the first two games of the season; score a goal in back-to-back games.Eaves took a moment to compliment the junior, who had earned just 10 points in his first two years at Wisconsin, on scoring twice against Northern Michigan in UW’s first weekend.”He is very much a pleasant surprise,” Eaves said. “I mean, a goal in each game, a goal from any defenseman in back-to-back games is unusual.”Eaves hinted that Drewiske may be seeing more ice time on the Badger power play.”We’d like to have a left-handed shot in the power play that we could use for a one-timer and make some passes and plays,” Eaves said. “What Davis has done is opened our eyes a little bit and say, well, maybe this is the young man we’re looking for right now. So his stock has risen, and we’ll certainly give him an opportunity to show us what he can do.”Win, lose and drawPuck possession, is a big part of the game of hockey, and Eaves said he is currently searching for one or two of his players to emerge as a go-to face-off player.”Face-offs [are] one of those games within the game,” Eaves said. “We weren’t as good as we have been in the past, and a little bit has to do with that it’s one of those underrated things.”Losing graduate Joe Pavelski didn’t help, as the center who took 38% of the draws for the Badgers in one year — winning 55.4% of his 1,151 face-offs, to boot — no longer dons the cardinal and white sweater.”The go-to guy we had last year was Joe Pavelski,” Eaves said. “Joe has very good hands, and it’s a lot about that, your innate ability to have quick hands and get the job done.”The Badgers have started working on different face-off situations, including a new drill where a simulated scrum ensues around the face-off circle. Eaves intends to put an emphasis on gaining possession right off the drop more often in the upcoming season.”That was the first time we had done it,” Eaves said. “Now we need to go back and take a look at that so that we have more puck possession off of face-off plays.”Burish a Blackhawk; no NHL for Gilbert yetAdam Burish, the Badger captain from last year’s championship team, was the only one of five UW graduating seniors to land on an NHL roster for the start of this season. Burish will begin his career with the Chicago Blackhawks.Eaves explained that different NHL teams have different goals, thus shedding some light as to how standout defenseman Tom Gilbert may have failed to make the opening-day roster for the Edmonton Oilers.”Because of what the needs are of the teams that they have, their philosophies with their players … maybe I wouldn’t be [surprised] if I talked to the Chicago Blackhawk management and found out what their needs were and what they were looking for,” Eaves said.Eaves added that he didn’t feel bad for any of his former players, expressing his confidence in those NHL hopefuls that they will have their chances to shine at the professional level.”I know they both will have opportunities to play at that level because of what they bring to the table,” Eaves said.last_img read more

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Tiana Mangakahia reaches 1,000 career points in Syracuse’s 76-59 win over Boston College

first_img Published on March 3, 2019 at 5:09 pm Contact Eric: [email protected] | @esblack34 Facebook Twitter Google+ Commentscenter_img Digna Strautmane jabbed in toward the paint, flinching to the basket, before backpedaling to the corner. Simultaneously, Tiana Mangakahia beat her defender off the dribble, further drawing Strautmane’s defender into the paint. Left wide open, Strautmane corralled a pass from Mangakahia before knocking down her fourth 3-pointer of the game. Eighteen seconds after Boston College cut Syracuse’s lead to 10, the lead increased again. An Eagles turnover followed on the ensuing possession, and they were forced to call a timeout. Whatever was left in BC’s tank was used to trim the Orange’s lead, and the deficit never dipped below double-digits again.No. 17 Syracuse (22-7, 11-5 Atlantic Coast) capped off its seventh-straight regular season with at least 20 wins on Sunday with a 76-59 victory over Boston College (14-15, 3-13) in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Mangakahia, a game removed from tying her career-high of 44 points, scored a game-high 27 points, with 20 coming in the second half. Strautmane played 39 minutes and had her best scoring game since Jan. 17, tallying 16 points and nine rebounds to go along with a pair of assists. “Digna was fantastic,” Hillsman said after the game to SU Athletics. “She played tough, she played inside, she scored at the rim, she scored facing the basket.”Following their 62.1 percent shooting performance against Florida State on Thursday, the Orange were cold against the Eagles. A layup by Amaya Finklea-Guity was followed by five-straight SU misses, and halfway through the quarter, the score was 5-4. Mangakahia started the game with five-straight misses herself, more than she missed all game against FSU.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut with a 3-pointer that beat the first quarter buzzer, Mangakahia eclipsed the 1,000 career points mark in only her 60th game with Syracuse, becoming the fastest player in program history to reach the mark. The 3 tied the game at 15 heading into the second quarter.Aside from the bright spot of Strautmane, SU’s offense continued to struggle. While the sophomore forward went 3-of-4 from the field in the second quarter and scored eight points, the rest of the Orange scored just seven on 3-of-12 shooting. The Eagles shot just slightly better but the halftime score was 30-29. In the second half, Mangakahia took control of the game, just as she did against Florida State. She scored or assisted on 18 of SU’s 23 points in the third quarter, doing most of her damage inside and at the free throw line. Late in the period, she exhibited her chemistry with Finklea-Guity, finding her for back-to-back buckets in the paint off of pick-and-rolls. After not leading by more than six in the opening two quarters, Syracuse boosted its advantage to a game-high nine points on the second Finklea-Guity layup, which came off a no-look pass. “(Mangakahia) puts the ball on the floor, she attacks, and she plays strong,” Hillsman said. “She had a fantastic second half, and I thought that was the key to the game.”The run didn’t stop after the third quarter ended, as Mangakahia found Strautmane for a layup then converted one of her own on consecutive trips down the court. When Kiara Lewis plucked the ball off Makayla Dickens seven seconds later and finished a layup to put the Orange up 12, Boston College was forced to call a timeout.Two 3-pointers by Taylor Ortlepp got the Eagles within 10 with just over three minutes left in the game but that was the closest they’d get the rest of the game. Strautmane hit a long ball, followed by a pull-up 3-pointer by Managakahia, who extended her second-half scoring total to 18 and put the Orange up 16. A layup by Gabrielle Cooper and two more free throws by Mangakahia capped off Syracuse’s scoring in the final two minutes.“We’re very fortunate,” Hillsman said. “We said our number is 10 (conference wins) to be sure, and 11 is gravy…I push those kids hard to make them play as hard as they can play, to play up to their potential, even past that…at the end of the day, the reward is the winning.”SU will be the No. 5 seed in next week’s ACC tournament in Greensboro and will start play on in the second round, on Thursday. The Orange will play the winner of the Wednesday game between North Carolina and Georgia Tech at 2 p.m. last_img read more

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Nelson’s Mitch Popadynetz helps UBC to Canada West title

first_imgUBC was led by Niall Cousens scored four times in the first half.”It was fantastic to step up in a game that matters,” said Cousens, the tall figure for the Thunderbirds said on the university website. “The whole team was great in its performance as we came out flying.”UBC advanced to the final by stopping Trinity Western Spartans 2-0 at T-Bird Stadium.The UBC team will fly to Fredericton, N.B. Monday to defend their Canadian university championship, which they won last year.Also, as a reminder, UBC won all five league awards handed out on Wednesday:Reynold Stewart (MVP); Einarsson (Rookie of the Year); Clerc (Student-Athlete Community); head coach Mike Mosher (coach of the Year) and UBC (fair Play award).Popadynetz, tuned up for his inaugural season of university men’s soccer by helping Team BC win a silver medal at the 2013 Canada Games in Sherbrooke, Que.Popadynetz scored the lone goal for Team BC in a 1-0 victory over Ontario in semi final medal round action. The soccer trail for Mitch Popadynetz continues to be lined with gold after the Nelson Youth Soccer star helped power the University of BC Thunderbirds to another Canada West men’s soccer title in Vancouver.The T-Birds rocked Saskatchewan Huskies 6-1 in the Canada Men’s West Championship.Popadynetz, in his first year with the T-Birds, scored once in the game.Popadynetz, fresh onto the field as a substitute, found the far corner to score in the 68th minute, securing the victory for UBC.last_img read more

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Finn Harps Academy Girls Make History in Antrim

first_imgIn the prestigious Antrim Rovers Summer Football Festival, Finn Harps Girls emerged as Plate winners in a hugely competitive tournament.This is the first time ever that any female time representing Finn Harps has won an inter-club tournament. Congratulations to all the girls at the Academy – they have entered the history books of the club! The tournament took place in the excellent facilities of Allen Park, Antrim. A well organised two-day tournament saw over 100 teams participate with the girls taking centre stage on Sunday.Harps Girls began their day with a cagy 0-0 draw against Larne FC who compete in the Belfast League. Captain Lexi Campbell ably commanded the Harps defence and Kerry McCready made a few great saves to keep the score level. Grace Masterson and Alisha Ferry performed admirably as well.In the next game against another Belfast League club, St. Mary’s FC., Harps, although dominant were defeated with a last-minute goal. This game saw fine performances from Aoife Slevin, Clara McGuinness, Elizabeth McGee and Lauren Ferry.The third and final group game saw Harps face a physically strong Carrick Rangers team. This game saw the excellent Ella McHugh become the first scorer ever for a Harps female team when she found the net midway through the game. Great performances in this game also from Marie Sweeney, Tess McFadden and Ava Boyle. The semi-finals saw Harps face St. Mary’s FC., who had earlier defeated them. However, on this occasion the more determined Finn siders dominated the game with outstanding team performance, culminating in a beautiful team goal finished by the super-sharp Ella McHugh.The final pitted Harps against North Belfast FC. Both teams had chances in the early exchanges with Harps hitting a post and Belfast just shooting over. Harps grew in confidence as the game wore on and after a few great blocks by the Belfast defence speedy Sara Thomas broke through and finished superbly to put Harps a goal up.This was how the game finished much to the delight of those present who had witnessed some great skilful football from the Finn Harps.Captain Lexi Campbell, who was a power of strength throughout the competition and is a great on-the-pitch organiser, was presented with the prize much to the delight of the girls and Coaches Aisling Barron and Micheál Doherty.Finn Harps Academy Girls train on Sundays in the Academy grounds, Crossroads, Killygordon and new members are always welcome. It’s a great way to improve your football skills and to make friends. Contact the club office for further details.Finn Harps Academy Girls Make History in Antrim was last modified: June 19th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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SA university gets global nod

first_imgThe University of the Free State has been recognised for its positive reforms at the university over the last year, with an award for Best Practice in Higher Education in 2010 by the World Universities Forum (Image: ontheuniversity) The University of the Free State has been honoured with the award for Best Practice in Higher Education in 2010 for its fresh approach in promoting racial harmony and academic excellence. The award, presented by the World Universities Forum, is based on a strict set of criteria, including innovative curriculums; quality of research projects; and student services.The forum said the award recognised a number of positive reforms at the university over the last year following a culture of “racial division, student failure and academic stagnation”.Campus-wide student integration, reinvigorating academic culture and nurturing the most promising young students through the vice-chancellor’s prestige programme are among the innovations made, according to university spokesperson Lacea Loader.In the last year the university sent 71 first-year students to US universities such as Harvard to help them become non-racial leaders on campus.It has also identified 20 of the most under-performing high schools in the Free State and is building relationships with them to help improve conditions.“We feel that the University of the Free State’s innovations demonstrate the profound impact higher education practices can have when they are well conceived and implemented. We applaud these innovations and the ways in which they promote racial harmony, student success and overall academic vitality,” the forum said.The university’s vice-chancellor and rector Prof Jonathan Jansen said: “We are humbled and encouraged by the recognition of academic excellence and institutional transformation that comes with this prestigious international award.”Jansen has had his work cut out for him following an incident on campus in 2008 which made international headlines. The media storm was in response to a racially insensitive video filmed by four students belonging to the university’s Reitz residence.Deserved recognitionThe university will formally accept the award at the World Universities Forum gathering at The Hong Kong Institute of Education from 14 to 16 January 2011.The forum was launched in Davos, Switzerland, in 2008 and meets annually at various venues around the world. It was held in Mumbai, India, in 2009 and again in Davos in 2010.The forum focuses on matters affecting higher education, politics and the global economy. During this year’s gathering, the forum will continue the discussion on the current role and future possibilities for universities around the world, and cultural tolerance at these institutions.“We are pleased that this discussion will include recognition of the University of the Free State and its tremendous efforts to address its own challenges,” the forum said.Loader said this was the first such honour for the university and representatives were excited about receiving the award.last_img read more

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DIY “hillbilly” hot tub

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Dan Armitage, host of Buckeye Sportsman, Ohio’s longest running outdoor radio showWe’ve got a small cabin in rural Knox County my wife and I use for hunting and fishing and paddling retreats. Often we return to the cabin cold and shivering from these pursuits and have long yearned for hot tub to greet us at the end of the day, but could never justify the cost, nor do we have the power, to operate one. Channel surfing the various DIY shows a few weeks ago, I watched a clip of a guy building and off-the-grid hot tub featuring a stock tank, copper tubing and a firepit. I watched as he coiled the copper around a five gallon bucket and hooked up each end to the tank filled with 150 gallons of water, connecting one end of the pipe low on the side and one above, just below surface level. He removed the bucket from the coil, placed the spiral of copper in the firepit, filled it with firewood and lit it. Three hours and several small logs later, he had 102-degree water circulating through his tub, thanks to what is called ‘thermal siphoning.’ The process automatically causes the heated water from inside the copper coils to rise and flow into the tank via the upper inlet, drawing the cooler water below from the outlet back into the coils in the firepit for heating and eventual discharge back into the tub.Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been perfecting my own version of the hillbilly hot tub, having purchased a 180 gallon stock tank at Rural King, an 80,000 btu propane-powered convection heater from Home Depot and 1,000 feet of half-inch diameter copper tubing from Menard’s, each costing roughly $100. The latter I plan to coil inside the heater’s chimney and use a propane flame, rather than an open fire, for a more efficient and controllable heat source. We decided on the 180 gallon tank after, to the delight of the clerk at the Mt Vernon Rural King, sitting inside several they had in stock to test for the right fit without going overboard on the volume of water we’d be needing to heat.I plan on assembling and testing the tub during turkey season and will report on the outcome in the next issue. Unless something goes south in the meantime and you hear word of our progress via the local news… Spring turkey seasons openTurkey season get underway this month and as in the past few years, the state is divided into two zones: a south zone, which opens to hunters on Monday, April 22, and a northeast zone, which opens to hunters on Monday, April 29. Hunters can view the 2019 spring turkey season zone map at wildohio.gov.The ODNR anticipates approximately 50,000 licensed hunters will take up shotguns before the season ends on Sunday, May 19, in the south zone, and Sunday, May 26, in the northeast zone. The spring turkey season is open statewide, except for Lake La Su An Wildlife Area in Williams County, which requires a special hunting permit. All hunters are required to have a hunting license, in addition to a spring turkey hunting permit. Hunting hours from April 22-28 in the south zone and April 29 to May 5 in the northeast zone are 30 minutes before sunrise until noon. Hunting hours from April 29 to May 19 in the south zone and May 6 to May 26 in the northeast zone are 30 minutes before sunrise to sunset. Hunting hours during the two-day youth season are 30 minutes before sunrise to sunset.The spring season bag limit is two bearded wild turkeys. Hunters can harvest one bearded turkey per day, and a second spring turkey permit can be purchased at any time throughout the spring turkey season. Turkeys must be checked no later than 11:30 p.m. the day of harvest. All hunters must report their turkey harvest using the automated game-check system, which is available online, by phone or at a license agent. A complete list of participating license agents can be found at wildohio.gov. Visit the Turkey Hunting Resources page at wildohio.gov, or call 800-WILDLIFE (945-3543) for more information about the game-check process. Fur auction season concludesThe Ohio State Trappers Association (OSTA) concluded its annual fur auction season in Kidron on a high note earlier this month. Most trappers were pleased with the prices received, according to OSTA President Keith Daniels, who reported that there were about 60 plus sellers that sold and some averages prices paid were $4.32 on muskrats, $5.78 for raccoon and $17.44 for coyote pelts. For more details on OSTA, pricing and upcoming events, visit osta.org. Tycoon Lake levels loweredThe water level in Gallia County’s Tycoon Lake is being partially lowered so crews can monitor and evaluate a small area of soil movement on the lake’s south dam. According to ODNR engineers, there is no immediate risk of uncontrolled release of water from the 183-acre lake located near Bidwell. The movement of soil material, known as a slide, was discovered by ODNR staff during a routine inspection in mid-February and the affected area measures 55 feet wide and 45 feet long.Workers have covered the affected area with heavy plastic sheeting and sandbags to help reduce its exposure to further precipitation events. The area is monitored daily while ODNR staff looks into the cause of the slide and further response action. Meanwhile, due to the lower water levels, the boat ramp near the south dam is closed. However, once the water level is lowered, the agency is evaluating potential locations for a temporary boat access until the dam repairs are completed, and the lake level is returned to normal. Cuyahoga catches are edibleThe Ohio Environmental Protection Agency recently announced that fish caught in the Cuyahoga River are now safe to eat. It has taken about a year for the proclamation to get legs, as the Ohio EPA previously requested that the federal EPA lift their restrictions after fish tissue samples showed significant health improvements. The U.S. EPA finally eased restrictions on fishing from the Gorge Dam to Lake Erie. The EPA now recommends that if anglers catch fish in that stretch, they consume in accordance with general state guidelines, which essentially suggests no more than one meal per month of fish from the Cuyahoga.Hatchery tours offeredOhioans have the chance to see state fish hatchery operations firsthand and view this year’s fish production in progress when the ODNR Division of Wildlife hosts open houses at all six state fish hatcheries this month. The events are free and open to the public, and they have been timed to showcase fish as they hatch out and are in hatchery production buildings.“Several family-friendly activities will be held at each hatchery, including the opportunity to see fish eggs and fry in the production buildings, as well as juvenile and adult fish in the raceways and ponds,” said Kendra Wecker, chief of the Division of Wildlife. “Other activities vary by location but include casting contests, opportunities to view electrofishing boats and archery activities.”The fish hatchery facilities at Hebron, Senecaville and St. Marys held open houses on April 13,where fish grown include walleye and saugeye, and yellow perch at St. Marys. Pond rearing of catfish and sunfish is also underway there. The facilities at Castalia, Kincaid and London will hold open houses on Saturday, April 27, from noon to 3 p.m. Fish grown and featured in these hatcheries include rainbow trout, muskellunge (Kincaid and London), steelhead (Castalia) and brown trout (London). The following are the open house locations for April 27: Castalia State Fish Hatchery7018 Homegardner RoadCastalia, Ohio 44824419-684-7499 Kincaid State Fish Hatchery7487 State Route 124Latham, Ohio 45646740-493-2717 London State Fish Hatchery2470 Roberts Mill Road SWLondon, Ohio 43140740-852-1412 Get more information about all six of Ohio’s state fish hatcheries atwildlife.ohiodnr.gov/species-and-habitats/fisheries-management.last_img read more

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