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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | March 30, 1997
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is setting hunting seasons and bag limits for waterfowl this fall, and while it is almost set in cement that there will be no days for migratory Canada geese in the Atlantic Flyway, there are some interesting possibilities for duck hunters.Last year, with predictions of a fine fall flight of ducks, the USFWS chose a combination of liberal bag limits and seasons. In Maryland, that resulted in a 50-day season and a bag limit of four ducks per day.But many hunters in the state will admit they rarely came close to getting a limit, despite the great numbers of ducks that were expected to be flying south last fall.
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By Roger Moore and Roger Moore,Orlando Sentinel | September 29, 2006
Animation fans, young and old, know that there is but one question for cartoon critters, one basic truth worth pondering in an imponderable universe. That is, is it "Wabbit season," or "Duck season"? Open Season (Sony Pictures) Voiced by Martin Lawrence, Ashton Kutcher, Billy Connolly, Debra Messing, Gary Sinise. Directed by Roger Allers, Jill Culton. Rated PG. Time 89 minutes.
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By JOHN ANDERSON and JOHN ANDERSON,NEWSDAY | April 7, 2006
Two adolescent friends, trading affectionate vulgarities, play violent video games under the aliases "Bush" and "bin Laden" (the latter, naturally, being the nom de guerre of choice). Their teenage neighbor barges in to bake herself a birthday cake. And the pizza guy is there long enough to deliver his entire life's history/philosophy, while just hoping to get paid. Summing up Duck Season is a simple enough affair but hardly does justice to this ironic, carefully crafted comedy, the latest indication that Mexican cinema is in one of its spasmodic periods of renaissance.
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By JOHN ANDERSON and JOHN ANDERSON,NEWSDAY | April 7, 2006
Two adolescent friends, trading affectionate vulgarities, play violent video games under the aliases "Bush" and "bin Laden" (the latter, naturally, being the nom de guerre of choice). Their teenage neighbor barges in to bake herself a birthday cake. And the pizza guy is there long enough to deliver his entire life's history/philosophy, while just hoping to get paid. Summing up Duck Season is a simple enough affair but hardly does justice to this ironic, carefully crafted comedy, the latest indication that Mexican cinema is in one of its spasmodic periods of renaissance.
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By Roger Moore and Roger Moore,Orlando Sentinel | September 29, 2006
Animation fans, young and old, know that there is but one question for cartoon critters, one basic truth worth pondering in an imponderable universe. That is, is it "Wabbit season," or "Duck season"? Open Season (Sony Pictures) Voiced by Martin Lawrence, Ashton Kutcher, Billy Connolly, Debra Messing, Gary Sinise. Directed by Roger Allers, Jill Culton. Rated PG. Time 89 minutes.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | November 5, 1995
A citizens task force appointed by the Department of Natural Resources has developed and forwarded to the state a list of recommendations to control an expanding black bear population the western sections of the state.Over the past three months, the task force has discussed ways to control or offset increasing losses of livestock, trees, grain and bee hives by Garrett County landowners.The recommendations of the task force are:* That DNR maintain its current black bear depredation policy with increased emphasis on education and technical support and advice.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | January 11, 1998
As I walked out of the marsh -- mud sucking at my waders, shotgun cased, decoys bagged and that damned dog constantly underfoot -- I knew another winter morning had been warm, windless and wasted.What had become of the promise of duck season?Late last summer, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service predicted record fall flights of ducks for most of the United States, based on high breeding population and production surveys.There was, however, a caveat in the annual USFWS waterfowl population report: Nesting areas in Eastern Canada had been inundated by rainfall and snow melt last spring, and breeding success could be off because of flooded habitat.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | August 23, 1998
The Department of Natural Resources last week presented its proposed waterfowl seasons and bag limits for 1998-1999, including an extended season for resident Canada geese in certain parts of the state and the possibility of a longer October split for duck season.Maryland seasons are set within a framework established by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which sets the maximum season length, largest bag limits and earliest and latest season openings and closings.While the federal framework allows a six-duck daily bag limit, DNR again is proposing a basic bag of four and two bonus teal per day in any of the three season splits.
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By LONNY WEAVER | November 22, 1992
Despite another year of dire goose predictions, numbers appear to be reasonably good on the lower Eastern Shore this year.In fact, Ray Marshall, who runs one of the top waterfowl guide services in the nation, told me that for the first time in a number of years his early-season bookings aren't looking too bad."Of course, I've had to revise my operation a little in order to attract gunners. A couple of years ago, you'll recall, I began offering released mallard shoots that have proven to be quite successful," he said.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | September 6, 1998
After a pair of public meetings last month, DNR has finalized its waterfowl hunting seasons and bag limits for 1998-99 and submitted them to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for approval.Among the significant changes submitted are a longer October split in the duck season and more days open for canvasbacks later in the season.The October split for ducks will run Oct. 10-17, including two Saturdays.Canvasbacks will be open to hunting during the third split of the season, Dec. 14-Jan. 20."
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | September 2, 1999
The Department of Natural Resources yesterday submitted its final proposals for waterfowl seasons to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, including a 60-day duck season with five-duck bag limit. Duck hunters will be allowed to take one additional teal during duck season, bringing the total bag to six. The USFWS has allowed Maryland to extend the snow goose season to 107 days, with the last of three splits ending March 10. Split dates for snow geese are Oct. 16-Nov. 26, Dec. 6-Jan.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | September 6, 1998
After a pair of public meetings last month, DNR has finalized its waterfowl hunting seasons and bag limits for 1998-99 and submitted them to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for approval.Among the significant changes submitted are a longer October split in the duck season and more days open for canvasbacks later in the season.The October split for ducks will run Oct. 10-17, including two Saturdays.Canvasbacks will be open to hunting during the third split of the season, Dec. 14-Jan. 20."
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | August 23, 1998
The Department of Natural Resources last week presented its proposed waterfowl seasons and bag limits for 1998-1999, including an extended season for resident Canada geese in certain parts of the state and the possibility of a longer October split for duck season.Maryland seasons are set within a framework established by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which sets the maximum season length, largest bag limits and earliest and latest season openings and closings.While the federal framework allows a six-duck daily bag limit, DNR again is proposing a basic bag of four and two bonus teal per day in any of the three season splits.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | January 11, 1998
As I walked out of the marsh -- mud sucking at my waders, shotgun cased, decoys bagged and that damned dog constantly underfoot -- I knew another winter morning had been warm, windless and wasted.What had become of the promise of duck season?Late last summer, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service predicted record fall flights of ducks for most of the United States, based on high breeding population and production surveys.There was, however, a caveat in the annual USFWS waterfowl population report: Nesting areas in Eastern Canada had been inundated by rainfall and snow melt last spring, and breeding success could be off because of flooded habitat.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | August 17, 1997
Maryland again is opting for conservative duck hunting seasons this fall and winter, proposing a four-bird limit instead of a six-bird bag possible under the federal framework.The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service sets the maximum allowable season lengths and bag limits, but states adjust their seasons to best suit the population trends of waterfowl and to meet the needs of hunters."Before making final season selections, the department will incorporate public comments obtained at three public meetings," said Department of Natural Resources Secretary John R. Griffin.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | March 30, 1997
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is setting hunting seasons and bag limits for waterfowl this fall, and while it is almost set in cement that there will be no days for migratory Canada geese in the Atlantic Flyway, there are some interesting possibilities for duck hunters.Last year, with predictions of a fine fall flight of ducks, the USFWS chose a combination of liberal bag limits and seasons. In Maryland, that resulted in a 50-day season and a bag limit of four ducks per day.But many hunters in the state will admit they rarely came close to getting a limit, despite the great numbers of ducks that were expected to be flying south last fall.
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By Bill Burton | October 17, 1991
This weekend ...* If only tomorrow is like yesterday sounds like the name of an old love song, but today it's being sung by those planning on shooting the first of the Maryland two-day early duck hunt. With dark morning skies, a definite chill in the air and brisk north winds, yesterday's weather was for the ducks.Mallards appear to be the best bet; no black ducks can be taken until the second segment of the three-way split season Nov. 28-29. Bag limits are three a day, but no more than one hen mallard, one pintail, one redhead and two woodies.
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By Bill Burton | November 29, 1991
This weekend ...* Busy days. Today marks the end of the second two-day duck season split, also the end of the first half of the Canada and snow goose seasons. And tomorrow, the modern firearms season starts for deer across the state.I look for either Garrett or Allegany County to lead the state with kills well over 3,000 -- and Washington, Frederick and maybe even Dorchester could reach that plateau. Kent -- where overall the biggest and best antlered bucks roam -- could repeat 1989's hunting and get back into the 2,000 category, and don't be surprised if Worcester and Carroll make it for the first time.
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By Mike Klingaman and Mike Klingaman,SUN STAFF | January 17, 1996
CAMBRIDGE -- Ordell Braase crouches in a cold, damp duck blind -- shotgun in hand, hunting dog underfoot. Twilight is nigh; mallards move just before sunset, and Braase is poised for the afternoon flight.Cautiously, he peeks over the icy marsh grass. Nothing moves, save for a dozen decoys bobbing in the cove on the choppy Little Blackwater River. Braase, former Baltimore Colt, sighs and sinks back down. He is waiting for the game to start. Shooting for that first down.Braase, a hunter for most of his 63 years, is patient.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | November 5, 1995
A citizens task force appointed by the Department of Natural Resources has developed and forwarded to the state a list of recommendations to control an expanding black bear population the western sections of the state.Over the past three months, the task force has discussed ways to control or offset increasing losses of livestock, trees, grain and bee hives by Garrett County landowners.The recommendations of the task force are:* That DNR maintain its current black bear depredation policy with increased emphasis on education and technical support and advice.
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