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Judge Orders Cleveland to Stop Enforcing Local Gun Laws

Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Brian Corrigan has ordered Cleveland to stop any enforcement of 19 separate local gun control ordinances, effective immediately.

Buckeye Firearms Foundation is the lead Plaintiff in the case, which was filed in early 2009.

Washington Wolf Plan Revised

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has revised a draft plan for state wolf recovery and management, and will conduct more public review later this year.

The draft state Wolf Conservation and Management Plan was revised after scientific peer review and an earlier public input process, which concluded last year.

Due to Flooding Concerns South Dakota GFPC Meeting Revised

Flooding concerns have revised the agenda and location for the June Game, Fish and Parks Commission meeting.

The GFP Commission will meet by teleconference on Thursday, June 2, beginning at 1 p.m. CDT.

There will be three sites open to the public who wish to be part of the teleconference: The Mathew's Training Center in the Foss Building at 523 East Capitol Avenue in Pierre; the Lewis and Clark Recreation Area Park Office at 43349 SD Highway 52 in Yankton; and the Rapid City Public Library Meeting Room B at 610 Quincy Street.

Pennsylvania Game Commissioners Set to Meet June 27-28

Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today announced that the Board of Game Commissioners will hold its upcoming meeting on June 27-28, in the auditorium of the agency's Harrisburg headquarters at 2001 Elmerton Ave., just off the Progress Avenue exit of Interstate 81 in Harrisburg.

On Monday, June 27, the Board will gather public comments and hear Game Commission staff reports beginning at 8:30 a.m. Doors will open at 7:45 a.m. Registration for those interested in offering public testimony – limited to five minutes – also will begin at that time.

Oregon F&W Commission Meeting June 2nd and 3rd

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission will meet Thursday and Friday, June 2 and 3, at ODFW Headquarters in Salem to consider 2012 big game regulations and new rules for hunting dog trainers and wildlife rehabilitators.

Delisting of Wolves in 8 States Begins

On the heels of legislation passed last month with the support of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) as part of the FY 2011 budget agreement, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced this week that it is lifting Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections for 5,500 grey wolves in eight states in the Northern Rockies and Great Lakes and has published a proposed rule to remove gray wolves from ESA designation in the Western Great Lakes.

Tennessee WRC Agenda Includes Hunting Season Approval

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission will set the state's 2011-12 hunting seasons at its upcoming meeting on May 19-20 at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Ray Bell Region II Building.

TWRA officials previewed their recommendations for the 2011-12 hunting and trapping seasons at the commission's April meeting. The recommendations feature several significant changes.

Michigan Voices Support for Removal of Wolves From Endangered Species List

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources voiced its support for a federal proposal to remove wolves in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota from the endangered species list and return wolf management to the state.

Vermont to Discuss Moose Hunting Permit Allocations

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Board will hold two public hearings next week to discuss the 2011 allocation of moose hunting permits.

The meetings will be held Monday, May 2, at the Brighton Town Hall, 49 Mill Street Extension, in Island Pond and Thursday, May 5 in the Spaulding High School auditorium, 155 Ayers Street, in Barre. Both hearings start at 7 p.m.

Utah Considers 30 Deer Hunt Units

A big change awaits Utah's deer hunters in 2012: Instead of hunting buck deer in five large regions, they'll hunt deer in smaller areas called units.

Biologists with the Division of Wildlife Resources are recommending 30.