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Recreational red snapper season closes July 21

Recreational red snapper season closes July 21

If you haven’t made it out yet, the red snapper season for recreational anglers fishing from private vessels and for charter captains who do not have a federal reef fish permit is open through July 20, closing July 21. The federal season for for-hire operations with federal reef fish permits is open through July 21, […]
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MDC offering mentored dove hunts for first-time hunters

MDC offering mentored dove hunts for first-time hunters

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Interested in dove hunting but have never given it a try? The Missouri Department of Conservation — in partnership with the National Wild Turkey Federation, Quail Forever, the Missouri Prairie Foundation, The Conservation Federation of Missouri, and private landowners — will provide mentored dove hunts for first-time hunters on 10 fields […]
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Louisiana Red Snapper Landing Estimates Through July 1

Louisiana Red Snapper Landing Estimates Through July 1

The latest catch statistics for recreational red snapper recorded by LA Creel, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ near real-time landings data collection program, are 344,029 pounds, or 46 percent of Louisiana’s allocation of 743,000 pounds. It is important to note that these data do not cover the full Fourth of July holiday week […]
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More hunters applying in Wyoming than in recent history

More hunters applying in Wyoming than in recent history

Cheyenne – Wyoming remains one of the most sought-after hunting destinations in the West. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department saw another increase in hunting applications from both residents and non-residents alike for the May 31 limited quota draw. Overall, applications for resident and non-resident deer and antelope and resident elk increased by 6.95% since […]
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Aquatic Vegetation Enhancement Project on Lake Gaston Continues

Aquatic Vegetation Enhancement Project on Lake Gaston Continues

ROANOKE RAPIDS, N.C. — Since 2013, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, along with volunteers and other entities, has been enhancing native aquatic vegetation in Lake Gaston, a 20,000-acre impoundment located in Halifax, Northampton and Warren counties along the Virginia border. They have constructed fenced-in areas, called exclosures, around the lake and native aquatic vegetation planted […]
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Prepare now for Utah’s archery hunts

Prepare now for Utah’s archery hunts

It’s time to prepare for Utah’s archery elk and deer hunts. Both hunts start Aug. 18. That day might sound like it’s a long way off. But if you want to have a fun and successful hunt, you need to start preparing now. Archery elk permits, which go on sale July 17, are unlimited in […]
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North Dakota Walleye Fingerlings Stocked

North Dakota Walleye Fingerlings Stocked

North Dakota Game and Fish Department fisheries personnel recently stocked nearly 10 million walleye fingerlings in more than 140 waters across the state. “Considering not many went into Lake Sakakawea, this was one of the largest stockings of more than 8 million fingerlings into the smaller fishing waters across the state,” said Jerry Weigel, fisheries […]
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MDWFP and MSU to Host Pond Management Workshop

MDWFP and MSU to Host Pond Management Workshop

MERIDIAN – The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks, (MDWFP) Fisheries Bureau and the Mississippi State University Extension Service are hosting a pond management workshop in Jasper County. The workshop will be held at the Jasper County MSU Extension Office located at 37 B West 8th Avenue in Bay Springs on Thursday, July 19th […]
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Administration Awards Funding for River and Wetland Restoration Projects

Administration Awards Funding for River and Wetland Restoration Projects

WELLFLEET — The Baker-Polito Administration today announced grants totaling $727,000 for river and wetland restoration projects within Truro and Wellfleet, Chilmark, and Duxbury and Marshfield through the Department of Fish and Game’s (DFG) Division of Ecological Restoration’s (DER) Priority Projects Program. The program provides projects with grant funding, project management, and contracted technical services for […]
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Lake Jordan Stocked with Florida Bass

Lake Jordan Stocked with Florida Bass

Recently, the Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Fisheries Section stocked approximately 300,000 Florida largemouth bass into Jordan Reservoir in Elmore County, Ala. The May 2018 stocking is part of a continuing effort to shift the genetics of Alabama’s native Northern largemouth bass population to one with more desirable growth traits. The 1- […]
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Reser Reservoir being drained

Reser Reservoir being drained

Reser Reservoir, a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) reservoir located approximately 18 miles northwest of Chinook, will be slowly drained throughout the summer due to structural damage at the dam. A small washout was observed this spring, and repair and maintenance to the dam is necessary to avoid a complete loss to the structure. Montana […]
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MDC offers two-day basic canoeing class

MDC offers two-day basic canoeing class

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) wants to help newcomers to paddling discover nature on the water by offering a two-day Canoeing Basics course. The class is designed not only to teach the basics, but also give the opportunity to go on a river float to practice and develop paddling skills […]
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Freshwater Mussels Return to the Patapsco

Freshwater Mussels Return to the Patapsco

Freshwater mussels have been absent from the Patapsco River for decades. Now thanks to the collaborative efforts of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, hundreds of mussels have returned to this scenic Maryland river. Over the span of a few days hundreds of individual mussels have been given unique […]
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GFP Eases Archery Equipment Restrictions

GFP Eases Archery Equipment Restrictions

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission removed several archery equipment restrictions at their July meeting in Pierre. The Commission expanded the list of legal equipment and removed a variety of regulations. Modifications of the rules allow archers to make equipment decisions based on personal preference, performance and tailor equipment […]
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DNREC first year finding of West Nile virus in wild birds

DNREC first year finding of West Nile virus in wild birds

DOVER – The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Mosquito Control Section, in conjunction with Delaware’s Division of Public Health and Department of Agriculture, has announced the first detection this year of West Nile virus (WNV) in wild birds, indicating the recurrence of this mosquito-borne disease in Delaware. WNV was detected in the first […]
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