While there is some good news, biologists still do not have a firm estimate of the Lake Champlain sturgeon population, and a recovery plan released in 2016 estimated it could be half a century or longer before the population reaches the level where they could be fished.
The plan proposes regulatory changes and new actions to minimize the risk of CWD entering or spreading in New York state, the DEC says.
To put more fish in the boat this spring, use electronics and switch tactics until you identify a hot technique
Still, the excitement surrounding turkey hunting is the very reason we arise in the middle of the night and head out into the turkey woods.
And toe tracks along muddy trails or other soft areas can be good indicators of turkeys, as well as fresh droppings, and they’re just as good as a gobble for betraying silent toms.
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So far, so good this season, but learning to adapt to conditions can make or break your fishing trip.
While turkey numbers are clearly driven primarily by production in the spring and Mother Nature, there are other factors playing into the decline.
Four Minnesotans also named honorable mention; Great Lakes region has strong presence.
Pare down your selection for this spring hunting season to maximize your gobbler conversations.
I at least hope for a calm day with no wind, even if the air is cold, so as to drift over the deep holes with a number of lure presentations.
In making the announcement, Zinke, presents a ceremonial check to the Wisconsin DNR for nearly $35 million while visiting the Horicon Marsh State Wildlife Area.
Clever new apps pique interest in the out-of-doors via smartphones for kids and adults alike.
Boost your gobbler-hunting odds this spring by splurging on a quality fake wild turkey decoy.
Survey results, as well as data on deer impacts on forest regeneration, will be used to guide deer population management decisions. Previously, the DEC used citizen task forces to involve state residents in the process.
The heaviest bear reported to state officials was 550 pounds. It was killed in the town of Lexington in Greene County.
Projects for this year include completing the upgrades to Niagara Falls State Park, the first state park in the nation.
Ornithologists tell us birds only get about 20 percent of their food needs from backyard feeders, but these feeders can be very important during periods of extreme cold or when ice covers food sources.
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