Sunday, March 26th, 2023
Sunday, March 26th, 2023

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March 18, 2023

Commentary: Societal changes from COVID may affect game and fish management

Now more than ever, it seems prudent (and in the self-interest of hunters, anglers, trappers, and state natural resources agencies) to explain and market the benefits of consumptive use to the non-hunting public (perhaps with emphasis on suburbanizing areas).
Because new residents in rural areas are fleeing urban areas and seeking new, more desirable places to live, there is an opportunity (and a need) to promote awareness that license dollars not only benefit game species but also provide more and better opportunities for birding, hiking, biking, kayaking, and other non-consumptive recreational activities.

With opener on the horizon, Illinois trout anglers have options due to DNR stocking

When the 2023 Illinois spring catchable trout season opens April 1 at 58 sites, more than 80,000 DNR-stocked rainbows will be up for grabs.
Again this spring, a special catch-and-release portion of the trout season opened two weeks earlier, this year on March 18. During this period, which was implemented with a focus on fly fishermen, no trout may be kept.

Consider this advice before buying a used boat

Timing the market is something financial advisors rarely recommend, but can an angler make an educated guess at when he or she should time a used boat purchase? How about private or dealer purchases? What models hold their values best?
The answer, according to Alan Bell, co-owner of Cedar Lake Sales, in West Bend, Wis., is that anglers need to consider multiple things before writing a check.

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