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Sunday, December 10th, 2023

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

May 18, 2023

Commentary: U.S. House bills would weaken, strip funding from Land and Water Conservation Fund

Backcountry Hunters & Anglers is strongly criticizing four bills in the U.S. House of Representatives that take aim at the Land and Water Conservation Fund and the Great American Outdoors Act, the bipartisan law that ensures continued LWCF funding.
Together, the four bills would hamstring the ability of public land-management agencies to strategically acquire areas of important fish and wildlife habitat and places key to public access.

Is year-round bass fishing in Minnesota coming soon?

When Minnesota’s inland game fish season began last Saturday, the open season for both largemouth and smallmouth bass opened, too. But outside the Northeast Zone, the bass season was catch and release only until May 27, when anglers are allowed to keep bass across the rest of the state.

But in a couple of years, under a proposal from the state DNR, things could change on the bass-fishing front.

Avoid these five common mistakes made by muskie anglers

I pulled the line above the reel to check the drag and found it paid out easily, much too loose to get hooks into a big fish.
As the guide, I made the mistake of not checking my client’s drag before we started fishing. In my defense, my client was a veteran of dozens of fishing tournaments, so I figured he knew better. In the 30-plus years I have taught fishing schools and guided fishermen, I’ve seen them make a lot of mistakes. Following are the five most common. Fortunately, all are easily corrected.

After a year on the job, New York Fish and Wildlife Director looks back, and especially ahead

Early in 2022, Dr. Jackie Lendrum was appointed as the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Director of Fish & Wildlife, coming from DEC’s Division of Water. After more than a year on the job, she recently took some time to sit down with New York Outdoor News to talk about what’s transpired in the past year-plus, and also what New York’s sporting community can expect in the future.

Illinois Aquatic Nuisance Species Program goes to Washington in efforts to halt invasive carp

As an aspiring young biologist in college, I had a singular focus of becoming a district fisheries biologist. After 30 plus years in the fisheries profession, I can unironically say that my time spent as a district biologist is best measured in months instead of years.
Good leaders have a way of encouraging you to step outside your comfort zone and accept new challenges you don’t quite think you’re ready for, and I have been blessed to work for a number of those leaders.

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