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Tuesday, May 28th, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

February 2, 2024

Boater safety course deadline looming in New York under Brianna’s Law

Attention all boaters! Time is running out for you to complete a boating safety class in New York State, depending on your age. It’s the law.
This is the fourth and final year for the phased-in culmination of Brianna’s Law, requiring all recreational boaters to take a boating safety class. As of right now, anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 1978, or later must have completed and passed a state-approved boating safety class if you want to operate a motorboat in New York State this year.

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Looming USFWS sturgeon Endangered Species List decision becoming a hot topic in Wisconsin

The potential of seeing lake sturgeon added to the federal Endangered Species List (ESL), thanks to a lawsuit filed by a protectionist group, has touched a nerve among Wisconsin sturgeon enthusiasts.
Judging from the more than 500 people who filled the Stockbridge High School gym Jan. 22 and the introduction of a bill that could keep Wisconsin sturgeon off the ESL and spearing and hook-and-line seasons in place, these ancient fish have quickly become the state’s latest hot-button conservation issue.

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Ask a Fisheries Biologist: What do we learn from a species count during surveys?

After ‘what’s the biggest fish you got?’ the next most common question we get about surveys might be, ‘How many different species did you get?’ I appreciate that people share a fascination for fish diversity. Getting surprising fish in surveys is a favorite part of my job.

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Buying your first crossbow in 2024? There are important things you need to know

Every year after the first few weeks of the archery deer-hunting season, there are broken crossbows occupying space in a back room at the Archery County shop in Waite Park, Minn.
Hunters drop them off to be fixed – broken cams, cables, strings, and limbs. Many are upset, believing they had a product that could hold up to normal wear and tear.
Brandon Looman, a manager at Archery County, said he saw more situations like this than he has in prior years this past October. It’s a by-product of more people using crossbows for the first time.

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Jim Abrams pens history of the Ohio Division of Wildlife

It is surprising to learn that the first woman to serve as an Ohio game warden, Rosetta Zimmerman, patrolled 25 miles a day on horseback in the state’s southwestern bailiwicks, a Smith & Wesson .38 revolver on her hip and a long knife on her belt – a century ago.
Or that fish reared in state hatcheries early on were delivered in a special railroad box car dubbed the “Buckeye Fish Car” and emblazoned with “Fish and Game” on each side. Those anecdotes and more are part and parcel of Jim Abrams’ new volume, A Crusade for Conservation.

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