Staff and News Reports

Arkansas hunters, get your deer tested for CWD – and win a lifetime of hunting and fishing

LITTLE ROCK — Getting your deer tested for chronic wasting disease not only is free through the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, it might even land you a free hunting and fishing for life. Thanks to a donation from the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation, every Arkansas resident who has their harvested deer tested for CWD this year will be…

BHA rewards hunter who reported illegal wilderness helicopter

MISSOULA, Mont. – Backcountry Hunters & Anglers has issued a reward to John Morris, the Montana horseman who recently captured images of a pilot using a private helicopter to access a fishing hole in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex. Morris’s photos resulted in the pilot’s conviction, qualifying him for a monetary award via BHA’s Reward Fund. The million-acre Bob Marshall Wilderness…

Water-based sports have new tools to fight invasives

White Bear Lake, Minn. — Wildlife Forever is proud to announce the release of the new Clean In – Clean Out Roadside Station. This waterless cleaning station empowers watercraft users with self-service hand tools to properly Clean, Drain, and Dry boats, trailers and equipment. Clean Drain Dry Initiative signage prompts users to follow the scientifically supported best management practices to prevent the…

Northland Fishing Tackle acquires Bagley Bait Company

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Northland Fishing Tackle CEO Gregg Wollner has announces the acquisition of Bagley Bait Company. Bagley Bait Company will transition operations to Northland’s headquarters in Bemidji, Minn. Along with Bagley Bait Company, legendary lure designer Jarmo Rapala now joins the team at Northland. For more information about Northland Fishing Tackle, go to https://www.northlandtackle.com. To learn more about Bagley Bait Company,…

Pass It On-Outdoor Mentors receives grant from Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Outdoor Fund

Wichita, Kan. — Outdoor Mentors announced that the Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Outdoor Fund will be making a donation to be used by Pass It On-Outdoor Mentors to further their Shooting Sports Outreach Program. Launched in Kansas in 2019, the Shooting Sports Outreach Program engages student‐athletes involved in the shooting sports with hunting and fishing opportunities. Between the Scholastic…