Staff Report

Governor eases restrictions on motorboats

While the restriction on the use of motorboats was being lifted, other restrictions remain in effect, and any outdoor activity permitted under the order, including boating, must be done in a manner consistent with social distancing. 

Great spring project for kids: Outdoor News Wood Duck Challenge [video]

Since 1989, the Wood Duck Challenge has been an Outdoor News institution that encourages youth under the age of 18 to construct and install a wood duck nesting box. For access to complete plans and instructions, check out this video. Categories: How To’s, Illinois Videos, Michigan Videos, Minnesota Videos, Nature, New York Videos, Ohio Videos, Pennsylvania Videos, Wisconsin Videos, Wood…

Outdoor News video: Ice fishing, catch and release, and the tools to get it done

Ice anglers, do you prefer to release the fish you catch? Here are a few of the proper tools to aid successful catch-and-release on the hard water. Categories: Fishing, How To’s, Ice Fishing, Ice Fishing Tips, Michigan Videos, Minnesota Videos, New York Videos, Ohio Videos, Pennsylvania Videos, Wisconsin Videos Tags: Ice fishing

Outdoor News video: ice fishing with set lines

There are many different ways to catch fish when going out ice fishing. Outdoor News’ Jason Revermann shares his favorite technique ice fishing while using set lines rather than other ways when you’re jumping from hole to hole. Categories: Fishing, How To’s, Ice Fishing, Ice Fishing Tips, Illinois Videos, Michigan Videos, Minnesota Videos, New York Videos, Ohio Videos, Pennsylvania Videos,…

Garmin trolling motor tops ‘Best of Show’ at ICAST

(ICAST photos)Garmin and its Force Trolling Motor earned “Best of Show” at the ICAST New Product Showcase. The award was announced Thursday, July 11 at the 62nd annual ICAST gathering at the sprawling Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. The Garmin trolling motor was selected among the 29 “Best of Category” award-winners, announced the previous day during the New…

Outdoor News writers earn awards

Outdoor News earned three Outdoor Writers Association of America writing awards at the OWAA’s 92nd annual conference, held June 23 in Little Rock, Ark. New York Outdoor News’ Glenn Sapir finished second in the Family Participation/Youth Outdoor Education Category with “Welcoming in a young angler.” And Pennsylvania Outdoor News’ Terry Brady was third in the Fishing Category with “Surfside: Introducing…

‘That is what fishing is all about’ [video]

When you catch the fish of a lifetime but then your dad instincts kick in … Check out this heartfelt video – here posted by VTRND via ViralHog – of a father helping his young son catch the fish of a lifetime. It’s making the rounds on social media, with Facebook views, likes, shares and comments galore, including this one on…

Annual spring fish and wildlife hearings questions, results

For voting results regarding 2019 Wisconsin DNR fish and game proposed rule changes, click here. Total participants were 10,712, including 7,310 who participated online – an option that was offered for the first time in the 2019 annual spring fish and wildlife hearings, held across the state April 8. For related stories, see the May 3 issue of Wisconsin Outdoor…

DNR CO Eugene Wynn laid to rest [videos]

Minnesota DNR Conservation Officer Eugene Wynn, who died in the line of duty last week, was laid to rest Friday, April 26 in Pine City. The service included the ringing of the bells (18 chimes for 18 years of service by Wynn to the DNR) and a pipe band, both captured in videos here by Minnesota Outdoor News Editor Tim…

New York Outdoor News writers, contributors honored

Steve Piatt, editor at New York Outdoor News, was awarded second place in the newspaper columns category for “Out There: Looking Back on That First Longbeard,” which published March 10, 2017.Numerous New York Outdoor News writers and contributors were honored during the New York State Outdoor Writers Association’s annual awards banquet – sponsored by the National Shooting Sports Foundation – Oct. 6…

Illinois fall trout season features six new fisheries

Springfield — Six new sites have been added to the Illinois fall trout fishing season, which opens Oct. 20 at 59 ponds, lakes, and streams throughout the state. The catch-and-release, fly-fishing season will be available at nine sites beginning on Oct. 6. No trout may be kept during the fly-fishing period, but all anglers can keep trout after the opening…

It’s been a record summer of fishing for salmon, trout on Lake Ontario

Capt. Frank Campbell of Niagara Region Charters holds up a 32-pound Niagara Bar king salmon caught by Kyle Kraft of Ohio. (Photo courtesy of Bill Hilts Jr.)Altmar, N.Y. — While the attention is rapidly turning to Lake Ontario’s tributaries for the annual fall spawning run of salmon and trout, it has already been a record-breaking season of fishing on the…