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Michigan DNR offers women's handgun course for a concealed pistol license

The Department of Natural Resources' Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program is offering a handgun class for women interested in obtaining a concealed pistol license (CPL). Taking place at the Caledonia Sportsman's Club in Alto on April 14-15, the program will include a basic class for the beginner as well as the course required by state law to obtain a Michigan…

WA: Public can now report wolf activities using WDFW’s new online system

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) now has an online reporting system for receiving information from the public about the state’s growing wolf population. Anyone who believes they have seen a wolf, heard one howl, or found other evidence of wolves anywhere in the state is encouraged to file a report on WDFW’s website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/conservation/gray_wolf/reporting/….

NJ: Skillful Angler Awards Winners

The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife has announced the winners of the 2011 Skillful Angler Awards Program. The program honors anglers who catch both freshwater and marine fish that are not quite record size, but are large enough to have tested the angler’s skill and be worthy of recognition. The Skillful Angler program highlights the great fishing opportunities found…

SD: Elk Hunting Seasons Proposed

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Game Fish and Parks Commission has proposed several changes for South Dakota elk hunting seasons. The proposals are as follows: · Custer State Park (CSP) Early Archery Elk tags would remain at three “any elk” licenses · There would be no antlerless licenses available for the CSP Firearms Season · CSP Later Archery Elk…

SD: GFP Finalizes Public Water Markings and Zones and Motorboat Rules

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Game Fish and Parks Commission has ordered no-wake zones on several bodies of water in the state. The Commission created no-wake zones on: · Richmond Lake (Brown County) during periods of high water · Mina Lake (Edmunds County) during periods of high water · Lake Mitchell (Davison County) during periods of high water; the…

SD: Special Buck Hunting Seasons Finalized

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission has finalized 2012 Special Buck hunting seasons with no changes in structure from the 2011 seasons. The Commission had earlier recommended increases in the number of resident and nonresident West River Special Buck licenses from 500 to 600, and increasing the $500 nonresident fee to $600. Those proposals were…