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NV: Fishing Report 2/22/2012

LAKE MEAD – Fishing remains slow overall though anglers are picking up a few striped bass in the Vegas Wash area and between Echo Bay and Overton Landing. Boaters are having the best luck. Some anglers are marking fish but can’t get them to bite.LAKE MOHAVE – Angler traffic has been heavy at Willow Beach as eager fishermen search for…

AZ: Urban Fishing Bulletin Feb. 22

Fishing for trout continues to be good to excellent at all Urban Fishing Program waters and trout are being stocked this week. Lakes are stocked every two weeks. Anglers using scented dough baits (such as Power Bait), worms fished near the bottom, or small trout lures have been successful. One important tip to remember, especially when fishing with bait, is…

DE: The Point at Cape Henlopen State Park to close for 2012 beachnesting season

LEWES (Feb. 21, 2012) The Point at Cape Henlopen State Park, including a stretch of ocean beach and dunes, and a half mile along the bay shoreline, will close beginning Thursday, March 1 for the benefit of piping plovers, oystercatchers, least terns and other threatened and endangered beachnesters and migratory shorebirds. The nesting habitat on the ocean side will reopen…

NM: Game Commission to meet Thurday, Feb, in Hobbs

HOBBS – The New Mexico Game Commission will hear discussion and proposals related to young hunter and angler recruitment, river otters and other issues at its first meeting of 2012 on Thursday, Feb. 23, in Hobbs. Thursday’s meeting will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in meeting room A301 of the Hobbs City Hall Annex, 200 East Broadway, in…

NM: Weekly Fishing Report Feb. 21, 2012

This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.NortheastCharette Lakes – Closed for the season and will reopen next spring.Cimarron River – No read on flows due to…

RI: DEM revises regulations so that felt-soled foot gear is prohibited only in state freshwaters

PROVIDENCE – The Department of Environmental Management has filed a technical revision to the 2012-2013 Freshwater Fishing Regulations related to the use of felt-soled foot gear in State waters. DEM’s Division of Fish and Wildlife has modified the regulation prohibiting the use of foot gear with external felt soles so that it applies only to the fresh waters of the…

TX: Fish Hatchery Closure Possible Due to Drought

ATHENS-Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) may temporarily close the Dundee Fish Hatchery near Wichita Falls during the upcoming production season due to a declining water supply. "Although we have not officially made the decision to suspend operations at Dundee for 2012, it looks like we will not have water to operate this spring, and we do not plan to…

Poacher suspected in shooting death of snowy owl

GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) _ Wildlife officials suspect a poacher intentionally shot a snowy owl last week at the Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area near Great Bend.The owl was found last Thursday by Dan Witt, a Hoisington physician and wildlife photographer, about a half-mile from the Kansas Wetlands Education Center. The owl was taken to the Great Bend Raptor Center at…

Hunters killed fewer deer in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Hunters in Iowa killed about 4.5 percent fewer deer during the recent hunting seasons. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says hunters killed about 121,400 deer during the 2011-2012 seasons. Officials say Iowa's deer population has been reduced by about 30 percent from its peak in 2006. Spokesman Dale Garner says deer numbers in many…

LA: LDWF Agents Issue Citations for Illegal Deer Hunting Activity

LOUISIANA (NBC33) – Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agents cited ten Louisiana citizens for alleged deer hunting violations from December of 2011 to February of 2012 in Webster and Bienville parishes. After receiving a public tip about illegal night hunting activities in Webster and Bienville parishes, agents initiated an investigation in December of 2011 that led…

Delaware’s 2011-12 deer harvest down slightly from last season

DOVER (Feb. 21, 2012) – Delaware hunters harvested 13,559 deer during the 2011-12 season, a 4.4 percent drop from the previous season’s 14,183, but well within the harvest totals for the past five years, the DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife announced today. The 2011-12 deer harvest ranks as the seventh all-time highest deer harvest for Delaware. “We expected the…

NM: Online hunting license application help available statewide

Hunters who need access to computers or need help with the Department of Game and Fish online-only license application system can find both at locations statewide beginning Saturday, Feb. 25. Department representatives and staff will be available at 17 locations around the state to help hunters apply for 2012-13 licenses for deer, elk, antelope, oryx, ibex, bighorn sheep, Barbary Sheep…

OR: Managers cancel final weekend of Willamette sturgeon retention

SALEM, Ore. – Fishery managers announced today that the Willamette River downstream from Willamette Falls, including Multnomah Channel and the Gilbert River, will not be open to sturgeon retention on Feb. 24-25. In January, fishery managers had announced a possible four-day retention season to include Feb. 17-18 and Feb 24-25. In just two days, anglers caught 1,535 sturgeon, almost 90…

TX: Nuisance Alligator Hunter Permit Application Deadline March 15

AUSTIN – Nuisance alligator control hunters have until March 15 to apply for a permit under new rules adopted by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission. The new protocol authorizes a permitted control hunter to contract directly with landowner or landowner’s agent (including a political subdivision, governmental entity, or property owner’s association) for a fee or other compensation for the…

CO: Glenwood Springs CPW makes big move

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Glenwood Springs area office, located at 50633 Highway 6 & 24, will permanently close Feb. 27 as the agency prepares to move into its new office located off of the Canyon Creek exit south of Interstate 70, approximately four-and-a-half miles west of Glenwood Springs. The new, state-of-the-art Glenwood Springs Service Center Complex…

CA: DFG Offers One-day Wild Pig Hunting Clinic in April

The California Department of Fish and Game’s (DFG) Advanced Hunter Education Program will offer a pig hunting clinic in King City on Saturday, April 21.The clinic, which is co-sponsored by the Pacific Coast Hunter Education Association, will be held at the Salinas Valley Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $45 and space is limited. Youths 16…

New North Dakota fishing regulations finalized

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ Fishing regulations have been finalized for the next two years in North Dakota.Anglers are required to have new licenses starting April 1. The state Game and Fish Department says licenses go on sale March 1, when the 2012-14 North Dakota Fishing Guide also will become available.Among the notable changes is an increase in the northern pike…

Wolf reintroduction in Mexico off to rocky start

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) _ The reintroduction of Mexican gray wolves to a mountain range just south of the U.S.-Mexico border as part of an effort to re-establish the endangered species is off to a rocky start. Correspondence between Mexican wildlife officials and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service confirmed Tuesday that four out of the five wolves released by Mexico’s…

NC: Bells Church Fishing Area Re-Opens

PITTSBORO, N.C. (Feb. 21, 2011) – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has re-opened the pier at Bells Church Public Fishing Area after staff completed repairs to a broken hinge yesterday.Commission personnel closed the public fishing area, which is located on Jordan Lake in Chatham County, last week after being notified that the hinge connecting the first and second sections of…

MT: Mountain Lion Hunting To Close In District 540

The hunting of all mountain lions in central Montana hunting district 540, which includes portions of Meagher and Wheatland counties, will close at one-half hour after sunset on Tuesday, February 21, 2012.The order halting the hunt came shortly after Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks officials received word that the pre-established harvest quota for the district had been met.For more information,…

ID: Commission increases steelhead limits in Upper Salmon

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission Thursday morning, February 16, increased the bag limits for steelhead in part of the upper Salmon River, effective immediately. The daily limit is six steelhead, 18 in possession and 40 for the spring 2012 steelhead season. The increase affects river sections 15 through 19 on the upper Salmon River from Long Tom Creek –…

ID: Ask Fish and Game: stocking fish

Q. When does Fish and Game start stocking fish, and how can I find out where they are being stocked? A. Fish and Game stocks some waters all year round. Other waters are stocked at various times during the year. For a current stocking report contact the regional Fish and Game office, or go online to: http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/fish/stocking/. Also check the…

ID: Parvovirus found in wolf killed in Hailey

On January 22, a Hailey-area homeowner killed a wolf that had been observed near his house for at least two days and was acting sick or injured. Immediately after killing the wolf, the homeowner notified Idaho Fish and Game. Two Fish and Game officers arrived and retrieved the dead wolf, a juvenile female. The animal was emaciated and had green…

WA: Commission approves Okanogan land purchase

OLYMPIA – The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission approved the purchase of 165 acres of key fish and wildlife habitat in Okanogan County today during a conference call meeting. Purchasing the land, located along the Okanogan River about 20 miles north of Omak, will allow the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) to protect spawning and rearing habitat for…