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SD: GFP Commission Sets Pheasant, Other Hunting Seasons

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission has established 2012 hunting season dates, including those for pheasants. Pheasant Season will open Oct. 20 and run through Jan. 6. Shooting hours will be noon through sunset the first week of the season, and beginning Oct. 27 will be 10 a.m. to sunset. The bag limit will be…

NC: Roanoke River Ramps Renovated

RALEIGH, N.C. (March 8, 2011) — Just in time for shad and striped bass spawning runs, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has completed renovations to the Gaston Boating Access Area in Northampton County. With that, the Commission has renovated 9 of its 10 sites along the Roanoke River, known for its premier striped bass fishing and equally enjoyable shad fishing,…

NE: Game and Parks Announces Spring Trout Stocking Schedule

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will stock catchable-size rainbow trout in several city ponds and lakes across the state this month. The schedule, subject to change depending on conditions, includes date, location, approximate time of stocking, and quantity: March 14 – Niobrara State Park (SP) Ponds, 1, 000. March 15 – CenturyLink Lake, Eugene T. Mahoney SP, 2,500; Windmill…

MT: FWP Seeks Public Comment On Open Water Fishing Contests

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on a proposed open water fishing contest, the Mister Pike Classic on Seeley and Salmon Lake, June 9-10. Participants in this contest must comply with state fishing regulations, including daily and possession limits. Most contests require catch-and-release fishing and participants in these contests may not keep any fish. FWP may approve,…

MT: New Peregrine Falcon-Take Rules Approved

Montana’s Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission today approved new rules for peregrine falcon take for the 2012 and 2013 seasons. The new rules limit participation to residents and nonresidents who have general and master falconer classifications. Properly licensed falconers annually have a limited opportunity to take wild peregrine falcons for falconry purposes. In the practice of falconry, falconers may take…

MT: FWP Seeks Public Comment On Upland Game Bird Program Rule Changes

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on proposed revisions to the rules that guide Montana’s Upland Game Bird Enhancement Program. The proposed revisions are needed to implement the new UGBE Program strategic plan endorsed by the FWP Commission in 2011. “The strategic plan and rule changes are the result of a two-year process that included extensive guidance…

MO: Discover nature with MDC through women’s outdoor-skills workshop

JEFFERSON CITY Mo — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites women to get hands-on training in various outdoor skills at its “Discover Nature Women Summer Workshop” June 1-3 at the Windermere Conference Center along the Lake of the Ozarks in Roach, Mo. The workshop provides a safe and friendly environment where women receive hands-on outdoor-skills training at the beginner…

Dates Announced for Alabama Forestry Camp 2012

The 2012 Alabama Forestry Camp, in its fifteenth year, is coming up soon. Held at the Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund’s Rural Training Center in Sumter County near Epes, Alabama, the camp will run from Sunday, June 3, through Thursday, June 7. Designed for high school students interested in forestry, conservation, and/or natural resources, this five-day camp introduces basic…

GA: Claxton Rattlesnake & Wildlife Fest Promises Wild Time

Rattlesnakes from three states. Exhibits by zoos, wildlife nonprofits and animal rescue groups. Fun, from archery shoots to a fishing simulator, and education, including a birds of prey program by Georgia Southern University and a cutaway display promoting Canoochee River conservation. All this and much more is in store at the Claxton Rattlesnake & Wildlife Festival this weekend. No wonder…

GA: Altamaha WMA Has Best Waterfowl Season Ever

The 2011-2012 waterfowl season at Altamaha Wildlife Management Area was the best on record for the WMA! More than 750 hunters harvested 1,669 ducks on the quota area — Butler Island where green-winged teal, blue-winged teal and ring-necked ducks were the most abundant of the 17 species harvested. Many species were also harvested on Champney and Rhetts Islands too. Categories:…

TN: Predator Ticket Winners

Names have been drawn and e-mails have gone out to the winners in the first wave of our Predators tickets giveaway. Did you win? Check your e-mail! Congratulations to our 4 winners! We will have another drawing coming up before the end of the month, so if you didn’t win you still have another chance! Be on the lookout for…

CO: PWC extends OHV enforcement pilot program

DENVER – The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission approved $300,000 in funding to extend a pilot program designed to monitor compliance with off-highway vehicle regulations and rejected a citizen petition to allow air rifles as a legal means of hunting furbearers during its monthly meeting on Thursday. During 2011, State Trails Program Manager Tom Morrissey said teams of law enforcement…

UT: Fishing Report DWR Northern Region March 08, 2012

BEAR LAKE: (March 08) Biologist Scott Tolentino reports that there is open water across the lake. You can launch a boat at the Utah State Park marina, Rainbow Cove and Spinnaker Point marina. Ice is stacked up along the shoreline at First Point, which is preventing launches from that ramp. There is about five inches of new snow on the…

ND: Game and Fish Urges Early Fish House Removal

While the deadline for removing permanent fish houses from North Dakota lakes is March 15, the state Game and Fish Department is urging anglers to get their houses off the ice as soon as possible. Given the current weather forecast of temperatures in the 50s or 60s through March 15, department enforcement division chief Robert Timian says that ice conditions…

CO: Western Slope hunters offered license advice

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – Whether you are a novice hunter or have years of experience, if you have questions about applying for a license to hunt in Colorado, the staff at Colorado Parks and Wildlife is inviting you to a free, one-night Big Game Hunting License Workshop, Tuesday, March 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. at 711 Independent Avenue in…

OK: Wildlife Department offers a new summer internship opportunity

The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation is looking for an intern to work directly on projects committed to species of greatest conservation need that are not hunted or fished in the state. The position is part of the Wildlife Department’s Wildlife Diversity program and will allow students to work in fisheries, information and education and wildlife divisions and gain an…

UT: Fishing Report DWR Northeastern Region March 08, 2012

BIG SANDWASH RESERVOIR: (March 08) There haven’t been any recent reports from anglers about fishing or ice conditions. BROUGH RESERVOIR: (March 08) The ice is starting to break up, and there were some fishable areas of open water along the eastern bank as of Tuesday. The remaining ice is unstable. The reservoir has special catch-and-release regulations. You must use flies…

AR: Weekly Fishing Report March 07, 2012

Fishing Highlight of the Week: Lake Dunn in Village Creek State Park near Wynne produced a 16 pound, 5 ounce largemouth Feb. 28. If everything holds, this will be the new state record largemouth bass, surpassing Aaron Mardis’ 16 pound, 4 ounce largemouth caught March 2, 1976 at Mallard Lake. Click the link to read this week’s Arkansas Outdoors newsletter…

NJ: Dash for the trash cleanup of Delaware River and Bay

TRENTON – Volunteers from a host of organizations such as scout troops, schools, businesses, and environmental and nonprofit groups, as well as local residents will fan out across portions of the Delaware River and Bay from Sussex to Cape May counties on March 10-18 to clean up litter and debris as part of the first-ever Dash for the Trash. Dash…

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and State Agencies Release 2011 Annual Report for the Northern Rocky Mountain Wolf Population

The 2011 Interagency Annual Report for the Northern Rocky Mountain Distinct Population Segment (NRM DPS), compiled by cooperating federal, state and tribal agencies, estimates that the NRM population increased to 1,774 wolves and 109 breeding pairs. The NRM area includes all of Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, the eastern one-third of Washington and Oregon and a small portion of north central Utah….