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CO: Turkey hunting 101 March 14

DENVER – Just in time for the March 15 sale of unlimited turkey tags, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering a Turkey Hunting 101. This basic seminar on hunting wild turkeys will provide basic instruction on gear, calls, habitat, and habitats, as well as tips and techniques for the novice to take to the field in April. Join us and…

CO: Elk huntng 101 March 12

DENVER – Are you planning on hunting elk for the first time in 2012 and are looking for information on where to hunt, how to draw, and how to best prepare for this unique hunting experience? Join us for an introduction to elk hunting in Colorado. This seminar is limited to 75 people so register early!   WHO: Anyone  …

CO: Bear hunting workshop planned in Montrose

MONTROSE, Colo. — If you’ve ever wanted to hunt bears or if you want to improve your chances of harvesting one, plan to attend a workshop sponsored by Colorado Parks and Wildlife on March 10 in Montrose.   Tony Bonacquista, a district wildlife manager and experienced bear hunter, will lead the presentation on hunting Colorado’s black bears. He’ll discuss bear…

UT: Fishing Report DWR Northern Region February 24, 2012

BEAR LAKE: (February 16) Biologist Scott Tolentino reports that Bear Lake still has quite a bit of floating ice, mainly concentrated in the area north of Garden City. The fishing is red hot! There is a lot of ice off the Utah State Park Marina and launching is not recommended there, but boats can be launched at First Point, Rainbow…

CO: Wildlife Area named to honor water leaders

MONTE VISTA, Colo. — To pay tribute to two former community leaders who advocated for land and water conservation in the San Luis Valley, Colorado Parks and Wildlife has renamed a portion of the Rio Grande State Wildlife Area in their honor.   Doug Shriver and Ray Wright, native sons of the San Luis Valley who were farmers, conservationists and…

UT: Big game hunt applications due by March 1, 2012

Don’t wait to apply Time is running out to get your application in to hunt big game animals in Utah this fall. Time is running out to get your application in to hunt big game in Utah this fall. You must apply no later than 11 p.m. on March 1. Applications to hunt big game—including deer—are due through wildlife.utah.gov no…

NJ: Trout in the classroom program offers New Jersey students and appreciation of nature and conservation

 TRENTON –The DEP’s Division of Fish and Wildlife is inviting schools and teachers statewide to incorporate an exciting outdoors program into their classrooms, as part of a multi-faceted curriculum offering that can help develop a respect and better understanding of New Jersey’s expansive natural offerings and the importance of conservation. The Trout in the Classroom (TIC) is a science-based program…

NH: Unprepared Hikers Rescued from Blue Job Mountain

CONCORD, N.H. – N.H. Fish and Game Conservation Officers and staff from the Strafford and Farmington Police and Fire Departments last night participated in a search for four hikers on Blue Job Mountain. The group was found and escorted back to the parking lot a little after midnight this morning, Friday, February 24. Three men in their early 20s had…

NJ: DEP leading response to refinery oil tank leak in Gloucester County, spill contained on-site

(12/P16) TRENTON — A large spill from an oil tank at the Paulsboro Refining Company facility in Gloucester County is not expected to impact the Delaware River or local water supplies. Air monitoring also indicates there should be no health effects from odors caused by the spill. The Department of Environmental Protection in cooperation with various state and local agencies…

UT: Angler catches record tiger trout

Scofield Reservoir fish smashes previous state record Scofield — It looks like a new state record tiger trout has been caught in Utah. Last week—after a day of fishing at Scofield Reservoir in central Utah—an excited Trent Peery dropped by the Division of Wildlife Resources’ office in Springville. A resident of Santaquin, Peery stopped by the office to ask fisheries…

VT: Three New State Record Fish Caught in 2011

The waters of Vermont continue to prove just how productive they can be for the trophy angler. In 2011, three new state records were established for burbot, pumpkinseed sunfish and white sucker. In February 2011, Patrick Woodward caught the first state record fish of the year, a 5.63-pound Burbot from Lake Champlain. In April, Brian Cadoret caught a 5.32-pound white…

GA: Trout Fishing Provides Opportunities Throughout the Year

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (2/22/2012) The crisp, swift-flowing waters of north Georgia’s rivers and creeks offer an abundance of trout angling opportunities this winter. Home to some of the southeast’s finest trout streams and three species of trout – rainbow, brown and brook trout – Georgia claims nearly 4,000 miles of streams, and more than half lie in the northern part…

GA: Winter Fishing for Crappie Yields Rewards

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (2/22/2012) The brief Georgia winter provides a great opportunity to get excellent results for crappie fishing, and several reservoirs across the state offer rewards for anglers willing to brave the bitter cold temperatures. “Anglers searching for winter crappie need to concentrate on the ‘hot spots’,” says John Biagi, chief of Fisheries Management for the Georgia Department of…

AZ: Fishing Report Feb. 22, 2012

Rory’s Tips:The International Sportsmen’s Exposition is in town this week from Thursday through Sunday. Bring the kids down and have them catch some fish in our Kids Fishing Pond, or visit the Kids Archery, Air Gun Trailer, and live wildlife. You might also discover the dream fishing trip of a lifetime to places like Alaska or Belize.This year we have…

Outstanding Anglers Recognized by DNR

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (2/22/2012) More than 25 anglers were recently recognized by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division with a 2011 angler award for reeling in an outstanding catch. This award program recognizes those who catch fish that meet or exceed a specific weight or length for that particular species. “These awards spotlight the fact that Georgia…

GA: Great Striper Fishing During Cold Weather

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (2/22/2012) Challenge-hungry anglers should visit the state’s major reservoirs now for cold weather striped bass action. This time of year, five to 15-pounders are common, with the occasional thrill of a 30-pound or greater catch. Striped bass are abundant in many reservoirs across the state thanks to the stocking efforts of the Fisheries Management Section of the…

Georgia Fishing Prospects Updated for 2012

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (2/22/2012) Aimlessly casting a line and hoping for a bite is history, thanks to Georgia’s online fishing prospects. Anglers of all skill levels can benefit from these guides that detail 31 reservoirs and 18 rivers and include maps, local weather forecasts, best bets and species-specific techniques, all in one convenient location – www.gofishgeorgia.com/fishing/opportunities. Georgia’s waters offer anglers…

IN: Wabash valley men face 28 wildlife violations

BRAZIL – Indiana Conservation Officers served arrest warrants Thursday on James L. Jacob, 37, of Brazil, and Ronald Hayne, 62, of Terre Haute for multiple alleged violations of wildlife laws following a 12-month investigation. Conservation Officers allege that Jacob committed one Class D felony, five Class B misdemeanors, and 14 Class C misdemeanors, and that Hayne committed eight Class C…

KS: Anglers stalk late-winter trout

Trout stocked Oct. 15-April 15 in more than 30 waters throughout the statePRATT — Are you itching for turkey season but can’t wait until April to enjoy the thrill of the outdoors? Try trout fishing. The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) trout stocking program offers an exciting late-winter opportunity for anglers. The program stocks fish at more…

Kansas Forest Service offers conservation seedlings order deadline March 7

MANHATTAN — The Kansas Forest Service (KFS) spring conservation tree seedling sales are underway and will continue until May 7. This is the 56th season that KFS has offered more than 30 species of low-cost trees and shrubs for windbreaks, wood lots, riparian planting, wildlife planting, Christmas tree plantations, and other conservation tree planting. The program no longer offers bare-root…

MD: Annual Yellow Perch Run Is Looking Good

Perryville, Md. (February 23, 2012) – The recreational yellow perch fishing season for shoreline anglers is heating up thanks to the mild winter weather and an increased fish population. So far, it looks as though there will be great recreational fishing to come.“The current abundance of yellow perch is largely a result of stakeholders working together with DNR to develop…

MO: Attend mountain lion workshop at Powder Valley Nature Center

ST. LOUIS — Confirmed sightings of mountain lions in Missouri have been on the rise for over a year, prompting curiosity, concern and fascination for these elusive big cats. In response, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the University of Missouri/St. Louis (UMSL) are teaming up to host the two-day Cougar Ecology, Behavior and Verification Workshop on Saturday and…

MT: FWP Corrects Reports Of “New” Permit For Elk Archers

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks officials said today that a widely reported “new elk tag” for archers in the eastern half of Montana is causing confusion among hunters.Several reports following the FWP Commission meeting last week suggested that FWP would offer a new “900-15” elk archery permit that would be good for use in up to 21 limited entry hunting…

NC: Prescribed Fire to Burn 1,600 Acres in Burke and Rutherford Counties

CONNELLY SPRINGS, N.C. (Feb. 23, 2012) — Assisted by a N.C. Forest Service youth program, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation will conduct a prescribed burn of some 1,600 acres in Burke and Rutherford counties during the month of March when appropriate weather conditions occur. The morning of the burn, a media alert…