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OR: Henry Hagg Lake fishing opens March 3

CLACKAMAS, Ore – Henry Hagg Lake, one of Northwest Oregon’s premier still water fishing venues, will open for the year on Saturday, March 3. In anticipation of the season opener, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will release 18,000 rainbow trout into Hagg Lake. Earlier this year ODFW released an additional 600 trophy-sized trout weighing 8-15 pounds each. Anglers…

OR: Adult salmon, steelhead will be released above Round Butte Dam

BEND, Ore. — This fall adult salmon and steelhead could migrate and spawn in the upper Deschutes, Metolius, and Crooked river basins for the first time in more than 50 years under a one-year strategy recently developed by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon and others. The return of…

OR: ODFW hosts annual plant give-away to benefit wildlife

ROSEBURG –Douglas County gardeners and nature enthusiasts can celebrate spring with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s annual plant give-away on Tuesday, Mar. 6. The event runs 9 am – 1 pm at the ODFW Roseburg office, 4192 N. Umpqua Highway. The free plants provide food and cover for birds, big game, amphibians, reptiles and various mammals. It also…

SC: Spring turkey season forecast fair; youth day March 31

An estimated 50,000 hunters will take to the woods during the upcoming turkey season, generating an estimated $30 million in direct expenditures for South Carolina’s economy. The 2012 wild turkey season begins April 1 on private lands in 34 counties that make up Game Zones 1-5 and on April 2 for all Wildlife Management Areas statewide where turkey hunting is…

TN: New Hunting and Fishing Licenses Now on Sale

NASHVILLE — The 2012-13 Tennessee hunting and fishing licenses are now on sale. Licenses are available at Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) regional offices, license agents and on the TWRA website, www.tnwildlife.org. The new licenses annually go on sale each Feb. 18. The 2012-13 licenses are valid through February, 2013. License sales provide the primary funding for the TWRA, which…

UT: See hundreds of tundra swans

Seeing and hearing just one tundra swan is enough to take your breath away. Imagine seeing and hearing hundreds of them. You can at Tundra Swan Day. Tundra Swan Day, March 10 The Division of Wildlife Resources and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will host Utah’s annual Tundra Swan Day on March 10. Admission is free. Viewing will take…

ID: Wolf control is part of F&G’s predation management plan

In cooperation with Idaho Fish and Game, the USDA Wildlife Services has completed a wolf control action in northern Idaho’s Lolo zone. Over three days in early February, Wildlife Services agents killed 14 wolves from a helicopter. The action is part of, and consistent with Idaho’s predation management plan for the Lolo elk zone. In the Lolo zone, hunters have…

ID: Volunteers needed for planting project

Wildlife habitat in the Magic Valley is getting a helping hand, and you can be part of that effort. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game and the Bureau of Land Management invite area residents to join them in planting bitterbrush and sagebrush at a recently burned area near King Hill this spring. The project is part of the Volunteers…

UT: Fishing Report DWR Central Region

BURRASTON PONDS: (February 23) The fishing this week is fair to good by using various baits. CANYON VIEW PARK POND: (February 23) Canyon View Park Pond is closed for winter. DEER CREEK RESERVOIR: (February 23) Conservation Officer Orin Neal reports that Orange PowerBait seemed to be the most successful bait this weekend at Deer Creek, but the biggest rainbow was…

AR: Weekly Fishing Report February 22, 2012

Fishing Highlight of the Week: Lower White Oak Lake near Camden is currently being drained for an extensive repair to the damaged spillway gate. But biologists are not pulling the plug on the fish. This week, they are working with electrofishing equipment to transfer as many fish from the lake to the upper lake and holding ponds with the intention…

South Dakota GFP Urging Anglers To Use Extreme Caution On Ice

PIERRE, S.D. – Due to an unseasonably warm winter and recent rains in many areas of South Dakota, the state Game, Fish and Parks Department is urging sportsmen to use extreme caution when venturing onto the ice of lakes, rivers and ponds. “We want people to be as safe as possible,” said GFP Assistant Wildlife Director Emmett Keyser. “There was…

Teen Attacked by Coyote in Hopkinton, N.H.

CONCORD, N.H. – Fish and Game Department personnel are alerting residents of Hopkinton, N.H., to the likely presence of a rabid coyote, following an attack on a local teenager yesterday (February 22, 2012). The young man was walking the family dog in a wooded area near his home when the coyote approached him. The dog ran away, at which point…

2011 N.H. Trophy Fish Winners Announced

CONCORD, N.H. — The winners of New Hampshire’s 2011 Trophy Fish Program have been announced by Don Miller, Fisheries Biologist and Trophy Fish Program Coordinator for the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department. The program gives fishing enthusiasts of all ages an opportunity to receive recognition, while providing biologists with important information on the state’s fisheries over time. The Trophy…

NJ: DEP adopts updated threatened and endangered species list, revises sepcies listings based on latest sience

New Version of Landscape Project Mapping Tool also Released TRENTON – The Department of Environmental Protection this week adopted revisions to its list of threatened and endangered species, upgrading the status of several species such as the bald eagle and the Cooper’s hawk to reflect improvements in their populations and adding new species to the list such as the red…

New technique has become bass fishing craze

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) _ A new bass fishing craze has hit the waterways.Fishermen are snapping up the Alabama Rig and similar devices, apparently catching fish aplenty. Tackle companies are raking in enough sales that at least one was able to add to its workforce in Arkansas.The Alabama Rig, invented by Muscle Shoals fisherman Andy Poss, has a harness with five…

MT: Hunter Education Classes Planned for Darby, Lone Rock & Corvallis

Hunter Education classes are planned for Darby, Lone Rock and Corvallis in February and March. Schedules and registration for all classes is available online at fwp.mt.gov.In Darby, a mandatory orientation night is set for Monday, Feb. 27 from 6-7p.m. with classes Monday, March 5 through Friday, March 9 from 6-9 p.m. each evening. Orientation and classes are held at the…

MT: Female Mountain Lion Hunting To Close In District 250

The hunting of female mountain lions in western Montana hunting district, HD 250, which includes portions of Ravalli County, will close at one-half hour after sunset on Thursday, February 23, 2012.The order halting the hunt came shortly after Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks officials received word that the pre-established harvest sub-quota for the district had been met.For more information, visit…

UT: Deer doing well as winter winds down

March and April are critical months As they do every winter, biologists with the Division of Wildlife Resources have been watching Utah’s deer herds closely. And so far, biologists have good news: Deer across Utah are doing well during what’s always their toughest time of the year. But even though a lack of snow and mild temperatures has treated the…

UT: Fishing Report DWR Northeastern Region February 22, 2012

BIG SANDWASH RESERVOIR: (February 22) There are no new reports on fishing conditions at the reservoir. The lake is frozen with at least 18 inches in the place we checked. Only a few anglers have used it judging by the number of holes. The reservoir is accessible from the boat ramp and from a new public access point on the…

OK: Fishing report for February 22, 2012

  This fishing report information is provided by Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. CENTRALArcadia: February 21. Elevation below normal. Catfish slow on various baits around points and docks. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs. Report submitted by Chance Whiteley, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.Hefner: February 20. Elevation below normal, water 42-46 and murky. Largemouth and smallmouth bass slow on…

AR: Bald eagle shot in Logan County, reward offered

MAGAZINE – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in conjunction with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, is asking the public for information about a bald eagle that was shot in Logan County. The Service is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to a conviction.The eagle was found by a local citizen in the Magazine area…

AR: Wind up hunting season with a rabbit, squirrel outing

LITTLE ROCK – Better hurry. Just a few days left. But there is still time for winding hunting season with a quest for rabbits and squirrels.The season for both ends at sundown Wednesday, Feb. 29.There are several factors working in the hunters’ favor in a late February field outing. One is a hunter is likely to have the field to…

AR: Christmas gun gift needs some follow-up lessons

LITTLE ROCK – In a state where hunting tradition is still strong, and where some game populations are as high as they have been in years, any form of hunting gear is often a welcomed gift.One tradition that still holds true for many children in Arkansas is that of receiving a firearm for Christmas. For a youngster who has waited…

New stamps feature raptors familiar to Arkansans

LITTLE ROCK – Five birds of prey are featured on a set of U.S. Postal Service stamps that are now on sale.The northern goshawk, peregrine falcon, golden eagle, osprey and northern harrier are on the 85-cent definitive Birds of Prey stamps. All these birds are seen in Arkansas, although some are infrequent visitors.The stamps can be used with virtually all…

OK: Artwork to fund conservation thanks to NatureWorks show

Wildlife enthusiasts may find just the right painting, sculpture, carving or other piece at the 2012 NatureWorks Art Show and Sale March 3-4 at the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel and Convention Center.NatureWorks is the Tulsa-based conservation group that hosts the art show, bringing together wildlife and nature artists from across the United States and abroad for the event. Art at the…