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Wildlife Commission Deploys Fish Attractors in Sutton Lake, N.C.

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife Monitoring Severe Winter Conditions, Impacts to Wildlife a Concern

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Monitoring Severe Winter Conditions, Impacts to Wildlife a Concern

MEEKER, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife managers in the state’s Northwest Region say the most recent blast of snow and frigid temperatures has created conditions similar to some of the most extreme winters in the state during the past 35 years. With temperatures dropping well below zero and deep,…


Paul Bunyan State Trail to Remain Open During Highway 371 Realignment

Paul Bunyan State Trail to Remain Open During Highway 371 Realignment

The Paul Bunyan State Trail between Nisswa and Jenkins will remain open during the State Highway 371 North realignment project, but trail users should be cautious near construction activity and check trail conditions before traveling. Construction crews will begin removing brush and trees at the end of January, and work…


White Sharks: New Jersey's Misunderstood Seasonal Visitors

White Sharks: New Jersey’s Misunderstood Seasonal Visitors

At the start of summer 2015, beach goers along the East Coast were once again reminded of the untamed nature of the ocean. A series of shark attacks in North Carolina led to a media frenzy and ignited concerns for vacationers, including here in New Jersey. While it is important…


NY DEC Announces Final Plan for 158 Miles of the North Country National Scenic Trail in the Adirondacks

NY DEC Announces Final Plan for 158 Miles of the North Country National Scenic Trail in the Adirondacks

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today announced the approval of the Adirondack Park Trail Plan for the North Country National Scenic Trail (NST). The plan routes the National Scenic Trail through the Adirondack Park and incorporates the North Country NST into the state’s Adirondack trail system….


CDFW Reminds the Public to be Rattlesnake Safe When Outdoors

CDFW Reminds the Public to be Rattlesnake Safe When Outdoors

As the warm weather returns, humans are not the only species coming out to enjoy the sun. Snakes, too, can be found basking in the sun’s rays. Although most snakes in the state are harmless, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) reminds the public to steer clear of…


Women can register for biking, camping trip in Jay Cooke State Park

Women can register for biking, camping trip in Jay Cooke State Park

Women who want to explore the scenic Willard Munger State Trail and Jay Cooke State Park near Duluth can attend a Women’s Camping and Biking Weekend from Friday, Aug. 14, to Sunday, Aug. 16. The event from the Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) Program of the Minnesota Department of Natural…


bighorn sheep viewing experience

Arizona Game and Fish Biologists Offer Small-group Bighorn Sheep Viewing Experience

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is offering a unique opportunity to view one of Arizona’s most iconic arid land animals, the desert bighorn sheep, in an intimate, small-group setting on Canyon Lake. The three-hour morning boat tour will take place on June 28. Participants will board department work boats…


CDFW to Offer Two-Day Wilderness Survival and Land Navigation Clinic

CDFW to Offer Two-Day Wilderness Survival and Land Navigation Clinic

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) Advanced Hunter Education Program is sponsoring a Wilderness Survival and Land Navigation Clinic on August 23-24. The overnight workshop will be held in the Crystal Basin area, east of Placerville. The clinic is designed to help students learn and practice basic navigation…


People can co-exist with bears safely by following a few tips.

Recent Bear Interactions Prompt Reminders on Co-Existing with Bears

RALEIGH, N.C. (June 11, 2014) — Last week’s encounter with a female bear and three cubs in Maggie Valley and Monday’s multiple sightings of a black bear passing through a busy neighborhood in Raleigh have prompted the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission to remind the public that people can co-exist peacefully with…


Tony Bernard Wins 2014 Louisiana Duck Stamp Competition

Tony Bernard Wins 2014 Louisiana Duck Stamp Competition

Tony Bernard of Lafayette, La., captured first place in the 2014 Louisiana Waterfowl Conservation Stamp competition sponsored by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF). The contest determines the image to be used on what is commonly known as the Louisiana Duck Stamp. Bernard, who also won the 2007…