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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Finalizes Light Goose Conservation Rules

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently finalized rules allowing the use of expanded hunting methods and implementation of a conservation order to increase light goose harvest. The regulations have been in place in the Central and Mississippi Flyways on an interim basis since 1999, when the Arctic Tundra Habitat…


Pennsylvania Game Commission Announces Results of October Board Meetings

BOARD TAKES STEP TO EXPAND MENTORED YOUTH OPPORTUNITIES HARRISBURG – Taking a step forward to grow the agency’s popular Mentored Youth Hunting Program (MYHP), the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today gave final approval to add coyotes to the list of species that may be hunted by youths under the…


Lakes Benefit from Habitat Projects in New Jersey

The Bureau of Freshwater Fisheries completed four artificial habitat projects in 2007 and 2008 at Union Lake, Lake Lenape (Atlantic County), Hammonton Lake, and Penbryn Lake. These projects were made possible through partnerships with the Boy Scouts, South Jersey Bass Club Association, Hammonton Lake Water Quality Committee, and Atlantic County…


Crossbows: Coming to a Treestand Near You?

Did you know that only two states in the country do not allow the use of a crossbow for hunting? Did you know that only four states place an age restriction on crossbow use? Did you know that New Jersey is one of 17 states that allow physically challenged hunters…


Proposed Game Code Changes for 2009 – 2012 Hunting Seasons in New Jersey

The following first appeared in the August 2008 Hunting Issue of the Fish and Wildlife DIGEST, page 80. Changes to hunting regulations are established by the Fish and Game Council through revisions to the Game Code. The Council voted to accept the following Game Code amendments on April 8,2008 (pdf,…


Bears, Youth Deer Hunt Featured in Latest Issue of N.H. Wildlife Journal

CONCORD, N.H. — Few New Hampshire experiences are quite as memorable as coming face to face with a black bear.  New Hampshire Wildlife Journal magazine’s September-October 2008 issue gets up close and personal with black bears in “The Bear Necessities,” an article written by forest educator and journalist Dave Anderson….


Fish Passage Program Solves Dam Problems

This year the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Fish Passage Program provided nearly $8.3 million to remove or bypass more than 168 barriers to fish passage. Along with nearly $18 million in partnership funds, the Fish Passage Program will help reopen 1,716 miles of streams and rivers and 9,471…


Flood Effects Are A Mixed Bag For Wildlife

Unusually wet weather has been a bane to some animals and a boon to others. JEFFERSON CITY—Ground-nesting wildlife has taken it on the chin, while fish have enjoyed some ofcd  the best spawning conditions in more than a decade. Those are the broad outlines of reports from Missouri Department of…


NDOW Says “Don’t Put That Boat Away Just Yet”

Just as Memorial Day marks the official beginning of the annual boating season on Lake Mead and Lake Mohave, Labor Day marks the official ending. With their children heading back to school, many boaters put their boats away for the year. But that could be a big mistake. “Some of…


Ouachita River Clean-up Set For Sept. 20 Is Postponed Until Spring of 2009

MALVERN – The Ouachita River Sweep, a clean-up program originally scheduled for Sept. 20 at various spots along the Ouachita River in Arkansas, has been postponed until spring 2009 because of flooding. The river sweep is a collaborative project between Arkansas and Louisiana and is an effort to clean and…