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

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Apply Early, Win Big Bucks

The application period for this fall’s deer, elk, pronghorn and black bear controlled hunts runs through June 5. Hunters who apply early not only avoid the last-minute rush, but they have a chance to win cash. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game’s annual early application contest for 2008 for…


DNR Aiming to Retain Anglers Through New Campaign

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources aims to lure folks back into fishing this season through a combination of direct mail, digital billboard and radio advertising, and other outreach efforts. The agency, which issued just under 1.4 million fishing licenses last year, recently mailed 40,000 reminder postcards to former anglers…


Continued Cosures Required To Repair Flooded WMAs

ARKANSAS CITY – Floodwaters are beginning to recede in southeast Arkansas and other parts of the state, and as rivers and streams continue to fall, outdoorsmen will be interested in returning to deer camps, houses and other dwellings to assess damages. There also will be anglers looking to try their…


New Hunter Heritage Collector’s Series 2008″ Announced

WATERBURY, VT – A unique new partnership in Vermont between state government, private businesses and an organized sporting group has made it possible for collectors to purchase several high quality products that help celebrate Vermont’s hunting and fishing traditions. The “New Hunter Heritage Collector’s Series 2008” was developed as a…


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Critical Habitat for the Louisiana Black Bear

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today published a proposed rule to designate approximately 1,330,000 acres of land in 15 Louisiana Parishes (Avoyelles, East Carroll, Catahoula, Concordia, Franklin, Iberia, Iberville, Madison, Pointe Coupee, Richland, St. Martin, St. Mary, Tensas, West Carroll, and West Feliciana) as critical habitat under the Endangered…


Longfin Smelt to be Considered for Possible Federal Protection under ESA; Service finds petition contains sufficient Information to Conduct Next-Step Study

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) today announced its determination that a petition has presented sufficient information about the imperiled condition of the longfin smelt to initiate a status review and consider listing it for protection under the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA). The Service’s determination today, commonly known…


Interior Department Awards Grants to States to Conserve Imperiled Wildlife

Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne announced today the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will award state and territorial wildlife agencies more than $60 million to help conserve and recover imperiled wildlife through the State Wildlife Grant Program. The grant program is designed to provide annual funding to all state and territorial…


Vermont Fish & Wildlife Course for Educators Has Openings

WATERBURY, VT — Vermont’s popular fish and wildlife summer course for teachers and other educators is slated for July 20-25, 2008, and presently there are still a number of openings remaining. The hands-on field course that gets educators out into Vermont’s streams, forests and wetlands with some of the state’s…


Fish Attractors Added to Western North Carolina Lakes

RALEIGH, N.C. – One of the first projects funded through a habitat enhancement program is currently under way on several lakes in western North Carolina. The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, with assistance from local fishing clubs, homeowner associations and other volunteers, began placing nearly 400 “porcupine” fish attractors into lakes…


2008 Spring Trout Fishing – Mid-season Report

The NJ DEP Division of Fish and Wildlife reminds anglers that with three weeks of trout stocking still to go this spring, there’s still plenty of great opportunities to fish in any of the state’s 180 designated trout stocked waters. Nearly 475,000 trout have been stocked thus far, and over…