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Big Bend Ranch State Park to Host Fiesta Nov. 14

PRESIDIO, Texas — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department hopes the third time will be the charm for a daylong Fiesta set for Saturday, Nov. 14, to celebrate expanded recreational opportunities at Texas’ largest and wildest state park — Big Bend Ranch State Park. The public is invited to learn…


NOAA Issues Final Guidance on Annual Catch Limits to End Overfishing

NOAA’s Fisheries Service issued final guidance on annual catch limits designed to help restore federally managed marine fish stocks and end overfishing. Annual catch limits are amounts of fish allowed to be caught in a year. The 2007 amendments to the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act required fishery management…


Service approves Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge in Pennsylvania

H. Dale Hall, Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Marvin Moriarty, the agency’s northeast regional director, announced today that the Service has approved a new national wildlife refuge in eastern Pennsylvania’s Cherry Valley. The Service has established a boundary for the refuge, encompassing 20,466 acres in Monroe…


Pennsylvania Bowhunters Await Fall Deer Archery Season

HARRISBURG – There really isn’t much commotion in the days leading up to and for the start of Pennsylvania’s six-week fall archery deer season, which begins Oct. 4. According to the Pennsylvania Game Commission, if passersby didn’t see bowhunters entering or leaving the woods, most wouldn’t know whitetail hunting had…


Cleanup Finished on Popular Blatz Pavilion Lagoon in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE – The popular Blatz Pavilion lagoon in Milwaukee’s Lincoln Park has reopened for boating and fishing after mud containing PCBs was removed from it as part of a collaborative project between the Department of Natural Resources and Milwaukee County. Planning continues for a larger effort to clean up the…


Regulations For ATV’s, UTV”s, Motorcycles Clarified in Idaho

The growing popularity of a new generation of four-wheel-drive off-highway vehicle, known as utility type vehicle – or UTV – has raised questions and concerns about off-highway vehicle use on public lands in Idaho. The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation and Fish and Game recognize the growing popularity of…


2008-09 Sporting License Sales Open August 18 in New York

Deer Management Permits, Hunting, Fishing, Trapping Licenses Available New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Pete Grannis announced that 2008-09 hunting, fishing, and trapping licenses and Deer Management Permits (DMPs) may be purchased beginning Monday, Aug. 18. Licenses and permits can be purchased at one of DEC’s 1,500…


Salem Forest Trail Opens In Leonardtown

New Addition to St. Mary’s River State Park Offers Recreational Opportunities to Community Leonardtown — Salem Forest Trail, a new route of St. Mary’s River State Park’s trail system in Leonardtown, is now open to the public. The project includes two trails that are located on the newly acquired Salem…


16,500 Pheasants Set Aside For Youth Pheasant Hunt

Clubs hosting mentored youth pheasant hunts have until Aug. 15 to apply for pheasants HARRISBURG – Hunting clubs interested in hosting a youth pheasant hunt this fall are encouraged to begin making plans now, according to Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe.  The Game Commission will release 15,000…


Marylands’ Historic Octoraro Creek Trail Reopens To The Public

CONOWINGO — The newest addition to the Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway, Octoraro Creek Trail, is now open to the public. The trail, a half-mile walking path through wooded land that begins at the Octoraro Creek Bridge on Route 222 and ends at the Susquehanna River, provides greater opportunities for kayaking,…