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DNR Reminds Anglers of New Lake Trout and Splake Regulations in Lake Superior

The Department of Natural Resources reminds Lake Superior anglers of regulations changes for lake trout and splake this season. The minimum size limit for splake ? lake trout/brook trout hybrids – has been increased to 15 inches, the same as it is for lake trout. This change should negate problems…


DEC Invites Hunter Input on Fall 2011 Waterfowl Seasons

Task Forces to Help Set Season Dates for Waterfowl Hunting in New York New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens today invited hunters to submit recommendations to regional Waterfowl Hunter Task Forces for the dates of the fall 2011 duck hunting seasons. DEC will evaluate the…


DNREC to hold public hearings on amendments to shark, fishing gear regulations on March 25

DOVER (March 18, 2011) – The DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife will hold back-to-back public hearings beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, March 25 in the DNREC auditorium, Richardson & Robbins Building, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, regarding proposed amendments to Atlantic shark regulations and Tidal Finfish Regulations on equipment and…


Low water prompts use change for Everglades-area wildlife management area

Low water levels prompted the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to issue an executive order establishing special regulations for the Holey Land Wildlife Management Area (WMA). This management area is on the Palm Beach-Broward County line west of U.S. 27. The order, which takes effect Monday, March 14,…


No change in Mille Lacs walleye slot, northern pike regulation relaxed

Anglers who fish Lake Mille Lacs will need to follow the same walleye regulations as in 2010, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).The season will open Saturday, May 14, with a regulation that will allow anglers to keep up to four walleyes less than 18 inches, which…


Minnesota DNR Comment Period Open through Feb. 24, 2011

(Released February 18, 2011) The public comment period remains open through Thursday, Feb. 24, for permanent rule changes proposed by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) that affect fishing and issuing permits. Complete rule language, statement of need and reasonableness and rule notice can be found on the DNR…


Michigan Hunters Reminded of Upper Peninsula Antler Restrictions

The Department of Natural Resources reminds Upper Peninsula deer hunters that they should carefully consider which deer hunting license they purchase this season. Hunters who opt to purchase a two-tag combination license will be subject to antler restrictions on both bucks. Upper Peninsula regulations changed this year to require that…


New Fishing Regulations in Michigan Expand Opportunities, Limit Smelt Harvest

Michigan anglers will have several new opportunities, but also will face a new restriction, because of fishing regulation changes approved at the Nov. 6 Natural Resources Commission meeting in Lansing. Department of Natural Resources Director Rebecca Humphries signed fisheries orders that extend the spearing season through the ice for pike…


Fishing for Hatchery Steelhead on the upper Columbia River Begins Nov. 6

OLYMPIA – A hatchery steelhead fishery opens Nov. 6 on the upper Columbia River from Rocky Beach Dam upstream to 400 feet below Wells Dam, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced today. Anglers will have a daily limit of two adipose-fin-clipped hatchery steelhead, which must measure at…


Check Points Set to Stop Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) from Entering California

Department of Fish and Game (DFG) wardens will check hunters entering San Bernardino County to prevent the introduction of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). This checkpoint, which will be held at an agricultural inspection station, is a continuation of DFG’s extensive educational outreach program and will be conducted Oct. 20 and…