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NY DEC Announces Plans to Modify Baitfish Transport Regulations

Revised Rules Will Address Overland Transport Restrictions New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Acting Commissioner Joe Martens today announced that DEC will propose revisions to the current rule restricting overland transport of uncertified baitfish. “I appreciate the helpful criticism of the Department’s existing baitfish regulations and we are…


Circle Hooks required for bottom fishermen on March 3 in South Carolina

Circle hooks, designed to improve the survival rate of released fish, will be required in both state and federal water beginning March 3, according to the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The requirement for non-stainless steel circle hooks will apply to all marine species in the snapper-grouper complex, a…


Wisconsin Early Catch and Release Trout Season Opens March 5

MADISON – These are the good old days of fishing: anglers venturing out for the early catch-and-release trout season that opens March 5 should generally find more fish and more miles to fish than in the past 60 years. “Trout abundance is at or near all-time highs on most waters…


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…


Minnesota DNR Offers Tips for Safer Snowmobiling

With another snowmobile season upon us, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is encouraging snowmobilers to get this season off to a smooth and safe start. “We want people to take advantage of the snowmobiling opportunities that exist in Minnesota,” said Capt. Mike Hammer, DNR Enforcement Education Program coordinator….


Hunters, Be Sure It’s a Deer in Your Gun Sights and Not A Protected Animal

MADISON – Hunters across the state will be looking to place a white-tailed deer in their crosshairs starting Nov. 22 with the opening of the 2008 Wisconsin Gun Deer Season. But with that privilege comes a responsibility to be absolutely sure of your target and to know what is legal…


Now is the Time to Complete Snowmobile Safety Training in Minnesota

Those who wait until cold, snowy weather arrives before taking snowmobile safety training may find they’re too late to enjoy the season, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). “Some snowmobilers wait to see how much snow is in the forecast or on the ground before taking a…


Pennsylvania Game Commission Removes Protection on Feral Swine

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe recently rescinded protection on feral swine found in the wild in Butler, Bedford and Cambria counties. “In May, when we removed protection on feral swine in Pennsylvania, we maintained the protection on them in Butler, Bedford and Cambria counties to…