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Connecticut DEP Announces Opening Days of Upcoming Fall Firearms Hunting Seasons

The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection has announced the Opening Days of upcoming fall firearms hunting seasons. Peak hunting occurs during early morning and late afternoon, primarily during the period from mid-October through mid-December. The fall firearms turkey season opens statewide on Saturday, October 4 and will continue through October…


Michigan DNR Seeks Public Participation at Southwestern Management Unit Public Meeting on Sept. 24

The public is invited to discuss local wildlife issues with Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Division Southwestern Management Unit staff at a meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 24, in Grand Rapids. The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel, 255 28th Street SW…


Goose Hunting Seasons Finalized in South Dakota

FORT SISSETON HISTORIC STATE PARK, S.D.—The S.D. Game, Fish and Parks Commission finalized the state goose hunting seasons at its August meeting amid reports that goose populations remain robust. “There will be a strong population of migrant birds,” Wildlife Division Assistant Director George Vandel  told commissioners. “Snow geese numbers should…


Third Annual South Dakota Bat Festival

CUSTER, S.D.–Come learn about South Dakota’s mammals of the night on Saturday, Aug. 9, at the Third Annual South Dakota Bat Festival. The Festival will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Tatanka Theater in the Game Lodge Campground of Custer State Park.  Wildlife experts and enthusiasts will be on hand…


Michigan DNR Invites Public to Discuss Regional Bear Issues

Department of Natural Resources is inviting the public to participate in the bear management planning process. Throughout August, five public meetings will be held across Michigan to discuss regional bear issues. “These meetings are an important first step in creating a bear management plan that includes the opinions of all…


Early Fall Canada Goose, Youth Waterfowl Seasons Finalized

RAPID CITY, S.D.—Regulations for the early fall Canada goose hunting season and the youth waterfowl hunting season were finalized by the S.D. Game, Fish and Parks Commission at its July meeting in Rapid City. Much of South Dakota will be open for the early fall Canada goose season which runs…


Rule Changes Proposed To Align Wolf Management With State Law

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will host three public hearings in July to gather comment on a rule proposal that would allow state wildlife officials to designate the   gray wolf as a species in need of management. The need for new rules follows the official removal of the northern Rocky…


Fwp Is Seeking Public Comment On Commercial Use Of Wildlife Management Areas

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on an environmental assessment and proposed commercial use management plan for wildlife management areas. The FWP Commission adopted commercial use rules in 2006 on FWP lands, including WMAs, and required that a plan be in place before such uses can be…


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Hall Shows Schoolchildren How to Catch Fish on National Mall

To help kick off  National Fishing and Boating Week, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director H. Dale Hall joined more than 300 students from Washington, D.C. schools to fish for largemouth bass, perch and bluegill at Constitution Gardens pond on the National Mall. Hall was joined by officials from the…


FWP Commission Seeks Comment On Upland Game Bird Seasons

The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission is seeking comment on tentatively approved upland game bird hunting seasons for the 2008-09 seasons. While other upland game bird seasons and bag limits would be the same as last season, the FWP Commission expressed concern that West Nile Virus apparently caused additional…