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Girl’s First Elk Hunt Yields New Cy Curtis State Record – Photos
Thanks to a little kindness and understanding from a softball coach, Oklahoma now has a new record typical elk in its Cy Curtis Awards Program. And the record-holder is just 15 years old. Olivia Parry of Camargo was just 14 and on her first elk hunt when she bagged the bull elk on private land […]

Productive Fall Spots to Bank Fish Kentucky for Black Bass
FRANKFORT, Ky. – The length of day relative to the time of year never changes. As the nights lengthen slightly with each passing day in fall, the overnight temperatures drop and pull heat from the top layers of lakes. This development is already underway, but will peak over the next month and make excellent fishing […]

Nebraska special youth upland game hunts on Oct. 21-22
Youth ages 15 and younger are invited to take part in special youth pheasant hunts during the Oct. 21-22 statewide youth pheasant, quail and partridge season. Rooster pheasants will be released at 14 wildlife management areas before the special youth hunt season. The special hunts are open to the public, and the number of participants […]

New Mexico late season archery elk licenses available Oct. 25
SANTA FE – There will be 275 first-come, first-served late-season bull elk archery hunting licenses on sale beginning Oct. 25 on the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish website. The sale will begin at 10 a.m. and will be open only to New Mexico residents for the first 24 hours, after which any remaining […]

Artwork and wine benefit Oregon’s fish and wildlife
SALEM, Ore – Enjoy fish and wildlife art, wine and music at the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Art Show and Duck Pond Cellars’ Conservation Cuvee – Lot 5 wine release party. This free, family-friendly event is Saturday, Nov. 4 from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. at Duck Pond Cellars, 23145 Hwy 99W, Dundee. […]

Michigan state-record cisco caught on Lake Ottawa – Photo
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources today confirmed a new state-record fish for cisco (formerly known as lake herring). This marks the second state-record fish caught in 2017. The fish was caught Friday, June 9, at 10 a.m. by Michael Lemanski of Florence, Wisconsin, on Lake Ottawa in Iron County in the western Upper Peninsula. […]

Low digit surf fishing tag auction at 3rd annual Boo-Que
DOVER – DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation will hold a live auction for low-digit surf fishing tags at 2:30 pm, Saturday, Oct. 21 at Delaware Seashore State Park. The auction will take place during the third annual “Boo-Que by the Sea,” a two-day barbeque cook-off competition that begins Friday, Oct. 20 at the park. […]

Annual fall trout stocking for White Clay Creek
NEWARK – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today the annual fall trout stocking for White Clay Creek – a DNREC practice since 2007 allowing anglers an opportunity to do some fall fishing in a mellow sporting season. “It’s a beautiful time of year to enjoy some peace and quiet and catch some nice […]

Get In On Kansas Goose Season
PRATT – If the phrase “save the best for last” was applicable to hunting seasons, goose season just might be “the best.” By the time goose season comes around, most bird hunters have warmed up their dogs on a dove or teal hunt, put a few rounds through their shotgun at the opening of duck […]

ODFW to release 2,000 trout for Gresham family fishing event
CLACKAMAS, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will release thousands of rainbow trout into Mt. Hood Pond for a free family fishing event on Saturday, Oct. 21 in Gresham. A feature of the ODFW Outdoors program, the event will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the 5-acre pond located […]

Catch a Florida Memory celebrates 1-year anniversary
October is a big month for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Catch a Florida Memory Saltwater Angler Recognition programs. As we celebrate one year since the official launch of the Saltwater Reel Big Fish and Saltwater Fish Life List programs, Catch a Florida Memory is excited to kick off new monthly raffles […]

Volunteers plant disease-resistant beech trees at Ludington State Park
When researcher Jennifer Koch first visited Ludington State Park in 2002, beech bark disease had begun its path of destruction through the stately beech trees in the Michigan park. The Ohio-based U.S. Forest Service research biologist has visited Ludington yearly ever since, even getting her kids involved in tracking down the scale insects that allow […]

Georgia State Record 93 Pound Blue Catfish Caught – Photo
WAYCROSS, Ga. – A day of fishing is good. A day you catch a new state record – and beat the old one by more than 12 pounds – is great! Richard Barrett is the new state record holder for the blue catfish. His catch, weighing 93 lb, 0 oz, beat the previous 2010 record […]

Maryland Striped Bass Survey Shows Healthy Population Growth
Results of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources 2017 young-of-year striped bass survey in the Chesapeake Bay shows the fish is reproducing in strong numbers. The annual survey’s index is 13.2, above the 64-year average of 11.7. Striped bass, popularly known as rockfish, is Maryland’s state fish. The fish spawns in the Chesapeake Bay and […]

Mickelson Pond To Be Stocked With Thousand Plus Rainbow Trout
PIERRE, S.D. – Cleghorn Springs State Fish Hatchery staff will release 1,200 11-inch rainbow trout into Mickelson Pond on Wednesday, Oct. 18, in Pierre. The water temperatures have cooled making it suitable for trout this fall and winter. A cooperative project between the City of Pierre and the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks led […]

Sansavilla Wildlife Management Area Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
HORTENSE, GA – The Department of Natural Resources announced the closing of the final phase of land purchased for the Sansavilla Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in a ribbon cutting ceremony today. The ceremony took place at 1:00 PM on site with a program of speakers representing many of the partners on the project: The Conservation […]

Minnesota hunters reminded about whole carcass importation ban
Hunters who harvest deer, elk, moose or caribou outside of Minnesota are reminded that whole carcasses cannot be brought into the state. This restriction is part of efforts to minimize the opportunity for chronic wasting disease to become established in Minnesota. Only the following cervid parts may be brought into Minnesota: Quarters or other portions […]

Learn the rules for portable stands on wildlife management areas
Hunters planning to use portable stands on wildlife management areas this season are reminded to check regulations to learn when they need to remove stands after hunting. “In most of the state, leaving stands overnight on WMAs is not allowed and they must be removed at the end of the day,” said Bob Welsh, Department […]

Louisiana Commercial King Mackerel Season To Close October 16
Baton Rouge, LA – Today, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) announced the commercial season for king mackerel in Louisiana waters will close at 12 p.m. (noon) on Monday, October 16, 2017. The closure was made based on data gathered by LDWF biologists and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) that the annual […]

Harvest static for antelope opener in south central Montana
BILLINGS – The number of hunters who stopped at Fish, Wildlife and Parks check stations in south central Montana during the opening weekend of antelope season was up 6.5 percent from last year. But the antelope harvest remained nearly identical. On Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 7-8, 720 hunters stopped at check stations at Billings, Big […]

Special West Virginia antlerless deer season Oct. 21, Dec. 26-27
FRENCH CREEK, W.Va. — The three-day special antlerless deer season for youth hunters, persons who possess a Class Q/QQ permit and senior citizens with a Class XS license will soon be underway. The first segment of the season is one day, Oct. 21, and the second segment is two days, Dec. 26-27. This season is […]

Wisconsin Trappers Encouraged To Report Incidental Wolf Capture
MADISON – Trappers who incidentally capture wolves are encouraged to contact department staff and participate in Wisconsin’s wolf collaring and monitoring program. “Tracking collared wolves is a critical component of Wisconsin’s wolf monitoring program. Trappers can help improve the quality of Department of Natural Resources wolf population data by allowing us to collar incidentally captured […]

Antlerless hunt offers head start to Arkansas deer season
With shorter days and football season in full swing, many Arkansas hunters are starting to get the itch to enjoy a quiet morning in the woods, waiting on a deer to show at their favorite hunting spot. Hunters who can’t stand the wait until modern gun season opens have a great opportunity to get out […]

DEC Invites Public to Comment on Draft Lake Sturgeon Recovery Plan
Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced the release of a Draft Lake Sturgeon Recovery Plan for New York State that will help guide the agency and its partners in recovery efforts of this iconic, prehistoric-looking creature dubbed “The King of Fishes.” “Lake Sturgeon have been listed as a Threatened Species in […]

North Carolina Alligator Management Plan Approved
RALEIGH, N.C. — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission board approved the N.C. Alligator Management Plan at its business meeting in Raleigh on Thursday. The plan, which was developed by the N.C. Alligator Task Force, will guide management of alligator populations in North Carolina. The plan outlines conditions under which alligators could be hunted in North […]
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