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Repairs underway at Willamette Falls Fishway to ensure passage

 

CLACKAMAS, Ore. — Work is underway to repair the fishway system at Willamette Falls. Anglers and other users of the river may be seeing barge traffic as construction materials are transported from down river to the channel leading up to the cul-de-sac and notice fish counts are not being updated. The fishway has several areas […]

 

 

Second Spear Fishing Bust in Waikiki Marine Life Conservation District

 

Honolulu – Seven Honolulu men face multiple charges after officers from the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources (DOCARE) received a call reporting illegal fishing in the Waikīkī Marine Life Conservation District (MLCD) and the adjoining Waikīkī Fisheries Management Area (FMA). Three officers from Division One of the O‘ahu DOCARE Branch had been patrolling Kaiwi […]

 

 

Cahokia Mounds Interpretive Center Sets New Hours

 

COLLINSVILLE, Ill. – Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site’s Interpretive Center will be open each Thursday through Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. beginning the week of September 21, 2020. The grounds at Cahokia Mounds will remain open daily from dawn until dusk. Special events at Cahokia Mounds this fall include the annual Artifact Identification […]

 

 

MDC Wants Fall Turkey Feathers For Research

 

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is asking Missouri turkey hunters to save and share feathers from birds they harvest this fall for part of a new research project to help improve wild turkey management in Missouri. MDC will send participating hunters materials needed to submit feathers, including a postage-paid envelope […]

 

 

Twelve Hot Spots to Fish for Crappie in Texas

 

AUSTIN – Texas is renowned for world class bass fishing and offers some of the best destinations in the country to reel in the catch of a lifetime. However, Texas also provides anglers with excellent opportunities to reel in a sometimes-overlooked species: crappie. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Inland Fisheries Division set out to […]

 

 

ODFW seeks comment on fish passage exemption

 

SALEM, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) seeks public comment on a request to exempt from fish passage requirements a proposed culvert replacement project situated on US Forest Service Road (FS Rd# 8376) culvert which crosses the headwaters of Clarence Creek a direct tributary to Nestucca River in Tillamook County. Comments […]

 

 

State Agencies Join in Fishing Program for Foster Families, Youths

 

Last Saturday, more than 30 children in foster care and their families participated in the first “Fostering Outdoor Oklahoma Families” event. This collaborative partnership between Oklahoma Human Services (OKDHS), Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC), State Sen. Paul Rosino, Oklahoma City Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 123 (OKCFOP), International Association of Firefighters Local 157 (OKCFF) […]

 

 

West Virginia’s elk herd continues to grow

 

LOGAN, W.VA. — West Virginia’s elk restoration project is wrapping up another successful summer at the Tomblin Wildlife Management Area in Logan County and the state’s herd continues to grow with the addition of at least 15 calves. Over the summer, wildlife managers for the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources were able to confirm […]

 

 

2020 Louisiana Alligator Hunting Season Open for 60 Days This Year

 

The 2020 Louisiana alligator hunting season has been extended to 60 days this year and will end in late October in both east and west zones, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) said. Hunting in the east zone will conclude Oct. 24 and on Oct. 31 in the west zone. Baited hooks and […]

 

 

Mussel harvesting closed from the Coquille River to California border

 

The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) announce the closure of south coast beaches for recreational and commercial mussel harvesting. Recent mussel samples indicate the marine biotoxin, paralytic shellfish poison, has exceeded the closure limit. Mussel harvesting is now closed from the south jetty of the Coquille […]

 

 

Boaters Reminded to Protect the Reefs in Kaneohe Bay

 

Honolulu – With the popular Ahu O Laka sandbar inKāne’ohe Bay currently closed due to COVID-19 restrictions, recreational boaters have moved away from anchoring at the sand bar. DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) Administrator Brian Neilson said, “The bay has some of the best, in-tact coral reefs (patch reefs) in all of Hawai‘i and […]

 

 

So much to celebrate, Michigan Trails Week needs eight days

 

There are many good reasons – more than 13,000 – that Michigan continues to build its reputation as the Trails State. Whether you’re into hiking, biking, horseback riding, snowmobiling, off-roading or paddling, it’s pretty easy to find a trail nearby. Michigan offers 13,000 miles of state-managed trails. Some of them serve multiple uses, which means […]

 

 

More Delmarva Fox Squirrels Moving to Delaware

 

Delmarva fox squirrels are about to get a population boost in Delaware with a new round of translocations planned for later this month, a project of the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and its state and federal partners. Although this charismatic squirrel was once a federally-listed endangered species, translocations, habitat management and […]

 

 

Important information about hunting Maine with crossbow

 

Crossbow hunting opportunities have increased this year, but please read the following before you head into the woods: Unless you are 65 years of age or older, or have a special permanent disability permit to hunt with a crossbow, you may NOT hunt deer during the muzzleloader season or during the expanded archery season (except […]

 

 

Department biologists investigate avian mortality in New Mexico

 

SANTA FE – Over the past week, Department biologists have been working with federal agencies, avian researchers and other colleagues to document and to identify the cause of statewide avian mortalities. Biologists are working diligently with our partners to determine the number of deaths and the reason for the occurrence. The Department is interested in […]

 



 
 

 

2020 Louisiana Alligator Hunting Season Open for 60 Days This Year

 

The 2020 Louisiana alligator hunting season has been extended to 60 days this year and will end in late October in both east and west zones, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) said. Hunting in the east zone will conclude Oct. 24 and on Oct. 31 in the west zone. Baited hooks and […]

 

 

Important information about hunting Maine with crossbow

 

Crossbow hunting opportunities have increased this year, but please read the following before you head into the woods: Unless you are 65 years of age or older, or have a special permanent disability permit to hunt with a crossbow, you may NOT hunt deer during the muzzleloader season or during the expanded archery season (except […]

 

 

Still time to enter Nebraska youth lifetime permit drawing

 

Know a Nebraska youth who would appreciate a lifetime hunt or fish permit? There is still time to enter them into a drawing to purchase one for half the cost! Nebraska youth ages 15 and younger are eligible, and parents, grandparents and any adult who wants to give the gift of the outdoors can also […]

 

 

Get hunter education through MDC’s online format

 

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds Missourians ages 16 and older they may obtain their hunter-education certification through an all-online format. The online option allows Missourians ages 16 and older to complete their certification at their convenience at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. The all-online format is available at https://www.hunter-ed.com/missouri/. […]

 

 

DEC Reports Record Sales for Big Game Hunting and Trapping Licenses

 

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today reported that DEC is experiencing record-breaking sales of hunting and trapping licenses for upcoming seasons. Sales for big game hunting and trapping licenses and Deer Management Permits (DMPs) were nearly triple prior years’ sales on opening day, more than double on the second […]

 

 

Fire affecting your hunting area? Here’s what you need to know

 

Hunters and anyone else heading into the backcountry are advised to check with Forest Service ranger district offices or county sheriffs’ offices in their hunt area before heading out. Fire updates can be found online at: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/?state=16. Additional fire information is available on Fish and Game’s Fire Information webpage, and the Fish and Game Hunt […]

 

 

Mentored Hunting Workshops Introduce the Hunting Experience

 

AUSTIN — Just in time for hunting season, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is hosting a series of mentored hunting workshops for first time hunters looking to learn how to safely and ethically harvest wild game. The workshops will take place at Texas State Parks and Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) throughout the state […]

 

 

Oregon Adopts 2021 Big Game Hunting Regulations

 

SALEM, Ore. — The Commission adopted measures to reduce the risk of whale entanglement in commercial Dungeness crab gear, while balancing economic impacts to this important fishery during their meeting today. The new rules will be effective during the coming crab season, which begins Dec. 1, 2020. Starting May 1 each season, the new rules […]

 

 

Maryland Mentored Hunt Program Seeks Teachers and Learners

 

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is pleased to introduce the Maryland Mentored Hunt Program, a statewide program aimed to pair new, novice, or lapsed hunters of any age with skilled veteran hunters. The mentors will help guide new hunters throughout the process of building their skills, culminating in a hunt. Both mentors and mentees […]

 

 

Temporary Michigan hunter education safety certificates extended

 

Eligible hunter education students will be allowed to purchase a Michigan hunting license through June 1, 2021 – prior to completing the required field day. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division administers the state’s hunter education program and is providing a temporary solution due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Field days – in […]

 

 

WVDNR biologists survey mast conditions ahead of fall hunting seasons

 

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.VA. — They’re small and usually unnoticed by the untrained eye, but acorns and other mast enjoyed by squirrels, deer and other wildlife are a valuable resource this time of year and biologists for the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources are surveying forests to determine availability of food sources across the state. […]

 

 

Radio collar and aerial survey data helps with hunt forecasting

 

Knowing how a winter has impacted a herd of deer or how big game populations are fluctuating is essential in order to make predictions about an upcoming hunting season. Biologists acquire that data, in part, through radio collaring activities and aerial surveys. Here is a breakdown of some of that information used to create the […]

 

 

MDC sets proposed bear hunting framework for future seasons

 

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Conservation Commission recently approved a proposed hunting framework by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) for a potential future black bear season in Missouri. The Commission approved the framework at its Sept. 4 open meeting in Jefferson City and is asking for final public input Oct. 16 through Nov. […]

 

 

Public Meetings on New Mexico Importation Rule

 

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has scheduled two public meetings on proposed revisions to the Importation Rule 19.35.7 NMAC. A short presentation providing details of the proposed revisions will be given. The presentation will be followed by a Q & A session where members of the public are encouraged […]

 

 

Nebraska youth half-price lifetime permit drawing open now

 

If you know a Nebraska youth who likes to hunt or fish, now is the time to enter them in our online drawing for the chance to purchase a youth lifetime hunt or fish permit for half the cost! Up to 250 permits will be available for purchase, with options for lifetime hunt, lifetime fish, […]

 



 
   
     
 

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