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  • DFW to Use Drone in River Restoration Project

    DFW to Use Drone in River Restoration Project

    Scientists with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will fly a drone over a section of the Elochoman River in Wahkiakum County during the week of Sept. 24 to collect information to support river restoration work.

  • Zebra Mussels Confirmed as Spread Continues

    Zebra Mussels Confirmed as Spread Continues

    This non-native aquatic nuisance species has continued to spread throughout Oklahoma waters since first found in the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System in 1992.

  • Game and Fish has awarded $75,000 to local sportsmen’s organizations for projects focused on new hunters and anglers.

    Game and Fish has awarded $75,000 to local sportsmen’s organizations for projects focused on new hunters and anglers.

    AZGFD invests in retention programs for new hunters, anglers PHOENIX – The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) has awarded $75,000 in grant funding for local sportsmen’s organizations to provide public, hands-on, mentored projects focused on the retention of new hunters and anglers.

  • Quota met for Lower Klamath River adult fall Chinook salmon

    Quota met for Lower Klamath River adult fall Chinook salmon

    Based upon California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) projections of the recreational fall Chinook salmon catch on the Klamath River, anglers will meet the Lower Klamath River adult fall Chinook salmon quota below the Highway 96 Bridge near Weitchpec for the 2018 season as of 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12.

  • Road to Recovery for Smalltooth Sawfish

    Road to Recovery for Smalltooth Sawfish

    A billboard in Florida City educates visitors to the Florida Keys about endangered sawfish.

  • Fsh ladder at Feather River Hatchery in Oroville will open

    Fsh ladder at Feather River Hatchery in Oroville will open

    The fish ladder at Feather River Hatchery in Oroville will open Friday, Sept. 14, signaling the start of the spawning season on the Feather River.

  • Fishing the Delta Today September 12 | Crayfish Patterns and Other Info

    Fishing the Delta Today September 12 | Crayfish Patterns and Other Info

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    The tide had just switched, and a good wind blew from the West. A little front had also moved into the area, providing some welcome cloud cover...

  • Watch DNR conservation officers in action with new episodes of "Wardens"

    Watch DNR conservation officers in action with new episodes of "Wardens"

    Set your DVR for new episode of 'Wardens' on Outdoor Channel Get a look at the work of DNR conservation officers, as new episodes of "Wardens" continue on the Outdoor Channel.

  • C.C. Cragin Reservoir Closed for Season

    C.C. Cragin Reservoir Closed for Season

    From the Coconino National Forest Forest Road 751 from Rock Crossing campground to C.C. Cragin (Blue Ridge) Reservoir will be closed to vehicles Sept. 10 to protect the public from construction traffic.

  • Low Water Stressing Trout

    Low Water Stressing Trout

    Due to extremely low flows and concerns about warm water temperatures, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is asking anglers to self-regulate their fishing activities. Effective immediately, CPW is placing a voluntary fishing closure on the Conejos River from noon through the remainder of the day.

  • Spawning Kokanee in Utah Streams

    Spawning Kokanee in Utah Streams

    To celebrate the annual spawn, the Division of Wildlife Resources is holding free viewing events at four locations in Utah.

  • Stiper Bonus System Now Open

    Stiper Bonus System Now Open

    Applications for the 2018 SBBP are currently available. The application deadline is October 31, 2018. Applications postmarked after the deadline will not be processed.

  • The Columbia River section outside the Deschutes mouth Reopens

    The Columbia River section outside the Deschutes mouth Reopens

    The combination of cooling water temperatures in the Columbia River and additional protections in the form of a river-wide steelhead retention closure have allowed managers to re-open the closed area adjacent to the mouth of the Deschutes River effective Thursday Sept. 6.

  • State hikes fines in bid to crack down on fish poaching

    State hikes fines in bid to crack down on fish poaching

    Poachers will face stiffer penalties starting later this year under new laws aimed at cracking down on illegal fishing.

  • Invasive Species Tools in new Wildlife Forever Catalog

    Invasive Species Tools in new Wildlife Forever Catalog

    As lake and river communities continue to fight the spread of invasive species, Wildlife Forever unveils an arsenal of tools to help educate the public and provide on-the-ground, access based tools to help boaters Clean Drain and Dry (CD2) boats and equipment.

  • Fishing changes proposed for Flaming Gorge

    Fishing changes proposed for Flaming Gorge

    Biologists with the Division of Wildlife Resources are recommending changes that will affect anglers in Utah for the next two years. If the changes are approved, you’d be allowed to use corn as bait at all of Utah’s fishing waters, keep more lake trout at Flaming Gorge Reservoir, enjoy a two-day possession limit statewide, and have a better chance at catching big channel catfish at Cutler Reservoir.

  • Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission proposing license increase

    Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission proposing license increase

    The commission, a citizen board appointed by the governor to set policy for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), will include the recommendation with other proposals designed to eliminate a $31 million gap between projected revenue and expenses during the two-year state budget cycle that begins next July.

  • Last Day of Free Fishing This Weekend in Oregon Today

    Last Day of Free Fishing This Weekend in Oregon Today

    It’s free to fish, crab or clam in Oregon on Saturday, Sept. 1 and Sunday, Sept. 2. During these two days, no fishing licenses or tags (including a Combined Angling Tag or Columbia River Basin Endorsement) are required to fish, crab or clam anywhere in Oregon for both residents and non-residents. Although no licenses or tags are required, all other fishing regulations apply including closures, bag limits and size restrictions.

  • Continued Success for Walleye Stocking Program

    Continued Success for Walleye Stocking Program

    Walleye are one of the most popular sportfish in Michigan, but most people already knew that. What most people don't know is the process the Department of Natural Resources uses to rear walleye and stock them in public waterbodies throughout the state. It's vastly different then our traditional fish rearing methods.

  • DWF Cautions Boaters on Manatees

    DWF Cautions Boaters on Manatees

    The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) has placed caution signs at boat launches throughout south Louisiana advising boaters to be aware of West Indian manatees. Manatee sightings have been reported throughout coastal Louisiana as these marine mammals migrate from Florida to Louisiana during summer months.