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  • Maryland NRP Seizes Another Alligator, Charges Prince George's Owner

    Maryland NRP Seizes Another Alligator, Charges Prince George's Owner

    Maryland NRP Seizes Another Alligator, Charges Prince George's Owner

  • Five Years After The Spill, Settlement Provides for Meaningful Gulf of Mexico Restoration

    Five Years After The Spill, Settlement Provides for Meaningful Gulf of Mexico Restoration

    BATON ROUGE, LA – Five years after the Deepwater Horizon disaster that claimed 11 lives and dumped nearly 3.2 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, officials in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana announced an $18.7 billion settlement with BP.

  • MT Fish & Wildlife Commission To Meet July 8-9 In Great Falls

    MT Fish & Wildlife Commission To Meet July 8-9 In Great Falls

    Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will host a public open house in Great Falls for the Fish & Wildlife Commission on July 8, which will be followed by the commission's regular monthly meeting on July 9.

  • Bass management is evolving

    Bass management is evolving

    Bass anglers may wonder why the Sunshine State supports some of the best bass fishing in the world. Florida’s abundant lakes and rivers provide habitat necessary to produce good fisheries and the Florida largemouth bass possesses unique genetics that favors rapid growth to trophy size. Harvest management through fishing rules and regulations also play a role, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is currently considering sweeping changes to streamline bass regulations and make them more effective.

  • Saltwater fisheries bill advances

    Saltwater fisheries bill advances

    On Thursday, thanks in part to the actions of anglers from across the country, the Senate Commerce Committee approved the Florida Fisheries Improvement Act. This bill amends the Magnuson-Stevens Act, the nation's marine fisheries management law.

  • Lake Jordan Stocked with More Than a Quarter Million Florida Bass With More on the Way

    Lake Jordan Stocked with More Than a Quarter Million Florida Bass With More on the Way

    In May 2015, the Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) stocked Lake Jordan with more than 227,000 Florida largemouth bass fingerlings.

  • Saratoga (WY) National Fish Hatchery Celebrates 100 Years in Operation

    Saratoga (WY) National Fish Hatchery Celebrates 100 Years in Operation

    DENVER- The Saratoga National Fish Hatchery is celebrating 100 years in operation on July 3rd and 4th in the town of Saratoga, Wyoming.

  • Drought Prompts Fish Evacuation at American River and Nimbus Hatcheries

    Drought Prompts Fish Evacuation at American River and Nimbus Hatcheries

    With a fourth year of extreme drought conditions reducing the cold water supply available, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is moving fish out of the American River and Nimbus hatcheries for the second year in a row.

  • Manmade Structure Added to Arkansas Harris Brake Lake

    Manmade Structure Added to Arkansas Harris Brake Lake

    Fisheries biologists recently placed 45 Mossback Fish Habitat Trophy Trees in 24 locations on Harris Brake Lake.

  • Commission moves forward with considering innovative bass regulations

    Commission moves forward with considering innovative bass regulations

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) favorably reviewed draft rules that could ultimately change statewide length limits for black bass species, including eliminating many specific rules for different water bodies. The intent of the proposal is to simplify rules; allow anglers to keep smaller, more abundant largemouth bass; and increase abundance of larger bass in lakes and rivers across the state.

  • USDA Announces DamWatch App to Monitor Dams

    USDA Announces DamWatch App to Monitor Dams

    WASHINGTON - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the availability of DamWatch, a new web-based application that provides real-time monitoring of rainfall, snowmelt, stream flow and seismic events that could pose potential threats to dam safety. (Editor's Note: This could also be of considerable interest to anglers.)

  • Arizona: Trout Fishing in the Cool Pines A Refreshing Remedy for Triple-Digit Doldrums

    Arizona: Trout Fishing in the Cool Pines A Refreshing Remedy for Triple-Digit Doldrums

    PHOENIX – For desert dwellers itching to escape the triple-digit doldrums, there's a refreshing remedy – head to the cool, pine-scented high country for some of the 500,000 "farm fresh" trout that Arizona Game and Fish Department employees and volunteers stock during May and June.

  • Emergency Fishery Closure Evaluation Process Adopted; Careful Angling Can Help Prevent Closures

    Emergency Fishery Closure Evaluation Process Adopted; Careful Angling Can Help Prevent Closures

    The California Fish and Game Commission recently adopted emergency regulations that grant the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) authority to temporarily close fisheries experiencing degraded environmental conditions that may affect fish populations.

  • Senate Appropriations Bill Casts Uncertainty on Conservation Funding

    Senate Appropriations Bill Casts Uncertainty on Conservation Funding

    Deep cuts to key conservation programs in Senate legislation prompt partisan backlash that could impede the bill; sportsmen urge Congress to address funding decreases

  • Louisiana to Change Bass Creel Limit on Atchafalaya Basin June 20

    Louisiana to Change Bass Creel Limit on Atchafalaya Basin June 20

    tchafalaya Basin Black Bass Creel Limit Set to Change – Beginning Saturday, June 20, black bass regulations on the Atchafalaya River Basin will be consistent with statewide regulations – no length limit with a 10 fish daily creel.

  • Fisheries Restoration Grants Deadline Extended

    Fisheries Restoration Grants Deadline Extended

    The grant application deadline for anadromous salmonid restoration projects that address impacts of the ongoing drought has been extended, due to the recent addition of a consultation requirement.

  • Angler lands same trophy bass twice practicing catch-and-release

    Angler lands same trophy bass twice practicing catch-and-release

    Robert Burnett, 55, from Inglis, is one of the most productive participants in TrophyCatch, with 26 Lunker Club (8 to 9.9 pounds) and one Trophy Club entry (10 to 12.9 pounds). His story and videos highlight the success of catch-and-release.

  • Anglers For Conservation Orlando Chapter Puts Hook Kids on Fishing Trailer Into Service

    Anglers For Conservation Orlando Chapter Puts Hook Kids on Fishing Trailer Into Service

    Anglers for Conservation Orlando Chapter proudly placed their new Hook Kids on Fishing trailer in services. Fully equipped with tents, tables and chairs, the new trailer includes a complete self-contained compliment gear needed to support the six learning stations utilized at their Hook Kids on Fishing events.

  • Cast Your Vote for State-Fish Art People's Choice Award

    Cast Your Vote for State-Fish Art People's Choice Award

    BROOKLYN CENTER, MN -The worldwide online public voting for the 2015 People's Choice Award is now open for Wildlife Forever's State-Fish Art Contest, presented by FLW. As the saying goes ... the one with the most votes wins! The People's Choice last year was a brook trout painting by Claudia Jo, a talented 6th grader from New York. .

  • Tunnels Opponents Respond to Gov. Brown

    Tunnels Opponents Respond to Gov. Brown

    Sacramento, CA- Restore the Delta (RTD), the leading opponents of Gov. Brown’s rush to build massive underground water tunnels that would drain the Delta and doom sustainable farms, salmon and other Pacific fisheries, today responded to Gov. Brown’s continued advocacy of his tunnels.