The proposed ban on fishing with soft baits in Maine is no longer before the state’s legislature. The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife presented its report regarding the use of soft baits in Maine’s waters to the legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife on January 28, 2014. The final conclusion: “…the Department does not recommend any legislation at this time.” The individual anglers, fishing club representatives and retail fishing tackle dealers attending the hearing were pleased with the recommendation to take no legislative action.
Fishing season is here and the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division (WFF) invites anglers to share their fishing experience through a freshwater fishing photo contest on the WFF Facebook page. The contest has three categories: Youth, under age 16; Ladies, age 16 and up; and Big Fish, open to any age or gender and any species of freshwater fish found in the state. The winners with the most "likes" in each category will have their photos published in the 2014-15 Alabama Hunting and Fishing Digest.
Saltwater angling along the southeastern seaboard has been one of its biggest attractions for more than 100 years. Now a special exhibition titled The Lure of Florida Fishing, opening next month will tell the tale of Florida’s storied sportfishing history.
Rapid Media boosts paid circulation of Adventure Kayak by acquiring subscribers of recently discontinued Sea Kayaker magazine. Adventure Kayak is now the only North America-wide magazine delivering the 100-percent kayaking editorial these enthusiasts crave.
CRAWFORD, Colo. – Whether you're a novice or experienced there's always more to learn about ice fishing. Anglers are invited to join Colorado Parks and Wildlife for an ice-fishing clinic, Jan. 11 at Crawford State Park.
How have low Chinook salmon runs affected Alaskans?
This year, many Alaskans in the Yukon, Kuskokwim, Cook Inlet and Southeast regions are suffering from the effects of low runs of Chinook salmon. Fishery closures and restrictions necessary for conservation resulted in great burdens on Alaskans who rely on Chinook salmon for food and income. The State of Alaska recognizes the hardships that management restrictions have caused subsistence, commercial, and sport fishermen, as well as guides, local fish processors, and other local and regional businesses.
From the beaches of the Gulf Coast to the Appalachian foothills, Alabama State Parks reflect every facet of the state's rich natural landscape and in 2014 the state’s park system will celebrate a milestone — its 75th anniversary. Throughout the year, Alabama’s 22 state parks will host a variety of hikes, nature walks and programs, dining and camping specials and various other events highlighting 75 years of service to the people of Alabama.
Julius Dunsmore, a resident of Marshall County, has been charged with illegally possessing seven deer, one of which attacked and severely injured him last week. When Dunsmore entered the holding pen, a large buck attacked him. In addition to numerous puncture wounds and extensive bruises, Dunsmore suffered a loss of vision in one eye.
CONCORD, N.H. -- The New Hampshire Fish and Game Commission is seeking nominations for its 2013 Awards of Excellence by December 31. If you know a person or organization that has made a difference for New Hampshire wildlife, fisheries and/or open land, in support of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's mission, honor them with a nomination! Each year, the Commission recognizes deserving individuals and organizations for outstanding achievements.
ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- Three exceptional gamefish paintings by iconic American artist Stanley Meltzoff are among the highlights of a just-opened exhibition at the Allentown Art Museum.