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Gray Triggerfish Numbers Increasing in Gulf

An interim analysis of gray triggerfish, using video surveys to estimate abundance, showed that the gray triggerfish stock size has been increasing, especially in the eastern Gulf, and that catch limits can be increased. The Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committee recommended increasing the gray triggerfish acceptable biological catch limit to 456,900 pounds whole weight, which...

Circle Hooks Required for Stripers Beginning Jan. 1
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Circle Hooks Required for Stripers Beginning Jan. 1

MOREHEAD CITY – Recreational anglers will be required to use circle hooks when fishing for striped bass with natural bait in coastal ocean waters beginning Jan. 1, 2021. The requirement pertains to all recreational fishing (including possession) using a hook and line with natural bait for striped bass. The circle hooks must be non-offset and...

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Oregon DFW, USFWS Seeking Habitat Restoration Proposals in Umpqua Basin

ROSEBURG, Ore – ODFW and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are seeking proposals to restore or protect habitat for northwestern pond turtle, northern red-legged frog, foothill yellow-legged frog, American beaver, and other native wildlife in the Umpqua River Basin in Douglas County. Approximately $150,000 in restoration funds are available from a settlement for injuries...

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Coast Guard Warns of Hoax Distress Calls

BOSTON — The Coast Guard suspended its search Thursday at 11:15 a.m. for a vessel and crew reportedly taking on water in the vicinity of Sprucehead, Maine, after multiple searches yielded no findings or correlating information. At approximately 6:30 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Northern New England watchstanders received a mayday transmission through VHF radio channel...

Sportsman’s Warehouse Reports Big 3rd Quarter
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Sportsman’s Warehouse Reports Big 3rd Quarter

Sportsman’s Warehouse reported net income jumped nearly three-fold in the third quarter ended October 31 as sales grew 59.1 percent. WEST JORDAN, Utah– Sportsman’s Warehouse Holdings, Inc. (“Sportsman’s Warehouse” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: SPWH) today announced financial results for the thirteen and thirty-nine weeks ended October 31, 2020. “Sportsman’s Warehouse continued its exceptional performance in...

Gear Test: Portable Recharging Power
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Gear Test: Portable Recharging Power

If you’re a backcountry angler/camper/hunter who depends on a cell phone as your contact with the outside world—not a great idea because the reach is limited but in fact many do it rather than investing in more robust communications devices—one of your concerns is that the phone will run out of juice just when you...

Coast Guard Urges Safe Boating with Children
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Coast Guard Urges Safe Boating with Children

Throughout December,Coast Guard Seventh District crews are highlighting the importance of child safety and the precautions mariners must take when boating with minors. MIAMI­­­­­­­­­­ – In the United States, drowning is the most common cause of death inchildren ages 1 to 4. Throughout December,Coast Guard Seventh District crews are highlighting the importance of child safety and the...

Tribal Efforts Help Assess Sturgeon Populations
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Tribal Efforts Help Assess Sturgeon Populations

The Pamunkey Indian Tribe received a NOAA Species Recovery grant in 2018 to assess the current number of Atlantic sturgeon spawning populations and expand the ecological knowledge and stewardship of the Pamunkey and Mattaponi Rivers. Fish That Lived Alongside Dinosaurs Now Face Extinction Every few years, reports surface in the media about a scaly, prehistoric-looking...

First Look at Season Six of “Chasin’ The Sun”
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First Look at Season Six of “Chasin’ The Sun”

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla.– All new episodes of “Chasin’ The Sun,” the award-winning television series produced byVisit Panama City Beach,return on Saturday, January 2, 2021 on Discovery Channel, featuring more of the fast-paced, heart-pounding adventures that viewers have come to expect since the show’s2016 debut.The fishing and coastal lifestyle television program filmed in and around...

This Week on Outdoors Radio
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This Week on Outdoors Radio

This week, Outdoors Radio features American Honda Powersports PR manager Ben Hoang, Ruffed Grouse Society forest conservation director Jon Steigerwaldt, Range of Richfield president Jim Babiasz and McFarland guide Ron Barefield. Dan and Jeff report on their respective gun deer seasons. In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Ben Hoang, who handles public relations for...