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Gulf Council Webinar on Red Drum, Reef Fish Nov. 17

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will host a public hearing via webinar on proposed Reef Fish Amendment 48 and Red Drum Amendment 5. The webinar will be held on November 17, 2020 beginning at 6:00 PM EST. Register for the webinar here. The Council must define maximum sustainable yield (MSY), maximum fishing mortality...

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This Week on Northwestern Outdoors Radio

Long time guide Lance Fisher will join us to share a greater Portland area salmon and sturgeon fishing report while Steve Caromile with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife lets you know about the many lakes being stocked with trout for anglers around the Evergreen State. This week on Northwestern Outdoors Radio Elk Hunting and Fishing...

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Wisconsin: Lake Michigan Whitefish Virtual Meeting Nov. 17

This virtual meeting on whitefish harvest will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. via call-in and Zoom. MADISON, Wis.– Later this month, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host a fourth virtual meeting to hear from anyone interested in Lake Michigan whitefish. This virtual meeting will be held on...

Atlantic Sturgeon Return to South Carolina’s Pee Dee River
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Atlantic Sturgeon Return to South Carolina’s Pee Dee River

Tracking of endangered Atlantic sturgeon suggests successful spawning and population growth. David Hood of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, and Fritz Rohde and Twyla Cheatwood of NOAA Fisheries, record measurements of the recaptured Atlantic sturgeon in the Pee Dee River. The fish measured 6 feet long, and weighed 90 pounds. Credit: NOAA Fisheries....

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Denver Fly Fishing Show Rescheduled for April 30-May 2

The ongoing medical battle with COVID-19 mixed with local and state show attendance regulations, including numbers of attendees allowed, has severely impacted the fly fishing industry with dramatic changes for the 2021 Fly Fishing Show,  announced President and CEO Ben Furimsky. SOMERSET, Penn. – The ongoing medical battle with COVID-19 mixed with local and state...

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Brunswick Brands Set Records at Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show

METTAWA, Ill.   Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) and its industry leading brands, Mercury Marine, Boston Whaler, Sea Ray and Freedom Boat Club, all had a very successful 2020 Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show. For the third consecutive year, Mercury Marine had the most outboard engines of any manufacturer at the show and increased its show market...

Florida’s Manatee County Votes for Conservation
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Florida’s Manatee County Votes for Conservation

After talking to “everyone who will stand still long enough to listen,” conservationists persuaded voters in Manatee County to fund a dedicated source of money for the acquisition and management of environmental lands by a 71% majority. The county can now raise up to $5 million a year at a cost of less than $3...

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Government Report to Outline Outdoor Recreation’s Positive Economic Impact

Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) and the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) will release updated economic data on outdoor recreation’s powerful and positive economic impact on the U.S. economy at a tele-briefing on Tuesday, November 10th at 10:00 am EST. WASHINGTON, D.C. — Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) and the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) will release updated economic...

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No Wires on Veteran’s Day, Wednesday, November11

The Outdoor Wire Digital Network will not publish any of our services on Wednesday, November 11, as we observe Veteran’s Day with the nation. Press releases and industry news received after Monday, November 9 at 5:00 p.m. Central Time will not run until Thursday, November 12 as we resume our normal publication schedule.

Maine Seeks Deputy Game Wardens
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Maine Seeks Deputy Game Wardens

This is certified, uniformed, law enforcement work as a member of the Maine Warden Service, Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, under the direct supervision of Warden Service Personnel, protecting inland fish and wildlife resources and the safety of the public. The Maine Warden Service is now hiring seasonal Deputy Game Wardens. This is certified, uniformed,...