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No Swimming in Vermont Fishing Access Areas
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No Swimming in Vermont Fishing Access Areas

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department reminds the public not to swim at fishing access areas due to safety concerns.  The primary use of the fishing access areas is for launching and retrieving motorboats.   The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department maintains 196 developed fishing access areas on lakes and rivers throughout the state.  These...

Arkansas ‘Gator Permits Available Through June 30
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Arkansas ‘Gator Permits Available Through June 30

People interested in chasing an Arkansas alligator on public land and water this fall have until midnight June 30 to put their name in the hat. Applications for the 2021 Arkansas alligator season are available online at www.agfc.com. Thirty-three permits will be issued for public hunting in Arkansas for the 2021 season. These permits will...

Oregon to Discuss Fisheries Relief Act Funding June 21
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Oregon to Discuss Fisheries Relief Act Funding June 21

SALEM, Ore.—ODFW will host an online meeting Monday, June 21 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. to discuss the second round of CARES Act fisheries relief funding.  Marine and coastal fishery businesses who have experienced economic impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic are encouraged to join the meeting to learn more and provide input as the...

Washington Ocean Salmon Season Opens June 19
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Washington Ocean Salmon Season Opens June 19

OLYMPIA – Sport anglers will have the opportunity to reel in salmon off the Washington coast starting Saturday, June 19 in all four coastal marine areas. Fish managers expect higher numbers of coho salmon will make their way through the ocean this year as compared to 2020. “The Columbia River coho forecasts are the highest...

Arizona Works to Secure Funding for Stocking Programs
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Arizona Works to Secure Funding for Stocking Programs

In 2020, Arizona Game and Fish Department sold 273,902 fishing licenses, generating revenue of nearly $14 million which is critical for state-based conservation efforts. Arizona’s Sport Fish Stocking program depends upon grant funds appropriated from the Sport Fish Restoration Program for its operations and conservation efforts. The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation submitted a letter urging the...

Illinois Reminds Canoe/Kayak Users of Safety Precautions
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Illinois Reminds Canoe/Kayak Users of Safety Precautions

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Safety on the water should be a priority for all boaters this summer – from motor boat operators and passengers to those boaters who prefer non-motorized watercraft. Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Conservation Police and Safety Education experts remind paddlers to stay alert to their surroundings, weather and water conditions, and...

Missouri DC’s Big Muddy Catfish Clinic Offers Trot Line Instruction
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Missouri DC’s Big Muddy Catfish Clinic Offers Trot Line Instruction

Kansas City, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) connected people with the mighty and fish-filled Missouri River in a free two-part catfish clinic June 5-6. Participants were taught how to set trot lines and bank lines in the river to catch catfish. The program is an example of the classes and clinics MDC...

North Bear Creek, Iowa’s Top Trout Stream
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North Bear Creek, Iowa’s Top Trout Stream

North Bear Creek Wildlife Area, in northeast Winneshiek County, is home to legendary Iowa whitetail deer, wild turkeys and the namesake creek that has been voted by trout anglers as the top trout stream in the state three times in a row. On this early June morning in the middle of the week, a handful...

Free Missouri DC Fishing Clinics in July
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Free Missouri DC Fishing Clinics in July

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites kids and their families to a series of free fishing workshops in Moberly.  The Discover Nature – Fishing (DNF) workshops will cover the basics of fishing equipment, casting, and proper fish handling, and participants will gain the skills and confidence to go fishing on their...

Connecticut Offers ZOOM Intro to Fishing Courses
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Connecticut Offers ZOOM Intro to Fishing Courses

The CT DEEP Fisheries Division is offering you the opportunity to learn to fish for FREE! Register for a ZOOM Introduction to Fishing course, offered weekly, to learn all the basics of fishing from the comfort of your couch. Then put your knew skills to the test, while enjoying some time spent out of doors! Join us...