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New York Encon Patrol Notes
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New York Encon Patrol Notes

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) Division of Law Enforcement enforces the 71 chapters of New York State’s Environmental Conservation Law (ECL), protecting fish and wildlife and preserving environmental quality across New York. In 1880, the first eight Game Protectors proudly began serving to protect the natural resources and people of New...

More Than $808,000 for Education Grants From Wildlife Fines
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More Than $808,000 for Education Grants From Wildlife Fines

LITTLE ROCK – More than $808,000 is available for Arkansas schools and educators for conservation education grants in 2022-23, thanks to fine money derived from wildlife and fishing violations and a partnership between the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and the Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s Division of Rural Services. Teachers and administrators may apply for...

Arkansas Launches Online Bass Survey
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Arkansas Launches Online Bass Survey

LITTLE ROCK – Last week, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission launched a series of public forums to give Arkansas’s bass anglers an opportunity to provide input on the state’s latest Reservoir Black Bass Management Plan. Five of the 11 open-house style forums planned have been held so far, but AGFC biologists are adding an online...

Nomination Deadline for 2022 Arizona Game and Fish Commission Awards Looming
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Nomination Deadline for 2022 Arizona Game and Fish Commission Awards Looming

PHOENIX — If you were thinking of nominating someone for an Arizona Game and Fish Commission award but haven’t yet submitted it, there’s still time. Nominations can be submitted online up through Aug. 24, 2022. The purpose of these awards is to recognize Arizonans who have contributed significantly to the conservation of the state’s wildlife,...

New Hampshire Fish and Game Commission Announces 2021 Awards of Excellence
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New Hampshire Fish and Game Commission Announces 2021 Awards of Excellence

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Fish and Game Commission has honored several individuals with the 2021 Commission Awards of Excellence for outstanding efforts in the conservation field in support of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s mission. The 2021 Commission Awards of Excellence are as follows: HABITAT STEWARDSHIP AWARD OF EXCELLENCE David Roby, Sr.,...

Tidal and Coastal Recreational Fisheries Committee Applicants Sought
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Tidal and Coastal Recreational Fisheries Committee Applicants Sought

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources seeks committee members for its Tidal and Coastal Recreational Fisheries Committee. The committee was established by the department and the Sport Fisheries Advisory Commission. Its purpose is to provide the commission with advice specifically on tidal and coastal recreational fisheries matters, such as species management, habitat protection and restoration, regulatory...

Free Fishing Education Courses Announced
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Free Fishing Education Courses Announced

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will launch its exciting new Fishing Course Series aimed at offering ongoing short but informative training sessions throughout the state on a variety of fishing topics that will appeal to both beginner and experienced anglers. The inaugural offering in the series will be the Intro to Fishing course, which will...

$9000 Penalty Against Striped Bass Poacher in Exclusive Economic Zone
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$9000 Penalty Against Striped Bass Poacher in Exclusive Economic Zone

PROVIDENCE, RI- The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is announcing that Administrative Law Judge Christine D. Coughlin assessed a $9,000 penalty upon William McLaughlin, III for possessing striped bass in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) off Block Island, R.I. The case originated from a joint enforcement patrol conducted by the DEM’s Division of...

High Temps Prompt Full Closures on Some Rivers in Montana
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High Temps Prompt Full Closures on Some Rivers in Montana

HELENA – Full fishing closures will go into effect for the following rivers at 12:01 a.m. Aug. 17: the entire Jefferson River the section of the Big Hole River from the confluence with the Beaverhead River to Tony Schoonen Fishing Access Site portions of Fish Creek within a 100-yard radius of the mouth of Fish Creek...

Harvest Slot Relaxed for Fall Walleye on Mille Lacs
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Harvest Slot Relaxed for Fall Walleye on Mille Lacs

Mille Lacs Lake walleye anglers will see a relaxed harvest slot for walleye fishing beginning Thursday, Sept. 1. As announced in March of this year, the one-fish walleye limit will resume on Mille Lacs on Sept. 1. In an expansion of the harvest slot, anglers will be able to harvest one walleye 20-23 inches or...