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Arizona Creates Fish Habitat on Saguaro Lake
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Arizona Creates Fish Habitat on Saguaro Lake

  Did you know that discarded Christmas trees can be recycled to create fish habitat and provide better angling opportunities?   Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) staff and volunteers gathered at Saguaro Lake on Jan. 9 to be part of this project. The trees were provided by the City of Mesa, which allowed AZGFD...

Missouri Monitoring Fish and Wildlife Health
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Missouri Monitoring Fish and Wildlife Health

Kansas City, Mo. – Nature is a cared-for resource, so biologists and foresters for the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will be measuring and monitoring creatures and their habitats in the year ahead. Some are new projects. Knowing how species and ecosystems are faring is important for managing forests, fish, and wildlife. “Research helps us...

Michigan Offers Ice Fishing Schools
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Michigan Offers Ice Fishing Schools

Winter is a great time to fish, and the DNR Outdoor Skills Academy can help boost your ice fishing know-how with upcoming Hard Water School classes. The classes will be held outdoors at the Carl T. Johnson Hunting and Fishing Center, located in Mitchell State Park in Cadillac. Advanced Hard Water School: Feb. 5-7 This...

Free Michigan Fishing Weekend Feb. 13-14
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Free Michigan Fishing Weekend Feb. 13-14

For two days twice a year, families and friends can enjoy one of Michigan’s premier outdoor activities – fishing – for free! This year’s winter Free Fishing Weekend dates are Feb. 13 and 14. All fishing license fees will be waived those two days. A Recreation Passport will not be required for entry into state parks and...

New Greers Ferry Walleye Regulation
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New Greers Ferry Walleye Regulation

HEBER SPRINGS – A new regulation designed to better manage the walleye population on Greers Ferry Lake and its tributaries was put in place beginning Jan. 1. The regulation on the walleye population was changed for Greers Ferry Lake and tributaries from a 20- to 28-inch slot limit to a 14-inch minimum length limit.  There...

Arkansas Boaters Required to “Unplug” When Trailering Boats
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Arkansas Boaters Required to “Unplug” When Trailering Boats

LITTLE ROCK – Anglers and hunters and other boaters who use the state’s waterways are being reminded by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Fisheries Division of a new regulation that took effect Jan. 1, 2021, requiring all boat drain plugs to be removed before and during trailering of vessels to and from access facilities...

Maui Shark Attack on Father-Son Kayak Trip
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Maui Shark Attack on Father-Son Kayak Trip

KAHULUI) – It started as a father-son kayak off the west coast of Maui to view and photograph Humpback whales.   45-year-old Daniel Sullivan and his 15-year-old son Tristan, of Kula, paddled out on their two-man, 12-foot hard-shell kayak from the west side of the pali at around 11:30 Tuesday morning. There was a slight...

Pennsylvania to Stock Adult Trout Starting Feb. 15
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Pennsylvania to Stock Adult Trout Starting Feb. 15

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Excitement for the spring trout fishing season kicks into high gear today as the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is pleased to make its 2021 adult trout stocking schedule available using the FishBoatPA mobile app and website (www.fishandboat.com). “While winter seems to be here to stay for a while, the release...

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Oregon Seeks Salmon/Trout Enhancement Committee Members

SALEM, Ore. — ODFW is seeking applicants for two positions on the Salmon and Trout Enhancement Program (STEP) Advisory Committee. Interested individuals should apply by Feb. 24, 2021 using application materials found at http://www.oregon.gov/gov/admin/Pages/How_To_Apply.aspx Applicants should be able to represent the public and partner organizations involved with STEP.  Desired applicants will have experience working with...

Plan Nebraska Fishing Trips with 2021 Fishing Forecast
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Plan Nebraska Fishing Trips with 2021 Fishing Forecast

LINCOLN, Neb. – Anglers can start planning fishing vacations or researching their strategies for the year with the 2021 Fishing Forecast, a publication available from the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The publication contains fish sampling data, along with a forecast of where anglers may find large quantities and large sizes of certain fish in...