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Florida Reminds Residents, Outdoorsmen to be Bear Aware
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Florida Reminds Residents, Outdoorsmen to be Bear Aware

Fall is approaching and that means Florida black bears are traveling and searching for food. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reminds you to help protect both people and bears by securing garbage and other items that could attract these animals to your yard or neighborhood as well as when you head for...

Delaware Tidal Finfish Virtual Meeting Sept. 15
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Delaware Tidal Finfish Virtual Meeting Sept. 15

Delaware’s Advisory Council on Tidal Finfisheries will meet virtually to discuss various tidal finfish management issues at 6 p.m. Wednesday, September 15. For the web link and phone-in number for the meeting, and for more information, including the meeting agenda, visit the Delaware Public Meeting Calendar at https://publicmeetings.delaware.gov/#/meeting/69707.   If you have questions about the meeting...

Alligator Weed Discovered in Missouri Lake
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Alligator Weed Discovered in Missouri Lake

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – Immediate steps are being taken by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) to eradicate an invasive, non-native aquatic plant known as Alligatorweed recently discovered at Otter Slough Conservation Area (CA). If not eliminated, this fast-growing plant could suppress desirable native wetland plants, negatively impacting wildlife and fisheries habitat. Invasive plants are...

Iowa DNR Will Rotenone 3 Lakes this Fall
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Iowa DNR Will Rotenone 3 Lakes this Fall

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will treat Folsom, Scott B, and Lake Virginia in early fall (pending workable weather conditions) with rotenone, a botanical pesticide, to eliminate the fish populations. Two of the lakes, Folsom and Scott B, are borrow lakes created during the construction of Interstate 29. Flooding by the Missouri River...

Iowa Seeks Comment on Lifetime Trout License Fee
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Iowa Seeks Comment on Lifetime Trout License Fee

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is accepting comments on the proposed fee for the new lifetime trout fishing license, through Oct. 26. During the 89th General Assembly, House File 234 was passed and signed into law on June 8, 2021.  House File 234 establishes a new lifetime trout fishing license...

Georgia DNR to Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day
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Georgia DNR to Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day

Time to celebrate! National Hunting and Fishing Day is held every year on the fourth Saturday of September. This year, on Sept. 25, plan to attend and participate at any of the FREE scheduled events, encourages the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD). “National Hunting and Fishing Day events are a great...

Oregon Adds Halibut Opportunities
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Oregon Adds Halibut Opportunities

Much of the Pacific halibut quota has gone unharvested this year, as anglers have instead opted for salmon, bottomfish, or tuna when available. In response, Oregon DFW has opened more halibut fishing opportunities south of Cape Falcon, as the Columbia River Subarea has closed for the year.   South of Cape Falcon, we will increase...

Fishing New Mexico’s San Pedro Parks Wilderness
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Fishing New Mexico’s San Pedro Parks Wilderness

If you’re looking for an excellent place to catch lots of fish and don’t want the hassle of running into a whole lot of people, then the San Pedro Parks Wilderness is the spot for you. Located just east of Cuba in the Jemez Mountains, this pristine wilderness offers fishing for just about anyone willing...

Virtual FWC Lake Apopka Hydrilla Meeting Sept. 16
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Virtual FWC Lake Apopka Hydrilla Meeting Sept. 16

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) invites the public to attend a virtual public meeting focusing on managing hydrilla in Lake Apopka on Thursday, Sept. 16, 6-8 p.m. Staff from the FWC and the St. Johns River Water Management District will provide an update on current lake conditions, management and restoration efforts. Members...

Trophy Catfish Regs at Missouri’s Mark Twain Lake
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Trophy Catfish Regs at Missouri’s Mark Twain Lake

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Conservation Commission gave initial approval during its  open meeting in Jefferson City to a proposed regulation by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) that sets a minimum length limit of 26 inches for blue catfish and flathead catfish on Mark Twain Lake in northeast Missouri. Under the regulation amendment,...