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March 31, 2014

National

  • $1.1 Billion to State Wildlife Agencies from Excise Taxes on Anglers, Hunters, and Boaters

Regional

  • Great Lakes Scientists use Acoustic Telemetry to reveal secret lives of fish

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for March 28

Lake Erie
  • Lake Erie 2014 Yellow Perch and Walleye Catch Levels

Michigan
  • New MI fishing regs take effect April 1

  • DNR says fish kills may be common following winter's extreme conditions

Minnesota
  • 1 in 5 boaters still breaking the law

 

 

March 24, 2014

Regional

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for March 21

Lake Erie
  • U.S. Army Corps seeking approval to Dump Toxic Sediments in Lake Erie

Illinois
  • Becoming an Outdoors Woman

Michigan
  • Steelhead eggs to be collected from Little Manistee River

New York
  • The crossbow as a hunting implement

Wisconsin
  • Annual spring fish and game hearings April 14

  • DNR proposing to allow fish net pens in Wisconsin waters

 

 

March 17, 2014

For Your Health
  • Diets high in Animal Protein may help prevent functional decline in Elderly Individuals

National

  • H.R. 2959, the Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2013

Regional

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for March 14 

  • Midwest Ice fishing a big boon

Lake Huron
  • Lake Huron Citizens Fishery Committee Summary

Illinois
  • 2014 Illinois Licenses Reminder

  • Boating & Hunter Safety Education

Michigan
  • DNR meetings to discuss Lake Michigan lake trout regs

Pennsylvania
  • Mentored Youth Fishing Days March 22

 

 

March 10, 2014

For Your Health
Words to Ponder
  • Words to Ponder

Misc New Fishing-Boating Products
  • Ugly Stik to host Photo Contest

National

  • Rod & Reel Rafle
Regional

  • Regional - Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for March 7

Lake Erie
  • Coast Guard supports NOAA, gathers Great Lakes ice depth data

Lake Michigan
  • Register now for Lake Michigan yellow perch summit; join in person or online

Illinois
  • Hunting and Concealed Carry

  • Wingshooting Clinics Start March 22

  • DNR Fishing Booklet

  • Spring Turkey Applications begin March 10

  • 2014 Spring Youth Wild Turkey Hunt now on sale

Michigan
  • DNR offers free boating safety class March 15

Ohio
  • Trout Releases begin on March 7

  • Trout fishing opportunities at Castalia Hatchery

Pennsylvania
  • Annual Fishing License Buttons now available

Wisconsin
  • DNR Annual Report: Investments in people 

  • DNR & Conservation Congress form Fisheries Council

 

 

March 3, 2014

Hunting & Shooting Products/Issues
  • Federal Premium Versatile Online Ballistics Calculator

National

  • Burmese Pythons Pose Little Risk to People in Everglades

Illinois
  • Illinois Spring Trout Fishing Season Opens April 5 at 47 sites

  • Junior Duck Stamp Contest is Underway

Michigan
  • Potential Landlocked Lamprey Population in Michigan’s Recreational Gem, the Inland Waterway

  • DNR urges caution on St. Clair River, Lake St. Clair

  • Michigan Sea Grant names new program coordinator

 

 

February 24, 2014

National

  • Seamless digital maps of surface waters done along Canada/U.S. Border

Veterans Issues
  • VA - New Secure Veteran Health ID Cards

Michigan
  • New license options coming in March

  • 2014 Fishing Guide available at license dealers 

Minnesota
  • DNR beginners fly-fishing seminar for youth-adult pairs, May 2-4

Ohio
  • Open house on 2014-2015 Hunting Season Proposals

  • Ohio Licenses now on Sale

 

 

February 17, 2014

2nd Amendment Issues
  • Court strikes California law restricting concealed weapons

Lake Erie
  • Lake Erie Annual Charter Captains Conference

Lake Huron
  • Lake Huron Regional Fisheries Workshops

Lake Ontaio
  • DEC State of Lake Ontario Meetings (dup)

Minnesota
  • State moose population trend shows no significant change

  • DNR offers archery series for women

New York
  • DEC State of Lake Ontario Meetings

  • Heritage Strain Brook Trout Egg Takes

  • Black River Salmon Migration Monitoring

 

 

February 10, 2014

Words to Pomder
  • Liberal Paradise

For Your Health
  • Anthrax faces silent war with giant, deadly virus

  • Smoking Linked with Increased Risk of Most Common Type of Breast Cancer

Hunting & Shooting Products/Issues
  • Winchester Recalls .22 Ammo

National

  • Monumental Sportsmen's Legislation pending

  • Winchester recalls .22 Ammo

  • Senate passes 2014 Farm Bill, ending three-year struggle

  • Rod & Reel Raffle

Michigan
  • DNR Fisheries annual report

  • DNR announces 2014 Black Lake season harvest results

  • DNR releases information on actively managing cormorants 

Pennsylvania
  • Game Commission oks adult mentor youth hunting regulations

Wisconsin
  • Ice and water clarity conditions for sturgeon spearing season 

 

 

February 3, 2014

For Your Health
  • University Hospitals study: regular mammograms for women in their 40s remain beneficial

Beyond the Great Lakes
  • Bass Pro Shops to open sixth Canadian store

National

  • Rod & Reel Raffle
Regional

  • Rod & Reel Raffle

Illinois
  • Rod + Reel Raffle

Indiana
  • DNR seeks input on fish, hunt, trap regulations

Michigan
  • DNR offers free boating safety class Feb. 22 at Detroit Boat Show

 

 

January 27, 2014

Regional

  • Huron-Erie Corridor receives honor

  • Threat of Earthquakes Occurring in Central United States Still Alive

2nd Amendment Issues
  • Smith & Wesson to stop selling guns in California due to microstamping law

General
  • Streamflow Alteration Impacts Fish Diversity in Local Rivers

  • Large Old Trees Grow Fastest, Storing More Carbon

Lake Erie
  • Ice-breaking ongoing between South Bass and Catawba islands

Lake Michigan
  • Yellow Perch Summit

Illinois
  • Yellow Perch Summit

Indiana
  • Constitutional Right to Hunt and Fish Scheduled for Jan 27 Hearing

  • Lawmakers take aim at gun turn-in programs

Michigan
  • MI DNR creel clerks collecting angler info this winter

  • Catfish record broken second time in less than two years                           

  • Michigan State U. hosts 99th annual ANR Week

Ohio
  • Ohio concealed-carry for teachers advances

Pennsylvania
  • Commissioners Approve Voluntary Youth License

 

 

January 20, 2014

Beyond the Great Lakes
  • Gander Mountain Coming To Chattanooga

Hunting & Shooting Products/Issues
  • SD Announces Winner of 2013 Million Dollar Pheasant Hunt

Regional

  • Lake Trout Make Comeback in the Great Lakes

  • SD Announces Winner of 2013 Million Dollar Pheasant Hunt

2nd Amendment Issues
  • A Lesson Learned As Chicago’s Gun Laws Fall

  • Congressmen call BATFE sting tactics 'almost unimaginable'

  • State universities postpone vote on guns (dup)

General
  • Does taking multiple medicines increase your risk of being admitted to hospital? Yes and No.

Illinois
  • A Lesson Learned As Chicago’s Gun Laws Fall

  • Illinois Concealed Carry Classes

Michigan
  • Lake sturgeon season begins Feb. 1

  • Anglers no longer required to keep baitfish receipts 

  • Derby directors encouraged to schedule events at DNR sites through new Web application

Minnesota
  • Panel explores issues affecting state's hunting, fishing tradition

New York
  • NY Adopts plan to improve Hudson River Water Quality

Pennsylvania
  • State universities postpone vote on guns (dup)

Wisconsin
  • Draft plan for Green Bay wildlife, fisheries and natural areas available for input

  • Snowmobilers urged to slow down, gear up & have fun

  • DNR seeks partners to preserve Wisconsin’s hunting heritage

  • Think spring and plan your Learn to Hunt turkey event for adults & novice hunters

  • Now is the time to take hunter education

  • Online map details shooting ranges open for public use

Ontario
  • Trucking co. fined $75,000 for Importing Live Asian Carp

  • $72,500 in Fines for Illegal Activities at Lodge

 

 

January 13, 2014

For Your Health
  • An apple a day really does keep the doctor away

 
Hunting & Shooting Products/Issues
  • Trijicon HD Night Sights

National

  • US Army Corp report to prevent Invasive Species

  • Obama Proposes Massive Gun Ban by Regulation Fiat

  • USFWS releases 750,000 Late-Fall Chinook into Battle Creek

Regional

  • Army Corps releases long awaited report on Great Lakes

  • Coast Guard Cutter Hollyhock involved in collision with vessel in Lake Michigan

2nd Amendment Issues
  • Judge throws out ban on Chicago gun sales (dup)

Illinois
  • Judge throws out ban on Chicago gun sales (dup)

Michigan
  • Fisheries Division staffers talk Michigan ice fishing 

  • MI Becoming an Outdoors-Woman winter program, Feb. 28-March 2

New York
  • NY DEC Adopts Sauger Management Plan

Wisconsin
  • Winter Free Fishing Weekend is Jan. 18-19

  • Walleye Stocking in Sawyer County 2013 

 

 

January 6, 2014

Famous Quotes
  • The Nation that forgets its Defenders will be itself forgotten

Misc New Fishing-Boating Products
  • Catch More Crowded Crappies

National

  • Industry, etc and 27 States challenge EPA Ruling

  • USACE/USFWS Information Update: CSSC Electric Dispersal Barrier Research

2nd Amendment Issues
  • The Seven Deadly Sins of Concealed Carry: Not Carrying

  • Expect price increases and significant delivery delays for Ammo

Veterans Issues
  • Jobs for Vets

General
  • A Tough Balance: Brown Trout Can Interfere with Brook Trout Conservation

Indiana
  • Another New Gander Mountain Store Coming To Indiana

Michigan
  • Michigan Winter fishing opportunities

  • Michigan oks new Wildlife Management Public Education Fund

  • Ludington Fishery Workshop Jan 11

  • DNR responds to new aquatic invasive plant - parrot feather

Minnesota
  • Minnesotans 16 or older fish free with kids Jan. 18-20

  • Mukooda Lake closed to lake trout harvest

Ohio
  • Ohio Hunters donate 58,500 lbs of Venison to food banks       

  • Registration Opens Jan. 3 for Ohio's Archery in the Schools Tournament

Wisconsin
  • Crossbow Hunting Bill Signed by Governor

  • A look back at natural resources issues, highlights of 2013

 

 

December 9, 2013

Beyond the Great Lakes
  • Chesapeake Bay Cormorants continue steep ascent

For Your Health
  • Exercise Beneficial for Dementia

  • Inflammation in Prostate Biopsies indicate reduced Prostate Cancer risk

Hunting & Shooting Products/Issues
  • Ammo stable in fires or run over

National

  • Supreme Court hears tribal case on gaming dispute

Regional

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for Dec 6

General
  • Ammo stable in Fires or run over

  • Safety reminder about guns

  • Early ice fishing and ice safety tips

Illinois
Indiana
  • Gary angler takes fishing fight to the feds

Michigan
  • Free Fishing Weekend Feb 15-16

  • Successful stocking season creates more fishing opportunities

Minnesota
  • Best start to winter recreation season since 2010

  • Complete snowmobile safety training now

  • 12 lakes opened to spearing

Wisconsin
  • No Asian Carp DNA found in Sturgeon Bay samples

  • Free Wisconsin Fishing Weekend Jan. 18-19

  • Ice fishing season comes early

 

 

December 2, 2013

Words to Ponder
  • Words to Ponder

Hunting & Shooting Products/Issues
  • BLACKHAWK! Holsters Named 2013 ‘Holster Brand of the Year

National

  • First Prosecution of Wind Company for Killing Birds

  • US House Introduces New Sportsmen's Act, HR 3590

  • Thanksgiving 2013

Regional

  • DNR reminder: ice is not safe right now

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for Nov 29 

Veterans Issues
  • VA Fraud Alert

  • Are You Wasting Your Army Benefits?

Illinois
  • Help Prevent spread of Invasive New Zealand Mud Snails

  • Schools of Gizzard Shad found in Chicago harbors

  • Illinois Concealed Carry classes

Minnesota
  • Spring turkey hunting applications accepted through Jan. 10

Ohio
  • Deer-Gun Season Opens Monday, Dec. 2

  • Ohio Concealed Carry Licenses Soar

Pennsylvania
  • Holidays mark beginning of new Fishing Season

  • PA Commission opens grant program to improve Sinnemahoning Creek Watershed

Wisconsin
  • Entries accepted for Wisconsin’s Great Lakes photo contest

 

 

November 25, 2013

Hunting & Shooting Products/Issues
  • Weaver Advanced Turkey-Hunting Optics

  • Alliant Powder Power Pro 1200-Rr

National

  • USFWS announces No Fish Hatchery Closures This Year

Regional

  • Great Lakes biology surveys aid fisheries management

  • Tests Find Asian Carp eDNA in PA, WV sections of Ohio River

  • Instant Bacteria Forecasts Great Lakes Beaches safer

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for Nov 22

Illinois
  • Illinois Concealed Carry classes

  • DNR Suspends Hunting Program at Des Plaines Game Center Due to Storm Damage

  • Public Hearings on Hydraulic Fracturing Rules

Michigan
  • Ludington Fishery Workshop

  • Great Lakes spotted Muskie stocked in West Michigan

Wisconsin
  • WI - Hunters asked to help with Deer Hunter Wildlife Survey

 

 

November 18, 2013

National

  • Big Consequences of Small Invaders

  • Federal Wildlife Refuges Create $2b for Economy

  • IGFA Hot Catches

Regional

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for Nov 15

2nd Amendment Issues
  • Illinois Concealed Carry classes

General
  • Cabela’s to build in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

  • Bass Pro to build in Kanata (Ottawa), Ontario

Lake Erie
  • Ohio Lake Erie Phosphorus Task Force Report

Illinois
  • Youth Goose Hunt

  • Hunting and Fishing Regulations

  • Schoolyard Habitat Action Grants

  • Online Free Site Hunting Permits

  • Spring Turkey Applications

  • CWD Sampling

  • Non-Resident Deer and Turkey Permits

  • Resident Archery Deer and Fall Turkey Permits

Michigan
  • Transition begins of Detroit’s Belle Isle as a state park

  • Looking for the right strain of brown trout

Minnesota
  • Don Pereira named state fish chief

New York
  • N.Y. County Sheriff says Safe Act Position aided Re-Election

  • DEC Rids Adirondack Pond of Non-Native Fish to Restore Native Brook Trout Fishery

Ohio
  • New US Topo maps for Ohio, feature Public Land Survey System

  • Hunters Can buy and Use Antlerless Deer Permits through Dec. 1

  • Hotline Hours Extended for Deer-Gun Hunting Seasons

Wisconsin
  • Hunting and trapping opens on state park properties Nov 15

  • Deer hunters urged to report feral pig sightings to DNR

  • Be aware of hitch hiking invasive plants while out hunting

  • DNR offers five ways to find a place to hunt

 

 

November 11, 2013

Hunting & Shooting Products/Issues
  • Diversion Bags Allow for Discreet Firearm Transportation

Regional

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for Nov 8 

  • CITGO ordered to investigate Refinery Fire

  • Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge Boosts Local Economy

  • New Lamprey Estimates Suggest a Dramatically Decreased Population

Illinois
  • Resident hunters can apply for ’14 spring Turkey

  • Donate deer for distribution to food shelves

  • Coastal Grants for environmental education and outreach

  • Proposed Boating Safety Legislation

  • Late-Winter and CWD Deer Special Hunt Area Applications

  • Remaining Firearm Deer Permits

  • Illinois Concealed Carry classes

Minnesota
  • DNR anticipates good deer hunting season

  • Donate deer for distribution to food shelves

Wisconsin
  • Hunters stand good chance of falling if hunting from a tree stand

 

 

November 4, 2013

Beyond the Great Lakes
  • SCI sues to Recognize Virginia’s Right to Hunt on Sundays

Regional

2nd Amendment Issues
  • Report undermines anti-gun rhetoric

General
Lake Erie
  • Goby helps steady population of Lake Erie water snake

Lake Michigan
  • Webinar: Climate Change Impacts on Fisheries in Lakes Michigan & Huron

Lake Huron
  • Webinar: Climate Change Impacts on Fisheries in Lakes Michigan & Huron

Illinois
  • New law enhances hunting for Veterans

  • Illinois Concealed Carry classes

Michigan
  • Federal report confirms naturally reproducing grass carp found in Lake Erie

New York
  • Background checks for bullet buyers to be delayed

  • NY firearms company moves to S. Carolina

Ohio
  • Check Ohio's Fall Acorn Crop Results to Plan a Successful Hunt

  • Ohio's Recreational Trails receive more than $2 Million of Funding

Pennsylvania
  • Mandatory Life Jackets starts November 1

Wisconsin
  • Hunters urged to donate venison for food pantries

  • Online survey will help shape the state’s future walleye stocking strategy

  • Learn to Hunt Pheasant programs scheduled for early December

 

 

October 28, 2013

National

Regional

  • Artificial Reefs a Success in the Huron-Erie Corridor

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for Oct 25 

2nd Amendment Issues
  • CCRKBA supports Interpol Chief's Idea about Armed Citizens

General
  • Cabela’s honors “Hometown Heroes” Nov 11 – 12

Lake Ontaio
  • Lake Ontario Fishing Boat Survey, 1985 – 2013

Illinois
  • llinois Concealed Carry classes

  • Illinois Concealed Carry Part 1

  • Illinois Concealed Carry Part 2

  • Illinois DNR Newsbits

Michigan
  • DNR Shooting Ranges & Targets

  • Hunters reminded to follow off-road vehicle laws

Wisconsin

 

 

October 21, 2013

Misc New Fishing-Boating Products
  • Plano and Synergy Outdoors merge to form Leading Outdoor Sports Group

Hunting & Shooting Products/Issues
  • Plano and Synergy Outdoors merge to form Leading Outdoor Sports Group (dup)

Regional

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for Oct 18

2nd Amendment Issues
  • Supreme Court declines to hear case on Md.’s gun law

Illinois
  • DNR seeks Input on Illinois Lake Michigan Plan

  • Illinois Concealed Carry classes

  • Illinois DNR Newsbits

Wisconsin
  • Winnebago systems sturgeon spearing license deadline Oct. 31

  • Hearing on revised fishing tournament rules

  • Hearing on rules defining placement of Lake Superior trap nets

 

 

October 14, 2013

Hunting & Shooting Products/Issues
  • Ruger asking fans to design a 10/22 rifle by Oct 18

  • Champion VisiColor Zombie Targets with Cartoons

  • Champion Reactive Target Options

  • Gov signs California Lead Ban

National

  • Coast Guard unable to process all mariner credentials renewals

General
  • Mimic Yellow Perch for Northern Smallmouth Bass

Illinois
  • DNR Programs and events for October 2013

  • Illinois Concealed Carry classes

Michigan
  • MI - DNR to collect salmon and trout eggs this fall and winter 

  • DNR prepares for potential Asian carp invasion

Minnesota
  • Strong walleye population continues in Leech Lake

  • Minnesota hunters fuel local economies with $725M in spending

  • New critical habitat pheasant license plate unveiled in Madelia

Ohio
Pennsylvania
  • PA adds safety regs to boating

 

 

October 7, 2013

Words to Ponder
  • This Nation will remain the Land of the Free only so long as it is The Home of the Brave

Regional

  • Why America's Heartland is Earthquake Country

2nd Amendment Issues
  • NY - SAF Sues New York Over SAFE Act

General
  • Clean Vessel Grants

Illinois
  • Illinois Concealed Carry classes

  • Illinois DNR Newsbits

Indiana
  • Family Learn to Fish on Oct. 19

Michigan
  • Wolf hunting licenses now on sale

Minnesota
  • Whitefish-tullibee sport-netting to open on northern lakes

New York
  • SAF Sues New York Over SAFE Act

  • Martin D. Brand new Region 3 Director

Ohio
  • Ohio Offers Abundant Waterfowl Hunting Seasons      

  • ODNR Youth Hunting Opportunities this fall

Wisconsin
  • Public meetings set Oct 15, 16 & 23 to discuss Walleye Initiative

  • Wolf hunting and trapping season begins Oct. 15

  • Chinook stocking on Lake Michigan Fisheries Forum agenda Oct 12

 

 

September 30, 2013

Hunting & Shooting Products/Issues
  • RCBS Unveils the Complete Ultrasonic Cleaning System

National

  • Feds propose expansion of Hunting, Fishing in National Wildlife Refuge System

Regional

  • Nominate Outstanding Individuals for a Great Lakes Fishery Commission Award

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for Sept 27

Illinois
  • Illinois Fall Trout Fishing Season Opens Oct. 19

Indiana
  • Drivers should be aware of deer this fall

  • Salamonie Senior Monday Luncheon, Oct. 7

  • Pokagon SP to host photography workshop, Oct. 26

Michigan
  • Wolf hunting licenses now on sale

Minnesota
  • Public invited to 2013 Pheasant Opener events in Madelia

New York
  • DEC changes Deer Bonus Permit Program for Noted Areas

Ohio
  • ODNR Expands Deer Check System

Pennsylvania
  • PA - Bobcat, River Otter Management Plans Available for Review

Wisconsin
  • New land owner incentives program for spring turkey hunting

 

 

September 23, 2013

For Your Health
  • Routine Colonoscopy Only Identifies Colon Cancer in 1% of Cases

  • Exercise may help stave off Alzheimer’s

  • Study uncovers value of Mammogram Screening for younger women

  • New Screening Strategy May Catch Ovarian Cancer at Early Stages

Job opportunities
  • Mepps looking for Communications Director

National

  • Are the Feds still planning to close national fish hatcheries?

  • Fed - Clean Vessel Grants

Regional

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for Sept 20 

  • Kenosha group needs new pond fence

 

 

September 16, 2013

National

  • Is USFWS still planning to close National Fish Hatcheries?

Regional

  • Kenosha group needs new pond fence

  • Match the Migration for More Walleyes

  • Great Lakes Water Levels for Sept 13

General
  • Flip and Pitch for Fall Walleyes

  • Match the Migration for More Walleyes

  • Top Tactics for Fall Muskies

Lake Michigan
  • Huge Asian carp found close to Lake Michigan

Illinois
  • Court rules for right to carry outside home for self-defense

  • Gun Rights Restored after Misdemeanor Domestic Battery Conviction

  • IL - Controlled Pheasant Permit

  • Illinois State Parks Guide

  • Youth Deer Permits

Minnesota
  • New Maps for Colorado and Minnesota

  • DNR confiscated firearms auction Sept. 28

 

 

September 9, 2013

For Your Health
  • Study uncovers value of Mammogram Screening for younger women

National

  • NRA Supports Lawsuit challenging NSA's Mass Surveillance and Collection Program

  • Fed - Boating Infrastructure Grants

Regional

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for Sept 6

2nd Amendment Issues
  • 22 States join NRA Supreme Court Fight for Second Amendment Rights of Young Adults

Job opportunities
  • IL - ICF Seeking Executive Director

  • Mepps looking for Communications Director

Illinois
  • Illinois shooting range braces for new Concealed Carry Law with huge upgrade

  • Trapping Permits

  • Youth Deer Hunt Drawing for Coffeen Lake SFWA

  • Youth Deer Hunt Drawing for JEPC due Sept 12

  • Youth Deer Hunt Drawing for Coffeen Lake SFWA due Sept 17

  • Johnson-Sauk Trail Youth/Women Wingshooting Clinic Sept 14

  • Wingshooting Clinics

  • ICF Seeking Executive Director

  • Archery Deer and Turkey Permits now on sale

  • New Hunting and Trapping Digest

Indiana
  • Hoosier Outdoor Experience Sept. 21-22

New York
  • NY Conservation Police Officer & Forest Ranger Exams November 16

 

 

September 2, 2013

Beyond the Great Lakes
  • Bass Pro Shops opens Tallahassee Sept. 4

  • Gander Mountain Coming To Tampa Bay

National

  • Evangelical Christians labeled as 'Extremists' by Pentagon

  • Is USFWS closing National Fish Hatcheries October 1st?

Regional

  • Regional - Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for Aug 30

Illinois
  • DNR to Auction Confiscated and Abandoned Property Sept 14

  • IL Youth Firearm Deer Hunt Oct 12-14

Michigan
  • Michigan In-Water Show Sept 19-22

Minnesota
  • DNR asks bear hunters not to shoot radio-collared bears

  • MN Top exhibition shooters coming to Madelia during Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener

  • Mille Lacs Lake area anglers face heavy fines

  • DNR begins recruiting process for new officers

  • Surplus prairie chicken licenses on sale Sept. 9

  • MN Teen Alive Following State’s First Confirmed Wolf Attack

New York
  • NY DEC Sturgeon Restoration Efforts Achieving Success

Pennsylvania
Wisconsin

 

 

August 26, 2013

For Your Health
  • New Screening Strategy May Catch Ovarian Cancer at Early Stages

  • Routine Colonoscopy Only Identifies Colon Cancer in 1% of Cases

National

  • Lyme Disease numbers 10 Times Higher than Previously Reported

Regional

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for Aug 23

General
  • Fishing is big business, $42 Billion big

  • Record sales of Firearms and Ammunition

  • Even experienced boater need a vessel safety check

  • Boating Infrastructure Grants

Indiana
  • IN DNR offers deer hunting workshop for beginners

Michigan
  • Michigan BOW salmon-fishing workshop Sept 27-28

Ohio
  • Ohio's Squirrel Hunting Season Begins Sept. 1

Wisconsin
  • Bumper crop of small walleyes stocked

  • WI DNR plans to increase pheasant stocking in 2013

 

 

August 19, 2013

Words to Ponder
  • Words to Ponder

Beyond the Great Lakes
  • Largemouth Bass Virus Found in Northern Snakeheads in Virginia

  • Coast Guard sued over wind farm off Nantucket

Regional

  • Asian Carp monitoring

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for August 16

Veterans Issues
  • GI Bill Tuition Cap Increased

General
  • National Scenic Trails Added to US Topo Maps

  • Approval of hunting highest since 1995

Lake Michigan
  • Lake Michigan anglers asked to aid chinook and lake trout research

  • Asian Carp monitoring (dup)

Illinois
  • Wingshooting Clinics

Indiana
  • River size limits apply to bass at Cedarville Reservoir

Michigan
  • DNR stocked more than 4.1 million walleye this year 

  • Michigan to Provide Toll-Free # for Weekly Fishing Reports

  • Michigan 2013-14 Waterfowl Hunting Seasons

Minnesota
  • Deer licenses now on sale

New York
  • 2013-14 Sporting licenses now available

Ohio
  • Ohio vigilant in Asian Carp Testing

Wisconsin
  • Deadline to sign-up for disabled deer hunt Sept 1

 

 

August 12, 2013

For Your Health
  • Exercise may help stave off Alzheimer’s

Fishing beyond the Great Lakes
  • Best Areas for Shore-Bound Crappie Fishing

  • World record snakehead confirmed in Virginia

National

  • Nearly 3,900 New Maps in Time for Summer

Regional

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for Aug

Veterans Issues
  • GI Bill Reminders

Illinois
  • Firearm Deer Permits

  • More on Illinois hunting opportunities

  • Becoming an Outdoors Woman Workshop Sept 27-29

  • IL - New Hunting and Trapping Digest

Michigan
  • State owned surplus land available at auction

Minnesota
  • Fall duck and goose seasons

New York
  • DEC Changes to bighead carp regulations

 

 

August 5, 2013

Regional

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for Aug 2 

Michigan
  • Walleye study on bays de Noc shine light on hatchery vs. natural reproduction

Minnesota
  • Fishing and hunting licenses go mobile

  • DNR seeks comments on Duluth area lake management plans

New York
  • DEC wants Input on NY Great Lakes Restoration, Conservation & Development

Pennsylvania
  • PA-Early migratory bird seasons set

Wisconsin
  • Panfish survey results available online

 

 

July 29, 2013

For your health
  • Higher Cancer Incidences Found in Regions Near Refineries and Plants that Release Benzene

Regional

  • Regional - Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for July 26

General
  • Fall Hunting Classic to begin Aug. 2 at Bass Pro Shops Stores

  • Mepps Sponsoring Squirrel Cook Off

  • Cabela’s announces Plans for four new stores

Minnesota
  • Apply by Aug. 16 for fall special youth deer hunts

Pennsylvania
  • Hunters sue to remove Sunday hunting ban

 

 

July 22, 2013

Words to Ponder
  • Words to Ponder

Beyond the Great Lakes
  • Colorado Town declares Open Season on federal drones

Misc New Fishing-Boating Products
  • Fishing Tackle Trade Show new product awards

National

  • CDC Study: Use of Firearms for Self-Defense is ‘Important Crime Deterrent’

Regional

  • Recent summary of Asian carp project activities

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for July 19

Lake Huron
  • Progress toward the Rehabilitation of Lake Trout in Northern Lake Huron

Illinois
  • Angler Fails at World Record Attempt

  • Review of new Right to Carry law

Michigan
  • Livingston County Club recognized by IGFA

  • Chasing Lake Sturgeon in the Detroit River

  • Eurasian Ruffe eDNA Sampling Expanded in Northeastern Michigan

Minnesota
  • Plans set for 2013 Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener

Ohio
  • Public Invited to Comment on Hunting, Fishing and Trapping Changes

 

 

July 15, 2013

World
  • New wonder drug matches and kills all kinds of cancer

Misc New Fishing-Boating Products
  • UGLY STIK GX2 youth combo wins best kid's tackle award at ICAST 2013

Hunting & Shooting Products/Issues
  • Galco introduces new XD-S holsters

Regional

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for July 12

2nd Amendment issues
  • Firearms Industry files suit against Connecticut

  • SAF applauds Illinois lawmakers for override vote, court compliance

General
  • Scientists Need Your Eyes and Ears

Illinois
  • CCRKBA: Chicago Mayor the Problem Not Guns

Indiana
  • Urban Fishing Catches On in Central Indiana

Michigan
  • Study shows little value to Sediment Traps for river cleanup

  • Fishing tournament to be held during Michigan boat show Sept 20-21

  • Eastern Michigan water bodies stocked with nearly 1.7 million walleye 

  • Walleye study on bays de Noc

New York
  • Volunteers sought for stream and river monitoring

  • DEC announces considerations for freshwater sportfish regulation changes

Ohio
  • Governor Joins Anglers for Fish Ohio Day

  • Kasich signs Boater Freedom Act

Wisconsin
  • Mercury Marine breaks ground on Wisconsin expansion

  • Input asked on draft plans for former Badger Army Ammo Plant

 

 

July 8, 2013

Regional

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for July 5

General
  • Grand opening of NRA Arms Museum at the Bass Pro Shops in Missouri

Michigan
  • Lake sturgeon stocked in northern Michigan

 

 

July 1, 2013

Misc New Fishing-Boating Products
  • Vicious Fishing lines added to line-up

  • BOOYAH adds new fishing rigs

  • Mann's Three-for-All: Three Lures, One Hook

Hunting & Shooting Products/Issues
  • Plinker Tactical introduces the .22LR-35 Magazine

  • ATK Acquires Caliber Co., Parent of Savage Guns

  • Champion new ballistic-rated glasses

  • SWAROVSKI CL Pocket Binoculars

National

  • Supreme Court denies E15 challenge

Regional

  • Great Lakes Water Levels for June 28, 2013

Indiana
  • Exotic catfish catch puts spotlight on illegal aquarium releases

Michigan
  • Walleye Tagging Program Bears Fruit

Pennsylvania
  • Boating Under the Influence is a Crime

  • Independence Day Marks Second Fish-for-Free Day

 

 

June 24, 2013

For Your Health
  • Vitamin D deficiency May help spread of Hepatitis B throughout Liver

Misc New Fishing-Boating Products
  • Old Town Launches New Predator Fishing Kayak

  • Compact On-Board Battery Charger from Powermania

National

  • U.S. Rep Graves (R-Mo) introduces bill prevents taxing firearms and ammo

  • NOAA predicts possible record-setting deadzone for Gulf of Mexico

  • Anglers Can Help Keep Bass Alive

Regional

  • Determining rivers vulnerable to Asian Carp

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for June 21, 2013

2nd Amendment Issues
  • U.S. Rep Graves (R-Mo) introduces bill prevents taxing firearms and ammo
General

Illinois
  • Water Usage Stamps Available June 30

  • Renew Watercraft Registration by Phone or Online

  • Firearm Deer Permit Applications

  • Fall Turkey Applications

  • Apply Now for Non-Resident Archery Deer Permits

  • DNR Schedule of Waterfowl Blind Site Drawings

  • Illinois new CCW bill

New York
  • June 29-30 free fishing days
Wisconsin

 

 

June 3, 2013

National

  • Wal-Mart pleads guilty to environmental crimes and will pay more than $81 million

Regional

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for May 31

Illinois
  • DNR to Host Open Houses on Deer Management

Michigan
  • Lake St. Clair Tops Nation's Bass Waters

New York
  • Cuomo to NY sheriffs: keep quiet about gun law

Wisconsin
  • Yellowstone shooting range to close June 5 for upgrades

 

 

May 27, 2013

Beyond the Great Lakes
National

  • Bipartisan support passes legislation to keep fishing open on Cumberland River

Regional

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for May 24

2nd Amendment Issues
  • Court dismisses suit to ban traditional ammo

  • Message from Texas Attorney General

Indiana
  • Fishing hook restrictions relaxed and clarified

Wisconsin
  • Tributaries may save large-river fish

  • Governor announces Wisconsin Walleye Initiative

 

 

May 20, 2013

Club News
  • Sheboygan Walleye Club

Misc New Fishing-Boating Products
  • NOW CASTING Dynamic Fishermen

National

  • Crime with Firearms at 20-Year Low

  • Report says Marine deaths hit record low In 2012

Regional

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for May 17, 2013

2nd Amendment Issues
  • Hacking shows why gun owners oppose registry, records keeping

  • Firearms Industry Trade Association Joins suit against Colorado Gun-Control Laws

Illinois
  • Wingshooting Clinics

  • Water Usage Stamps

  • Renew Watercraft Registration by Phone or Online

  • IL Free Fishing Days June 7-10

  • Deer Meetings

Michigan
  • Fishing season kicks into high gear with multiple openers for the U.P.

  • Enjoy Michigan's Summer Free Fishing Weekend June 8 and

Ontario
  • BPS to open store in Niagara-On-The-Lake, ON

 

 

May 13, 2013

For Your Health
  • Agent Orange Exposure Linked to Life-Threatening Prostate Cancer

  • Eating Fish and cutting red meat can lower Cancer Risk by 40%

National

  • Feds issue 2013 Asian Carp Monitoring and Response Plan

  • Federal data conflicts with Gun Control rhetoric

Regional

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for May 10, 2013

2nd Amendment issues
  • Fact Check: Gun homicides down since 1990s

General

Illinois
  • IL Camping Reservations

  • Life Jacket - Wear It: 

  • IL Women in the Outdoors

Indiana
Michigan
  • Michigan law protect the rights to hunt and fish

  • Weather Buoy to Aid Forecasters in West Michigan

Minnesota
  • DNR tagging walleyes at Mille Lacs; return tag and get a lure

  • Cormorants to be controlled on Lake Vermilion

  • New fishing license options cater to angler interests

 

 

May 6, 2013

Misc New Fishing-Boating Products
  • Grate Chef Grill Wipe

Hunting & Shooting Products/Issues
  • Federal & CCI allocate 20 million rounds .22 LR for Youth Programs

National

  • Essential Legislation to Protect Hunting Introduced in U.S. Congress

Regional

  • Great Lakes Water Levels for May 3, 2013

Illinois
  • Navigation resumes along Illinois River

  • SAF Wins Permanent Injunction in Illinois

Pennsylvania
  • "Fish for Millions" Contest open until July 7

Wisconsin
  • Fish Free in Wisconsin June 1-2

 

 

April 29, 2013

Words to Ponder
  • Margaret Thatcher

For Your Health
  • May is Lyme disease Awareness month

Regional

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for April 26, 2013

Indiana
  • IN-Family Learn to Fish workshop May 18

  • Muskies showing up in Maumee River

  • Fishing Guide & Regulations

Ohio
  • OH anticipates Good Fishing at Lake Erie in 2013

Wisconsin
  • Ceded Territory bag limits posted at boat landings

Ontario
  • Ontario Wild Turkey season open

 

 

April 22, 2013

For Your Health
  • Some DNA changes linked with Prostate Cancer Development and Lethality

Hunting & Shooting Products/Issues
  • Champion® Re-Stick Targets

Regional

  • Coast Guard restricts Illinois River passage

  • Coast Guard, others respond to barges resting against Marseilles Dam

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for April 19, 2013

  • NRA to produce Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, PA

  • Recent summary of Carp CAWS monitoring

2nd Amendment Issues
  • Why Convicted Felon's don't, won't, have to register their Firearms

General
  • Hypothermia chart to protect from cold

  • Cabela's 2013 Fish for Millions Promotion

Illinois
  • Coast Guard restricts Illinois River passage (dup)

  • Hunter and Boating Safety Education

  • Register for Wingshooting Clinics

  • Camping Reservations

Michigan
  • Fish stocking creates fishing opportunities in Michigan

  • Lake Erie daily walleye limit remains at six through April 30, 2014

  • Red Cedar River at MSU to be stocked with steelhead

Minnesota
Pennsylvania
  • NRA to produce Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, PA (dup)

  • Family Fishing Festivals Set for May and June

  • PFBC adds Access Areas

Wisconsin
  • Inland Game Fish Season Opens May 4

  • Wisconsin seeks comments on Lake Michigan Plan

  • Discounted licenses seek to reel in new anglers

 

 

April 15, 2013

Quote of the Year
  • Quote of the year

For Your Health
  • Mobility Shoes’ take a Load Off for Knee Osteoarthritis Suffers

  • Endometriosis Treatments Lower Ovarian Cancer Risk

Misc New Fishing-Boating Products
  • All-New Toyota Tundra Debuts

  • Georgia’s Bone wins Southern Open on Flash Mob Jr.

Hunting & Shooting Products/Issues

2nd Amendment Issues
  • Memo calls for national mandatory gun registration & confiscation

  • CCRKBA Calls for Background checks on all Elected Officials

  • PTR to Move from Connecticut-The migration has started

General
  • Surge Protective Devices Onboard Vessels

  • Free Bass Pro Shops Kids’ Outdoor Skills Challenge Event

  • 31 Major Hunting/Wildlife Organizations Pen Letter on Gun Control’s “Unnecessary Restrictions”

Lake Huron
  • 2013 Lake Huron Fisheries Workshops

Illinois
  • DNR to Host Series of Open Houses throughout Illinois on Deer Management

Michigan
  • Restoring fish, flow in the St. Joseph River watershed

New York
  • DEC Launches Shooting Range Grant Program

  • DEC Offers Options for landowners with too many Geese

Ohio
  • ODNR and Farmers work together to protect Lake Erie

  • DNR Awards more than $574,000 to 24 Communities for Marine Patrols

Wisconsin
  • Cabela’s to hire 200 to Staff New Green Bay, Wis., Store

 

 

April 8, 2013

World
  • United Nations Adopts Global Arms Trade Treaty

National

  • 70,291,049 Background Checks for Gun Purchases under Obama

Regional

  • Asian Carp Sampling Schedule

  • Report: Asian Carp May Have Reached Great Lakes

For Your Health
  • Preventing Tick Invasions

  • Studies Link low Vitamin D To Cardiovascular Disease

General
  • Ammo Manufacturers Scramble to Keep Up with Demand

Lake Erie
  • 2013 Walleye and Yellow Perch catch levels recommended for Lake Erie

Indiana
  • No changes in Indiana muskie fishing rules

Michigan
  • DNR hosts fishing regulation meetings April 9 & 11 in Escanaba and Iron Mountain

  • Archery in the Schools state tournament winners

  • MI to stock Atlantic salmon in Lake Huron

Minnesota
  • Test results show no DNA evidence of Asian carp

  • Lessons learned from the 2012 ice fishing season

  • Gander Mtn. Firearms coming to Rogers, MN

Pennsylvania
  • PA sets Perch and Walleye Limits for Lake Erie

  • PA Trout Season opens April 13

 

 

April 1, 2013

For Your Health
  • New Prostate Cancer Tests Could Reduce False Alarms

Fishing beyond the Great Lakes
  • Possible world record Brown Trout

National

  • EPA names outside panel of experts to review Fracking research

Regional

  • Great Lakes Fishery Commission gets new leader

Indiana
  • 2013-14 Indiana Fishing Regulations

Michigan
  • DNR to host fishing regulation meetings April 8 & 9 in Eastern U.P.

  • New fishing regs adopted for 2013-2014 season take effect April 1  

  • DNR wants input on draft land management plan at regional open houses
    New fishing license required April 1

New York
  • New York opens Trout and Salmon Fishing April 1

  • NY to stock 2.1 million catchable trout this spring

  • Benefits of $20.3 Million from Two Settlements

Pennsylvania
  • PA To Keep Oswayo and Bellefonte Hatcheries Open

 

 

March 25, 2013

Beyond the Great Lakes
  • More Feral pig problems

Fishing beyond the Great Lakes
National

  • USFWS Announces $882.4 Million in User-Generated Funding to State Wildlife Agencies

Regional

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for March 22, 2013

For Your Health
  • Calls for greater awareness of potentially fatal Lyme disease

General
  • Cornell researchers develop nonlethal test for VHSV fish virus

Lake Erie
  • Annual Walleye Migration Underway on Maumee and Sandusky Rivers

Illinois
  • Illinois’ 2013 Spring Trout Fishing Season Opens April 6

  • DuPage County, Ill. Deer Confirmed With CWD

Michigan
  • DNR hosts fishing regulations public meetings in western U.P. April 2, 3 & 4

  • DNR Fisheries Division releases 2012 annual report

  • DNR Fisheries Division releases five-year strategic plan

Minnesota
  • Mille Lacs Lake regulations changed to boost walleye population

 

 

March 18, 2013

Fishing beyond the Great Lakes
  • Kentucky hosts Asian carp tournament

Hunting & Shooting Products/Issues
  • Browning to Add the BT-99 to its Micro Midas Line

National

  • NOAA Official questioned on Fisheries Management

Regional

  • 2013 Lake Huron Regional Fisheries Workshops

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for Mar 15, 2013

2nd Amendment Issues
  • Growing Number of gun manufacturers refuse to sell to gun-grabbing governments

Lake Huron
  • 2013 Lake Huron Regional Fisheries Workshops

Illinois
  • 2013 Resident Deer Applications—Apply Now

Indiana
  • St. Joseph River creel survey in Elkhart during peak walleye time

Michigan
  • DNR seeks volunteer ORV safety education instructors

Ohio
  • Fishing Regulations Set for AEP Ponds and Reservoirs

Pennsylvania
  • 2013/2014 Erie Visitors Guides Available

Wisconsin
  • 2013 Wisconsin Fishing Report now available

 

 

March 11, 2013

For Your Health
  • Aspirin May Lower Melanoma Risk

Fishing beyond the Great Lakes
  • KY stocks Brown Trout in Cumberland River

 
Hunting & Shooting Products/Issues
  • Top Hunting and Shooting Equipment Brands for 2012

  • Employment Opportunities at Ruger

Regional

  • Coast Guard, EPA study potential for Asian carp to enter Great Lakes in barges

  • Group releases ballast water management report

Veterans Issues
  • VA Loan Tips

General
  • Fishhound releases List of 50 Best Crappie Lakes

Lake Superior
  • Why it's called Lake Superior

Illinois
  • New Fishing Booklet

  • Becoming an Outdoors Woman

Michigan
  • DNR meetings to discuss fishing regs, March 12, 19, April 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 11

  • Free boating safety class offered at Spring Boating Expo in Novi, March 16

  • DNR to host meetings on wolf management, March 12, 13, 19, 21

  • New muskie, northern pike regs take effect April 1

New York
  • Proposed Changes to Bighead Carp Regulations

  • State Unveils "NY Open For Fishing And Hunting" license program

  • NY sued over Cuomo gun control package

  • "State Of The Eastern Finger Lakes" Meetings, March 18, 20

Ohio
  • New Ohio Bass Fishing Regulations Now in Effect

Pennsylvania
  • Fishing Regulations Lifted on Meadow Grounds Lake

 

 

March 4, 2013

Words to Ponder
  • Words to Ponder

Fishing beyond the Great Lakes
  • Electric Fish Barrier ready to protect Iowa Great Lakes

Misc New Fishing-Boating Products
  • First Cast starts fishing season right at Gander Mountain

  • Top Fishing Equipment Brands for 2012

Hunting & Shooting Products/Issues
  • SCI to represent hunters at CITES

Regional

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for March 1, 2013

Lake Ontaio
  • NY-State of Lake Ontario Meetings March 6, 12 & 19

Illinois
  • White-Nose Syndrome Confirmed in Illinois Bats

Michigan
  • Growing number of Michigan deer hunters give crossbows a try

  • Free hunting and fishing licenses for disabled veterans March 1

  • More on proposed hunting license fees

Minnesota
  • New options aim to rebuild Mille Lacs walleye population

New York
  • NY-State of Lake Ontario Meetings March 6, 12 & 19

Ohio
  • Statewide Rainbow Trout Releases to Begin

Pennsylvania
  • Trout Stocking Schedules now available

Wisconsin
  • New fishing, hunting licenses go on sale March 6

  • Citizen-based monitoring conference April 5-6 in Wisconsin Rapids

 

 

February 25, 2013

World
  • Russians Take Gold in World Ice Fishing Championships

  • Study: Asian Carp eDNA may not signal live fish findings

Beyond the Great Lakes
  • Big Game Species Are Focus of SCI Foundation Auction

  • 2013 Python Challenge competitors turn in 68 Burmese pythons

Misc New Fishing-Boating Products
  • Rapala Scatter Rap

  • 2013 Spring Fishing Classic

Hunting & Shooting Products/Issues
  • Birchwood Casey Moly Lube Dry Film Lubricant

  • Browning Buck Mark .22 Pistol

National

  • Push to stop E15 could head to Supreme Court

Regional

  • Highlights from the Ludington Regional Fisheries Workshop

2nd Amendment Issues
  • S&W Creates Convenient Way To Express Support For Gun Rights

  • SAF challenging New York's gun permitting statute

  • Appeals court lets stand Illinois concealed carry ruling

General
  • Bill to Legalize Hunting with Suppressors Gaining Ground

Lake Erie
  • Presque Isle Bay removed from Great Lakes “Area of Concern” List

Illinois
  • Appeals court lets stand Illinois concealed carry ruling

Michigan
  • DNR Reminds Anglers of Natural Bait Restrictions

  • More Michigan deer hunters give crossbows a try

  • MI - State-record Great Lakes muskie now listed as world record

Minnesota
  • Deadly winter on the ice

New York
  • Bass Pro Shops to Open New Store in Utica, NY

Ohio
  • Public Invited to Comment on 2013-2014 hunting season proposals

  • Ohio Fishing, Hunting and Trapping Licenses

Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin Commercials sited 44 times

  • Wisconsin early inland catch-and-release trout season opens March 2

Ontario
  • Ice Fishing World Record Lake Trout

 

 

February 11, 2013

Words to Ponder
  • Words to Ponder

Beyond the Great Lakes
  • Bass Pro Shops To Open Store In San Jose, CA

Hunting & Shooting Products/Issues
  • Nikon Debuts ACULON A211 Binocular

National

Illinois
  • Registration Open for 2013 Illinois Conservation Congress

  • IL Camping Reservations

  • 2013 Illinois Licenses Now Available

  • Hunter and Boating Safety Education

Michigan
  • Ice fishing classes offered Feb. 16-17

  • Michigan proposes new license fee structure

  • DNR Master Angler program a big success in 2012

  • 2013 Black Lake sturgeon season harvest result

Minnesota
  • DNR, NWTF mentored women’s turkey applications due Feb. 19

  • Moose population drops dramatically; hunting season will not open

New York
  • 2012 Sets New Record For Hunting Safety In New York

Ohio
  • Ohio and Cleveland Plan to Transfer Cleveland Lakefront Park Back to City Proposed to Legislature

Wisconsin
  • Sturgeon spearing season opened Feb 9

  • Study continues to monitor cause of Wisconsin deer mortality

  • Spring fish/wildlife proposed rules hearing questionnaire available online

  • Wisconsin seeks to fill more than 15 wildlife biologist positions

 

 

February 4, 2013

Hunting & Shooting products/issues
  • Federal Premium Unveils New Website

For Your Health
  • "Vaccine" Court tacitly admits Vaccines cause autism

National

  • 'Transparent' Obama gun committee keeps secrets

  • TSA's TWIC program doesn't work

Regional

  • Michigan Diver’s body found years after Going Missing

2nd Amendment Issues
  • Illinois Concealed Carry Ban Challenged

Illinois
  • Spring Youth Turkey

  • Spring Turkey Applications

  • Illinois Concealed Carry Ban Challenged

Minnesota
  • Zebra mussel veligers discovered in Lake Winnibigoshish

  • Naramore appointed DNR assistant commissioner

 

 

January 28, 2013

Beyond the Great Lakes
  • Florida’s Burmese Python Hunt more difficult than expected

National

  • Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge

  • Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show postponed due to mass withdrawals

Regional

  • Grinold receives Tanner Award

Minnesota
  • Walleye regulation extended for Namakan Reservoir lakes

New York
  • Upstate Snow Goose Hunting Seasons Re-Opened

  • NY town defends Remington factory amid new gun ban

Pennsylvania
  • PFBC to close two hatcheries

Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin Sheriff urges residents to arm themselves

 

 

January 21, 2013

For Your Health
  • Used coffee grounds are a rich source of healthful antioxidants

National

  • Supreme Court Rules for Florida Houseboat Owner

General
  • IGFA World Records for 2013 Now Available

Indiana
  • Indiana boater Wins West Marine's "Dream Charter" Sweepstakes

Michigan
  • DNR Seeks Input on Betsie River Site Feb. 25

  • DNR Seeks Public Comment on Fisheries Plans

  • No fishing license required in Michigan on Feb. 16-17

 

 

January 14, 2013

World
  • Rare Giant Squid Captured on Film in Its Natural Habitat

Beyond the Great Lakes
  • Coast Guard Finds Five Miles of Gill Net off TX

  • Online Sporting License Sales Grow

Fishing beyond the Great Lakes
  • Mercury Marine Joins New National Walleye Tour

  • Corps of Engineers to close six Tennessee tailwater fisheries

Misc New Fishing-Boating Products
  • Mann’s Releases the New Alabama Rig V

Words to Ponder
  • Words to ponder

Veterans Issues
  • News from the Military front

General
  • Eleven International Ice Teams Confirm

Michigan
Minnesota
  • Elk hunt extended to meet management goals, control depredation

Ohio
  • Ontario commercial fined $5,000 for illegally fishing in Ohio

Wisconsin
  • First winter free fishing weekend set for Jan. 19 & 20

  • State sets stocking limits for Lake Michigan

 

 

January 7, 2013

Beyond the Great Lakes
  • Bass Pro Shops Output store for Georgia

  • Gander Mountain coming to Tuscaloosa, A

Hunting & Shooting Products/Issues
  • ATK secures Ammo contract with DOJ, FBI

  • Cerberus Capital to Sell Freedom Group

National

  • National Survey shows increase in Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife Recreation

  • EPA IG to Investigate Agency e-mail practices

  • Tide Turning for Boating Industry

Regional

  • Zequanox controls Zebra Mussels in Illinois Lake (dup)

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for Jan 4, 2013

General
  • DNR urges snowmobile safety

Lake Ontaio
  • Lake Herring to be Stocked Into Lake Ontario

  • 1985 – 2012 Lake Ontario Fishing Boat Survey

Illinois
  • Zequanox controls Zebra Mussels in Illinois Lake

Michigan
  • Guided snowshoe hikes at Porcupine Mountains State Park

  • Sturgeon season on Black Lake begins Feb. 2

  • Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program Feb 22-24

  • Ludington Regional Fishery Workshop Jan 12

Minnesota
  • Winter stream trout fishing in BWCAW now open

  • Bubble, sound & light barrier feasible as Asian carp deterrent

  • Southeast trout streams offer alternative to ice fishing

  • DNR urges snowmobile safety

  • DNR urges snowmobile safety kits for kids

  • DNR seeks comments on trout, sturgeon, & other fisheries

  • Fish shelter identification required

  • DNR urges anglers who use frozen bait to review new regulations

New York
  • Crossbow Law expired December 31, 2012

Ohio
  • ODNR funds over 100 Outdoor Recreation Projects

Wisconsin
  • Judge rules against Spotlight Hunt for Deer by Wisconsin tribes

  • Wisconsin’s Ceded Territory Walleye Management Policies

Ontario
  • $30,000 Fine for importing live Asian Carp

 

 

December 17, 2012

Beyond the Great Lakes
  • Cabela’s to hire 200 to Staff Louisville, Ky. Store

Hunting & Shooting Products/Issues
  • M-Pro 7 Launches Combat Care to Support military

National

  • Federal court tosses IL ban on carrying concealed weapons

Regional

  • Asian Carp Sampling Summary

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for Dec 14

General
  • Animal Rights Terrorist Goes to Jail

Illinois
  • Federal court tosses IL ban on carrying concealed weapons

  • Chicago vows to fight concealed carry ruling

  • DNR Sustainability Funding Bill

Michigan
  • New signs added to state snowmobile trails

New York
  • Letters to Hurricane Victims claiming To Be From “Dept. Of Remediation” a Marketing Scam

Pennsylvania
  • PA reminds hunters to report deer harvests

Wisconsin
  • Scientists Mix Up Water Temperatures to Kill Invasive Species

 

 

December 10, 2012

Beyond the Great Lakes
  • Florida Python Hunting Contest starts January 12

Fishing beyond the Great Lakes
  • Bass Pro Shop to open Mega Store In Tampa area

National

  • Argonne goal: Batteries five times more powerful, five times cheaper

  • Congress rejects weak Ballast bill

Regional

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for Dec 7, 2012

Illinois
  • Quinn Gun Ban Defeated in Springfield

Michigan
  • More Atlantic salmon in Michigan waters

  • DNR Shooting Ranges open 5days/wk

Ohio
  • Ohio Passport to Fishing Workshop

  • Castalia State Hatchery offers new Lottery Application Dates for Anglers

Wisconsin
  • Ideas for distributing chinook in Lake Michigan accepted until Dec. 17

 

 

December 3, 2012

Beyond the Great Lakes
  • Invasive Boa Constrictor Thriving on Puerto Rico

Fishing beyond the Great Lakes
  • 2013 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship

Misc New Fishing-Boating Products
  • Evinrude E-Tec 135 H.O. Outboard Engine

Hunting & Shooting Products/Issues
  • Winchester Varmint X Factor Ammo

  • Hoppe's Elite Zombie Kit

National

  • Toomey and Brown introduce Bill to protect Ohio River Basin from Asian Carp

  • NICS Checks Soar on 'Black Friday'

  • Supreme Court rejects appeal on taping Illinois cops

Regional

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for Nov 30, 2012

Illinois
  • Gov amendatory Veto shot down in the Senate, moves to House

  • Controlled Pheasant Hunting Hunter Quotas Increased

  • Supreme Court rejects appeal on taping Illinois cops

Michigan
  • MI proposes 599-mile Trail connecting Detroit to Wis. via U.P.

Minnesota
  • Minneapolis Chef Wins $1000 with Lake Superior Fish

New York
  • DEC proposes limits on Phosphorus discharges for Chatauqua Lake

Ohio
  • Delaware Lake Boat Ramp Getting a Makeover

Pennsylvania
  • New Multi-Year Fishing Licenses Available Dec. 1

Wisconsin
  • Permits Required for Wisconsin Ice Fishing Tournaments

 

 

November 26, 2012

Words to Ponder
  • Words to Ponder

Hunting & Shooting Products/Issues
  • Bushnell adds Folding Compact Binocular to its Legend lineup

National

  • Half of Total U.S. Deer-Automobile Collisions Occurred in 10 States

Regional

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for November 23

General
  • Criminal Acts Of Anti-Gun Mayors

Lake Huron
  • Officials set to stock Atlantic Salmon in Lake Huron

Michigan
  • Building Great Lakes muskie population

Minnesota
  • Bighead carp caught by commercial fishermen in Lake Pepin

  • Early Wolf Season ends with 73 Percent of Quota reached

Ohio
  • ODNR Names New Chief of Communications

Wisconsin
  • Dec. 1 meeting set on distribution of chinook among ports

  • Spring turkey permit application deadline Dec. 10

  • Fish tags give biologists information on where stocked chinook originated

  • WI - $15,000 donation for improvements to Iron County shooting range

 

 

November 19, 2012

Words  to Ponder
  • Words to Ponder

Fishing beyond the Great Lakes
  • KY to hold meeting to limit spread Of Asian Carp

National

  • Bill Advances to Stop EPA from regulating ammunition & baits

  • Senate Votes Down Cybersecurity Measure

Regional

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for Nov 16, 2012

General
  • Cabela’s kicks off Holiday Shopping Season

  • Bass Pro Shops open 8 AM Thanksgiving

  • Gander Mountain Holiday extended hours, deals

Lake Michigan
  • Lake Michigan Stocking Numbers

Illinois
  • Target Hunger Now

Michigan
  • DNR sets experimental regulations for brook trout in U.P.

  • Cops nab sturgeon poacher in St. Clair County

New York
  • Cross-Border Convictions of Canadian Fish Smuggler

 

 

November 12, 2012

Hunting & Shooting Products/Issues
  • ATK launches enhanced Law Enforcement Website

  • Federal Premium New Trophy Copper Slug

National

  • Do your part! Help pass the Sportsmen’s Act of 2012

  • U.N. celebrates Obama Re-election

  • After Obama win, U.S. backs new U.N. arms treaty talks

Regional

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for November 9, 2012

General
  • Maximize Your Panfish Bite

  • Access remains chief concern among Hunters

Lake Erie
  • OH - DNR, USFWS stock surplus Lake Trout in Lake Erie(dup)

Lake Ontaio
  • Deepwater Cisco reintroduction in Lake Ontario

Illinois
  • Youth Goose Hunt

  • Online Free Site Hunting Permits

  • Spring Youth Turkey

Michigan
  • Ludington Fishery Workshop

New York
  • Recovery effort returns rare Gilt Darter to Allegheny River

Ohio
  • Cabela’s to hire 195 to Staff New Columbus, OH Store

  • OH - DNR, USFWS stock surplus Lake Trout in Lake Erie

Wisconsin
  • Crossbows now allowed during gun deer season

 

 

November 5, 2012

Misc New Fishing-Boating Products
  • Last Open Water Walleyes

Regional

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for November 2, 2012

General
  • Bass Pro Shops plans 7th Florida Store

  • More guns, still less crime

Lake Michigan
  • IL DNR to hold open meeting Nov 15 (dup)

Illinois
  • DNR to hold open meeting Nov 15 (dup)

  • Hunting opportunities at Marseilles State Fish 7 Wildlife Area

  • Chicago Mayor Should Share Blame for Mayhem, Says CCRKBA

Indiana
  • Fishing Banned at New Indiana Sea Lamprey Barrier

Michigan
  • Fishing on Platte River prohibited Jan. 1 - March 31  

  • State Park offers snowshoe building classes

 

 

October 29, 2012

Hunting & Shooting Products/Issues
  • Shotgunner's Pull Thru Cleaning Kit

Regional

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for October 26, 2012

General
  • Look For Last Weeds For Fall Walleye

  • Membership in Shooting Ranges Increase

Wisconsin
  • Chinook egg collection goals met

 

 

October 22, 2012

Fishing beyond the Great Lakes
  • Whirling Disease-resistant Trout being stocked in Colorado River

Hunting & Shooting Products/Issues
  • Remington Country eZine – The Ultimate Interactive Online Magazine for Sportsmen

National

  • National Park Service defends exclusion of wolves in Rocky Mountain Elk Control

Regional

  • New Great Lakes Muskie record (dup)

  • Regional - Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for May 7, 2011

Illinois
  • Chicago Outdoor Sports Show

  • Bullet Tax proposal robs Chicago sportsmen

  • ISRA-FEDPAC announces Illinois endorsements

Indiana
  • Bundle is a new license option for deer hunters

  • New deer rules

Michigan
  • NRC honors Bay de Noc Great Lakes Sport Fisherman, Inc

  • New Great Lakes Muskie record (dup)

  • Vandalism likely the cause of 5,700 Coho salmon deaths

  • DNR proposes new trout stream category in U.P.

  • Michigan Lake Maps help find fish

  • Pure Michigan Hunt winner harvests elk of a lifetime

  • New law gives disabled vets free hunting and fishing licenses

Minnesota
  • Recreational netting limited to one net

  • DNR & Roseau County to hold NW Region land sale Nov. 9

New York
  • Marine “No Discharge Zones” For Lake Erie And St. Lawrence River

Pennsylvania
  • PA 23rd State to confirm Chronic Wasting Disease in Deer

Wisconsin
  • Lake Winnebago sturgeon spearing license deadline Oct. 31

  • Musky fishing gaining in popularity with Wisconsin anglers

 

 

October 15, 2012

Fishing beyond the Great Lakes
  • Billfish Conservation Act Becomes Law

Misc New Fishing-Boating Products
  • Triton Boats extends Aluminum Production Line

  • Problem with Mustang Inflatable PFDS

National

  • Salazar approves massive Wyoming wind farm project

Regional

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for Oct 12, 2012

Illinois
  • Critics take aim at Cook County bullet tax

  • Crews again intensify monitoring in Chicago Area Waterway System

Michigan
  • DNR collecting salmon and trout eggs this fall

  • New regulation allows for spearfishing on Houghton Lake 

  • DNR shooting ranges help hunters of all ages prep for season

Minnesota
  • New winter walleye regulations for Upper Red Lake

  • School is out, youth deer hunting season is in

  • Leech Lake netting results show a strong walleye population

  • 2012 whitefish-tullibee sport-netting dates and regulations

  • Court rules wolf season can continue

Ohio
  • DNR offers $150,000 Lake Erie Coastal Management Assistance Grants

Pennsylvania
  • Photo Contest entry deadline extended to January 31

Wisconsin
  • Homes, private lands not covered in proposal aimed to halt pests

 

 

October 8, 2012

Fishing beyond the Great Lakes
  • Disappointing returns of wild Atlantic Salmon to most Canadian rivers

Hunting & Shooting Products/Issues
  • EOTech HHS II hi-lighted by Field & Stream

  • Bushnell G-Force 1300 ARC Laser Rangefinder 

  • M-Pro 7 Foaming Gun Cleaner

National

  • Feds back research to stop Great Lakes invasions

  • High court rejects challenge to roadless rule

  • USGS assessment of Shale Gas Resources in the Utica Shale: 38 trillion cubic ft

  • EPA Awards Grant to Protect Women and Children from Mercury in Lake Superior Fish

Regional

  • Feds back research to stop Great Lakes invasions (dup)

  • EPA Awards Grant to Protect Women and Children from Mercury in Lake Superior Fish

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for Oct 5, 2012

General
  • Walleye Central sold to Canadian company

  • NMMA appeals E15 ruling

Lake Superior
  • EPA Awards Grant to Protect Women and Children from Mercury in Lake Superior Fish

Illinois
  • Online Free Site Hunting Permits

Pennsylvania
  • Commission to Draw Down Mountain Springs Lake

  • Drawdown scheduled for high Point and Donegal Lakes

 

 

October 1, 2012

Beyond the Great Lakes
  • Cabela’s announces plans for Kalispell, Mont., Outpost Store

Misc New Fishing-Boating Products
  • Flare Down by Grate Chef

National

  • Budget Law will freeze Sport Fish Restoration Fund

Regional

  • Lake Michigan States agree to revised stocking strategy

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for Sept 28, 2012

General
  • CEI sues EPA for hiding agency records on private e-mail accounts

  • Brauer announces retirement from tour competition

Lake Erie
  • Water samples detect Asian carp eDNA in Lake Erie’s Maumee Bay

  • Klarer, Lake Erie Charter Boat Association Receive Ohio Lake Erie Awards

Lake Michigan
  • Lake Michigan States agree to revised stocking strategy

Illinois
  • Hunters reminded to use safe practices in the field

  • Fall Trout Season opens October 20

  • State and Federal Sites to be Open for Youth Waterfowl Hunting Seasons

Indiana
  • Family Learn to Fish

Michigan
  • Surplus salmon now available to the public  

  • EHD now found in 24 Michigan counties

Minnesota
  • Free public event at Great Lakes Aquarium

  • MN - DNR to hold public land auctions

Ohio
  • Fall Color beginning to appear across Ohio

Wisconsin
  • Trout/salmon egg collection facilities to hold open houses

 

 

September 24, 2012

National

  • Coast Guard to require dockside exam on commercial fishing vessels

  • A Dam Success: National Fish Passage Program Helps Restore Streams

  • Hunter and Angler Numbers Up

  • Sportsmen’s Act of 2012 coming up for a vote

Regional

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for Sept 21, 2012

Lake Michigan
  • Special Report-MI DNR to reduce Chinook stocking 67% in Lake Michigan (dup) 

Michigan
  • MI DNR to reduce Chinook stocking 67% in Lake Michigan (dup) 

  • DNR Recommends changes for Muskie & Northern Pike

New York
  • DEC takes measures to control disease outbreak at Rome fish hatchery

Pennsylvania
  • PFBC Slates Public Meeting on Musky Fisheries

 

 

September 17, 2012

National

  • New Hunting Opportunities on Refuges in Fourteen States

  • Report shows rise in Hunting, Fishing and Wildlife-Related recreation participation in 28 States

Regional

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for Sept 14, 2012

General
  • Federal Premium Ammunition’s Dangerous Game returns to NBC Sports Network

  • Fall colors on national forests never fail to impress

Lake Ontaio
  • Public Invited to Lake Ontario Visioning Workshops September 24-29

Indiana
  • Anglers should watch for Chinook salmon with missing fin

  • Indiana DNR’s Hunt, Fish, Eat starts Sept. 20

Michigan
  • Portions of Betsie River and Betsie Bay to be closed to fishing

Minnesota
  • Learn how to make snowshoes at Lake Carlos State Park

 

 

September 10, 2012

Fishing-Boating
  • A 3-Pronged Attack for First Fall Walleyes

Hunting & Shooting Products/Issues
Regional

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for Sept 7, 2012 

  • Public Meeting on Michigan/Wisconsin Menominee River State Recreation Area Sept. 26

Lake Ontaio
  • Lake Ontario Fishing Summary through July 2012

Illinois
  • Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease outbreak in at least 51 Illinois Counties

Minnesota
  • New Hunting Area Named After Federal Premium Ammo

Wisconsin
  • Pilot program to increase public access at Dane County shooting range

  • 2012 Wisconsin fall hunting forecast available

 

 

September 3, 2012

Misc New Fishing-Boating Products
  • Streamlight Waypoint Rechargeable Spotlight

Hunting & Shooting Products/Issues
  • Bushnell Fall Riflescope and Spotting Scope Rebate Program

  • M-Pro Tactical Rifle Cleaning Kit

  • Browning Citori 725 Awarded Field & Stream Best of Best Award

  • Jessie Duff with AR15.com 3-Gun Win

  • NSSF Files Motion to dismiss suit against Traditional Ammo

  • Blackhawk KNOXX Rifle Stocks and Adjustable AR/M4 Buttstocks Offer Multiple Benefits

  • Blackhawk Products featured on NBC’s New Reality Show, Stars Earn Stripes

National

  • NHF Day to take place Sept. 22, 2012

  • IJC Public Comment Extended, Teleconference Planned for Sept 19

Regional

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for August 31, 2012

General
  • The Top 8 State Parks for Boating and Fishing

  • Economy, Recruitment Programs Lead to Growth in Hunting, Fishing Participation

Lake Erie
  • Sample results found Asian carp eDNA in Sandusky Bay

Lake Michigan
  • Proposed Salmon stocking reductions for Lake Michigan

Illinois
  • 2012 Waterfowl regs reminder

Indiana
  • Indiana OKs Salmon stocking reductions for Lake Michigan

  • Sale of invasive aquatic plants banned

  • Salamonie Lake to host Senior Fall Fest, Sept. 10-12

Michigan
  • Women-only introductory archery, handgun shooting workshops Sept. 11, 12 and 19

  • DNR offers handgun class for women Sept. 22

  • Women’s Shooting Discovery Day in West Michigan Sept 29

 

 

August 27, 2012

Beyond the Great Lakes
  • Gander Mountain coming to Winston-Salem, N.C

  • Bass Pro Shops New Store in Atlantic City, NJ

National

  • USGS releases Oil & Gas reserve growth estimates

  • New embers of Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council

  • Olympics are a boon for Michigan sailboat builder

Regional

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for August 24, 2012

General
  • Commercial fishing ranks as deadliest job in U.S.

Lake Michigan
  • Wisconsin seeks comments on Trout/Salmon Stocking in Lake Michigan

Illinois
  • Visit Conservation Village at DuQuoin State Fair, Aug. 25-Sept. 3

Indiana
  • IN DNR reminds hunters about baiting laws for dove and waterfowl

Pennsylvania
  • New CO Chief PA Fish & Boat Commission

Wisconsin
  • Sturgeon hook-and-line season opens Sept. 1

  • Early Canada goose/mourning dove seasons open Sept. 1

  • More information available on chinook reduction proposal

Canada
  • First Nations, organizations oppose Bruce Power nuke shipment

 

 

August 20, 2012

World
  • International Ice-Fishing Championship slated for Wisconsin Lake

Misc New Fishing-Boating Products
  • Browning Crossfire Flashlight

Hunting & Shooting Products/Issues
  • Bushnell Up-N-At-Em Blind Seat From Final Approach

National

  • Bill Ok’d with Angler and Fishery Provisions

  • Biopesticide to control zebra mussels being tested in Minnesota

  • Keep Hatcheries open and local Waterways Stocked

  • Number of Hunters & Anglers on the Rise, reversing decades of decline

Regional

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for August 17, 2012

  • Lake Michigan Committee to issue stocking reduction comments August 23

General
  • Boaters Use a Checklist before getting Underway

  • Field & Stream’s "2012 Best Of The Best" winners

  • Cyber attacks double on small businesses

Indiana
  • Put-and-take pheasant hunt reservation

Michigan
  • Governor announces Manistique sea lamprey barrier program

  • EHD confirmed in eight Michigan counties

Minnesota
  • Public invited to comment on experimental fishing regulations

  • Input sought on Namakan Reservoir walleye regulations

  • Trout regulation change proposed for Square Lake Sept. 20

New York
  • Be a Mentor to a new angler, hunter or trapper

  • Contribute Via Habitat Stamps or donation to support conservation programs

Ohio
  • Squirrel Season Offers Hunters Preparation for Fall Hunting

  • Wildlife Council Approves 2012-13

Wisconsin
  • International Ice-Fishing Championship slated for Wisconsin Lake

  • EPA O.K.’s $50 Million for projects on Sheboygan River AOC

 

 

 

August 13, 2012

World
  • Canada joins Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee

Beyond the Great Lakes
  • New Gander Mountain Store Coming To Opelika, AL

Food for thought
  • The most recent FBI figures of 2011 show 358 of the 8,775 murders by firearm in 2010 involved rifles of any type. By comparison, 745 people were beaten to death with only hands that year.

Misc New Fishing-Boating Products
  • STRATOS 176 VLO,  New for 2013

  • Mepps recycles squirrel tails

  • Under Armour New Tactical Cotton Collection

Hunting & Shooting Products/Issues
  • Mepps recycles squirrel tails (dup)

  • Blackhawk Holsters

National

  • National Policy On Tribal Agreements remains in limbo

  • Conservation-Minded anglers React to Fisheries Reform Bill

Regional

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for August 10, 2012

General
  • Prevent the Spread of Spiny Water Flea

  • Study Suggests Humans may naturally survive rabies infection without treatment

Lake Erie
  • No Asian carp found in western Lake Erie

Indiana
  • Venison workshops in September

Michigan
  • Learn to fish, shoot at U.P. State Fair in Escanaba, August 13-19

  • Summer fish kills reported in Michigan inland lakes

  • DNR recommends brook trout daily limits stay at five in Upper Peninsula

Minnesota
  • Big Swan Lake's northern pike experimental regulation up for review

New York
  • Spiny Water Flea Confirmed In Lake George

  • 2012-13 Sporting Licenses available beginning August 13

  • State Adds 156 Acres Of Wetlands On Lake Champlain To Forest Preserve

Wisconsin
  • Fishing for “cats” hotter than the water temperatures

 

 

August 6, 2012

Beyond the Great Lakes
  • American Eels return to mountain streams after dam removal

National

  • Rhode Makes Olympic History

  • USFDA Grants Authorization for the Immediate Release of Fish Sedation

Regional

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for Aug 3, 2012 

  • Agencies plan for further assessment of Asian carp in Lake Erie 

  • Asian Carp Sampling Summary

Illinois
  • DNR Recommends Caution at Fishing Tournaments Due to Hot Weather

  • Quinn Declares War on Illinois Gun Owners

Michigan
  • Testing shows grass carp found in St. Joseph River was reproductively viable

Minnesota
  • Construction begins at Minnesota's newest state park

New York
  • DEC adopts new freshwater fishing regulations for 2012-2014

Ohio
  • More Than 24 Million Fish to be stocked in Ohio Waterways for 2012

 

 

July 30, 2012

Misc New Fishing-Boating
  • Gang of Kids Rumble with Marathon Man

Regional

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for July 27, 2012 

  • Search for Invasive Eurasian Ruffe in NE Michigan

General
  • Cabela’s plans stores for Saginaw and Anchorage

Indiana
  • Vintage vehicles, rolling fishing cabin for auction Aug 30-Sept 2

Michigan
  • DNR offers archery workshops for women Aug 11, 16

  • MUCC says Court Ruling is Attack on Shooting Range Rights

  • DNR offers ladies-only hunter education class Aug 25

Wisconsin
  • Meetings to discuss Lake Michigan trout/salmon stocking Aug 7, 9

 

 

July 23, 2012

Words to Ponder
  • Government is not the solution to our problems… Government IS the problem!”

Misc New Fishing-Boating Products
  • Tracker Marine Group Boats named to Consumers Digest Best Buy list

  • Sportsman’s Gold marinades

Hunting & Shooting Products/Issues
  • Sportsman’s Gold marinades

National

Regional

  • No Asian Carp found in Lake Calumet after 3-day search

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for July 20, 2012

General
  • Boaters must consider the effects of prescription medication before leaving dock

Michigan
  • DNR to remove grass carp from Marrs Lake, Lenawee County

  • Volunteer to help kids learn fishing, shooting sports at U.P. State Fair Aug. 13-19 

Minnesota
  • Faucet snails found in small ponds on White Earth Nation and county lands

Ohio
  • Ohio Wildlife Council Approves Migratory Bird Season Dates

 

 

July 16, 2012

Words to Ponder
  • A lesson in irony

National

  • Lake Erie water samples test positive for Asian carp eDNA

  • Study highlights need for Urgent Action to prevent establishment Of Asian Carp

  • Asian Carp Report highlights urgent need to save Great Lakes from invasion

  • UN threatening 2nd Amendment

  • ICAST New Product Showcase Award Winners

Regional

  • Lake Erie water samples test positive for Asian carp eDNA (Dup)

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for July 13, 2012

General
  • Sportfishing Industry Launches FishSmart Tackle Program

  • World Series of Bass opens doors for all tournament anglers

  • Bass Pro Shops to Open Mega Store in Bridgeport

Lake Erie
  • Lake Erie water samples test positive for Asian carp eDNA (Dup)

Illinois
  • IL Becoming an Outdoors Woman Workshop

Indiana
  • Low water requires increased diligence at boat ramps

  • Volunteer for Hoosier Outdoor Experience, Sept. 15-16

New York
  • NY approves Legislation for more Free Fishing Clinics

  • Local Husband/Wife team wins local Derby

Canada
  • Nearly Half Million Canadian Salmon with Infectious Virus to be exterminated

Ontario
  • Enforcement blitz finds mostly honest anglers

 

 

July 9, 2012

Regional

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for July 6, 2012

General
  • Duck Populations Hit All-Time Record

  • U.S. Boating Industry projected to exceed $10 Billion by 2016

Illinois
  • DNR Super Saturday – for kids

  • DNR Wingshooting Clinics

Indiana
  • DNR to start second round of input on fish, hunt, trap regulations

Michigan
  • DNR Handgun, shotgun shooting classes for women

  • DNR offers Women charter fishing tour, July 21

  • DNR hosts Walleye strategy meeting July 11 in Escanaba

 

 

July 2, 2012

Hunting & Shooting Products/Issues
  • RUGER INSIDE & OUT TV program

National

  • Senate Committee OKs National Fish Habitat Conservation Act

  • U.S. House passes Marksmanship Training Support Act

  • House Appropriations Bill helps Anglers, Hunters access Public Lands

  • EPA takes major beating in Appropriations Committee Vote

Regional

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for June 29, 2012

  • Coast Guard, Ill DNR, Chicago Police combat illegal charter boat operations

General
  • ACA Launches New Online Membership System

  • Pike Patterns:  Blades and Weeds

Indiana
  • Bowfin mistaken as snakeheads

Michigan
  • Keith Creagh new MI DNR Director

  • Michigan Court strikes down stun gun ban

  • New handgun range at Rose Lake State Wildlife Area now open

Minnesota
  • Aquatic invasive species laws change July 1, fines double

Wisconsin
  • New Lake Michigan fishing hotline, updates now available

  • WI DNR hiring DNR wardens, apply by July 27

 

 

June 25, 2012

Beyond the Great Lakes
  • Bass Pro Shops Coming To Little Rock

  • Citations issued for quagga contaminated boats

Misc New Fishing-Boating Products
  • Plano and Frabill join forces

  • Bass Tactics for HOT Weather Walleyes

National

  • FBI: Crime falls again

Regional

  • Federal Court defends right to Keep and Bear Arms

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for June 22, 2012

  • $50,000 Fine for importing Live Asian Carp (dup)

  • IJC invites comments on Upper Great Lakes report

  • More Asian carp DNA found near Lake Michigan

Illinois
  • Asian Carp Sampling Summary, June 11

Indiana
  • New Gander Mountain Store Coming To Lafayette, IN

Minnesota
  • MN DNR says aquatic invasive species violation rates are unacceptable

New York
  • NY record Brook Trout

  • Breeding Female Sturgeon found in Oneida system

  • NY charges fish smuggler for exporting Invasive Species

Ohio
  • Help Protect Ohio's Great Fishing Resources

Pennsylvania
  • Increasing Opportunities While Decreasing Risk

Ontario
  • $50,000 Fine for importing Live Asian Carp (dup)

 

 

June 18, 2012

Regional

  • Salmon Stocking Survey Results

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for June 15, 2012

General
  • Cabalas Heroes Celebration Sale

Lake Huron
  • New regs for lake trout and splake on Lake Huron

Michigan
  • New regs for lake trout and splake on Lake Huron

 

 

June 11, 2012

Hunting & Shooting Products/Issues
  • Taurus Ultra-Light Semi-Auto 22 PLY

  • Taurus 445 .44 Special

National

  • Sportsmen's Act of 2012 Introduced in the Senate

  • Olcott Beach, NY Proclaimed the Ultimate Fishing Town in America

Regional

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for June 8, 2012 

  • USGS Predator Diet Update

  • IJC and Brookfield Power join Commission to battle Sea Lamprey

2nd Amendment Issues
  • Oral Arguments Presented in Illinois Carry Case (Shepard v. Madigan)

Lake Huron
  • Saginaw Bay source Of millions Of Lake Huron Walleyes, Study

Illinois
  • Oral Arguments Presented in Illinois Carry Case (Shepard v. Madigan) (dup)

Indiana
  • Anglers help DNR balance bass numbers at two Noble County lakes

Michigan
  • MI officials place felony charges against Arkansas Asian Carp salesman

 

 

June 4, 2012

Hunting & Shooting Products/Issues
  • Smith & Wesson M&P Shield Pistols

  • Smith & Wesson SD9 VE & SD40 VE Pistols

National

  • New Bill prevents Importation of Harmful Non-native Critters

  • EPA forms Advisory Board on Great Lakes Issues

Regional

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for June 1, 2012

Michigan
  • New Michigan record catfish

Minnesota
  • Angler hundreds of fish over the legal limit

Pennsylvania
  • New PA Lake Trout Record

 

 

May 28, 2012

Hunting & Shooting Products/Issues
  • Bushnell New Two Power Tactical Electronic Sight

National

Regional

  • Free Fishing Weekend is June 2-3

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for May 28, 2012 

  • Chicago Outdoor Sportsmen Show Returns to Rosemont

General
  • FWS still ranks Chronic Wasting Disease #1 Wildlife Issue

Illinois
  • Two invasive Asian carp netted in Garfield Park Lagoon (dup)

  • Obama puts Anti-Gun Agenda above Illinois Residents’ Rights

Indiana
  • New black bass rules take effect this week

  • Bear Lake offers good bluegill fishing

  • Upper Wabash properties to host kids fishing derbies, June 2

Michigan
  • DNR offers walleye fishing trip for women on Saginaw Bay June 2

  • DNR reminds anglers about bait restrictions

Minnesota
  • MN and N. Dakota High School Fishing State Championships June 23

 

 

May 21, 2012

Misc New Fishing-Boating Products
  • Berkley Havoc 4" Rocket Craw

  • Berkley Havoc 4" Subwoofer

  • Berkley 2" & 3" Flicker Shad

Regional

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for May 18, 2012

General
  • Annual report shows improving U.S. Recreational Boating Industry

Indiana
  • Indiana muskie guide business growing

Michigan
  • Enjoy Michigan's ‘Summer Free Fishing Weekend’ June 9-10

  • Michigan Pheasant Restoration Initiative gaining momentum

  • Private 1000 yd range opened May 19

  • Lifetime Hunting and Fishing Licenses Up for Consideration

Minnesota
  • DNR reminds anglers of fishing regulation changes for 2012

  • Park Rapids to Host 2013 Governor’s Fishing Opener

  • DNR marking walleye fry to evaluate stocking levels

Ohio
  • Ohio High School Fishing State Championship June 9

Wisconsin
  • Northern zone musky season opens May 26

  • Wisconsin Muskellunge Waters book updated
  • Wisconsin Muskie regulations
  • Wisconsin Musky fast facts
  • Conservation-minded fishing league format sweeps Wisconsin

 

 

May 14, 2012

Beyond the Great Lakes
  • Concerns over Florida Water Access Closures

  • New Gander Mountain coming to Florence, Ala.

Misc New Fishing-Boating Products
  • Berkley Superline Shears and Fishing Multi-Tool

National

  • U.S. Army Corps to present Asian Carp Control Options by 2013

  • House Passes Ocean Policy Amendment

Regional

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for May 11, 2012

2nd Amendment Issues
  • Armed Citizen Alliance: Outreach Organization for New Gun Owners (dup)

General
  • Earbones Accurately Record a Fish’s Life Travels

  • Armed Citizen Alliance: Outreach Organization for New Gun Owners

Indiana
  • Walleyes remain abundant in Sylvan Lake

  • Additional trout releases scheduled for five streams

  • Mourdock wins in the Indiana U.S. Senate Primary Election

  • Family Fishing Facilitator workshop, Paynetown SRA, May 25

Michigan
  • Elk and bear license application period now open

Minnesota
  • Lake Waconia shines but proves elusive on opening day

  • Radio tagged loons returning to Minnesota from migration

Ohio
  • Surplus Trout stocked at Punderson Lake

Wisconsin
  • Helping musky find their way back to Green Bay

 

 

May 7, 2012

Beyond the Great Lakes
  • New World’s Record Mountain Goat Taken in British Columbia

  • Most Anglers not deterred by lost access

National

  • World Wood Bison no longer classified as Endangered

Regional

  • New Chicagoland Fishing, Travel & Outdoor Expo Set to Open In January 2013

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for May 4, 2012

General
  • Cabela’s to open store in Green Bay, WI

  • Cabela’s Announces Wanna Go Fishing for Millions? Participating Waters

  • Bass Pro offers Free Outdoor Essential Classes

Lake Michigan
  • Wisconsin and Michigan team up to boost Lake Michigan sturgeon population

Lake Superior
  • What Fuels Lake Superior’s Food Webs?

Illinois
  • Recent Asian Carp Sampling above/below Dispersal Barrier

Indiana
  • Family Learn to Fish Clinic May 19

Michigan
  • DNR offers shotgun shooting classes for women

Minnesota
  • MN fishing opener hosts selected for Governor and Lt. Governor

  • Gander Mountain Sponsors Governor’s Fishing Opener

New York
  • Changes to 2012 NY Recreational Fishing Regulations

Ohio
  • ODNR to offer Power Boating Skills Courses

  • Ohio clarifies enforcement guidelines of Fish Fillets

Pennsylvania
  • Erie Named Freshwater Fishing Capital Of Pennsylvania

  • PA Board Expands Use Of Bait On ‘Red Tag’ Farms In Southeast

Wisconsin
  • New discounted license seeks to lure back anglers

  • More than 330,000 catchable trout to be stocked

 

 

April 30, 2012

Hunting & Shooting Products/Issues
  • Federal Ammunition celebrates its 90th birthday

National

  • Trail Creek lamprey barrier dedicated

  • Trail Creek Sea Lamprey Barrier Facts

Regional

  • Bighead caught in St. Croix underscores urgency of Asian carp (dup)

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for April 27

  • Asian Carp Sampling Summary (dup)

General
  • Free seminars, giveaways and fun at Bass Pro Shops

  • Most Anglers Not Deterred by Lost Access

  • Participation in Outdoor Recreation reaches highest level in five years

Lake Michigan
  • Lake Michigan Stocking Conference Highlights

  • Third highest Coho harvest on record, best since 1982

  • Lake Michigan Stocking Survey

Indiana
  • Free Fishing Day May 19 in South Bend

Michigan
  • Fishing season kicks into high gear with multiple openers 

  • Survey provides insight on Michigan walleye

  • MI DNR to survey anglers, collect fishing experience data 

Minnesota
  • Bighead caught in St. Croix underscores urgency of Asian carp

  • MN DNR offers 12 parcels of land for sale

  • Lake Sturgeon making comeback on Lake of the Woods and Rainy River

  • Apply now for the 2012 Minnesota elk hunt

Ohio
  • Ohio Offers Free Fishing Days May 5-6

  • Ohio's Spring Turkey Season Underway

  • Ohio's young hunters productive during Two-Day Turkey Hunt

Pennsylvania
  • PA Board expands use of Crossbows

Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin Inland fishing season opens May 5

  • WI Governor’s Fishing Opener in Washburn County

  • Dates and new regulations affecting WI musky anglers
  • Green Bay sturgeon go high-tech

  • Six-Month Old CCW Laws Prove Wildly Popular

 

 

April 23, 2012

Hunting & Shooting Products/Issues
  • Ruger 22/45 Lite

National

  • Opposition grows to Obama’s National Ocean Policy

  • Federal appeals court hears E15 waiver challenge

  • U.S. House votes to Protect Hunting / Shooting on Public Land

  • Bipartisan Bill introduced to Stop Asian Carp

Regional

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for April 20, 2012

2nd Amendment Issues
  • Feinstein tries to thwart National Right to Carry

General
  • Cabela’s "Wanna Go Fishing for Millions?" Promotion

Indiana
  • Muskie egg-take matches record at Lake Webster

  • New state record muskie expected

Michigan
  • MI DNR BOW program set for June 1-3 in U.P.

New York
  • Spring Turkey Season Opens May 1

Ohio
  • Carter new Ohio Fish Chief

  • Ohio Anglers encouraged to participate in Online Survey

  • Castalia State Fish Hatchery celebrates $7 Million Renovation

Wisconsin
  • Public meetings to discuss Lake Michigan trout/salmon stocking reduction

  • Spring fisheries and wildlife hearing results available

 

 

April 16, 2012

Misc Products
  • Sport-Brella Portable Group Shelter

National

  • U.S. Coast Guard Adopts Ballast Water Standards

  • 75 Years of Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Program Success

  • EPA denies group's Latest Petition to Ban Traditional Ammunition

Regional

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for April 13, 2012

2nd Amendment Issues
  • Lawsuit Seeks Injunction Against Ban on Legal Firearms in Public Housing

General
  • Cabela’s prepares to Cast New Fly Fishing Initiative

  • Free Bass Pro Shops Kids’ Challenge Weekend April 21 & 22

Illinois
  • Illinois Youth Turkey Season harvest a new record

  • Concealed-carry law returns to Ill. General Assembly

  • Students prepare for 2012 IHSA Bass Fishing Tournament Series

Indiana
  • DNR to release 70,000 brown trout at Port of Indiana

Michigan
  • MI Walleye Daily Limit for Lake Erie to stay at six 

  • Catch-and-immediate-release bass fishing opens April 28 in Lower Peninsula, May 15 in UP

  • DNR approves Michigan’s new Elk Management Plan

Minnesota
  • Confiscated hunting, fishing equipment auction April 28

Ohio
  • ODNR Announces 2012 Local Marine Patrol Assistance Grant Awardees

  • Placement of Navigational Aids gets boost with ODNR funding

  • Ohio Spring Turkey Hunting Season Opens April 23

Wisconsin
  • DNR tags 240 lb Sturgeon; Possibly 125 Years Old

 

 

April 9 2012

Fishing beyond the Great Lakes
Misc Products
  • Consumers Digest Names Five Yamaha ATVs to Best Buy List

Hunting & Shooting Products/Issues
  • Browning Firearm Tax Rebate

National

  • U.S. Coast Guard Adopts Ballast Water Standards

  • Uninspected 6 or 12 pack Vessels - Rules Apply Know Them!

  • Over 100 Members of Congress show support for State and Tribal Wildlife Grants

Regional

  • Warm spring? Don’t delay controlling garlic mustard

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for April 6, 2012

2nd Amendment Issues
  • IL State gun bill threatens jobs

  • NRA appeals decision denying Right-to-Carry outside the Home

  • IL State high Court rules against Chicago on "Assault Weapons ban"

Lake Huron
  • Lake Huron Regional Fisheries Workshops, April 23, 24, may 9

Illinois
  • State gun bill threatens jobs

  • State high Court rules against Chicago on "Assault Weapons ban"

  • NRA appeals decision denying Right-to-Carry outside the Home

Indiana
  • Youth trout fishing offered at Tri-County

Michigan
  • Popular Alabama rigs are legal for anglers’ use in Michigan

  • Lake Erie daily limit for walleye to remain at six through April 30, 2013

  • Enforcement of Invasive Species order on Swine begins

  • Shooting Ranges closed on Easter

  • It’s Time to Fish for Smelt

  • Manistee River sturgeon success story

Minnesota
  • New state park reservation system fully phased in

  • New walleye regulation at Mille Lacs Lake; good fishing expected

  • Bear hunt applications open April 2

Ohio
  • Anglers Can Avoid "Missing the Boat"

  • Ohio Oks 2012-13 Hunting and Trapping Regulations

Wisconsin
  • Walleye bag limits adjusted for Ceded Territory lakes

 

 

April 2, 2012

Hunting & Shooting Products/Issues
  • Share images with Bushnell Online Community Trail Cam

  • Uncle Mike's new Reflex Holster Models

  • Ruger Introduces the 10/22 Takedown

National

  • Obama says NO to request for 90 Extension to comment period

  • IJC to hold public sessions on new approach for Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River system

Regional

  • Aquatic GIS Training Workshop  June 20-22

  • Researchers publish harvest policy research on lake whitefish

  • Interior announces Onshore Wind Energy Guidelines

  • Pike County enacts concealed carry (dup)

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for March 30, 2012

  • Upcoming Lake Huron Regional Fisheries Workshops (dup)

  • State-feds agree on offshore wind projects in the Great Lakes

2nd Amendment Issues
  • Illinois Right to Carry Lawsuit dismissed in Federal Court

Lake Erie
  • Lake Erie Sport Fishing Outlook is Positive

Lake Huron
  • Upcoming Lake Huron Regional Fisheries Workshops

Illinois
  • Pike County enacts concealed carry

  • Illinois Right to Carry Lawsuit dismissed in Federal Court (dup)

Michigan
  • New fishing regulations take effect April 1

  • DNR seeks public review of Michigan brook trout regulations

  • DNR seeks public review of Michigan northern pike regulations

  • MI DNR seeks public review of Michigan muskellunge regulations

  • DNR to collect muskellunge eggs from Detroit River and Lake St. Clair

  • Smelt dipping is open statewide

Minnesota
  • DNR offers new live peregrine falcon webcam

  • Word from DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr

  • Reservations due by April 10 for seasonal and monthly camping at state parks

  • DNR to offer limited moose hunt this fall

New York
  • ENTERGY to Pay $1.2 Million for Petroleum Spill In Hudson River

  • Remington threatens to pull plant out of NY

  • Hydrilla Infestation in Finger Lakes Region

Ohio
  • Be aware of new Fish Filleting Rule

Wisconsin
  • Warm spring means fish are spawning up to a month early

  • Migrating steelhead #s up from previous years

  • Annual spring hearings a chance to participate in rule-making process

 

 

March 26, 2012

Beyond the Great Lakes
  • Wyoming Tribe wins right to hunt Bald Eagles

Hunting & Shooting Products/Issues
  • Brite-Strike Tactical Blue-Dot Light

  • All Purpose Adhesive Light Strips – for safety

National

  • New National Ocean Policy Draws Criticism from Sportfishing Community in House Hearing

  • Coast Guard changes how Mariners Activate Radio-controlled Fog Signals

Regional

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for March 23, 2012

Michigan
  • Public meetings to discuss statewide fishing regulations

  • Public meetings to discuss Northern Lake Michigan Management and statewide fishing regulations

  • Public meetings to discuss Northern Lake Huron Management and statewide fishing regulations

  • Public meetings to discuss S.W. Michigan and statewide fishing regulations

  • DNR offers women’s handgun course for a concealed pistol license

  • Inland fishing guides reminded of permit required to use state lands

 

 

March 19, 2012

Fishing beyond the Great Lakes
  • Paying anglers not to fish

  • Anglers invited to experience World-Class Competition at 2012 Louisiana Saltwater Series

Hunting & Shooting Products/Issues
  • Brite-Strike Tactical Blue-Dot Light

  • All Purpose Adhesive Light Strips – for safety (dup)

  • Birchwood Casey Stick-A-Bull Adhesive Targets

National

  • Coast Guard issues standard for ballast water discharged in US waters

  • A new weapon in the fight against zebra mussels:  Zequanox

  • Groups petition EPA for 3rd time to ban lead in ammo and Fishing tackle

  • USFWS awards $4.2 Million in Grants to Tribes

  • Support of National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity

  • Critical reminder about Gun Safety Rules

Regional

  • Southern Illinois U. wins College Fishing Central Conference

  • State gives temporary OK to umbrella rigs (dup)

  • Great Lakes Water Levels for March 16, 2012

2nd Amendment Issues
  • Support of National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity (dup)

General
  • Critical reminder about Gun Safety Rules

  • All Purpose Adhesive Light Strips – for safety

Lake Erie
  • Anglers Get Early Start to Fishing with the Annual Walleye Run (dup)

  • State makes Water Quality Recommendations to protect Lake Erie

  • USDA steps to improve Lake Erie Water Quality

Illinois
  • New State Record Walleye

  • Southern Illinois U. wins College Fishing Central Conference

  • Illinois’ 2012 Spring Trout Fishing Season Opens April 7

  • Concealed Carry Supporters Flood Illinois State Capital

  • 2012 Resident Deer Applications—Apply Now

Indiana
  • IN DNR gives temporary OK to umbrella rigs

  • New DNR firewood rule takes effect March 17

Michigan
  • Steelhead egg collection to begin on Little Manistee River

New York
  • DEC releases draft objectives for Lake Ontario’s fish community

  • DEC Invites Hunter Input on Fall 2012 Waterfowl Seasons

Ohio
  • Anglers Get Early Start to Fishing with the Annual Walleye Run

  • Placing trees to create more fishing hotspots

Wisconsin
  • New tools can help make 2012 fishing easier, more fun

  • April 9 spring hearings offer a smorgasbord of issues

 

 

March 12, 2012

Beyond the Great Lakes
  • Fishermen Must Remove 40 Million Pounds of Carp from Utah Lake

Fishing beyond the Great Lakes
  • All Anglers get shot at $50,000 in Arkansas

  • Federal panel adopts options for ocean salmon sport fishery

Hunting & Shooting Products/Issues
  • Browning Dirty Bird Waterfowl Hunting Apparel for 2012

  • Winchester Brings Back 1892 Large Loop Carbine

National

  • Comment Period for Cormorant Management ends April 6

  • FCC extends comment period on GPS decision to March 16

  • Santorum provides views on Sportsmen’s Issues

  • Tony Stewart to chair NHF Day Celebration

Regional

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for March 09, 2012

2nd Amendment Issues
  • Second Amendment Not Confined To Home

Illinois
  • Hunter and Boating Safety Education

Michigan
  • Mandatory Ice Shanty Removal Dates

  • Get Tips on Trout at Steelhead Fishing Clinic

  • Licenses on Sale for Mentored Youth Hunting

  • Snowfall and Winds close Recreation Trails in Northern Michigan

Minnesota
  • Asian Carp Caught by Commercial Fishermen in Mississippi River in Minnesota

Ohio
  • Ohio's Archery in the Schools Tournament Draws 1,319 Students

 

 

March 5, 2012

Beyond the Great Lakes
  • Bass Pro Shops coming to Colorado Springs

  • Legislation repeals One-Gun-a-Month by Virginia Governor

Fishing beyond the Great Lakes
  • New Largemouth Bass Record Set in Arkansas

Misc New Fishing-Boating Products
  • Field & Stream Year's Best New Fishing Gear

  • Fenwick Elite Tech Smallmouth Rod Wins Field & Stream Best of the Best

  • Sébile D&S Crank wins Field & Stream Best of the Best

Hunting & Shooting Products/Issues
  • Millett Scope Tite helps shooters stay on target

  • Birchwood Casey Expands Target Line

National

  • EPA’s Global Warming Juggernaut challenged in Court

  • Supreme Court Won’t Tip the Scales on Asian Carp

  • Feds release 2012 Asian Carp Control Strategy Framework

  • Court rules against U.S. Forest Service on illegal fees

  • National Bills Advance Sportsmen Interests

  • FCC extends comment period on GPS decision to March 16

Regional

  • Early Season Boaters warned of Cold Water Risks

  •  Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for Mar 02, 2012

General
  • Take Proper Safety Precautions while Ice Fishing

  • Registration opens for QDMA National Convention

Lake Huron
  • Lake Trout Stocking in Lake Huron

Lake Michigan
  • Lake Michigan managers host Stocking Conference April 14

  • The Future of Salmon and Trout Stocking in Lake Michigan

Lake Ontaio
  • 5 Million Atlantics stocked, 33 Return

Illinois
  • Conlin addresses Illinois AFS annual meeting

  • Downstate Democrats rip Chicago over "nonsensical gun proposals"

  • La Salle Lake Opens for Season on March 15

Indiana
  • DNR gives temporary OK to umbrella rigs

Michigan
  • DNR Fisheries Report Highlights 2011 Activities

  • DNR Beginner & Advanced Pheasant Hunts for Women

  • DNR Archery Workshops for Women March 24 & 26

New York
  • Proposed Changes to Freshwater Sport Fishing Regs

  • NY Pursues Uniform, National Ballast Water Requirements

  • Record Bear Harvest in 2011 in New York

Wisconsin
  • 2012 sturgeon spearing season enters record books

 

 

February 27, 2012

Beyond the Great Lakes
  • Virginia officials to restore elk with RMEF help

Misc New Fishing-Boating Products
  • Tracker Marine wins NMMA 2012 innovation award

Hunting & Shooting Products/Issues
  • Remington  Model 700 SPS Tactical 300 Blackout

National

  • Environmentalists threaten suit over ballast rule

General
  • Researchers Use Fish Earstones to Collect Hatched Fish Data

  • Cabela's Reports Record Results, Eyes Expansion

  • Grand Valley researcher finds salmon link to contaminated fish

Lake Ontaio
  • Poor Atlantic Salmon return on 1,400,000 MNR plants

Indiana
  • Young anglers caught six “Fish of the Year” in 2011

  • Blue Grass Pit bass fishing improves under new rules

  • Reserved Youth Turkey Hunt opportunities on DNR properties

Michigan
  • Sturgeon River Strain Brown Trout show promise

  • 2012-2013 DNR updates for Waters in SW Michigan

  • Experience wildlife workshops March 3-10

Ohio
  • Spring Trout releases provide fishing opportunities around State

  • Sea Grant aiding in improving State’s stocking efforts

Wisconsin
  • Early inland trout season opens March 3

  • Angler Education workshops set for March

 

 

February 20, 2012

Hunting & Shooting Products/Issues
  • Bushnell Reintroduces its Popular H20 Design

  • Nikon Riflescope for AR Rimfire Platform – The P-22

National

  • Proposed $1.3 Billion Budget for USFWS for 2013

  • Sportfishing Industry Lauds EPA Dismissal of Second Lead Ban Petition

Lake Michigan
  • Researchers work on projects to restore Lake Michigan

Lake Erie
  • Lake Erie Harmful Algal Blooms Workshops

Lake Ontaio
  • DEC Announces “State Of Lake Ontario” Meetings

Michigan
  • 2012 Black Lake Sturgeon Season Harvest Results

  • Learn about Michigan’s ever-changing lakes

  • DNR Reminds Anglers about Bait Restrictions Prior to Free Fishing Weekend

Ohio
  • Ohio Licenses available March 1

  • Open houses will be held March 3 in Columbus, OH

Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin Leads Nation in Trophy Whitetail Bucks

 

 

February 13, 2012

Fishing beyond the Great Lakes
  • Use of “Alabama Rig” illegal in New Hampshire’s Fresh Waters

  • Asian Carp Puzzles Kansas Anglers

Hunting & Shooting Products/Issues
  • Advanced Sight Could Double Range for troops

  • Sandia Labs creates 'Self-guided' Bullet

  • Browning OutDry Waterproof Hunting Gloves

  • Birchwood Casey Dirty Bird Game Targets

  • SureFire UDR Dominator

National

  • Bi-Partisan bill introduced to protect hunting & fishing rights on federal lands

  • Public meeting on National Fish, Wildlife & Plants Climate Adaptation strategy

Veterans Issues
  • GI Bill Changes

2nd Amendment Issuses
  • Judge dismisses Suit against IL Ban on Right to Carry

  • Second Amendment Foundation appeals dismissal of Moore v. Madigan Carry Case

Lake Michigan
  • Lake Michigan Stocking Conference April 14

  • Lake Michigan Red Flags Analysis 

Illinois
  • Illinois Lawmakers band together to defend gun rights

Indiana
  • DNR offers online ATV safety course

Michigan
  • Three chosen as 2012 Pure Michigan Hunt winners

Minnesota
Ohio
  • Final Numbers in for Ohio's 2011-12 White-tailed Deer Season

Wisconsin
  • Trout survey hopes to capture anglers input

 

 

February 6, 2012

Beyond the Great Lakes
  • Washington State Lawmakers Fight Federal Assault On Citizens

Fishing beyond the Great Lakes
  • Anglers’ fight to stop California No-Fishing Zones moves forward

Misc New Fishing-Boating Products
  • Warrior Boats, Newly Formed Boat Company

Hunting & Shooting Products/Issues
  • EOTech New Integrated Fore-end Light (IFL

  • Bushnell 2012 Ultra Legend HD Riflescopes

  • Trijicon long-range TARS Riflescope

National

  • 14,000 lbs of Asian carp seized at Windsor-Detroit border

  • Fishing and Hunting Protection Bill Introduced in U.S. Senate

  • 75th anniversary of Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program

Regional

  • Report shows permanent physical barriers to stop Asian carp at Chicago feasible

    Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River management proposals

General
  • Wind Power unsustainable without Government Support Through financial handouts

Lake Huron
  • Huron fishery improving

Lake Michigan
  • Lake Michigan Stocking Conference April 14

Illinois
  • Youth Spring Turkey Special Hunt area

  • Spring Turkey applications

  • 2012 Illinois Licenses now available

Michigan
  • Platte River spawning closure extended to April 28

  • MI DNR hosts Sixth Annual State Virtual Archery Tournament

  • Michigan Hunters’ Rights protected in Huron-Manistee Case

  • DNR to host meeting Feb 13 for managing Goose Lake State Game Area

  • Northern Lower Regional Deer advisory team to meet Feb. 11

New York
  • 2011 ties for safest year in New York hunting history

Ohio
  • Boating Safety Education Course Offered Feb 25 in Columbus

Pennsylvania
  • Landowners fight eminent domain in PA gas field

 

 

January 30, 2012

Fishing beyond the Great Lakes
  • Lead Tackle Ban "Off the Table" In Washington State

National

  • Attack on U.S. Sovereignty - The Law of the Sea Treaty

  • American Sportfishing Association seeks help in lead debate

  • Senior Officials Refuses Fast And Furious Subpoena

  • Arizona strikes back: State investigates feds over gun-running

  • Postage Prices Increase

  • Ron Paul introduces bill to repeal worst parts of Congress' "indefinite detention"

General
  • Trijicon to sponsor SCI Hunters convention

Michigan
  • Enjoy Michigan's Free Fishing Weekend Feb. 18 and 19

New York
  • DEC releases Draft Bobcat Management Plan

Ohio
  • Ohioans can renew boat registrations online

  • 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly' is 2012 Conference Theme

Wisconsin
  • 2012 Winnebago sturgeon spearing season opens Feb. 11

 

 

January 23, 2012

Regional

  • All-Star Walleye School Moves to Mille Lacs in 2012

Veterans Issues
  • College Credit for Military Experience

  • VA announces changes to emergency care payment policy

General
  • Nation's Passion for Firearms Reflected in Record-setting SHOT Show

2nd Amendment Issues
  • Chicago:  Challenge to Ban on Guns Outside the Home Goes Forward

  • NRA will appeal Texas concealed handgun case

  • Something to hide? Official to plead Fifth on 'Furious'

Indiana
  • White River's rebound continues

Michigan
  • DNR acquires 280 Acres in the Manistee River Watershed

 

 

January 16, 2012

National

  • National Ocean Council Draft Implementation Plan for Public Comment 

2nd Amendment Issues
  • Homicides drop while gun ownership rises

Lake Erie
  • Invasive Carp Could Find a Home in Lake Erie

Illinois
  • Rockford Teen catches new state-record Walleye

  • IDNR Seeks Applicants for Conservation Police Officers

Michigan
  • Winter Discovery Day for women Jan 28

  • Enjoy Snowshoe Treks through Ludington State Park

Ohio
  • Sea Grant at Cleveland Boat Show educates visitors about Lake Erie issues

 

 

January 9, 2012

Fishing beyond the Great Lakes
  • Four New Invasive Species ID'd in San Francisco Bay

Misc New Fishing-Boating Products
  • Rebel Lures Celebrates 50 Years in 2012

Hunting & Shooting Products/Issues
  • Ruger SR22 Pistol

National

  • National Defense Authorization Act P.L. 1540

  • Pro-life ‘terrorists’ could be permanently detained without trial under law

  • Firearm Sales soared through holidays

  • US Forest Service approves Vermont wind power facility

Illinois
  • 2012 Illinois Licenses Available Jan. 16

  • Youth Turkey Hunting

  • Camping Reservations

  • Snowmobile Reminders

  • Late-Winter and CWD Deer County Permits

  • Spring Turkey Applications

Minnesota
  • DNR fisheries to hold open house in Ely

  • Evarts named DNR fisheries supervisor for the Tower area

New York
  • DEC Reminds Anglers Of New Ice Fishing Regulations

Ohio
  • Passport to Fishing Instructor Training Available

 

 

January 2, 2012

World
  • Infectious salmon disease spreads from Europe fish farms to Canada

Words to Ponder
  • Words to Ponder

National

  • Illegal immigrants have no right to arms - court

  • Sportfishing Industry Asks for Congressional Action on Arbitrary Fishing Limits

  • ANS Control Paper Release & Comment Period

  • FBI Releases Preliminary Semiannual Crime Statistics for 2011

  • New EPA regs harm U.S. electricity generation, threaten national security

  • Obama, Holder among 'most corrupt politicians'

  • Coast Guard studying effects of wind farms on marine traffic

  • UN still pushing Law of the Sea Treaty

Regional

  • Are we stocking the right number of salmon? 

  • Biologists seek feedback on Lake Michigan salmon stocking

  • USFWS annual Ruffe surveillance on Lake Huron and the St. Marys River

  • FWS destroying 434K lake trout for 'rock snot' fear

  • Regional mass marking update

2nd Amendment Issues
  • Illegal immigrants have no right to arms – court

  • Obama says he won't be bound by gun-control ban in omnibus

General
  • HSUS Casts Dark Cloud Over American Agriculture

  • Christmas trees as fish habitat may need permit

  • Firearm Accident Fatalities at an All-Time Low

Lake Michigan
  • Are we stocking the right number of salmon? 

  • Biologists seek feedback on Lake Michigan salmon stocking (dup)

Illinois
  • Swine facility fined for polluting Spring Creek, killing thousands of fish

Indiana
  • Christmas trees as fish habitat may need permit (dup)

  • February Canada goose season to continue

Michigan
  • Lake Sturgeon rehab strategy open for public review

  • Winter Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Program set for U.P. Feb. 24-26

  • Workgroup presents recommendations to NRC for Youth Hunting

  • DNR Offers beginning handgun shooting class for women March 3 in Linwood

New York
  • I FISH NY Freshwater fishing map available from DEC

  • NY acquires 600 acres along Black Creek

  • Feds side with Schneiderman on Indian Point power plant

Ohio
  • Grants Available to Develop "WILD School Sites"

Ontario
  • $25,000 Fine for Commercial Fishing Violations

 

 

December 12, 2011

Hunting & Shooting Products/Issues
  • Heritage 9-Shot Combo

  • Heritage .45LC/.410

  • Ruger SP101 .357 Revolver

  • Bushnell Sport 850 Laser Rangefinder

National

  • Anti-Fishing groups bypass lawsuit to ban Lead fishing tackle

  • House Bill gives more cormorant control to states

  • Senate Votes No On Obama Anti-gun Court Nominee

Regional

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for Dec 9, 2011

2nd Amendment Issues
  • Illinois Court sides with gun owners in protecting identities

  • Senate Votes No On Obama Anti-gun Court Nominee

  • CCRKBA applauds Walsh Legislation to withhold U.N.  Funding

  • A Plot to undermine the Right To Bear Arms

General
  • Enjoying the Outdoors in Luxury

Illinois
  • Court sides with gun owners in protecting identities

Michigan
  • DNR simplifies fish spearing regulations

  • Grant opportunity for private forest landowners

Minnesota
  • Tests reveal Silver Carp eDNA above Coon Rapids Dam in Mississippi River

New York
  • State to purchase 1200 acres of land in the Catskill Park

Ohio
  • New Steelhead Big Fish Contest

  • State Parks offer gifts and celebrations for happy holidays

 

 

December 5, 2011

Words to Ponder
  • Words to Ponder

National

  • Fisheries bill introduced in Senate

  • USEPA proposes standards for ballast water dumping

  • ATF bans Chore Boy household scrub-pads

Regional

  • Army Corps resets electric parameters of electric barriers

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for Dec 2, 2011 

General
  • Court OKs lawsuit challenging post-office gun ban

  • Enjoying the Outdoors in Luxury

Lake Huron
  • Fishery updates for Lake Huron

  • DNR to Reduce Lake Huron Chinook Salmon Stocking

Michigan
  • DNR Confirms Cougar in Houghton and Keweenaw Counties

  • DNR to Reduce Lake Huron Chinook Salmon Stocking

Ohio
  • Trout Fishing Opportunities Await Anglers at Castalia Fish Hatchery

 

 

November 28, 2011

Hunting & Shooting Products/Issues
  • Burris launches new tactical riflescope line: MTAC

National

  • AsianCarp.us is now live!

  • House Passes National Right-To-Carry Bill

  • The Magic Returns!

  • Hunting And Fishing Act H.R. 2834 gains committee support

Veterans Issues
  • Older Vets to Get GI Bill

General
  • ClimateGate 2: The Scandal Continues

Illinois
  • Chicago Muskie Show

  • Illinois House creates task force to explore possibility of right-to-carry law

  • NEW! Chicago Outdoor Sportsmen Show

Michigan
  • Ludington Fishery Workshop

Ohio
  • Local Boating Education Safety Programs Receive Funding Assistance

Pennsylvania
  • Pennsylvania County adds Boston Whaler patrol boat

 

 

November 21, 2011

National

  • Twelve Big Wins for Gun Owners

  • U.S. House Passes National Right to Carry Reciprocity Act H.R. 822

  • House Natural Resources Committee passes legislation protecting sportsmen’s access (H.R.2834)

  • Administration Wants Guns Off Public Land

  • New National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center on Long Island

Regional

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for Nov 18, 2011

General
  • Bass Pro Shops Gift Card gets top ranking

Michigan
  • DNR OKs purchase of 2,354 acres to create Menominee River Recreation Area

  • Hunter Orange clothing a good choice for everyone; not just hunters

  • DNR reminds hunters to use Mi-HUNT Web application 

  • 'Discovery Weekend' Jan. 27-29 offers women opportunity to explore ice fishing, more

  • Ludington Fishery Workshop

Ohio
  • ODNR extends hotline hours during deer-gun hunting season

Wisconsin
  • Great Lakes photo contest underway

 

 

November 14, 2011

Word to Ponder
  • …Because without America there is no Free World

  • Occupy Wall Streeters fairyland agenda:

  • Sign of the times…

Fishing beyond the Great Lakes
  • Kentucky Fish/Wildlife to discuss Asian Carp Harvest Program

Hunting & Shooting Products/Issues
  • New Hoppe's Elite T3 Gun Oil for advanced protection/performance

  • Weaver New Spotting Scopes’

  • Weaver Classic 8x32 Binoculars Sweepstakes

  • Ruger introduces LCP pistols with lasers

National

  • Congress Considers Testimony on Lawsuit Reform

  • CCRKBA blasts Senate anti-gunners for shifting blame on gun walking

Regional

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for Nov 11, 2011

General
  • Most licenses bought at Local Retailers

Michigan
  • Michigan increases Snowmobile Trail Permit Fee

  • NRC Votes to Remove Baiting Ban from Presque Isle County and Southern Iosco County

Minnesota
  • Scaup mortality continues on North Central lakes

Ohio
  • Ohio's Youth Deer-Gun hunting season set for Nov 19-20

Pennsylvania
  • Game Commission Offers Advice To Prevent Hypothermia

Wisconsin
  • New firearm rules take effect on opening day of gun deer hunt

 

 

November 7, 2011

Hunting & Shooting Products/Issues
  • Federal Guard Dog Home Defense Ammo

  • BLACKHAWK Online Holster Selector Tool Makes Decisions Easier

National

  • Report shows USFWS Fisheries Program helps support 68,000 Jobs

  • TU promoting wind power energy bill

Regional

  • Mexican drug gangs invade Great Lakes Forests

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for Nov 4, 2011

General
  • Yamaha ATV Sweepstakes open to all

  • Basic safety tips can prevent tree stand falls

Illinois
  • DNR police Make Arrests in Deer Poaching Case

  • Illinois Hunters Asked to Report Sightings of Feral Swine

Indiana
  • 21 state parks to close for deer reductions

  • 3 state parks to undergo goose reductions

Michigan
  • Hunting Up for public comment in Huron-Manistee

  • Make Your Own Snowshoes

Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin makes progress in aquatic invasive species control

 

 

October 31, 2011

World
  • Prehistoric data from Ocean Floor Could Predict Earth’s Future, Study

Beyond the Great Lakes
  • Court rules against Cape Wind Project

Hunting & Shooting Products/Issues
  • Brunton New Icon Spotting Scopes

  • Brunton New Icon Binoculars

National

  • Reports show E15 damage in marine engines

Regional

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for October 28, 2011

General
  • Santa’s Wonderland Event Kicks off with Santa’s Arrival November 5th

  • Reports show E15 damage in marine engines

  • Motorists Beware: Deer on the Move in November

Lake Huron
  • Evaluation of Brown Trout in Lake Huron

Lake Michigan
  • Cormorant population decreasing along Green Bay

Illinois
  • NMMA cancels Rosemont boat show

Indiana
  • Healthy Rivers INitiative to host open houses Nov. 14 and 16

  • Hearings set for proposed limit changes, Dec 1 & 6

Michigan
  • DNR Detects KHV virus in Silver Lake Fish Kill

Ohio
  • Grand Opening of Estuary Exhibit at Old Woman Creek

  • Young Ohio Archers named World Champions

Wisconsin
  • Chinook numbers, size increase this year

  • 2006-11 Salmon Stamp report now available
  • Sturgeon spearing license deadline Oct. 31

  • WI - Cormorant population decreasing along Green Bay

 

 

October 24, 2011

Beyond the Great Lakes
  • Bass Pro Shops to open in Harlingen, Texas

Hunting & Shooting Products/Issues
  • Federal Ammo introduces Top Gun Shotshells to Support Wounded Warriors

  • Crimson Trace Lightguard Platform

  • Bushnell adds new Features to Trophy Cam Series

  • Trijicon introduces solar-powered combat optic

National

  • National Ocean Policy Update

  • Lindner Inducted into IGFA Hall of Fame

Regional

  • Toxic algae, dead zones threaten Great Lakes

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for October 21, 2011

Illinois
  • 2012 Spring Turkey Applications

Indiana
  • Public meeting on proposed Michigan City boat ramp project, Nov. 2

Michigan
  • DNR Approves Online Snowmobile Safety Course for Youth Operators

  • DNR Snowshoe Making Classes Ludington State Park Oct. 28-29

Ohio
  • Understanding Nutrients in the Great Lakes

  • Anglers Can Purchase Fishing License with their Phones

Wisconsin
  • Survey looks at why anglers stopped fishing for trout

 

 

October 17, 2011

Beyond the Great Lakes
  • Asian carp caught in North Dakota

  • Louisiana wildlife officer killed

  • Animal activists block Oregon F&W offices

  • Pork Choppers shoot feral pigs

National

  • Sonar-equipped robo-kayak patrols Welland Canal for carp

  • Weber new NE Regional Director for the USFWS

  • House warned against “EPA Power Grab of Breathtaking Proportions”

  • Firearms Interstate Commerce Reform Act

  • Wild Game Donation Act

Regional

  • Special event in Erie, PA on wind energy

  • Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels for Oct 14, 2011

Veterans Issues
  • Find Military Friendly jobs

General
  • Sport angler decline

  • Illinois solution to Asian Carp: just eat 'em

  • Indiana angler wins Chicago Carp Classic

  • Company admits guilt in Insurance Fraud In Tragedy of Ethan Allen

  • Think about your charitable donations

  • Tips on Firearm Safety

2nd Amendment issues
  • City restrictions on gun ranges may violate Second Amendment: Judge

Illinois
  • Indiana angler wins Chicago Carp Classic

  • City restrictions on gun ranges may violate Second Amendment: Judge

Indiana
  • Landowners can partner with hunters to control deer

Michigan
  • DNR Order list Sporting Swine as Invasive Species

New York
  • Early Bow Season In The Southern Zone begins October 15

Pennsylvania
  • Special event in Erie, PA on wind energy

 

 

October 10, 2011

Hunting & Shooting Products/Issues