New Episode Alert: Giant Velvet Mule Deer

New Episode Alert ON THIS WEEK’S EPISODE Troy Spolum battles the heat and terrain in an attempt to harvest his first velvet mule deer buck. Dan Richardson & Mike Fitzgerald share their hit list bucks and take us inside their bowhunting strategy for the upcoming season. WATCH NOW Troy Spolum seals the deal on a great velvet mule deer. Dan Richardson gives us some updates on the bucks he is chasing. Mike Fitzgerald shows us some great trail camera photos. WATCH US ANY TIME ON ANY DEVICE! Hunting Network, LLC, 11964 Oak Creek Parkway, Huntley, IL 60142 Continue reading New Episode Alert: Giant Velvet Mule Deer

Behind the Increase in Gulf Red Snapper Harvest

Red snapper surface to feed on leftover bait that was tossed into the water over one of the thousands of artificial reefs off the Alabama coast. Photo by David Rainer By DAVID RAINER Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Fishing buddy Todd Kercher posted a video last weekend that many feel justifies the significant extension of the red snapper season for private recreational anglers in federal waters. Todd took his family out in the Gulf of Mexico to catch a limit of snapper, two per person with a 16-inch minimum. What he captured on video was what many snapper … Continue reading Behind the Increase in Gulf Red Snapper Harvest

First Ice Trout

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE First Ice Trout First ice is a magical time to pursue many species of gamefish, and members of the trout family are no exception. Just ask veteran trout and salmon guide Bernie Keefe, who plies the high-country lakes around Granby, Colorado.  “Rainbows, brookies and browns are all hungry right now,” he says. “The spawn is over and trout are feeding up before the winter crunch settles in.”  As a bonus, a lack of fishing pressure in recent months often has trout at ease. “Nobody’s fished them for awhile, so they’re ‘dumbed down’ a little bit compared to … Continue reading First Ice Trout

Record Landowner Demand for CRP Met with Extraordinarily Low Acceptance Rate 5-8-2016

Secretary Vilsack Suggests Congress look at larger CRP in 2018 Farm Bill St. Paul, MN – U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that 800,000 acres will be enrolled through three different components of the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). Of particular note, USDA’s CRP general sign-up completed at the end of February generated more than 1.8 million acres in offers, but was only able to accept 23 percent of the 26,000 landowner applications because of the program’s 24 million acre cap. As a result, Secretary Vilsack commented on the need for a larger CRP cap to meet landowner … Continue reading Record Landowner Demand for CRP Met with Extraordinarily Low Acceptance Rate 5-8-2016

Wisconsin DNR News Release: Wisconsin Celebrates Clean Air Month and a Decade of Air Quality Awareness Week 4-3-2016

  NEWS RELEASE Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources 101 S Webster, P.O. Box 7921, Madison, WI  53707 Phone:  608-267-2773    TDD:  711 dnr.wi.gov    www.wisconsin.gov  DATE:   May 2, 2016  CONTACT:  Gail Good, DNR Air Program, 608-264-8537, gail.good@wisconsin.gov; Jim Dick, communications, 608-267-2773, james.dick@wisconsin.gov   SUBJECT:  Wisconsin celebrates Clean Air Month and a decade of Air Quality Awareness Week http://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=3944 MADISON – During the month of May, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is celebrating not only Clean Air Month but also the tenth anniversary of Air Quality Awareness Week. This makes May the ideal time to review Wisconsin’s clean air record and celebrate … Continue reading Wisconsin DNR News Release: Wisconsin Celebrates Clean Air Month and a Decade of Air Quality Awareness Week 4-3-2016

Mountain Streams Offer Climate Refuge 3-21-2016

Editor’s Note: One of the great concerns about climate change among anglers and conservationists has been the potential impact on trout and salmon, which are the canaries in the mine when it comes to warming water. This report from NOAA seems to indicate that things are not so bad, at least not yet, as we might have feared. The salmonids are adapting to changing conditions, giving more time to come up with some lasting solutions, if in fact humans can somehow control what appears to be happening to the climate. Future holds hope for biodiversity in cold-water streams A new … Continue reading Mountain Streams Offer Climate Refuge 3-21-2016

Despite Record Attacks on Water, Air, and Land, Citizens Fend Off Worst Legislation 3-10-2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Jonah Hermann, Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters, (920) 860-1416 -or- jonah@conservationvoters.org Despite Record Attacks on Water, Air, and Land, Citizens Fend Off Worst Legislation 2015-16 Legislative Session Coming to a Close MADISON — As the 2015-2016 legislative session comes to its end, Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters credits large numbers of Wisconsinites acting on their values for stopping the most anti-environmental attacks of the session. Kerry Schumann, Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters Executive Director, said, “We saw more attacks on our air, land, and water during the 2015-2016 legislative session than ever before. Special interests like … Continue reading Despite Record Attacks on Water, Air, and Land, Citizens Fend Off Worst Legislation 3-10-2016

Nature Conservancy Awards Grants to 50 Schools 1-27-2016

Arlington, VA | January 21, 2016 The Nature Conservancy has selected 50 schools in 15 states across the country as recipients of Nature Works Everywhere grants for the 2015-2016 school year. The grants are designed to connect students to a global challenge—to understand and protect the natural systems that produce our food, water, clean air and energy. Thanks to generous support from Lowe’s and The Walt Disney Company, The Nature Conservancy expanded the program this year to offer grants nationwide, and more than doubled the number of grants awarded in previous years. The grants help students and teachers address conservation challenges in their communities by implementing natural … Continue reading Nature Conservancy Awards Grants to 50 Schools 1-27-2016

TRCP to Celebrate Three Extraordinary Champions of Habitat Conservation 1-21-2016

News for Immediate Release January 14, 2016 Contact: Kristyn Brady, 617-501-6352, kbrady@trcp.org TRCP to Celebrate Three Extraordinary Champions of Habitat Conservation Philanthropist Louis Bacon, Sen. Martin Heinrich, and Sen. James Risch will be recognized at eighth annual awards dinner in April 2016  WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership is proud to announce the recipients of our eighth annual Capital Conservation Awards, to be presented on April 27, 2016, to three honorees building a legacy of support for fish and wildlife on Capitol Hill and across the country.The TRCP’s 2016 Lifetime Conservation Achievement Award will go to Louis Bacon, … Continue reading TRCP to Celebrate Three Extraordinary Champions of Habitat Conservation 1-21-2016

Electric Raft to Debut on Colorado River This Spring 1-12-2016

By Laura Pyle, The Daily Climate   First of its kind electric powered raft to debut on Colorado River this spring. Adventure rafting on the Colorado River below Glen Canyon Dam in Arizona is about to get an electric makeover. This spring one of the region’s rafting operators will launch the Colorado River’s first all-electric raft. Hybrid-electric rafts already exist, sort of like a Prius with pontoons. And of course motorboats have ferried tourists up down the river for decades. But to get rid of fossil fuels completely, Arizona-based Colorado River Discovery spent nearly a decade researching and building an … Continue reading Electric Raft to Debut on Colorado River This Spring 1-12-2016