The Federal Budget: What’s at Stake

Trouble viewing this e-mail? Try our web version. Critical conservation projects in the Great Plains (left) and on California’s dairy farms (right) are imperiled by federal budget cuts. What’s at Stake Thousands of pages, complicated processes, and huge consequences. The federal budget lays out a set of massive decisions and priorities that affect us all. To understand what all this means in the real world, we took a closer look at what the administration’s proposed cuts really mean for people and for the environment. Check out these eight stories to uncover the impacts of these budget cuts and environmental policy … Continue reading The Federal Budget: What’s at Stake

New Species Stocked at Utah’s Scofield Reservoir

DWR adopts a new management plan for Scofield Reservoir SCOFIELD — After an extensive public input process, the Division of Wildlife Resources has adopted a new management plan for the fishery at Scofield Reservoir. The plan, which was presented to the Central and Southeastern regional advisory councils in July, includes introducing three new fish species to the reservoir — wiper, tiger muskie and sterile walleye. Scofield Reservoir Placing the three species in the reservoir will give anglers new fishing opportunities and hopefully help fishing remain good for years to come. Scofield’s history For decades, Scofield Reservoir was known as a … Continue reading New Species Stocked at Utah’s Scofield Reservoir

CONSERVATION: The War on Feral Hogs

FEATURE   FLIR’s thermal imaging handhelds and weapon sights allow for superior target identification out to several hundred yards. Thermal excels in total darkness, but is equally competent throughout the full range of possible lighting conditions. Photo courtesy of gridironoutdoors.com.       Retired U.S. Army Marksman and Olympic Gold Medalist Leads Veterans to Battle in the War on Feral Swine   By Brent T. Wheat   Unless you’re prepared to have several cherished opinions quickly punctured, don’t ask Rod Pinkston about feral hog control. Your assumptions are at risk because the man who literally wrote the book on hog control … Continue reading CONSERVATION: The War on Feral Hogs

Sugar River Wetlands Workday: Seed Collecting and Invasive Removal July 22, 9am-Noon

Donate to NHC | Subscribe to NHC News & Events | Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Help care for Sugar River Wetlands State Natural Area! At our fourth Saturday workday we’ll identify several different native wetland plants and learn how to collect their seeds. Seed will be scattered in areas where invasive brush has recently been removed. We will also spend some time addressing invasive plants coming up. This work will expand the quality wetland areas and continue the efforts started by the Upper Sugar River Watershed Association and Wisconsin DNR. No skills needed you … Continue reading Sugar River Wetlands Workday: Seed Collecting and Invasive Removal July 22, 9am-Noon

CANCELED! Annual July 4th Event

Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. Sad to say, The Annual “Fire on the River” paddling/camping event has been canceled. 10 day forecasts have indicated that we might not have much for sandbars on July 1st. Even if the water level drops to half of what it is now; it will still be too high to have a safe/enjoyable outing. We could be wrong, but we don’t want people doing all the preparation required and then be disappointed. We WILL schedule some other activities as soon as we are certain of good conditions. Stay tuned! … Continue reading CANCELED! Annual July 4th Event

Zebra Mussels May Worsen Lake Health Hazards Caused by Farm Pollution by Steven Verburg

  topical featured Zebra mussels may worsen lake health hazards caused by farm pollution STEVEN VERBURG sverburg@madison.com 15 hrs ago           An explosion of the zebra mussel population in Lake Mendota this year could mean more foul-smelling shoreline slime and repeats of the major fish kill and vast bloom of toxic bacteria that hit Madison’s lakes already this summer, experts say. Farm pollution is the main driver of this month’s surprisingly severe water quality woes, but the invasive mollusks now covering much of Lake Mendota’s bottom aren’t going to help matters. “We’ve been shocked to see … Continue reading Zebra Mussels May Worsen Lake Health Hazards Caused by Farm Pollution by Steven Verburg

Volunteer Opportunities: Wisconsin State Parks, Trails, Forests, and Recreation Areas

Volunteer Opportunities: Wisconsin State Parks, Trails, Forests, and Recreation Areas Volunteer Opportunities Wisconsin State Parks, Forests, Recreation Areas, and Trails Saddle Up for Horse Camp Serving as a horse campground host can be a great way to get some extra time on the trail this summer. Come join in the fun around the campfire with equestrian friends! Kettle Moraine State Forest – Southern Unit The Horserider’s Campground in Palmyra has openings from two weeks to a full month at the camp host site. There are 87 miles of equestrian trails of varying lengths over a cross section of the Kettle Moraine. … Continue reading Volunteer Opportunities: Wisconsin State Parks, Trails, Forests, and Recreation Areas

Weed Walleye Hack, Lake Jeopardy, Slip Bobber Tips

If you’re getting this Target Walleye email for the first time, a friend probably signed you up! Today’s Top 4 MN governor catches walleye during bass opener!  The exact opposite of what usually happens, which is freakin’ hilarious because of where they were fishing…. Any guesses? Ding, ding, ding! We know state fisheries chief Don Pereira can’t get enough of it: Do you know what type of weeds you’re fishing?  We love us some weed-dwelling walleyes! Not all vegetation is created equal, but Joel Nelson has a trick for finding the right type of weeds in the right spots: > … Continue reading Weed Walleye Hack, Lake Jeopardy, Slip Bobber Tips

Slow Cranking Early, Jason Mitchell Opener Tips, Area Lake Found

If you’re getting this Target Walleye email for the first time, a friend probably signed you up! Today’s Top 5 Stump knockers of the week!  Kristine Fischer whacked this slaunchy river melon while fishin’ for full-moon muskies! She was bumping a Llungen .22 Short off concrete pilings and dam structure: You know Wes W. is stickin’ some toads when he makes the TW email twice in one week…. This old warrior smashed a Rapala Original Floater (bleeding hot olive): TW fan Connor Schank cracked three ND stump knockers between 28-29″ while pitchin’ BFishN Tackle Moxis and Paddle Tails from shore. … Continue reading Slow Cranking Early, Jason Mitchell Opener Tips, Area Lake Found

News and Final Results 2017 Sakakawea National Walleye Tour

  QUICK LINKS 2017 NWT Rules Tournament Results Registration About NWT Contact US  Join Our Mailing List!  Official NWT Gear Buy Yours Today! Hjelm hammers 45-plus to take Sakakawea By Brett Carlson GARRISON, N.D. – When Duane Hjelm arrived at Lake Sakakawea to begin prefishing for the 2017 Cabela’s National Walleye Tour event, he was optimistic, as he intimately understands the nuances of the Missouri River. During his first two days of practice, however, Hjelm failed to boat a single walleye. The next few days were mired by blustery weather that made travel treacherous. As the weather slowly stabilized, the … Continue reading News and Final Results 2017 Sakakawea National Walleye Tour