National Championship Highlights 2018 Bassmaster Opens Series

The 2018 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens Series features eight tournaments plus a national championship. Photo by B.A.S.S. BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The 2018 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens Series will again include nine tournaments on prime bass fishing waters, but the series format will be markedly different from recent seasons, B.A.S.S. announced today. “We are excited about the new Opens format,” said B.A.S.S. CEO Bruce Akin. “It’s designed to provide opportunities for the best bass fishermen to prove their fishing skills on a variety of waters as they earn their way into the Bassmaster Classic and Elite Series.” Instead of … Continue reading National Championship Highlights 2018 Bassmaster Opens Series

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

37 Acres Protected Near Rowleys Bay and More.

Protecting a place we cherish… Greetings! “The Grand View Scenic Overlook and Park is a shining example of the passion of this community to protect its most precious resource—the land. ” This was my message on August 20 as I addressed the crowd of more than 300 supporters who were gathered at the Liberty Grove Historical Society property overlooking the Grand View Scenic Overlook and Park in Ellison Bay for the Land Trust’s Annual Gathering. Today we announce the protection of 37 acres near Rowleys Bay, made possible by Bruce and Joan Pikas, passionate landowners who chose to protect their … Continue reading 37 Acres Protected Near Rowleys Bay and More.

Bass Pro Shops Helps Boy Scouts of America Raise Funds in September with Round up Campaign

For Immediate Release September 1, 2017   Bass Pro Shops helps Boy Scouts of America raise funds in September with round up campaign   ­For the eighth consecutive year, Bass Pro Shops is hosting Boy Scouts of America Month at all U.S. locations this September. Throughout the month, Bass Pro Shops will offer Boy Scouts of America merit badge classes and provide opportunities to raise funds for Scouting projects. Bass Pro Shops customers have the opportunity to donate to the Boy Scouts of America by rounding up their purchase total to the nearest dollar. At the end of the promotion, 50 … Continue reading Bass Pro Shops Helps Boy Scouts of America Raise Funds in September with Round up Campaign

Fall Trout Prep

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Fall Trout Prep Gear Up Now For Your Best Fall Ever Summer’s demise signals the approach of some of the year’s best trout and salmon fishing, when browns, ‘bows, brookies, lakers and kokanee head shallow and strap on the feedbag. Depending on your latitude and altitude, the action could be mere weeks away. Which means it’s high time to gear up for the fall reap. To speed your prepping endeavors, veteran salmonid stalker and ace guide Bernie Keefe offers his hit list of must-have tackle, organized by species, for epic fall battles. Kokanee Salmon Late-summer salmon frequent … Continue reading Fall Trout Prep

BHA Launches ‘Public Lands Month’ to Celebrate Great Places to Hunt and Fish

News for Immediate Release Sept. 1, 2017 Contact: Katie McKalip, 406-240-9262, mckalip@backcountryhunters.org BHA Launches ‘Public Lands Month’ to Celebrate Great Places to Hunt and Fish National Public Lands Day is Sept. 30; as hunting seasons begin across the country BHA stands strong in support of American public lands and waters MISSOULA, Mont. – In anticipation of National Public Lands Day, Sept. 30, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers today is kicking off a monthlong celebration of these iconic American lands and waters – and sending an uncompromising message from sportsmen and women regarding the importance of our public lands hunting and fishing … Continue reading BHA Launches ‘Public Lands Month’ to Celebrate Great Places to Hunt and Fish

Door County Land Trust

Protecting a place we cherish… Greetings! “The Grand View Scenic Overlook and Park is a shining example of the passion of this community to protect its most precious resource—the land. ” This was my message on August 20 as I addressed the crowd of more than 300 supporters who were gathered at the Liberty Grove Historical Society property overlooking the Grand View Scenic Overlook and Park in Ellison Bay for the Land Trust’s Annual Gathering. Today we announce the protection of 37 acres near Rowleys Bay, made possible by Bruce and Joan Pikas, passionate landowners who chose to protect their … Continue reading Door County Land Trust

How Mood-Altering Drugs are Ending Up in Great Lakes fish

How mood-altering drugs are ending up in Great Lakes fish DETROIT — A new study might depress anyone concerned with Great Lakes water quality. Antidepressant drugs, making their way through an increasing number of people’s bodies, getting excreted in small amounts into their toilets, and moving through the wastewater treatment process to lakes and rivers, are being found in multiple Great Lakes fish species’ brains, new research by the University of Buffalo has found. Researchers detected high concentrations of both the active ingredients and metabolites — byproducts of the parent drug — of popular antidepressant pharmaceuticals including Zoloft, Prozac, Celexa … Continue reading How Mood-Altering Drugs are Ending Up in Great Lakes fish

Louisiana DWF Agents Perform Search and Rescue in Texas, Louisiana

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division currently has 40 agents with 40 trucks and 40 vessels performing search and rescue missions in coordination with the Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Law Enforcement Division in the Houston area for the flooding impacts caused by Hurricane Harvey. The LDWF agents have mostly been performing search and rescue missions in the southeastern Houston and the Katy areas. As of the morning of Aug. 29, LDWF agents have assisted Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Law Enforcement Division and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Law Enforcement Division with over 5,000 rescues. … Continue reading Louisiana DWF Agents Perform Search and Rescue in Texas, Louisiana

Florida Snook Season Starts Sept. 1

          | August 30, 2017   The recreational harvest season for snook starts Sept. 1 statewide. Unique to the region, snook are one of the many reasons Florida is the Fishing Capital of the World. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) encourages anglers to use moderation when determining whether or not to take a snook home. When releasing a snook, proper handling methods can help ensure your fish’s survival and the species’ abundance for anglers today and generations to come. To learn more about catch-and-release and the best way to handle a fish, visit MyFWC.com/Fishing and click on … Continue reading Florida Snook Season Starts Sept. 1