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

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

Outdoor Report for August 31, 2017

  Outdoor Report for August 31, 2017 (View in browser) Morning dove and early teal and goose seasons open Sept. 1; king salmon starting to stage for fall run  The weather is shaping up to look very nice for the upcoming Labor Day weekend, with most parks and forests reporting that reservable campsites are booked. People looking for last minute end of summer vacation weekend camping who don’t have a reservation should consider camping at the Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest. The forest has non-reservable sites at rustic campgrounds that will be open this weekend. Anglers continue to report productive walleye … Continue reading Outdoor Report for August 31, 2017

Lake Michigan and Green Bay Fishing Report Update

The Lake Michigan and Green Bay Outdoor Fishing Report has been updated with current fishing information. Please visit – http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Fishing/lakemichigan/OutdoorReport.html to view the latest reports. Subscribe now for only $8.97.     Order your Endangered Resources license plate today!.     Featured DNR Subscriptions Outdoor Report: Current fishing activities, wildlife observations, and state park events updated every Thursday. Manage Your DNR Subscriptions: Add new subscriptions, delete subscriptions, and manage your profile. If you have questions or problems with the subscription service, please contact subscriberhelp.govdelivery.com. Other inquiries can be directed to the DNR. Continue reading Lake Michigan and Green Bay Fishing Report Update

DNR Weekly News Update, August 29, 2017

Trouble viewing this email? Click here August 29, 2017 Sept. 16 marks opening of archery and crossbow deer hunting seasons MADISON – Increased deer observations following another mild winter have hunters and state wildlife officials alike excited for fall hunting seasons – the 2017 archery and crossbow deer seasons run concurrently statewide from Sept. 16 to Jan. 7, 2018.   Online tools show hunters where baiting and feeding is banned MADISON – Before taking part in upcoming hunting seasons or placing feed for wildlife, hunters and wildlife watchers should be sure to check which counties currently prohibit wildlife baiting and … Continue reading DNR Weekly News Update, August 29, 2017

Please Excuse Me For Not Posting the Last Few Weeks 8-29-2017

I’d like to apologize to all my readers. I’ve had some severe medical problems and have not been able to work much on the website. I should be back and running regularly very soon. Please come back and I’ll try try to give you some of all the best activities happening in the great outdoors.I don’t just give information on hunting and fishing info and tips, I try to cover all the outdoors.  Sincerely, Gary A. Engberg Continue reading Please Excuse Me For Not Posting the Last Few Weeks 8-29-2017

Kentucky Saugeye

FRANKFORT, Ky. – With every passing season, anglers are building their knowledge base about how to catch saugeye stocked in a handful of central and northern Kentucky lakes. A saugeye is a fast-growing cross between a walleye and sauger that can reach 15 to 19 inches in its second year. The hybridization is evident in the species’ physical appearance. Saugeye display the faint saddle markings of a sauger and the white fin tips of a walleye. Unlike either, it features black smudges on its dorsal fin. Three lakes – 317-acre Guist Creek Lake in Shelby County, 148-acre Bullock Pen Lake … Continue reading Kentucky Saugeye