Discover Western Warmth and Rustic Luxury at Flying B Ranch in Idaho

Discover Western Warmth and Rustic Luxury at Flying B Ranch in Idaho  Booth #5231 at SCI’s 45th Annual Hunters’ Convention February 1-4, 2017 Las Vegas, Nevada Click here for press release, image and logos   Located just outside of Kamiah, Idaho, the Flying B Ranch is a world class Orvis-endorsed sportsman’s destination offering wingshooting, fly fishing and big game hunting. Their 14,000 square-foot lodge features luxurious accommodations with fine wines and gourmet cuisine. Flying B Ranch allows wingshooters to pursue five different species of birds. Pheasant, Hungarian partridge, chukar, quail and ruffed grouse are all available. Guns and ammo for … Continue reading Discover Western Warmth and Rustic Luxury at Flying B Ranch in Idaho

Update | Sportsman’s Club Tax Protection Passes Senate 7-7-2016

MICHIGAN UNITED CONSERVATION CLUBS UPDATE | Sportsman’s Club Tax Protection Passes Senate Friend — Sportsmen’s clubs in Michigan are one step closer to peace of mind from surprising new property tax assessments after Senate Bill 570 was approved by the State Senate on Wednesday. Many clubs which provide public services – such as meeting space, outdoor education and range time for local law enforcement – have traditionally been exempted from local property taxes. In recent years, though, some have started to receive new tax assessments amounting to thousands of dollars that could be the difference between a club staying open … Continue reading Update | Sportsman’s Club Tax Protection Passes Senate 7-7-2016

Wisconsin Cautions Anglers, Boaters on Spread of Invasive Species 4-14-2016

Round goby Photo Credit: DNR MADISON, Wis. – Anglers and boaters play an important role in preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species and proper handling and disposal of live bait is more important than ever following the discovery of the fish egg-eating, invasive round goby in Little Lake Butte des Morts last year. Bob Wakeman, aquatic invasive species coordinator for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, said anglers should never use aquatic invasive species as bait or dump unused live bait into the water. Wisconsin’s bait laws are designed to prevent the spread of both obvious hitchhikers and other, … Continue reading Wisconsin Cautions Anglers, Boaters on Spread of Invasive Species 4-14-2016

ICAST 2016 Set for Orlando July 12-15 3-18-2016

Cole Swindell Ken Schmidt Alexandria, Va. – With Orlando, Fla. as the backdrop, the 59th International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, better known as ICAST, the world’s largest showcase of fishing tackle, apparel and accessories, is taking place July 12-15, at the Orange County Convention Center. All the details, including registration, are available at www.ICASTfishing.org. ICAST Week 2016 will host 600 exhibitors, a 650,000-square-foot show floor, a week-long lineup of business and networking events and more than 13,000 attendees. Produced by the American Sportfishing Association (ASA), the trade group that represents the sportfishing industry, ICAST is the venue for launching … Continue reading ICAST 2016 Set for Orlando July 12-15 3-18-2016

Three 30s in One Day, Mille Lacs Villain is Walleye, Finding Summer ‘Eyes 7-9-2015 7-24-2015

Today’s Top 4 Three 30s in one day! WOW! Kathy Link at Delaney Lake Lodge, ON: Examining the pics closely, we think we’ve found the secret: the hat!! Mille Lacs villain is…walleye? Or maybe the MN DNR? Great article by Dennis Anderson: > …cannibalism of young walleyes by older and/or bigger fish, including older walleyes, might be the biggest Mille Lacs problem. > What’s more, the DNR’s continuation of tight harvest sportfishing slot limits in the years since likely has contributed to, if not solely resulted in, the lake’s present-day imbalanced (measured by age and size) walleye fishery. > 2003: … Continue reading Three 30s in One Day, Mille Lacs Villain is Walleye, Finding Summer ‘Eyes 7-9-2015 7-24-2015

Did Last Duck Season Live Up To The Hype? 4-23-2015

This Is Where You Need To Put Your Summer Trail Cameras If you are going to make a decision on what’s a shooter and what’s not a shooter, you need to have an inventory of all bucks likely to present you with an opportunity during the season, or you are just hunting blind. ‘Lone Survivor’ Starts Ammo Company Retired SEAL Marcus Luttrell, known for his account of Operation Red Wing, titled Lone Survivor , has teamed with another retired SEAL, Pete Scobell, and ammunition maker KC Betzold to launch a new ammunition company. Florida Continues To Debate Bear Hunt Rules … Continue reading Did Last Duck Season Live Up To The Hype? 4-23-2015

Guest Column by Mark Aquino DNR Says Proposed Dam Modifications Must be Studied Carefully 9-23-2013

DATE:         Sept. 23, 2013                     FITCHBURG, Wis. — The Prairie du Sac hydroelectric dam is operated by Alliant Energy under a license granted by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, as the commission is commonly called.  Dams, like the one at Prairie du Sac, present a barrier to fish and other aquatic life attempting to move between waters below and above the dam. In 2002, FERC added an amendment to the dam’s operating license requiring Alliant to provide some method by which fish could safely pass the dam.  Fish passages can take a number of forms depending on the characteristics … Continue reading Guest Column by Mark Aquino DNR Says Proposed Dam Modifications Must be Studied Carefully 9-23-2013

Tony Roach Guide Service 7-27-2013

We are a complete and experienced guide service on Mille Lacs Lake, Minnesota, bringing you weekly fishing reports with techniques that work, plus product reviews and the most up-to-date fishing news. See you on the water!  Fishing Report – 7/25/13 Tony shares tips on pinpointing fish and adapting to the always changing Minnesota weather. Continue reading Tony Roach Guide Service 7-27-2013

Michigan Fisheries Division Releases Five Year Plan 3-23-2013

   March 22, 2013 The Department of Natural Resources’ Fisheries Division has released the final version of a new five-year strategic plan that will guide its future management activities. The plan – titled “Charting the Course: Fisheries Division’s Framework for Managing Aquatic Resources” – can be found online at www.michigan.gov/fishing.   The 2013-2017 Fisheries Division Strategic Plan provides a vision and relevant broad activities for managing the various components of Michigan’s fisheries, including its fish, their habitat, and engaging angler participation. It is designed to assist the division in meeting its long-standing responsibilities to protect, manage and enhance Michigan’s aquatic … Continue reading Michigan Fisheries Division Releases Five Year Plan 3-23-2013

Minnesota DNR Urges Anglers to Review New Frozen Bait Regulations 1-14-2013

          | January 14, 2013 The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) urges anglers who fish with frozen or imported dead bait to review regulations that govern the use of emerald shiners, spottail shiners, bluntnose minnows and other popular baitfish that are susceptible to the fish-killing disease Viral Hemmorhagic Septicemia (VHS). “In an effort to prevent the spread of VHS in Minnesota waters, additional regulations went into effect in the spring of 2012 that address the harvest and use of VHS susceptible species as frozen bait,” said Paula Phelps, DNR aquaculture and fish health consultant. “VHS … Continue reading Minnesota DNR Urges Anglers to Review New Frozen Bait Regulations 1-14-2013