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Rains, Flooding Affect Some Kansas State Parks

by TBC Press on 05/24/19

The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) reported recently that frequent heavy rains are impacting some state parks in eastern Kansas. High water levels at many reservoirs have flooded campgrounds, overtopped roads, closed boat ramps and beaches and dampened visitors’ enthusiasm for any outdoor activities. Most state parks in western Kansas have been largely unaffected. In eastern Kansas... READ MORE

Maryland 2019 Snakehead Fishing Derby June 8th

by TBC Press on 05/24/19

Maryland 2019 Snakehead Fishing Derby June 8th  The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is teaming up with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to host the first “Freedom and Fishing Snakehead Derby” on June 8 at Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park in Dorchester County. Participation for Freedom and Fishing is free, but registration is required. Anglers of all ages are invited to participate in this free, all-day derby, which features... READ MORE 

Memorial Day

by TBC Press on 05/24/19

Memorial Day  As America celebrates Memorial Day, we pay tribute to those who have given their lives serving our nation.

Have a safe and enjoyable holiday. If going to the high country please beware of fire hazards and flooding in some parts of the country. News will resume Tuesday May 28th. Thanks for following TBC Press

Hawaii Boating Division to Auction Off 5 Impounded Boats June 28

by TBC Press on 05/24/19

The Hawaii DLNR Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (DOBOR) recently announced a public auction of five (5) impounded vessels from the Ala Wai and Keehi Small Boat Harbors on O‘ahu. Bidders must appear in person at the June 28th auction to be held at the DOBOR District Office at 4 Sand Island Access Road beginning at 9 a.m. The vessels to be auctioned are as follows... READ MORE

Minnesota DNR has Closed Fort Snelling State Park Through June due to Damage & Flooding

by TBC Press on 05/24/19

Due to persistent flooding and damage in Minnesota from the winter’s hefty snowpack and spring’s heavy rains, Fort Snelling State Park will remain closed to the public through Memorial Day weekend and the month of June. The closure could remain in effect until sometime in July, depending on... READ MORE

TPWD Reopens Alligator Gar Fishing in Trinity River

by TBC Press on 05/24/19

TPWD Reopens Alligator Gar Fishing in Trinity River  The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is reopening fishing for alligator gar in portions of the river between the Highway 287 bridge near Cayuga and State Highway 7 near Crockett effective Friday, May 24th. TPWD temporarily prohibited taking or attempting to take alligator gar on May 6 to protect spawning alligator gar, which is a species of conservation concern in the Trinity River. Water conditions that... READ MORE

Wisconsin Hunters, Local Businesses Increase CWD Surveillance

by TBC Press on 05/24/19

About 1,500 Wisconsin deer were sampled and tested for chronic wasting disease in Lincoln, Langlade, Oneida, Forest and Vilas counties during the 2018 CWD surveillance year (Apr. 1, 2018 - Mar. 31, 2019). The Department of Natural Resources encouraged hunters to submit tissue samples from harvested adult deer in two surveillance areas near Rhinelander. These targeted CWD surveillance efforts occurred in northeastern Lincoln, northwestern Langlade and southern Oneida counties following the detection of CWD in... READ MORE 

California Increases Bag Limit for Recreational Lingcod & Others Effective June 1st

by TBC Press on 05/23/19

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has announced increases to the recreational canary rockfish, black rockfish and lingcod daily limits. Within the statewide Rockfish Cabezon Greenlings Complex daily bag limit of 10 fish, the sub-bag limit for canary rockfish will increase from two to three fish, and the sub-bag limit for black rockfish will increase from three to four fish. The daily bag limit for lingcod will increase from ... READ MORE

CDFW Offering Reward for Information on North State Elk Poaching Case

by TBC Press on 05/23/19

CDFW Offering Reward for Information on North State Elk Poaching Case  The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Californians Turn in Poachers and Polluters Program (CalTIP) is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the poacher responsible for killing four Roosevelt elk in Humboldt County last December. On Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, CDFW wildlife officers responded to... READ MORE 

Chronic Wasting Disease Detected in 25 Deer in Western Maryland

by TBC Press on 05/23/19

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources reported recently that 25 white-tailed deer sampled in Allegany and Washington counties during 2018 tested positive for chronic wasting disease, a neurological disease found in deer and elk. Twenty-two of the positive samples came from within the existing Chronic Wasting Disease Management Area while three samples came from Washington County Harvest Management Unit 251 adjacent to... READ MORE

Maryland Has Two More Record Fish in the Books for 2019

by TBC Press on 05/23/19

  Maryland Has Two More Record Fish in the Books for 2019Maryland Anglers have caught Two more record fish in 2019. Brian Gay of Millsboro, Delaware landed the record Atlantic white hake and Nick Palese, 32, caught the record bullhead catfish. Gay, an experienced angler, was fishing for sea bass in roughly 280 feet of water 50 miles off the coast in Poor Man’s Canyon when he felt the bite. Nick Palese, 32, caught the bullhead catfish May 18 along Big Gunpowder Falls in Baltimore County... READ MORE

Michigan Angler Nabs State-Record Bigmouth Buffalo

by TBC Press on 05/23/19

Michigan Angler Nabs State-Record Bigmouth Buffalo  Earlier this month, Tyler Fisher of St. Charles, Michigan, caught a record-breaking bigmouth buffalo, unseating the previous state-record fish that was caught in 2017. Fisher caught his fish – weighing in at 32.01 pounds and measuring 38 inches – while bowfishing in the Shiawassee River in Saginaw County. Kathrin Schrouder, a DNR fisheries biologist out of Bay City, verified the new record... READ MORE

Survival Cooking: How to Cook with Sticks

by TBC Press on 05/22/19

Survival Cooking: How to Cook with Sticks    If you think you can only find a great meal in civilization, think again. No pots, pans, or metal grill? No problem. Here’s everything you need to know about cooking over an open fire using items only found in the woods. Primitive cooking may not be easy at first, and there’s a lot that can go wrong, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll wonder why you didn’t master it sooner... READ MORE

How to Build a Fly Rod Holder Roof Rack Out of PVC

by TBC Press on 05/22/19

How to Build a Fly Rod Holder Roof Rack Out of PVC  Fly rods can be challenging to transport. When broken down, four-piece rods take up almost no space. But when assembled, the typical nine-foot length makes stashing them in your vehicle nearly impossible. Here’s a better option: If your vehicle’s roof is equipped with crossbars, you can outfit it with a holder made of common PVC tube. You can build this holder for about $30.To build this rod holder, you’ll need... READ MORE also WATCH VIDEO

California 2019 Inland Salmon Seasons Approved

by TBC Press on 05/20/19

California’s 2019 inland salmon anglers can look forward to a better salmon fishing season than last year. A projected return of 379,600 spawning Sacramento River fall-run Chinook Salmon to Central Valley rivers has allowed fishery managers to return to a two salmon daily limit with four salmon in possession. This is a welcome increase over last year’s regulations, which restricted anglers to one salmon per day. The following bag, possession limits and seasons are as follows...... READ MORE 

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