Off Season Hunting News

Alabama State Parks to Honor Veterans by Offering Free Admission

On Veterans Day, Friday, November 11, 2011, Alabama State Parks will waive park entrance fees for veterans as a way of honoring all living Americans who have served their country in a branch of the U.S. Military. Anyone who indicates they are a veteran will be admitted into the park day-use areas without charge on Friday only. No identification will be required.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Releases Annual List of Candidates for Endangered Species Act

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) today released its Candidate Notice of Review, a yearly appraisal of the current status of plants and animals considered candidates for protection under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Three species have been removed from candidate status, three have been added, and seven have a change in priority from the last review conducted in November of 2010. There are now 244 species recognized by the Service as candidates for ESA protection.

America's Great Outdoors: Secretary Salazar Announces National Park Fee Free Days for 2012

To encourage Americans to explore America’s natural beauty, rich history and culture, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced that the National Park Service will waive admission fees on 17 days in 2012.

'Hunter Orange' Theme of This Month's NSSF Facebook Photo Contest; 10 Winners, Top Prize $50

October's theme in the National Shooting Sports Foundation's Facebook Photo Contest is "Post your favorite photo with at least one individual wearing hunter-orange clothing."

October 8th to be a "Free Fishing Day" in Connecticut

No fishing license will be required to fish in Connecticut on October 8. Excellent opportunity for anglers to introduce their sport to others.

The Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) has designated Saturday, October 8th as a "Free Fishing Day" where no fishing license will be required to fish in Connecticut waters. This opportunity will be available to both residents and non-residents and applies to both inland and marine waters.

Alabama Lower Geneva County Lake to be Drained and Restocked
Lower Geneva County Lake has been closed for renovation and restocking. The lake was closed because anglers began experiencing a decline in fishing quality due to competitive species.
Hunters Contribute Billions to Conservation Efforts

The largest, most successful wildlife conservation program in the world, the Federal Wildlife Restoration Program, is fueled by hunters.

Over the past 70 years, hunters nationwide have contributed more than $6.8 billion dollars to wildlife conservation efforts. In Georgia alone, since 1939, hunters have contributed more than $145 million for wildlife conservation in Georgia. 

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife May Lift Fishing Limits on South Twin Lake

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has proposed suspending all daily catch limits, possession limits and minimum length requirements for fish from South Twin Lake from Sept. 3 through Oct. 23, 2011.

According to Mike Harrington, ODFW fish biologist in Bend, ODFW will lift the fishing limits on the lake if funding to treat the lake with rotenone (a fish toxicant) is approved by the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission on Thursday.

Maryland Celebrates National Hunting and Fishing Day on September 24

In conjunction with more than 30 fishing and hunting clubs, conservation organizations and local businesses, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host Maryland’s 5th Annual National Hunting and Fishing Day Celebration and Expo from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 24 at Schrader’s Bridgetown Manor in Henderson on Maryland’s eastern shore. Anglers, hunters and those interested in learning more about the great outdoors are invited to this free, public event.

Cleveland Metro Parks Zoo to Receive Grizzly Bear Cubs from Wyoming

Two Cody area grizzly bear cubs are on a journey to the Cleveland Metro Parks Zoo, in Cleveland, Ohio.

The male and female cubs of the year, were orphaned after their mother was euthanized when she became a chronic problem bear to residents living in the Lower South Fork Shoshone River valley.