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  • Spring Chinook Must Be Released On The Lewis River

    WDFW|Mar 1, 2016

    Action: Anglers must release all chinook salmon. Species affected: Chinook salmon. Effective date: March 10, 2016 until further notice. Location: Lewis River from the mouth upstream to the overhead powerlines below Merwin Dam. Reason for action: The pre-season forecast is for a return of 1,100 adult spring chinook to the Lewis River in 2016 compared to a hatchery escapement goal of approximately 1,350 fish. The closure is necessary to provide the hatchery with as many returning fish as possible... Full story

  • Steelhead Fishing Extended On Mill, Abernathy, Germany Creeks Under Selective Gear Rules

    WDFW|Mar 1, 2016

    Action: Steelhead anglers on these three Cowlitz County streams will be able to fish for hatchery steelhead. Effective date: March 16, 2016 through April 15, 2016 Species affected: Hatchery steelhead Locations: * Mill Creek. * Germany Creek, including all tributaries. *Abernathy Creek from the mouth (Hwy. 4 Bridge) upstream to posted markers 500 feet below Abernathy Fish Technology Center Reason for action: Hatchery winter steelhead smolts are released into Abernathy Creek as part of a hatchery... Full story

  • Plenty Of Good Reasons To Renew Fishing And Hunting Licenses Soon

    WDFW|Mar 1, 2016

    Several fisheries are set to open in the weeks ahead, and the year’s first hunting season isn’t far behind. With a new season of outdoor adventures about to begin, Washingtonians might want to consider purchasing 2016-17 fishing and hunting licenses before current licenses expire at midnight March 31. The cost of fishing and hunting licenses remains the same as last year, and most annual licenses include a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) vehicle-access pass. That pass all... Full story

  • Grand Canyon Seeking Participants for Open-House Earth Day Celebration


    Grand Canyon, Ariz. – Grand Canyon National Park will celebrate the 46th anniversary of Earth Day with an open-house style celebration from 10 am until 2 pm Friday, April 22, 2016 at the Grand Canyon Visitor Center Plaza. This year’s activities will focus on water, including conservation, quality, and encouraging people to develop a broader understanding of this precious resource. Grand Canyon’s Green Team is hosting the open-house style event and is looking for 10 participants from outsi... Full story

  • State Offers Opportunities for the Public and Boating Facility Operators to Help Keep California's Waterways Clean and Green

    WOT, California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways|Mar 1, 2016

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California’s Boating Clean and Green Program and its partners are offering volunteer opportunities, workshops and seminars on ways to help keep California’s waterways clean. Motivated individuals with an ability and willingness to learn and convey important environmental messages are encouraged to participate. Registration is required to take part in these free events. “It is important to know that environmental stewardship efforts we implement today to keep Califor... Full story

  • Low Returns Of Coho May Hamper Salmon Fisheries

    WDFW|Mar 1, 2016

    OLYMPIA – Another decent return of hatchery chinook salmon to the Columbia River is forecast this year, but expected low returns of coho could put a damper on salmon fisheries in the river, along the coast and in Puget Sound. Forecasts for chinook, coho, sockeye and chum salmon, which were developed by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and treaty tribes, were released today at a public meeting in Olympia. The forecast meeting marks the starting point for developing 2016 s... Full story

  • NEW! Camping Cabins at Lyman Lake and Alamo Lake State Parks

    AZBW|Mar 1, 2016

    (Phoenix, Arizona - March 9, 2016) - Imagine your next camping trip...waking up from a good night sleep on a comfortable bed, you walk out the front door onto the porch and breathe the fresh cool morning air while the sun warms your face. As you look out across the placid lake, birds sing gleefully around you. Welcome to the camping cabin, Arizona State Parks' version of glamping! Arizona's state parks provide perfect destinations for family camping adventures without the need for a RV or tent.... Full story

  • National Archery in the Schools (NASP) State Tournament at Ben Avery

    Doug Burt, HAHWG

    Saturday, March 19 (next Saturday) is our annual National Archery in the Schools (NASP) State Tournament at Ben Avery. We have more than 300 youth archers registered for the event plus their parents and / or chaperones. They will be shooting both target archery and many shoot 3D animal targets. We would like to extend and invitation to any organization or group, especially archery hunting groups, that would like to setup a booth or trailer to do any outreach and education about your programs... Full story

  • Break In To Prison For St. Patrick's Day Fun


    YUMA, Ariz. - In a twist on St. Patrick's Day traditions observed by some, folks in Yuma will start the holiday in jail - or to be exact, at the Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park. This light-hearted new fundraiser will feature a reenactment of the infamous 1887 "Gates Riot" (a prisoner uprising and escape attempt), complete with the museum's Gatling gun being fired -- blanks only! -- from the iconic guard tower. The gates will open to the public at 4:30 p.m. on March 17 and the $10... Full story

  • Colorado Parks and Wildlife|Mar 1, 2016

    Taking to the water in your power boat, sailboat, jet ski​, or canoe is a great way to enjoy Colorado’s many waterways. Whether you're swimming or boating, it's important to use common sense while you’re out on the water. The Colorado Boating Program helps you get underway safely while enhancing your boating experience. Registration is required for all power boats and sail boats operating on...  Website

  • Gost® Releases Powerful Tracker APP

    AZBW|Mar 1, 2016

    Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – GOST® (Global Ocean Security Technologies), celebrating its 10th year as a world leader in marine security, tracking, monitoring and video surveillance systems, announced today the release of a new free app – the GOST Tracker App. A revolution in mobile vessel management, the GOST Tracker App allows boat owners to link to vessel data from a corresponding Nav-Tracker device and other GOST tracking systems via a smartphone or tablet with an easy-to-use, secure inte... Full story