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NY Attorney General lawsuit seeks to dissolve National Rifle Association

I knew Democrats had gone far left, but even I was shocked that the Attorney General of New York held a press conference today announcing she was trying to eliminate the NRA. The NRA has fought to project our 2nd Amendment rights, and it drives the liberal nuts. Our own liberal Attorney General, Josh Shapiro, follows the lead of the other far-left AGs across the country. Make no mistake he will bring this same insanity to Pennsylvania. That’s why we need your help. To be honest, the liberals are outraising us every day with millions from their Hollywood special interest... Read more →

White Perch, Striped Bass, Spanish Mackerel, Red Drum Caught on the Chesapeake Last Week

Maryland's August 5 Fishing Report by Keith Lockwood, Maryland Department of Natural Resources Mia Spiker traveled to lower Trappe with her family to enjoy some fishing for white perch – and was delighted with the first fish she has ever caught. Photo by Herb Floyd August seems to have arrived in the blink of an eye, and families are doing their best to fit in some outdoor summer recreation time. Be sure to stay safe and follow the latest COVID-19 guidelines for outdoor recreation. On Aug. 6 at noon the Maryland Department of Natural Resources hosts another Maryland Fishing Roundtable... Read more →

Guest Opinion: 2020 Democratic Party Platform Declares War on Second Amendment Rights

SOURCE NRA-ILA The national Democratic Party is no longer making any attempt to hide their antipathy towards guns and gun owners. Where once the party attempted to tailor their anti-gun messaging to appear moderate and appeal to some gun owners, the draft 2020 Democratic Party Platform contains a full-throated assault on firearms ownership and a blueprint for undermining every aspect of Second Amendment rights. Viewed in historical context, the draft 2020 Democratic Party Platform is the most anti-gun the party has ever put forward. Released July 21, the draft platform contains the following passage: Democrats will enact universal background checks,... Read more →

Home Country: What Some People Will Do For a Free Meal

Slim Randles | CNBNews Contributor Mrs. Forrest has always been a compulsive feeder. Before she retired, she was cooking for the Mule Barn truck stop’s customers, and is singularly responsible for about three flabby tons of avoirdupois on this nation’s truck drivers, and may have been marginally responsible, third-hand, for a cardiac event or two. But now she’s retired, and a widow, and her kids all have kids and are scattered like a covey of quail. Local bachelors of a certain age know if they should just happen to be chatting with Mrs. Forrest on her front lawn along about... Read more →

Delaware Hunters! Basic Hunter Education Course Available Online, FREE!

DOVER, DELAWARE--Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the classroom portion of the Basic Hunter Education Course will only be available online and at no cost to participants. After completing the online course, participants will attend a free, Gloucester City News blog files in-person field day for an abbreviated two hours where COVID-19 safety requirements will be implemented. The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control administers the hunter education program through the Division of Fish and Wildlife Hunter Education Program. To complete the 2020/2021 Basic Hunter Education Course, participants need to: Take the approved online Basic Hunter Education Course using a link... Read more →

CNB Hunting News NJ: Hunter Education Program

Traditional Hunter Education Courses Are Suspended Due to COVID-19 Hunter education staff now offers hunter education classes before our fall hunting seasons while following all safety protocols and ensuring the safety of staff, volunteers and students. At this time: Registration is open for live-fire range sessions beginning in August. All hunter education students MUST complete the HunterCourse.com online hunter education program which covers both disciplines (Firearm and Bow) and pass the 100-question test. Students must bring their completion certificate when taking the live-fire portion. (The Study Guide/Workbook will NOT be accepted during this time.) Upon completion of this online program,... Read more →

Maryland Fishing: Richard Thompson Catches Huge 47-inch Flathead Catfish; Bird Dog Wheeler Nets Ribbonfish

July 29, 2020 by Erik Zlokovitz, Maryland Department of Natural Resources White perch are a perfect species to target while fishing with your kids. Dylan Tawney caught these two nice white perch while fishing with his family. Photo by Andrew Tawney Hot and dry weather continues across Maryland. These conditions put heat-related stress on the summer striped bass population, especially in the upper Chesapeake Bay. We ask anglers to focus their fishing on early morning hours, or target other species during the heat wave. Throughout Maryland’s warmest months, the department’s online striped bass fishing advisory forecast provides a seven-day outlook... Read more →

CNB Fishing NJ: Recreational Fishing Regulation Cards for 2020 Now Available Online

Gloucestercitynews.net files NJSGC’s Fish and Wildlife marine recreational fishing regulation cards are now available for 2020. The free, downloadable cards are provided by New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Please click here to download a copy. The cards provide information on the correct minimum size, possession limits, and season of catch. The cards are convenient to bring on any fishing outing, complete with built-in ruler to measure your catch and make sure they are above the minimum size. We recommend laminating... Read more →

Millville Public Firearm Range Open

Range Improvements at Millville WMA July 29, 2020 MILLVILLE, NJ--The Division is excited to unveil the recently renovated public firearm range located on Millville Wildlife Management Area. The upgraded training range is now open to licensed hunters and their guests. Upon arrival at the range, shooters will immediately notice: A covered firing-line Eight new individual shooting stations, including one ADA-compliant station Reinforced downrange concrete baffles Improved parking area The Millville WMA firearm range is unique, as it is the longest (just over 200 yards) range managed by the Division. The new bench rests and seats provide a stable platform for... Read more →

Lorenzo of Pennsylvania and Sperling of New York Take Phoenix Bass Double-Header; 4 from SJ in Top 5

by FLW Communications UNION SPRINGS, N.Y. – It was a double-header for bass anglers this past weekend in Union Springs with the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine on Lake Cayuga events. Boater John Lorenzo of Kane, Pennsylvania, brought five bass to the scale Saturday totaling 21 pounds, 6 ounces to win the first event of the weekend and earn $4,037, while boater Chris Sperling of Cato, New York, brought in a limit of bass weighing 21 pounds, 4 ounces, on Sunday to earn the win and the top prize of $11,761, including the lucrative FLW PHOENIX BONUS... Read more →

NRA-ILA: Every Town’s Hail Mary

What do you do when millions of Americans are lining up against your worldview? You find a friendly reporter willing to help you try to cast a frightful shadow over that reality in the hopes of advancing your anti-American agenda. Gloucestercitynews.net files At least, that’s what Everytown did. A Politico reporter used FBI NICS data acquired by Everytown to claim “Blocked gun sales skyrocket amid coronavirus pandemic.” The claim in the article is that the number of people denied the ability to purchase a firearm through the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) has, well, skyrocketed. The title... Read more →

Delaware Asking the Public to Report Sightings of Wild Turkeys During July and August

DOVER, DELAWARE--The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is looking for volunteers to help with its annual wild turkey productivity survey during July and August. The public is encouraged to monitor and report wild turkey sightings in Delaware to provide data that helps DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife sustainably manage the state’s turkey population. Since the annual wild turkey productivity survey began in 2010, Delaware’s citizen conservationists have helped collect information on turkey populations within the state by generating consistent data on turkey distribution, productivity and sex/age ratios. The 2020 survey period runs from July through Aug. Upon... Read more →

HOME COUNTRY: The Lewis Creek Swimming Hole

Slim Randles | CNBNews Contributor (Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 22,2020)--There is in the splashing of the creek a great spray of diamonds. As each youngster sails like an astronaut out on the tire Slim Randles swing, then releases the hold on the earth to flail, suspended in time and space for that brief second or two, there is a timelessness, a postponement of all things evil and destructive, an affirmation of joy. The swimming hole in Lewis Creek has been there since Indian times, of course, and the tire swing was probably preceded by simply a rope with knots in it. It is... Read more →

CNB Fishing: Teens Catch 700 Pound Bluefin Tuna

MAINE--On July 15, 2020, three teenagers caught a 700-pound-tuna off the Maine Coast, according to The Bangor Daily News See Video Wyatt Morse, 17, of Auburn; Martin Scanlan, 16, of Aspen, Colorado; and Griffin Buckwalter, 16, of Scarborough worked for seven hours to capture the tuna off the Maine coast. For more, visit The Bangor Daily News See more at Griffin B youtube channel submitted by BT Read more →

CNB Fishing Tips: Taking Your Child Fishing

Submitted by Riversearch.com Taking your child fishing for the first time is a great opportunity to instill good values into their impressionable young minds. If they learn good habits at an early age, they will be more likely to carry these on as they grow older. CATCH AND RELEASE Teaching a child to catch and release without harming the fish can be an important lesson. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with keeping a fish to eat if the local regulations allow it. But in general, to help conserve the environment, most fish should be released unharmed after catching. CLEANING UP THE... Read more →

CNB Fishing Maryland: 30,000 Smallmouth Bass Stocked in the Potomac River

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources recently stocked 30,000 fingerling smallmouth bass in the Potomac River from Taylors Landing downstream to Edwards Ferry. Freshwater Fisheries staff collected adult smallmouth bass from the Potomac in April to serve as hatchery brood. Staff at the Joseph Manning Hatchery spawned the bass in ponds with artificial nesting structures and reared the fry in fertilized ponds. Once growth had been maximized in the ponds, the bass were transferred to indoor circular tanks where they were trained to feed on an artificial diet to accelerate growth to a stockable size of 2 - 3 inches.... Read more →

Killens Pond Water Park Closed; Staff Member With COVID-19 Positive Test

Dover, Delaware--A staff member at the Killens Pond State Park water park has tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, the water park will be closed until at least Friday, July 24, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced Friday. The staff member is asymptomatic but was tested based on close contact with someone outside the water park who had tested positive. The positive staff member received results Thursday and has begun a required quarantine. Following the advice of the state Division of Public Health after initial case investigation and contact tracing, 11 other water park staff... Read more →

Delaware Fish & Wildlife Police Arrest Suspects Allegedly Using a Vehicle to Run Down Deer

Richard Bunting, 20, he along with two juveniles arrested for cruelty to animals DOVER, DELAWARE(July 16, 2020)--DNREC Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police arrested Richard Bunting, 20, of Frankford on July 9 and two juveniles on July 13 and charged them with multiple deer poaching and with felony charges, following an investigation into a reported wildlife animal cruelty incident that occurred July 8 in the Hudson Road area near Gumboro. The incident allegedly involved Bunting and two juveniles video recording themselves intentionally hitting a deer with a motor vehicle and continuing to perform cruel acts on the deer, which ultimately... Read more →

Delaware Upgrades Hunting/Conversation Computer System, Easier Now to Register On-Line

Hunters and trappers can now use a new, user-friendly online system to access license sales, License Exempt Numbers (LEN), harvest registration, hunting permit and hunter education. Made available from the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, the hunting and trapping license and Conservation Access Pass sales system is fully integrated with the hunter and trapper registration system and hunter education records. Single-sourcing purchases of licenses, permits, and hunter and trapper education materials are the latest update to DNREC’s ePermitting system, which allows customers to establish a user profile to access a variety of licensing and permitting functions. Recreational fishing... Read more →

Gov.'s Surf Fishing Tourney Cancelled Until 2021

The Governor’s Surf Fishing Tournament, rescheduled for October 25, has been cancelled by the Tournament Committee due to the continued uncertainty of COVID-19. It is also not yet known what social distancing guidelines will be in place in the Fall and if those guidelines could be met at the tournament. Everyone who had mailed in registration forms will be contacted, and refunds will be issued to those who had checks deposited. We apologize for the inconvenience, but the health and safety of participants, volunteers and staff is a top priority. We hope you will be able to join us in... Read more →

Bats and COVID

By Kristina García | Klg@Upenn.edu | COVID-19 is a zoonotic disease. For the 200+ bats currently in wildlife rehabilitation facilities across Pennsylvania, this presents a threat. Eman Anis, a microbiologist with Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center, is leading a study to test for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 in North American bats, work being done Pennsylvania is home to nine bat species including the big brown bat, pictured here. (Image: Pennsylvania Game Commission) with associate professors Lisa Murphy and Julie Ellis and Pennsylvania Game Commission biologist Greg Turner. Because the School of Veterinary Medicine and the Pennsylvania Game Commission began collaborating... Read more →

Anti-Gun Group is Demanding Maryland Delays Firearms Transfers Indefinitely

Source NRA-ILA An anti-gun group expressed support in their newsletter for changing Maryland law to allow for regulated firearm transfers to be delayed indefinitely. This was prompted by the state’s background check system becoming temporarily inoperable recently. Maryland law allows firearm dealers to transfer regulated firearms after waiting seven days if Maryland Gloucestercitynews.net files State Police (MSP) does not make a determination on the background check. As a result, dealers transferred a number of regulated firearms after the seven day wait expired, exactly as allowed by law. The seven day wait was originally put in place prior to the digital... Read more →

CNB Hunting PA: Apply Today for Antlerless Deer License

Pennsylvania resident hunters: It’s almost time to put those pink envelopes in the mail to apply for the first round of 2020-21 antlerless deer licenses! Here’s the complete 2020 schedule: 🔸July 13 – Residents; 🔸July 20 – Nonresidents; 🔸Aug. 3 – Unsold, 1st Round; 🔸Aug. 17 – Unsold, 2nd Round. 🔸 Just a reminder, to apply for an anterless deer license, you will have to purchase a new valid hunting license beforehand. 🔸 All antlerless deer license applications must be mailed to a county treasurer in the official pink envelopes; applications are accepted by mail only until over-the-counter sales begin... Read more →

Delaware's Wild Turkey Harvest State's Fourth Highest

Delaware’s 2019/20 Deer Harvest Sets Record High Gloucestercitynews.net files Harvests from two of Delaware’s most popular hunting seasons – deer and wild turkey – reflect continued conservation management by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control in making the state a successful destination for deer and turkey hunters. A record 16,969 deer harvested for the 2019/20 hunting season helps move management of the deer population to a level that provides quality hunting opportunities while also reducing deer conflicts with humans. The 643 wild turkeys harvested during the spring turkey season from April 11 to May 9 and during the... Read more →

Two Delaware Residents Indicted for Robbery of American Sportsman Dealer; 35 Firearms Stolen

WILMINGTON, Del. – On July 7, 2020, a federal grand jury indicted Nahsiem McIntosh, 21 years old, and Derris Lloyd, 35, both of Wilmington, Delaware, for offenses related to the May 31, 2020, burglary of the American Sportsman, a federal firearms dealer in Newark, Delaware. According to the Indictment, 35 firearms were stolen. McIntosh and Lloyd are charged with: (1) theft of firearms from a federal firearms licensee and aiding and abetting the theft; (2) possession of a firearm by a prohibited person; and (3) possession of a stolen firearm. McIntosh is charged with possessing one of the stolen firearms... Read more →