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Maryland Fishing Report: Striped Bass Biting

October 5, 2022 This group of happy anglers each caught a striped bass prior to the big storm. Photo by Travis Long Welcome to the great month of “Rocktober!” The recent wind and rain from the remnants of Hurricane Ian has created difficult conditions, but the weather should be improving soon. Anglers saw some exciting fishing action prior to the storm and are anticipating some good fishing in the coming days. Across the state, cooling water temperatures should cause both freshwater and saltwater fish to feed more aggressively prior to the winter months. Forecast Summary: October 5 – October 11:... Read more →

CNB Hunting News Maryland: Fall Turkey, Small Game Hunting Seasons Beginning

CNBNewsnet photo The Maryland Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters that squirrel, rabbit, fall turkey, and other seasons are either underway or set to open in the coming weeks. Hunters are also reminded that changes have been made to ruffed grouse and bobwhite quail seasons. “During this time of year, Maryland offers many other excellent opportunities to get afield and make memories,” Wildlife and Heritage Service Director Paul Peditto said. “Small game hunting is ideal for new hunters or anyone that enjoys a more active style of hunting.” Squirrel season opened September 3 with a bag limit of six per... Read more →

CNB Hunting Maryland: Muzzleloader Deer Season Opens in Late October

First Segment of Season Starts October 20 Photo by Reinhardt Sahmel The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced that the first segment of Maryland’s muzzleloader deer season runs from Oct. 20-22 statewide. Hunters in Region B — the state’s central, southern, and eastern regions — can also use muzzleloaders from Oct. 24-29 for antlerless deer only. The popular season typically coincides with pleasant fall weather and is one of many deer hunting opportunities offered in the state. “The October muzzleloader hunting season is a great way to enjoy time outside during one of the most beautiful times of the year,”... Read more →

Maryland Fishing Report September 28

September 28, 2022 Photo courtesy of Jeff Jacobs Photo courtesy of Thomas Bodmer As we reach the end of September, anglers are seeing some exciting fishing action – cooling water temperatures are transitioning some marine fisheries and spurring freshwater fish to feed more aggressively. The end of summer brought some excitement to the Atlantic Coast. Two new state record fish were caught out of Ocean City – a 339-pound swordfish was caught by Jeff Jacobs and a 77- pound albacore by Thomas “Tad” Bodmer. Forecast Summary: September 28 – October 4: Weather conditions this week will be driven by the... Read more →

CNB Hunting News Delaware: Open in October Antlerless Deer, Muzzleloader Deer, Duck/Snow Geese

Youth Waterfowl Hunt to Occur Oct. 15; Hunters Reminded That Deer Hunting is Allowed on All Sundays Through Jan. 31, 2023 Additional Delaware hunting seasons are set to open in October, including various deer firearm seasons, duck, snow goose and other migratory game birds – as well as the one-day youth-only waterfowl hunt on Saturday, Oct. 15, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today. Deer hunting is allowed on all Sundays through Jan. 31, 2023, using only those hunting methods legal for the respective established deer hunting seasons, with additional information available at Hunting season... Read more →

Free Fly-Fishing Lessons Offered for Anglers

Advanced Registration Required Anglers interested in learning about and gaining skills in the increasingly popular sport of fly fishing are encouraged to register for free, introductory fly-fishing lessons, hosted by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control . The DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife has teamed up with experienced anglers from the White Clay Fly Fishers Club who will be on site to provide instruction. The two-part course for individuals 16 years of age and older will be presented in two three-hour Saturday sessions on Sept. 24 and Oct. 1 from 9 a.m. to noon at the... Read more →

CNBNews Fishing Maryland: Fall Great Weather for Anglers

September 21, 2022 Angler Philip Wyatt Wieland caught a 30-inch Spanish mackerel in the Chesapeake Bay. Photo courtesy Philip Wyatt Wieland As summer fades into fall, anglers are enjoying milder temperatures and good fishing for a variety of species. If you enjoy the beautiful scenery to go with your fall fishing trips, check out the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Fall Foliage Report to find out where the trees are displaying their natural wonder. Sign up at the DNR website to receive the weekly report by email. Forecast Summary: September 21 – September 27: This week starts out warm with... Read more →

CNB FISHING NEWS NJ: Dan Street Breaks Spearfishing Record

Dan Street Dan Street of Hainesport made his way to the top of the state spearfishing record fish list by landing a new state record Sheepshead on July 15, while free diving in the Atlantic Ocean. The fish weighed 13 pounds, 3 ounces, beating the old record by 11 ounces. It measured 26 inches in length and had a girth of 23 7/8 inches. Congratulations to Mr. Street on his magnificent catch! Despite its small size and high population density, New Jersey offers a wide range of fishing opportunities, including the chance to catch “trophy-size” fish. Such fish are recognized... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing Delaware: Waterfowl and Trout Stamp Art Winners Chosen

Two accomplished artists have again won top honors in Delaware’s Waterfowl Stamp and Trout Stamp art contests, the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today. Best in Show in the DNREC-sponsored contests went to a painting of a wood duck in a bottomland swamp by Richard Clifton of Milford, Del., which will grace the 2023/24 Delaware Waterfowl Stamp, and to a painting of a brown trout by Jeffrey Klinefelter of Etna Green, Ind., to be featured on the 2023 Delaware Trout Stamp. The annual stamp art competition drew 13 entries for the 2023/24 Delaware Waterfowl Stamp and 12... Read more →

September Hurricane Preparedness Month in NJ

NJOEM AND NJDEP MARK HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS MONTH BY URGING THE PUBLIC TO PLAN FOR INCREASING STORM THREATS CAUSED BY CLIMATE CHANGE TRENTON – As the state marks Hurricane Preparedness month and the peak of hurricane season, New Jersey State Police Superintendent and State Director of Emergency Management Patrick J. Callahan and New Jersey Commissioner of Environmental Protection Shawn M. LaTourette today reminded the public about the vital importance of being prepared as the risks from these powerful storms increase as a result of climate change. “As we approach the 10-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy and peak hurricane season begins, it... Read more →

NRA-ILA Alert: New Credit Card ISO Would Create Gun Registry

NRA-ILA source On September 9, the International Organization for Standardization (“ISO“) announced that it would create a new Merchant Category Code (“MCC”) specific to firearm and ammunition retailers. MCCs are the codes that payment processing networks (like Visa, MasterCard, and American Express) use to categorize various transactions. This is the system that allows various credit cards to offer different benefits for certain categories of purchases or to charge different fees for those same categories. In June, Amalgamated Bank petitioned the ISO to create a new firearm-specific MCC. This was the second such petition after the ISO denied an identical petition... Read more →

Robert "Bob" Sullivan, age 83, Retired Truck Driver, Member of Spanky's Gang Hunters Club, Loved to Play the Ponies

Cherry Hill – formerly of Lumberton and Moorestown, NJ. passed on September 14, 2022. Age 83. Born in Camden, NJ he was the son of the late Arthur R. and Martha (Johnson) Sullivan. Bob spent the second half of his youth in Hainesport graduating from Rancocas Valley Regional High School. Soon after he honored his country by serving in the U.S. Airforce. Although he did decide to leave the service in his own unique way. He later worked for Nash Cohen, Jaynes Motor Freight and SP Richards where he retired in 2003 with over forty years of service as a... Read more →

GUEST OPINION: Joe Biden Is Coming For Your Guns

President Biden Continues Railing Against the Second Amendment SUPPORT NRA-ILA On August 30, President Biden emerged from about three weeks of vacation to start what appears to be a full transition from leading the country (if you could call it that) to a dedicated campaign mode. The sparsely attended appearance in Wilkes-Barre, PA was touted as a promotion for Biden’s “Safer America Plan,” but was really just another opportunity for the president to rail against NRA, Republicans, law-abiding gun owners, semi-automatic firearms, and the Second Amendment. Biden’s meandering, at times confusing delivery was what you would expect. He told a... Read more →

CNB Fishing Maryland: Nochienna Agubuzo Caught a 31-inch Northern Snakehead

Maryland Fishing Report – September 14 Angler Nochienna Agubuzo caught a 31-inch northern snakehead in the Anacostia River at Bladensburg Waterfront Park, Prince George’s County. Photo courtesy Nochienna Agubuzo As we move through September, the thrill of beautiful weather beckons everyone to get outside. There are lots of fishing opportunities to be found this week in Maryland waters, from the western mountains to the Atlantic coast, and everywhere in between. Forecast Summary: September 14 – September 20: Warming weather is predicted all this week with daytime temperatures around the mid to upper 80s. Expect calm winds less than 10 knots... Read more →

Delaware Hunting News: Gray Squirrel Hunting Opened

Delaware Hunters Reminded Harvest of Delmarva Fox Squirrels is Prohibited With gray squirrel hunting season opening on Sept. 15, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control reminds Delaware hunters to be vigilant and not to harvest state-endangered Delmarva fox squirrels. Delmarva fox squirrel populations are found in Sussex County at and near the Nanticoke Wildlife Area, Assawoman Wildlife Area, Trap Pond State Park, Redden State Forest, and Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge. CNBNews Graphic files Hunting for and harvesting of Delmarva fox squirrels is prohibited. It is important that hunters note the differences between the fox squirrel and... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing News: Elk Tangled in Wire Mesh (video)

image courtesy of Kris Hazelton Kris Hazelton published this incredible rescue of a Bull Elk in Colorado that got caught in wire mesh fencing. Today, Sept. 13, 2022 on our way to work we spotted this beautiful bull elk all tangled in wire mesh fencing. The fencing was not only caught in his antlers but also trailing behind him, causing his hooves to get caught in the wire as he tried to walk. Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Estes Park Police Dept. were notified and police officers and auxiliary members kept tabs on the animal’s location until help could arrive... Read more →

CNB Fishing News MD: Water Temps Will Change Fish Behavior

Maryland Fishing Report – September 7 Keith Lockwood, fisheries biologist with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Hunter Smith caught and released this fine-looking speckled trout recently in Tangier Sound. Photo courtesy Hunter Smith. Cooler air temperatures will start lowering water temperatures this month and fish behavior will begin to change, for the better in most cases. Freshwater fish will become more active during the day, summer migrants to the Chesapeake and coastal bays will begin to feel the urge to move south, and fall migrations of offshore ocean species will begin. Anglers can register now for the Rod and... Read more →

Delaware Man Arrested For DUI After Driving Vehicle into Surf on Navy Beach at Cape Henlopen

Delaware Natural Resources Police State Park officers arrested 48-year-old Donald R. Quill Jr. of Newark, Del. on a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) and additional traffic violations Thursday evening after he drove his vehicle into the ocean on Cape Henlopen. CNBNews graphic file At approximately 7:20 p.m., on Sept. 8, officers responded to Cape Henlopen State Park’s Navy Beach following a report of a water rescue in progress. Witnesses called 911 after seeing a vehicle driven into the surf. Bystanders quickly entered the water and helped the driver from the vehicle and onto shore. During the Natural Resources... Read more →

Fond Hunting Memories; After Many Years The Black Bear Has Finally Arrived In South Jersey

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (September 6, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--In the late 60s, I became an avid hunter, mainly because my father-in-law, Tom Sarlo, liked to hunt. He told great stories about his trips to Wyoming for antelope, Maine for deer, and North Carolina and Maryland for ducks and geese. I was one of the founders of the Gloucester City Rod and Gun Club. That organization led me to become an NRA Safety Instructor member of the New Jersey State Federation of Sportsmen's Club and Ducks Unlimited. I recall one meeting of the Federation of Sportsmen Clubs, held... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing Maryland: McKenna Rayne Gingell Catches Nice Spanish Mackerel

Maryland Fishing Report – August 31 August 31, 2022 McKenna Rayne Gingell has good cause to smile after catching this nice Spanish mackerel, one of Maryland’s summer visitor species. Photo courtesy of McKenna Rayne Gingell Labor Day is almost upon us, and with September comes small weather changes that will affect fishing in Maryland. Cooler water temperatures will cause some of our summer migrants to start heading south, and local fish species will become more active throughout the day. This week is our final Striped Bass Fishing Advisory Forecast of the season, but we all know there will still be... Read more →

Howard 'Butch' Shaffer Catches Two Big Flounder; What's the Difference Between Fluke and Flounder?

Howard Shaffer recently traveled from South Carolina to show South Jersey fishermen how to catch fluke. William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet DOWN THE SHORE--(CNBNewsnet)--Former Gloucester-ite Howard "Butch" Shaffer was at the Jersey Shore recently and caught two nice flukes, aka flounder. It just goes to show no matter how old you are, and Butch is close to 100, that you should keep yourself moving no matter your age. Shaffer has been living in South Carolina for over a decade. He and his wife, Lenore, are good friends of ours. We wrote an article about him not too long ago,... Read more →

Guest Opinion: Biden Administration Reinterprets “Firearm,” Prepares Crackdown

Brace Yourself: SUPPORT NRA-ILA When we say “brace yourself,” we’re not kidding. The pistol brace rule is coming as well. But first, a different sort of crackdown was unleashed on the nation this week, as an ATF rule published on April 26 finally took effect on Wednesday. The regulation is entitled “Definition of `Frame or Receiver' and Identification of Firearms.” That rule is so cumbersome, complex, sprawling, and indecipherable that ATF was forced to publish an update to the “final” version on Monday, admitting: Due to the complexity of this rulemaking process and the resulting significant number of comments and... Read more →

CNB Hunting Delaware: Coming September Hunting Seasons for Geese, Dove, Deer, Coyote, Teal, Snipe, Squirrel

Above: A pair of greenwing teal. The Delaware hunting season for some waterfowl, including resident Canada geese and teal, opens in September. Photo: US Fish and Wildlife Service Many Hunting Opportunities Available to Public at State Wildlife Areas Delaware hunters can start their 2022/2023 hunting season Thursday, Sept. 1 with the opening of mourning dove, archery and crossbow deer, coyote and resident Canada goose hunting seasons, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Controlannounced today. Teal season opens Saturday, Sept. 10 and gray squirrel season opens Thursday, Sept. 15. Hunting season dates and hunting hours for seasons opening in... Read more →

DNREC’s DuPont Nature Center to Close Sept. 1 for Season

Center to Reopen April 1, 2023 Ahead of Annual Shorebird Migration The DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion Harbor Reserve will close for the season effective Thursday, Sept. 1, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today. The center is scheduled to reopen Saturday, April 1, 2023 for the busy spring and summer seasons attuned to the shorebird migration and horseshoe crab spawning. The center is owned and operated by the DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife and provides programming and exhibits about Delaware Bayshore aquatic life. During the annual seasonal closure, the DuPont Nature Center’s accessible observation... Read more →

(Video) Black bear in Florida Grabs Six-Year-Old Maggie...

the Family's Dog source News WKRG submitted by Gary Devine Florida Black Bear General Hunting FAQs Is it legal to hunt black bears in Florida? Florida does not have an open regulated bear hunting season at this time. The first regulated bear hunting season started in 1936 in Florida, and continued in parts of the state until 1994. A limited bear hunting season was re-opened in four areas in October 2015, but has remained closed since that time. In December 2019, FWC Commissioners approved an updated Florida Black Bear Management Plan, which included a new section outlining population management... Read more →

CNB Fishing News: Summertime Fun Continues Across Maryland

by Keith Lockwood, fisheries biologist Maryland Department of Natural Resources. August 24, 2022 Spanish mackerel, photo by Travis Long Summertime fun continues across Maryland, and it is a great time for dads and moms to spend special moments while fishing with children and making memories that will last a lifetime. Remember to check the striped bass fishing advisory forecast for excessively hot weather, and help protect our smaller catch-and-release fish for future seasons. Forecast Summary: August 24 – August 30: Warmer weather is predicted all week with daytime temperatures in the upper 80s. There will be stable temperatures and calm... Read more →

Lacawac Sanctuary a Great Place to Watch Nature

BRIGETTE BROWN When you sit in one place for an hour or so doing nothing but watching the nature around you, you start to notice things. Like the two beavers that live in Heron Pond, the way the osprey family has different screams for different purposes or the fact that taking good pictures through binoculars is almost impossible. George Green & Claire Wang / DESLA ANS At Lacawac Sanctuary there is a pond, host to many species of flora and fauna, but most notably, herons. As such, it was named Heron Pond. However, in our week-long visit during our Drexel... Read more →

CNB Fishing News Maryland: The One That Didn't Get Away

by Keith Lockwood, fisheries biologist Maryland Department of Natural Resources. August 17, 2022 Photo courtesy Daniel McCarter The summer days keep rolling along – be sure to enjoy what time we have now with kids before they are back to school. Soon it will be September, exciting times for anglers as water temperatures cool and fishing kicks into high gear. But until then,remember that hot weather creates tough conditions for undersized striped bass that are caught and released. Be sure to check the striped bass fishing advisory forecast to plan your trip and help save the smaller fish for future... Read more →

CNB FISHING NEWS: Hooked on Fishing – Not on Drugs

HOFNOD Coordinator Honored With Award Hooked on Fishing-Not on Drugs Podcast with Liz Jackson (DEP Website) New Jersey’s Hooked on Fishing-Not on Drugs Program provides a great opportunity to get kids involved in positive recreational activities. Growing up in a big city, my parents saw value in having me spend my summers outdoors enjoying nature. These experiences afforded me the chance to discover that there is more to the world and my role in it than what the concrete jungle has to offer. Likewise, this program aims to introduce youth to the fun and excitement of fishing, and to engage... Read more →

DNREC to Present Texas Living Shoreline Webinar Aug. 25

DOVER, DELAWARE (AUGUST 15, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--The Galveston Bay Foundation and managing living shorelines in a Texas estuary are the topic of a free webinar at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, presented by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, in partnership with the Delaware Living Shorelines Committee. The webinar speaker is Hallie Leija, habitat restoration manager for the Galveston Bay Foundation. Leija will provide an overview of living shoreline projects in Galveston Bay, the largest estuary in Texas. The presentation will showcase how the wetlands and coastal areas in Galveston Bay have experienced a multitude of impacts from subsidence,... Read more →

Maryland Fishing Report: Summer May Be Ending, But Fish Are Still Biting

Maryland Fishing Report – August 10 by Keith Lockwood Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Photo of angler Addison Rowe by Tiffany Rowe Families are fitting in those last summer vacations and simple relaxing times close to home. From local ponds and tributaries to the waters off Ocean City, Maryland’s waters are ideal places to spend time with children and allow them to experience the joys of fishing. Remember that hot weather creates tough conditions for undersized striped bass that are caught and released. From now until September, DNR will run its striped bass fishing advisory forecast again so anglers can... Read more →

Delaware Hunters Must Register Trail Cameras, Deer Stands, Ground Blinds

DOVER, DELAWARE--On Aug. 1, 2022, hunters must register temporary deer stands, deer ground blinds, and trail cameras that they place and leave overnight on state wildlife areas, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today. Registration, which is free through an online deer stand and trail-cam registration form, will help wildlife area managers evaluate the increasing numbers and use of these hunting tools in state wildlife areas. DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife state wildlife area maps with associated rules for the 2022/2023 hunting season provides additional details on the placement of temporary deer stands and blinds... Read more →

NRA-ILA REPORT: When Seconds Count, the Police are Only Hours Away

(AUGUST 8, 2022)--After violent unrest and looting in 2020 that Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot admitted had “spread like wildfire” throughout parts of Chicago, the mayor nonetheless “urged Chicagoans not to take matters into their own hands in this concealed carry state. ‘Do not pick up arms and try to be polite. If there’s a problem, call 911,’ she said. ‘We will respond.’” Chicago residents, it seems, have little reason to believe her. Residents who called 911 for police help last year were reportedly left waiting in more than half of “high priority” (priority levels 1 and 2) calls. Priority Level... Read more →

Youth Fishing Tournament Winners at Delaware State Fair

DNREC Honors Young Environmentalists, At the Delaware State Fair in Harrington today, Governor John Carney and DNREC Secretary Shawn M. Garvin honored three Delaware students as DNREC’s Young Environmentalists of the Year for their work to protect, restore or enhance our state’s natural resources, and the three winners of the 2022 Youth Fishing Tournament. “DNREC’s Young Environmentalist awards are an annual reminder of how today’s young people are stepping up to take leadership roles in caring for our natural resources and advocating for the health of our environment. Today, we recognize three of these young Delawareans who are already making... Read more →

CNB Fishing News Maryland:

Congratulations to Kierce Thompson, age 11, who a Caught Large Rainbow Trout; Striped Bass IS Back Aug. 1

by Keith Lockwood, fisheries biologist Maryland Department of Natural Resources. July 27, 2022 Eleven-year-old Kierce Thompson shows off a beautiful and large rainbow trout caught recently in a Frederick County trout stream. Photo by Brittany Vance As we approach the end of July, families are enjoying vacations and anglers of all ages are fishing together. Sometimes the unbounded hope of angling offers up some surprises. For those anglers who are also photographers, be sure to enter your best shots in the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Photo Contest. Entries for the 2022 contest are due Monday, August 1, and details... Read more →

Emergency Dredging Project Restoring Murderkill River Navigability to Begin

An emergency dredging project is set to begin and be completed by the end of August to restore navigability in the Murderkill River, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today. Permitted by and with modification approvals from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and DNREC regulators, the project calls for removing approximately 52,000 cubic yards of sediment from the river’s navigation channel. DNREC will then make beneficial reuse of the dredged sand to nourish up to 1,000 feet of eroding shoreline at South Bowers Beach. Funding for the $2.3 million project comes from appropriations to DNREC... Read more →

NRA-ILA Opinion: Armed Good Guy Stops the Bad Guy

source NRA-ILA On July 19, 22-year-old Elisjsha Dicken was shopping with his girlfriend at the Greenwood Park Mall in Greenwood, Ind. when a gunman armed with a rifle opened fire in the food court. Upon witnessing the heinous crime, Dicken acted. The young man drew the Glock handgun he was concealed carrying and engaged the shooter as he gestured for others to flee. According to reports, Dicken initially confronted the shooter at a distance of 30-40 yards. Demonstrating significant marksmanship under pressure, the armed citizen neutralized the threat in just 15 seconds - landing 8 of 10 shots on the... Read more →

Delaware Sportsmen's Club Sues State Over New Gun Laws

By Brent Addleman | The Center Square (The Center Square) – One Delaware gun rights group is taking the state to court seeking to overturn the recent passage of new gun laws. CNBNews graphic file The Delaware State Sportsmen’s Association Inc. has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Court for the District of Delaware against the Delaware Department of Safety and Homeland Security, Nathaniel McQueen Jr. in his official capacity as cabinet secretary of the department, and Col. Melissa Zebley in her official capacity as superintendent of the Delaware State Police. The group claims that when House Bill 450 was... Read more →

*Cardboard Boat Regatta Saturday, Aug. 6 Nanticoke River  

BLADES, DELAWARE (CNBNEWSNet)The seventh annual Recycled Cardboard Boat Regatta will cast off Saturday, Aug. 6 at the Nanticoke River Public Marine Park, 26 North Market Street, Blades, after a two year absence. Sign in and registration begin at 11 a.m., with judging of boats’ appearances at noon, and races starting at 12:30 p.m. The rain date is Sunday, Aug. 7. The Recycled Cardboard Boat Regatta is presented by the DNREC Division of Watershed Stewardship, the DNREC Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances, the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance, Abbotts Mill Nature Center, and Town of Blades, as part of the Reclaim Our... Read more →

Register Today for NRA Firearm Training Courses

Summer is in full swing and NRA Certified Firearm Training Courses are filling up fast. If you're looking to book a course, now is the time to do it. You can find a course near you by clicking any of the training categories below. Whether you're a new gun owner looking for a concealed carry course or an experienced marksman who wants to take their training to the next level, NRA Certified Instructors have a course for you. But you must hurry. Class space is limited. Enroll today! Joe DeBergalis Executive Director NRA General Operations PISTOL TRAINING See Courses &... Read more →

NRA-ILA: New York County District Attorney Attacks Right to Self-Defense

New York County DA Attacks Right to Self-Defense MONDAY, JULY 18, 2022 SUPPORT NRA-ILA Since the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in NYSRPA v. Bruen affirming the Second Amendment right to bear arms for protection outside the home, New York politicians have been on the warpath against the right to self-defense. Despite Gov. Kathy Hochul’s (D) and the N.Y. State Assembly’s best (and unconstitutional) efforts, New York County District Attorney Alvin Bragg has managed to upstage the lawmakers in the ongoing assault on freedom. On July 1, Dominican immigrant Jose Alba was working behind the counter at Blue... Read more →

CNB Fishing News Maryland: Striped Bass Season Closes

by Keith Lockwood, the fisheries biologist Maryland Department of Natural Resources. July 13, 2022 Kayak fishing has gained many converts in the past few years. These small, human-powered watercraft are portable and offer easy access to waters throughout Maryland, and for our younger anglers provide an opportunity to be the captain of their vessel. All Maryland areas of the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries will be closed to any targeting of striped bass – including catch-and-release and charter boats – starting Saturday, July 16 through July 31. This conservation measure was enacted because hot weather and low oxygen this... Read more →

Garden State Outdoor Sports Show Cancelled

The Garden State Outdoor Sports Show scheduled for August 11-14, 2022 has, unfortunately, been cancelled. The Garden State Deer Classic, showcasing New Jersey’s Outstanding White-tailed Deer Program will now be held during the 2023 Garden State Outdoor Sports Show from January 12-15, at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center in Edison. The Deer Classic will showcase hunters and their harvested deer from the 2019–20, 2020–21, and the 2021-22 deer hunting seasons! What a display it will be! Cancellation News Release (pdf) 2023 GSOSS Information Read more →

CNB HUNTING DELAWARE: Hunters Harvested 567 Turkeys

Wild Turkey Harvest Announced for Delaware’s 2022 Spring Hunting Season Hunters reported harvesting 567 wild turkeys during Delaware’s month-long spring turkey season, which is 7.4% lower than the 2021 hunting season, the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today. While the 2022 harvest was slightly lower, it was generally consistent with and in the range of annual turkey harvests over the past decade – during which time the wild turkey came into focus as one of the state’s greatest conservation management stories after a restoration effort in the mid-1980s returned this iconic native gamebird to Delaware for the... Read more →

CNB Fishing Maryland: Striped Bass Fishing Advisory

by Keith Lockwood, fisheries biologist Maryland Department of Natural Resources July 6, 2022 Photo by Eric Packard Maryland is full of outdoor adventures, and getting out on the water is one of the most enjoyable. Being the captain of your own vessel can be a thrill and a learning experience for our younger anglers, under the watchful eye of adults tagging along and capturing those special moments. Remember that hot weather creates tough conditions for striped bass survival. During the open portion of the summer season, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources will run its striped bass fishing advisory forecast... Read more →

Six ways to get a frog out of your car

There are few things more unpleasant than finding a frog in your car. Frogs, as we all know, can be extremely slippery, and—we don't want to alarm you—but they tend to secrete sticky slime when startled. It's a lot of unpleasantness when you're just trying to get from point A to point B. Luckily for you, we've come up with a few suggestions for getting that pesky frog out of your car (and hopefully not onto your clothes). Tip 1 - Put on gloves and catch them with your hands. If you're up for the challenge, put on a pair... Read more →

Down The Shore: Jimmy Johnson’s Atlantic City "Quest for the Ring" Championship Fishing Week

Newly Inducted Pro Football Hall of Fame Coach, Coach Jimmy Johnson, is making his way up north for Summer 2022 to extend his world class fishing tournament from South Florida to Atlantic City, NJ. Annually, Jimmy Johnson's "Quest for the Ring" Championship Fishing Week, Florida (JJFISHWEEKFL) is hosted in March at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino's Guitar Hotel with fishing happening across South Florida featuring renowned parties, a guaranteed $1 Million purse, and entry into Coach Johnson's famed Ring of Honor, where an annual coveted championship ring is at stake. Coach Johnson has teamed up with the Atlantic City... Read more →

CNB Fishing Maryland: Commercial Oyster Season

PUBLIC NOTICE The Maryland Department of Natural Resources Fishing and Boating Service 2022-2023 Commercial Oyster Rules — Effective July 4, 2022 WHAT THIS NOTICE DOES The Secretary of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources establishes the rules for the commercial oyster seasons, days of the week that an individual may catch oysters and catch limits. Effective at 12:01 a.m. July 4, 2022: Seasons The commercial oyster season is open October 1, 2022 through March 31, 2023 for the following gear types: Shaft (Hand) Tong Patent Tong Dive The commercial oyster season is open November 1, 2022 through March 31, 2023... Read more →

CNB FISHING NEWS Maryland: Congratulations to Viyaan Ranjith; the Youngster Caught His First Fish

by Keith Lockwood, fisheries biologist Maryland Department of Natural Resource June 29, 2022 Viyaan Ranjith caught his very first fish while fishing with his dad and it was a bluegill sunfish. Congratulations Viyaan! Photo by Ranjith Kunjayi Summer is in full swing and we’re going into one of the most popular weekends of the season – Fourth of July! It is a wonderful time to spend time with family and friends enjoying all that Maryland has to offer. The feisty bluegill is one of Maryland’s treasures that entertain anglers young and old in small community ponds to our larger reservoirs.... Read more →

WATCH! Delaware's Artificial Reef Enlarged with the Sinking of Commercial Scallop Vessel

DELAWARE--(JUNE 30, 2022)--The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control continued to broaden the recreational appeal of Delaware’s renowned artificial reef system by sinking the Texas Star (above), originally outfitted as a floating casino, at a reef site 16.5 miles offshore of the Delaware coast, with readings of 38.40.494/74.43.868 at a depth of 86 feet. Built in 1977 on a multi-purpose supply ship hull, the Texas Star was last at sea as a commercial scallop catcher/processor vessel, finding its third life at approximately 4:20 p.m. EDT Wednesday, June 29 as ocean floor fish habitat planned by DNREC’s artificial reef program.... Read more →