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*South Jersey Ducks Unlimited Annual Party, Sept. 10

The South Jersey Ducks Unlimited Annual Waterfowl Hunter's Party will be held on Friday, September 10, 2021 at the Mauricetown Fire Hall, 9544 Noble Street, Mauricetown NJ 08329. Come join the membership and friends for the largest Ducks Unlimited event in New Jersey. A great night with good food and lots of fun. Bring your family aand your friends to help support wetlands conservation. Ducks Unlimited was established in 1937 Read more →

Maryland Anglers Targeting Catfish, Perch, Spotted Sea Trout, Red Drum, Bluefish, Cobia, Spanish Mackere

Maryland Fishing Report – July 21 by Erik Zlokovitz, Maryland Department of Natural Resources Ethan Zlokovitz caught this channel catfish from shore on a menhaden chunk near the mouth of the Magothy River. With the striped bass fishery currently closed, anglers are targeting alternate species such as catfish, perch, spotted sea trout, red drum, bluefish, cobia, and Spanish mackerel. Anglers are reminded that the striped bass fishery is closed in the Chesapeake Bay until August 1 to lessen catch-and-release mortalities of undersized striped bass. Throughout the summer be sure to also check the striped bass fishing advisory forecast to help... Read more →

CNB Hunting New Jersey: Black Bear Hunting Closed for 2021

On June 21, 2021, New Jersey’s Comprehensive Black Bear Management Policy (CBBMP) expired, and as such, there is no black bear hunt in 2021. In accordance with the Supreme Court ruling on September 27, 2007, no black bear hunt may occur without a properly-promulgated CBBMP proposed by the New Jersey Fish and Game Council and approved by the Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. More information on the CBBMP will be posted on the Division of Fish and Wildlife’s website. Know the Bear Facts Black Bears in New Jersey Black Bear Safety Podcast with Michelle Smith -... Read more →

How to Safely Care for Your Guns at Home 

Guns can easily malfunction if they’re not taken care of properly. Guns aren’t usually used every day. Therefore, they can sit idly in your home and accumulate wear and tear from time and use. Hence, you should know how to safely care for your guns at home. Guns are dangerous weapons. You shouldn’t be careless with them especially if you have children at home. That also comes with how you care for your guns so you can ensure the safety of your home. Always Assume the Gun is Loaded This is a universal thing for all gun enthusiasts. It applies... Read more →

CNB Fishing News New Jersey: Cobia Regulations Changed

New Jersey recreational cobia regulations have been changed to one fish per vessel per trip with a minimum size of 37 inches, and no seasonal restriction. These changes have been made to comply with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission fishery management plan for Cobia. Please be aware that fishing for sharks is regulated by the State and federal regulations. Federal regulations prohibit targeting any prohibited species and anglers must release any prohibited shark immediately, without removing it from the water and in a manner that maximizes its chances of survival. For example, Sand Tiger Sharks are a prohibited species,... Read more →

CNB HUNTING ALASKA: U.S. Coast Guard Rescues Survivor of Bear Attack

KODIAK, Alaska - Pictured is a remote mining camp near Nome, Alaska, where a Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak aircrew rescued the survivor of a bear attack, on July 16, 2021. While flying from Kotzebue to Nome, the aircrew observed an SOS sign on top of a shack and a male individual waving two hands in the air, which is considered an international distress signal. U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo. KODIAK, Alaska -- A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak aircrew rescued the survivor of a bear attack, near Nome, Friday. The helicopter crew embarked the individual and transported him to... Read more →

Planning To Go Off the Grid?

Have you made the decision to get off the energy-water grid and stake out a homestead of your own, perhaps far away from the big city? If so, you are not alone. Every year, thousands of people decide to do their own thing by purchasing (or leasing) a piece of property, making arrangements to supply their own water and power, and living there indefinitely. If homesteading is in your future, consider the following tasks as part of the necessary preparation. Planning is essential, and the more of it you do now, the more seamless will be the transition to an... Read more →

Warrior Games will take place Sept. 12 to 22 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports

FORT EUSTIS, Va. – The Department of Defense 2021 Warrior Games will take place Sept. 12 to 22 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Florida. The opening ceremony for the games will take place Sept. 12, and the closing ceremony is scheduled for Sept. 22. During the games hundreds of elite athletes, including athletes from international allied nations, will compete in the following 12 adaptive sporting events: · Sitting Volleyball · Powerlifting · Cycling · Wheelchair Rugby · Wheelchair Basketball · Golf · Precision Air Sports (shooting) · Swimming · Indoor... Read more →

CNB Fishing Maryland: Striped Bass Closure in the Chesapeake Bay July 16 Through July 31

Maryland Fishing Report – July 14 by Keith Lockwood, Maryland Department of Natural Resources Dien Mbaku spent a summer day fishing for northern snakeheads near the Blackwater River in Dorchester County. Photo courtesy of Dien Mbaku Summer heat is upon us and many are seeking relief near waters across the state, from cool mountain streams of Western Maryland to the surf and offshore sites of the Atlantic Ocean. This is a good opportunity to seek and pursue the wide variety of fish found in our waters. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources reminds anglers the upcoming striped bass closure period... Read more →

Maryland Fishing Report: Cobia, Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel Entering the Lower Chesapeake Bay

by Keith Lockwood Maryland Department of Natural Resources July 7, 2021 Photo by Monty Hawkins July is providing some exciting promise for Chesapeake Bay anglers as reports of cobia, bluefish, and Spanish mackerel entering the lower Bay are becoming more common. Offshore of the Atlantic Coast, fishing for sea bass is excellent right now. Anglers are reminded of the upcoming striped bass closure period in the Chesapeake Bay from July 16 through July 31, to lessen catch-and-release mortalities of undersized striped bass. Hot summer weather creates tough conditions for striped bass survival, which is also why DNR introduced its striped... Read more →

Hunter Pleads Guilty to Killing Jason Kutt at Nockamixon State Park, Sentenced to 7-20 Years.

The Bucks County hunter who shot and killed 18-year-old Jason Albert Kutt at Nockamixon State Park in October pleaded guilty on Wednesday, June 7, 2021, and was sentenced to seven to 20 years in state prison. Kenneth Troy Heller, 52, of Warminster, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter, recklessly endangering another person, possession of an instrument of crime, possession of a prohibited offensive weapon and two hunting law violations. Kutt, of Sellersville, had been sitting with his girlfriend at the edge of the lake, waiting for the sun to set, when he was shot once in the back of the head,... Read more →

NRA NEWS: Federal Government on the Verge of the Biggest Gun Grab in U.S. History

On June 7th, ATF published a new notice of proposed rulemaking on its website entitled Factoring Criteria for Firearms with Attached “Stabilizing Braces”. The proposed rule was published in the Federal Register on June 10th, 2021, giving interested parties until September 8th, 2021 to file comments. image courtesy of NRA The rule seems aimed at making nearly all configurations of firearms equipped with stabilizing braces subject to the taxation and registration requirements of the National Firearms Act. Since 2012, ATF has recognized that stabilizing braces serve a legitimate function and the inclusion of a stabilizing brace on pistol or other... Read more →

CNB Fishing News New Jersey: Skillful Angler Bass Slam and Elite Angler

Duane C. qualified for the Skillful Angler Program’s Bass Slam and the Elite Angler category at the same time with this caught and released 21.75" Largemouth Bass. The Bass Slam recognizes anglers who catch a qualifying Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass in the same year. The Elite Angler recognition is given to anglers who catch 10 or more qualifying freshwater and/or saltwater fish in the same year. For 37 years the Division of Fish and Wildlife has been recognizing the talents of New Jersey anglers who catch fish of "not quite record" size, but large enough to have tested the angler's... Read more →

How To Raise A Happy & Healthy Dog

A dog can be a fantastic addition to your life and family, but it is important to understand its large responsibility. When you become a dog owner, you need to commit to being a good owner and doing all you can to look after your pet's wellbeing. How you can go about doing this is not always easy, especially if you have not had a dog or another pet before. Read on for a few tips for raising a happy and healthy dog that should come in useful and allow you to get the most out of dog ownership. Train... Read more →

Large Concentrations of Nesting and Fledgling Songbirds being Found Dead in the Mid-Atlantic Region

TRENTON NJ (July 5, 20221)--A morbidity/mortality event has been occurring in nestling and fledgling songbirds in the mid-Atlantic, extending into the Southeast and eastern upper Midwest. Since mid-May, numerous young birds – mainly blue jays, starlings, and common grackles, but also robins and cardinals – have been found with eye and neurologic issues, and in some cases these birds have been found dead in large numbers. The Northern Cardinal is just one species of birds found dead. According to the New Jersey Division of Wildlife some (but not all) of the affected birds are showing neurologic signs consisting of head... Read more →

CNB Fishing/Maryland: Warmer Weather + Warmer Waters =Great Fishing

MARYLAND FISHING REPORT by Keith Lockwood, Maryland Department of Natural Resources June 30, 2021 This young angler proudly displays his catch at Gunpowder Falls State Park. Photo by Ranger Angela Crenshaw. It’s the Fourth of July weekend, a time of family and friends getting together to enjoy each other’s company and the great outdoors. People naturally gravitate to water this time of the year, and our younger anglers are enjoying fishing for anything that will bite. The last Maryland license-free fishing dayfor the year is on July 4, presenting a great opportunity to take someone on their first fishing adventure... Read more →

CNB HUNTING/FISHING DELAWARE: Youth Fishing Tournament Results Announced

Young anglers statewide submitted their biggest catches for the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s 35th annual Youth Fishing Tournament, held June 5 at more than 30 public freshwater fishing ponds as a fish-on-your-own, semi-virtual event for children ages four through 15. Tournament participants measured and submitted the length of their catches through the Fishing Chaos app to compete for the title of overall state winner with the biggest fish. The title went to Kane Messina of Millsboro, who caught a bass measuring 21 inches long. Big fish results also included: Largest largemouth bass: o First place: 21 inches... Read more →

Black Bears Sightings In Maryland Increase During Summer Months

June 17, 2021 Black Bears Roam Far and Wide in Seasonal Movements Bear sighting near Barton in Allegany County, June 2016. Photo by Glenn Miller. Throughout June and July, visitors and residents of Maryland’s bear country may encounter more bear sightings than they would at other times of the year. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is receiving active reports of bears in suburban counties, which is a normal occurrence and no cause for concern. This time of year, juvenile bears continue to disperse — seek out a territory of their own — and may travel throughout Maryland’s suburban... Read more →

MARYLAND FISHING REPORT: The last license-free fishing day for the year July 4

Maryland Fishing Report – June 23 Keith Lockwood, Maryland Department of Natural Resources Young Brayden Pielert got to go fishing with his dad at a nearby pond and the smile on his face says it all. Photo by Noah Pielert Summer is in full swing and those who have been sequestered by pandemic, work, or school are flocking to the outdoors. Maryland State Parks are having another busy season, and just viewing the weekend traffic headed towards the beaches or western mountains makes it clear folks want to get out and do something. Many Marylanders are also finding plenty of... Read more →

Congress Allocates $650 Million in Annual Fishery Restoration and Conservation Efforts

The U.S. Congress recently took important steps towards reauthorizing the sport fishing restoration and boating trust fund, according to South Jersey Yacht Sales. A news release from SJYS states, This fund is a program that supports nearly $650 million in annual fishery restoration and conservation efforts. The fund gets directly distributed to State Fish and Wildlife agencies, Costal Wetlands Restoration, Boat Saftey Programs, Boat Infrastructure & Clean Water Projects and finally, Boating & Fishing Outreach and Education. The recreational boating community sees this Fund as top priority to get passed as the efforts support the marine industry in addition to... Read more →

CNB Fishing News Md: Ocean City and Assateague Island Beaches Producing Excellent Surf Fishing

Maryland Fishing Report June 16, 2021 by Keith Lockwood, Maryland Department of Natural Resources Carson and Conner Hoffmaster went crabbing recently with mom, dad, and granddad (who flew in from Wisconsin). Photo by Brad Hoffmaster All of us at the Maryland Department of Natural Resources wish all the dads and grandfathers out there an enjoyable Father’s Day this Sunday, June 20. A major part of this celebration for many is spending time outdoors — including a lot of fishing — with their youngsters. The last Maryland license-free fishing day for the year is on July 4, presenting a great opportunity... Read more →

NRA-ILA: Biden's Plan to Confiscate Your Guns

source NRA-ILA Gloucestercitynews.net graphic files In May, Attorney General Merrick Garland told lawmakers that the Department of Justice’s civil rights work was “critical to protecting the American dream.” Since then DOJ has made clear that Garland’s selective definition of “civil rights” has no room for the Second Amendment or even basic due process under the law. Moreover, contrary to recent messaging, Garland and the DOJ appears to support an increase in civilian-police confrontations – so long as the civilian involved is not actually suspected of having committed any crime. On June 7, the DOJ released model state gun confiscation order... Read more →

Deer Mismanagement Bill Released from Senate Environment Cmt.

The Senate Environment and Energy Committee released S335(Smith). The bill permits certain deer control activities; establishes check-off donation on hunting license applications to support venison donation program; authorizes issuance of multi-species depredation permit for wildlife control on farmland. Taylor McFarland, Acting Director of the Sierra Club, NJ Chapter released the following statement: “We strongly oppose this bill. This legislation will lead to clear cutting, add invasive species, and cause an overpopulation of deer. The purpose of this bill is to encourage hunting, not about managing deer. It also doesn’t manage the lands properly. For example, forests have less deer than... Read more →

New Jersey Giving Free Season State Parks Vax Pass to Vaccinated Residents

Get Your State Parks Vax Pass Every New Jerseyan who is fully vaccinated or receives their first COVID-19 vaccination shot by July 4th is eligible for a free season "State Parks Vax Pass" good for entrance at any State park for the rest of 2021. Go to nj.gov/vaxandvisit to register for your State Parks Vax Pass and you will receive an email with your pass. Once you have your pass, you can go to any State park and get free entry. The State Parks Vax Pass allows free access to all of New Jersey's 51 State parks and forest facilities... Read more →

CNB Fishing MD: Summertime and The Living is Easy, Fish Are Jumping, and the Cotton is High

Maryland Fishing Report June 9, 2021 by Keith Lockwood Maryland Department of Natural Resources Young angler Lucy Perez recently caught this bluegill, which are found in quiet waters such as lakes, ponds, and slow-flowing rivers and streams.​ Photo by Nick Perez. Summer weather is upon us and many are seeking a little relief near water. That little bit of sanctuary can range from enjoying the ocean waters of Ocean City and Assateague Island to exploring small creeks and streams from Western Maryland to the Eastern Shore. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has two more free fishing days coming up,... Read more →

NRA-ILA Alert: Biden’s ATF Nominee Supports Extreme Rifle Ban!

It was no secret President Joe Biden’s nominee to direct the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, David Chipman, (photo) supports a ban on commonly-owned semi- automatic firearms like the AR-15 and wants to force current “assault weapons” owners to register their firearms with the federal government through the National Firearms Act or forfeit their guns. After all, Chipman has worked as a paid gun control advocate for both Giffords (formerly Americans for Responsible Solutions and Legal Community Against Violence) and civilian disarmament financier Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns. However, an exchange during the anti-gun fanatic’s May 26... Read more →

CNB Fishing, Maryland: Looking for Striped Bass, Try Trolling, Jigging, Chumming

Maryland Fishing Report – June 2 Richard Hoene was sitting at a dock in Ocean City on Memorial Day weekend and, being an ever hopeful and dedicated angler, cast a line into the water. His efforts were rewarded with this large striped bass. Photo courtesy of Richard Hoene One of the most important lessons in any kind of fishing is the value of eternal hope — and that no matter the conditions, you do not stand a chance of catching a fish unless you have a line in the water. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has some free fishing... Read more →

CNBNews Fishing Maryland: Don't Forget to Reflect on True Meaning of Memorial Day

May 26, 2021 Angler Hajime Toya caught this 21.7-inch largemouth bass recently at Pine Lake, Montgomery County. The Memorial Day weekend is upon us, and families and friends will be celebrating with picnics and family gatherings in the great outdoors. We should all take a moment to reflect on the true meaning of the occasion and remember those who sacrificed everything to assure us the freedoms we all enjoy. Many Marylanders and visitors will be enjoying a long weekend traveling to beaches and our state and local parks. Warmer water temperatures will have many species of fish ready and waiting... Read more →

Young Anglers Invited to Enter Semi-virtual Youth Fishing Tournament Hosted by DNREC

Annual Free Fishing Days Designated for June 5 and 6 Families are invited to bring their kids out to try casting a line for a big fish in freshwater public ponds throughout the state when the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control holds its 35th annual Youth Fishing Tournament from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, June 5, 2021. The tournament is free of charge and will be held rain or shine. This year, the tournament will be held at more than 30 public freshwater fishing ponds as a fish-on-your-own, semi-virtual event for children age 4 to 15.... Read more →

Maryland Fishing Roundtable Webinar May 27

May 19, 2021 The Berlin family caught a great mix of fish during a recent day out near Havre de Grace. Photo by Brandon Berlin There are few joys more satisfying than seeing the excitement of a child enjoying the wonders of nature — and especially fishing. Sharing the experience with a young and new angler is a lasting moment for any parent or mentor. Please join us May 27 at noon for a Maryland Fishing Roundtable webinar with guest Jacob Shaner of the Maryland Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Stranding Response Program. As part of the busy fishing season,... Read more →

CNB Fishing News NJ: Governor's Surf Fishing Tournament Sunday, May 23

All Division of Fish and Wildlife programs strictly adhere to current New Jersey Covid-19 safety protocols including social distancing guidelines and travel restrictions. Program availability or allowable attendance at programs may change if these guidelines or restrictions change. Information will be updated and participants will be notified immediately if necessary. COVID-19 guidelines will determine how the awards ceremony and other aspects of the tournament are conducted. For updates on the Governor's Surf Fishing Tournament follow our Facebook page and subscribe to the Marine Fishing and/or Outdoors E-mail Lists. The annual Governor's Surf Fishing Tournament is typically held on the third... Read more →

CNB Fishing News NJ: Hooked On Fishing-Not On Drugs

Youth Fishing Challenge Saturday, June 5, 2021 All Division of Fish and Wildlife programs strictly adhere to current New Jersey Covid-19 safety protocols including social distancing guidelines and travel restrictions. Program availability or allowable attendance at programs may change if these guidelines or restrictions change. Information will be updated and participants will be notified immediately if necessary. The Hooked on Fishing-Not on Drugs Program's Youth Fishing Challenge is a free statewide event to promote fishing among youths and their families. In 2021 it will be held on the first of the state's two Free Fishing Days, Saturday, June 5, when... Read more →

6ABC Video: Wildfire Engulfs Bass River Forest in Little Egg Harbor Township

(WPVI Chopper 6 photo) Late Sunday evening the forest fire was blazing. LITTLE EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, NJ (MAY 18, 2021)--A fire that broke out Sunday afternoon around 4 PM in the Bass River Forest burned throughout the night and into Monday evening. Officials told WPVI the fire consumed 617 acres of land that splits between Ocean and Burlington counties. Fire officials at first estimated the fire burned about 900 acres on Sunday night, but were able to reassess Monday morning and reduced the number of acres destroyed. Monday at 11PM the wildfire was 75 percent contained, authorities said. Officials report... Read more →

Summer-Fall Striped Bass Season Opens May 16 in Most of Chesapeake Bay

Maryland Fishing Report – May 12 Ryan Cooper takes a look at a brook trout before gently returning this beauty to the water. Photo by Ryan Cooper Maryland outdoors has many beautiful treasures to behold for those who look. It can be a quiet time sitting on a riverbank watching nature, gazing upon the Chesapeake Bay, or hiking up a mountain stream and soaking up all that nature can share. Few fish in Maryland are as beautiful and treasured as our native brook trout and if you find one, you are well rewarded with a spectacle of color. This Saturday,... Read more →

NRA-ILA: Delaware Committee Advances Handgun Licensing Bill

TUESDAY, MAY 11, 2021 SUPPORT NRA-ILA Today, the House Judiciary Committee issued a favorable report to Senate Bill 3, to impose a Maryland-style “handgun qualified purchase card” and a handgun transfer registry. It now goes to the House floor for further consideration. Please contact your state representative and ask them to OPPOSE SB 3. Senate Bill 3 requires prospective purchasers or recipients of a handgun to first have a “handgun qualified purchaser card,” which requires a training course. While those with a carry permit are exempt from the training requirement, they are not exempt from the license. The approved permits... Read more →

Woodbury Using Electronics to Manage the Canadian Geese Population

Managing the Canadian Geese Population Gloucestercitynews.net files WOODBURY, NJ--Large groupings of geese have become more than a nuisance to homeowners, businesses and government. The City of Woodbury join many who struggle to limit the intrusion of these migratory birds at our public parks and lakes. Consider that ONE hungry goose, who can consume up to 4 pounds of grass in a day, can generate up to 2 pounds of poop a day – at a frequency of every 12 minutes! These droppings account for high costs for cleanup, repair and maintenance. Public Works, though not responsible for controlling the geese... Read more →

Chesapeake Bay Open for Striped Bass from Brewerton Channel to Va. Line

Maryland Fishing Report by Keith Lockwood Maryland Department of Natural Resources May 5, 2021 Nicole Anderson is a very happy angler with her impressive catch of a post-spawn striped bass. Photo courtesy of Nicole Anderson This week holds the promise of fishing for a variety of species. The trout put-and-take areas have been generously stocked and blue catfish and northern snakeheads are very active. Chesapeake Bay anglers are excited to be able to fish for the large post-spawn striped bass as they exit the spawning rivers and head out of the bay for the northern waters of the Atlantic Ocean.... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing NJ: It's Amphibian Week!

A Spotted Salamander peeks over a log in Allamuchy State Forest That's right - this whole week, May 2-8, has been proclaimed National Amphibian Week by the U.S. Department of the Interior. Amphibians are tiny powerhouses for the ecosystem and the soundtrack to many of our spring nights, yet they're one of the most at-risk wildlife groups on the planet. The Division of Fish and Wildlife is celebrating these valuable, vulnerable, cool (blooded) friends with daily social media posts all week, so follow along @newjerseyfishandwildlife and on Facebook! #AmphibianWeek While we're sharing the love...CHANJ is happy to be making progress... Read more →

Christina River Watershed Cleanup Extended to May 15

To encourage northern Delaware volunteers to get outside and clean up, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control in partnership with the Christina Conservancy has extended the month-long Christina River Watershed Cleanup campaign an extra two weeks through Saturday, May 15. The date coincides with the Wilmington Community Cleanup Day taking place in neighborhoods throughout the city. The 2021 Christina Cleanup campaign mobilizes volunteers to safely clean up their communities by picking up trash in their own neighborhoods, on beaches and along waterways within northern New Castle County, from Brandywine Hundred south through Glasgow and Bear. No pre-registration... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing NJ: State Bans Sale and Use of Natural Deer Hunting Lures

Effective May 10, 2021, a change to NJ hunting regulations will ban the possession, sale, and use of all natural, deer-derived hunting lures (urine and glandular secretions) to help safeguard the health of the state’s deer herd from the threat of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). All natural, deer-derived hunting lures must be disposed of in your household trash. The ban has been put in place to strengthen safeguards against CWD entering New Jersey. These scents and lures are derived from captive deer where the risk of CWD is greatest. The production of deer urine is not regulated; there is no... Read more →

CNB Fishing Maryland: Striped Bass Season Begins, Saturday, May 1

Maryland Fishing Report by Keith Lockwood, fisheries biologist Maryland Department of Natural Resources Sulley and Oli Francis went fishing with their dad at Loch Raven Reservoir recently and each caught their largest largemouth bass to date – pictured is Sulley with his catch. Photo by Steve Francis This promises to be an exciting week for fishing, no matter what species of fish you hope to catch. The trout stocking program is finishing up an intensive stocking program this week, warm summer-like temperatures beckon all to the outdoors, and the trophy striped bass season begins in portions of the Chesapeake Bay... Read more →

Guest Opinion: The Free and Fearless 20... Permit-less Carry Wave Sweeps the Nation

source NRA-ILA Gun control advocates seem conflicted recently about how to mischaracterize the NRA. Does it still exercise “undue influence,” or is it now “on the ropes” with the ascendance of anti-gun politicians controlling the White House and both chambers of Congress? Whatever they try to tell you, the numbers don’t lie. The strength of our pro-gun advocacy efforts and the peoples’ support for the right to keep and bear arms is unmistakably reflected in a wave of permitless carry legislation making its way across the country. Twenty states have now enacted these laws, with four joining the list in... Read more →

What Information On Your Hunting Plan Can Help Law Enforcement Officials Find You

Hunting is one of the challenging and yet rewarding activities you can engage in as a recreational activity. However, anything can happen while in the thickest, and you lose your way back. You should therefore share your hunting itinerary with your family members or friends before heading to the bush. This makes it easy for your friends or authority to begin a search should there be any emergencies. So, what information on your hunting plan can help law enforcement officials find you? Your name and that of your groupies, cell phone numbers, hunting destination and alternatives, and a brief description... Read more →

Attention Delaware Residents: Open Burning of Brush and Limbs Allowed Through April 30

Open Burning Ban – Also Known As Ozone Season – Runs May 1-Sept. 30 The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control reminds residents that open burning of materials such as tree limbs, brush and branches is allowed until May 1 – when the state’s annual open burning ban takes effect through Sept. 30. But DNREC further reminds the public that it is against the law at all times to burn materials considered toxic or hazardous. “We want to reinforce the environmental message that while residential open burning is allowed until the end of April, there are constraints on... Read more →

CNB Fishing News: Cool Temps Impacting Maryland Fishing

by Keith Lockwood, Maryland Department of Natural Resources fisheries biologist April 21, 2021 Joshua A. Campbell was fishing near the Conowingo Dam when he caught this whopper of a northern snakehead. Photo courtesy of Joshua A. Campbell There are a lot of exciting fishing opportunities in Maryland right now — the trout stocking crews are busy stocking trout in the put and take areas, hickory shad runs are underway, and warming waters have many fish species active. A reminder to anglers that all fishing for striped bass, including catch-and-release, is prohibited in the Chesapeake Bay or any of its tidal... Read more →

CNB Fishing News Delaware: Killens Pond State Park Boardwalk Now Opened

Photo caption: Governor John Carney and DNREC Secretary Shawn M. Garvin led the ribbon-cutting ceremony today for the new DNREC Killens Pond State Park boardwalk near Felton. Pictured, left to right, are: State Representative Charles Postles; Louise Warfield, Friends of Killens Pond State Park; Frank Newton, Friends of Killens Pond State Park; Delaware State Parks Director Ray Bivens; Wendy Aycoth, Friends of Killens Pond State Park; Governor Carney; Secretary Garvin; and State Senator Dave Lawson. /DNREC photo Walkway Provides Safer Trail Connection, More Fishing Opportunities To celebrate Earth Day today, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control cut... Read more →

CNB Fishing Delaware: Renovated Wagamons Pond Boat Ramp Opened

DELAWARE--With today’s ribbon-cutting at Wagamons Pond in Milton, the fishing and boating public is officially invited to enjoy the popular pond’s newly-renovated boat ramp with a replacement bulkhead and the added amenity of a courtesy dock. Managed by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, the new concrete ramp can easily accommodate vessels from small john board boats to bass boats up to 20 feet long. DNREC’s public service mission includes providing and enhancing outdoor recreational opportunities for Delawareans and visitors, including 65 boating access areas throughout the state,” said DNREC Secretary Shawn M. Garvin. “Our mission also... Read more →

NRA-ILA: Hunter Biden Memoir Among Mounting Evidence of Federal Gun Law Violations

As President Joe Biden and his Department of Justice concoct new firearm restrictions for ordinary law-abiding Americans, pampered elites can rest assured that the government has no intention of holding them to account for violating these new, or even existing, gun control measures. This was made clear by the federal government’s response to and potential attempted cover-up of a firearm incident involving Joe Biden’s drug user son Hunter, as reported in a March 25 Politico article. Now with the recent release of Hunter’s memoir, “Beautiful Things,” there is mounting evidence to suggest that the president’s ne’er-do-well son was “an unlawful... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing Maryland: New Members Needed for Black Bass Advisory

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources seeks new committee members for its Black Bass Advisory Committee. Black bass in Maryland includes largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. The Black Bass Advisory Committee (BBAC) was created in response to guidance from the Sport Fisheries Advisory Commission (SFAC). Its purpose is to explicitly provide the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and the SFAC advice on black bass fisheries matters. The BBAC receives agendas, meets virtually, discusses agenda topics, and develops consensus on motions that advise the Director of Fishing and Boating Services for the department on matters referenced by the Director. Meeting minutes... Read more →

Guest Opinion: New Jersey Governor Announces Drastic Gun Control Agenda

by NRA-ILA Thursday morning, Gov. Phil Murphy held a press conference to unveil yet another gun control package in the Garden State. Every time he reverts back to the same playbook, it is nothing more than an admission that years of gun control have been a failure. But because he has no real ideas about how to enhance public safety, the Governor doubles down on more of the same failed laws. The Governor has proposed and supported the introduction of legislation which includes: Reworking the Firearms Identification Card system (FID) to include mandatory firearms safety course completion to even those... Read more →