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Bancroft Bridge In Need of Substantial Repairs or Replacement After Damage From Flood

WILMINGTON DELAWARE--The Bancroft Bridge in Alapocas Run State Park sustained extensive damage from flooding during the remnant of Hurricane Ida and will need to be substantially repaired or possibly replaced, meaning it will be closed indefinitely. The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Parks and Recreation closed the popular walking bridge after an initial inspection following the Sept. 2 flooding. This week a structural engineer further assessed the bridge and confirmed significant damage. The bridge was damaged from debris as floodwaters elevated to its lower structure. The bridge itself has bowed and shifted on its support... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing Delaware: Trout Stocked in White Clay Creek to Provide Fall Fishing Opportunities

WILMINGTON DELAWARE--Rainbow trout were stocked in White Clay Creek today to provide anglers the opportunity to fish for trout in the fall and winter, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced. About 1,000 pounds of 12- to 13-inch rainbows were stocked from near the Pennsylvania state line downstream to Newark. Trout anglers are reminded of the following rules and regulations: A Delaware fishing license is required, unless an angler is exempt. A Delaware trout stamp is required through Nov. 30 to fish in White Clay Creek, as well as other designated trout streams stocked earlier this year,... Read more →

NJDOT, NJDEP remind drivers to beware of deer

(Trenton) – The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection are reminding drivers to be extra vigilant on roadways this fall as mating season for white-tailed deer gets underway and daylight hours decrease. Deer are more likely to suddenly enter roadways at this time of year, also known as the fall rut, as bucks pursue does, increasing the risk for sudden stops or collisions. Deer activity is more likely to occur during early morning hours and around sunset, when visibility may be difficult and more motorists are on their work commutes. “Deer are... Read more →

CNB Fishing Report Maryland: Bergen Kline Thrilled to Catch a 41-inch Northern Pike at Deep Creek Lake

MARYLAND FISHING REPORT-October 20, 2021 by Keith Lockwood, fisheries biologist Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Bergen Kline certainly was thrilled to catch this 41-inch northern pike at Deep Creek Lake recently while fishing with his dad. Photo by Sean Kline This week is an exciting time for family and friends to be out fishing and enjoying the outdoors, as daytime temperatures become more moderate and a wide variety of fish become more active as waters cool. Forecast Summary: October 20 – October 26: It’s another great week to get out and enjoy Maryland’s fall foliage and Bay waters. Conditions will... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing News New Jersey: Two New Record Fish Caught in September, a Sheepshead & a Salmon

October 14, 2021 Joe Satkowski of Hampton broke the existing Landlocked Salmon record The NJ DEP Division of Fish and Wildlife has announced that two new record fish were caught in September. September 30, Joe Satkowski of Hampton broke the existing Landlocked Salmon record. Joe was fishing from his boat on Merrill Creek Reservoir, using a Temple Forks Outfitter spinning rod and a Shimano Stradic spinning reel when he landed the fish. A homemade jig served as the lure. The new record landlocked salmon weighed in at 8 lbs., 10 ounces. eclipsing the previous 2018 record by 5 ounces. The... Read more →

CNB Fishing News Maryland: Blue Claw Crabs Heavy and Laden with Meat

by Keith Lockwood, fisheries biologist Maryland Department of Natural Resources. October 13, 2021 Carson Hoffmaster seems to be all tied up with this large crab while sorting the catch with his dad. Photo by Brad Hoffmaster Children always offer a different window into our world, certainly a simpler type of fun and excitement. This could not be truer when they accompany us on our fishing and crabbing adventures. Right now blue crabs are heavy and laden with meat so do not put that crabbing gear away just yet. Forecast Summary: October 13 – October 19: It’s another great week to... Read more →

Kenneth L. Robertson, age 79, of Mt. Ephraim, Army Veteran, Volunteer Fireman, Member of Square Circle Sportsmen

On October 9, 2021, of Mt. Ephraim, NJ. Age 79 years. Predeceased by his beloved wife, Elaine Robertson and parents, Henry Angus and Joyce (nee Shaw) Robertson, Jr. Ken is lovingly survived by his daughter, Christine Dutill; grandchildren, Nicole and Jacob; brother, Henry Angus III (Lorraine) and nieces, Patricia Robertson and Debbie Wheaton. Ken served his country and community proudly. He was a U.S. Army veteran and member of OEM, MEFD, CERT, Audubon Fire Police, VFW, American Legion, Camden Light Artillery and Square Circle. He will be dearly missed. Relatives and friends are invited to his visitation on Friday, October... Read more →

NRA-ILA OPINION: The Second Amendment

For many decades, gun control proponents who saw their fortunes wane in legislatures from coast to coast and who were unable to get traction with Congress could at least console themselves with the thought that activist courts had their backs. The Second Amendment, after all, had been all but written out of the U.S. Bill of Rights by law professors and politically-minded judges, as cities and even the U.S. Congress increasingly adopted gun control in the Twentieth Century. Gloucestercitynews.net graphic files But none of that could change the text, history, or tradition of the Second Amendment, which led to an... Read more →

CNBNews Hunting/Fishing NJ: Fall Trout Stocking Schedule

Beginning October 12, two-year old trout averaging about 14"-16" in length along with some three-year old broodstock, will be stocked in 36 streams, lakes and ponds throughout New Jersey. Gloucestercitynews.net graphic files The Division of Fish and Wildlife will stock approximately 21,000 trout in the state's major trout waters. The fish are stocked from the Pequest Trout Hatchery starting October 12 through October 20. All fall-stocked waters may be fished as soon as they are stocked. Waterbodies stocked will be posted in our Facebook and Instagram stories and on our websiteafter stocking is completed each day (the stocking schedule is... Read more →


" I love you, be safe, see you tomorrow.” ~Keisha Wilkins, principal Martin Luther King HS Martin Luther King High School, West Philadelphia Johann Calhoun, Chalkbeat Oct 6,2021 PHILADELPHIA, PA--In more than six years as principal of Martin Luther King High School in Philadelphia, Keisha Wilkins has developed a ritual of sending students off in the afternoon with the same parting words: “I love you, be safe, see you tomorrow.” But twice in the past year at the 551-student school in Philadelphia’s West Oak Lane neighborhood, students haven’t returned. A junior was found shot to death while attending a vigil... Read more →

New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut Join Together to Share Gun Data

New Jersey joins other regional states on agreement to share gun data South Carolina sheriff takes strong stance against laws on gun control ~CNBNewsnet (The Center Square) – New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and the governors of three other Northeastern states announced a new agreement to share crime gun data, a move they say will help stem gun violence in their states. The governors announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) during a virtual meeting Thursday. Under the accord, law enforcement agencies in the four states will share data in a bid to identify and arrest lawbreakers, including dealers, traffickers and... Read more →

CNB Fishing News Maryland: Early Fall Good Time to Spend Outdoors with Family and Friends

Maryland Fishing Report by Keith Lockwood, fisheries biologist Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Lyla Jones went fishing last weekend with her dad and grandfather (along with a a furry friend) and they all had a wonderful time together. Photo by Joe Garrett Early fall offers a wonderful opportunity to spend time outdoors with family and friends, especially our younger anglers. The fall trout stocking program has begun, offering excellent trout fishing at waters in most areas of Maryland. The Atlantic waters near Ocean City and Assateague Island, along with the Coastal Bays and the Chesapeake Bay all offer wonderful fishing... Read more →

CNB Fishing Maryland: Happening Now! Fall Striped Bass Run in Upper Chesapeake Bay

Maryland Fishing Report – September 29 by Erik Zlokovitz Maryland Department of Natural Resources Angler Alex Morgan caught a 28-inch Spanish mackerel in the Chesapeake Bay on September 18. Photo courtesy of Alex Morgan. As September fades into October, cooling temperatures will bring on more true fall-like fishing conditions. Anglers in the upper Chesapeake Bay are putting more focus on the fall striped bass run, while lower Bay anglers are also trying to get their last shots at Spanish mackerel, red drum, bluefish, and spotted sea trout. Fishing for invasives such as northern snakehead, blue catfish, and flathead catfish should... Read more →

Delaware Approves Diamond State Port Corporation for New Shipping Container Facility

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has issued two state authorizations to the Diamond State Port Corporation (DSPC) toward its redevelopment of the former Chemours Edgemoor industrial site as a shipping container facility. DNREC Secretary Shawn M. Garvin signed an order today approving a subaqueous lands permit, and a federal consistency certification. The plant site, located at 4600 Hay Road, Edgemoor, was sold by Chemours to the DSPC in 2017. The plant was demolished by Chemours prior to the sale, and all applicable permits were transferred to the DSPC. DNREC held a public hearing Sept. 29, 2020,... Read more →

CNB HUNTING/FISHING DELAWARE: Additional Hunting Seasons Opening in October

Youth Waterfowl Hunt Set for Saturday, Oct. 16 Additional Delaware hunting seasons are set to open in October, including snow goose, duck, other migratory bird and firearm deer seasons, as well as the one-day, youth-only waterfowl hunt on Saturday, Oct. 16, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today. Deer hunting is allowed on all Sundays through Jan. 31, 2022, using only those hunting methods legal for the respective established deer hunting seasons, with additional information available at de.gov/sundayhunt. Hunting season dates opening in October: Snow goose: Oct. 1 through Jan. 31, 2022; Feb. 5, 2022 Antlerless... Read more →

Delaware's Garrisons Lake Boat Ramp Officially Open

With today’s ribbon cutting at Garrisons Lake near Smyrna, the fishing and boating public is officially invited to enjoy the popular angling destination with its newly-renovated concrete boat ramp and added amenities of a courtesy dock and freshly repaved parking lot. Managed by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, the new ramp can easily accommodate vessels from hand-launched jon boats to trailered bass boats up to 20 feet long. Garrisons Lake is one of Delaware’s five most-fished ponds, with good populations of sunfish, largemouth bass and black crappie sport fish most frequently caught by anglers. The recreation... Read more →

CNB Hunting NJ: Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease has been confirmed in New Jersey

Public Asked to Report Dead Deer and Deer With Possible Symptoms August 20, 2021 Updated: September 21, 2021 The Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Fish and Wildlife has confirmed Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD). EHD is not a threat to public health. We continue to ask residents to report findings of sick or dead deer using our new online reporting form. EHD and Bluetongue are contracted from the bite of insects called midges (Culicoides sp.). They cannot be transmitted to people, and humans are not at risk by handling infected deer, being bitten by infected midges or eating infected deer... Read more →


North Country Public Radio WATCH: Mosquitoes Use 6 Needles To Suck Your Blood | NCPR News Public Urged to Take Precautionary Measures from Biting Mosquitoes https://fb.watch/8fwN1CI8re/ An increase in mosquito-transmitted West Nile Virus (WNV) activity is occurring in many areas in Delaware as indicated in sentinel chickens used by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control to monitor for certain mosquito-transmitted diseases. Twenty sentinel chicken stations are sampled weekly throughout the state each summer and fall to help track WNV and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), the primary mosquito-transmitted human health threats in Delaware. Mosquito-transmitted virus occurrences in these... Read more →

CNB Hunting News NJ: 11 Wildlife Management Areas To Be Stocked On Four October Weekends

Gloucestercitynews.net image 1 Eleven dog training areas will be stocked with chukars every weekend in October. Birds will be put out late Friday afternoons for training on Saturdays, October 2, 9, 16, and 23. The stocked dog training areas are located within the following WMAs: Read more →

Delaware Waterfowl Stamp and Trout Stamp Art Winners Announced

State Artist Claims 1st Prize in Trout Stamp Contest for Fourth Time The results are in, and two artists have won top honors in Delaware’s Waterfowl Stamp and Trout Stamp art contests. A painting of a tundra swan by Broderick Crawford of Tiger, Ga., will grace the 2022/23 Delaware Waterfowl Stamp. In the 2022 Delaware Trout Stamp art contest, George Bradford of Georgetown, Del., took the top prize with his painting of a brown trout. Mr. Bradford also won second place in the Trout Stamp contest for his painting of a rainbow trout. The annual stamp art competition drew seven... Read more →

10,000 Acres of Atlantic White Cedar Forests to be Restored in the Pinelands

TRENTON – A component of the Murphy Administration’s strategy to ensure New Jersey becomes more resilient to climate change, the Department of Environmental Protection will restore 10,000 acres of globally threatened Atlantic white cedar forests to the state’s Pinelands region, Commissioner Shawn M. LaTourette announced today as part of the State’s recognition of Climate Week. New Jersey’s Atlantic white cedar forests have been adversely impacted by climate change, including by sea-level rise and storm surge that have brought saltwater into these fragile freshwater ecosystems, leaving ghost forests where thriving Atlantic white cedars once stood. “This is the largest forest restoration... Read more →

CNB HUNTING/FISHING NEWS NJ: George Hanakis of Perth Amboy Catches Record Gray Tilefish

September 16, 2021--The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife has officially certified, and is pleased to announce, the catch of a new state record saltwater fish. George Hanakis of Perth Amboy, reeled in the new state record Gray Tilefish on September 1, 2021. The fish weighed in at 23 pounds, 8 ounces, eclipsing the previous state record by 4 ounces and measured 34” in length with a girth of 25”. George was bottom fishing from the boat, Jamaica, captained by Howard Bogan, Jr. They were located in Wilmington Canyon when he caught the tilefish with a Shimano Terez rod, a... Read more →

FISHING IS STILL GOOD IN MARYLAND: Ean Boyer Catches Smallmouth Bass in Potomac River

September 15, 2021 by Keith Lockwood Maryland Department of Natural Resources fisheries biologist. Ean Boyer got to go fishing on the upper Potomac River with his dad and caught this beautiful smallmouth bass. Photo by Cory Boyer Summer is still holding sway over the Maryland landscape but cooler weather keeps slipping in with more frequency. All of this makes for the perfect opportunities to enjoy the outdoors with family and friends. For anglers who want to learn or brush up on boating skills, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and partners are sponsoring free “Welcome to Boating” clinics at Sandy... Read more →

CNB Fishing News Maryland: Surf anglers are reporting excellent fishing along Assateague Island

Maryland Fishing Report – September 8 Atlantic Ocean and Coastal Bays Photo by Monty Hawkins Surf anglers are reporting excellent fishing for spot in the morning hours along the beaches of Assateague Island. There is also a mix of kingfish and croaker at times, and pompano for those rigged for them and fishing with sand fleas. There are also small bluefish in the surf that can be caught on cut spot. At the inlet, striped bass are being caught in the evenings near the jetties on soft plastic jigs and bucktails. During the day bluefish are providing plenty of action... Read more →

CNB Hunting News for NJ: Hunters! Help Keep New Jersey CWD Free!

Chronic Wasting Disease or CWD is a progressive and fatal neurologic disease caused by an infectious protein called a prion. It affects members of the Cervid family such as deer, elk, moose and reindeer, and results in emaciation, abnormal behavior, loss of bodily functions and death. Although CWD has not been found in New Jersey at this time, it poses a serious threat to our deer herds and hunting traditions. Please be aware of the following regulations and precautions before heading outdoors this season: NEVER bring a whole cervid carcass back into New Jersey from out of state. The importation... Read more →

Register for Maryland's Annapolis School of Seamanship

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Marine Trades Association of Maryland (MTAM), Annapolis School of Seamanship, and the Boat U.S. Foundation for Safety and Clean Water are sponsoring two free “Welcome to Boating” clinics at Sandy Point State Park. The clinics, will be held on both Friday September 17 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, September 18 from 10 am to 4 p.m. The clinics will provide instruction for new and experienced boaters on how to properly launch, load, retrieve, and dock a trailerable boat. Register online by clicking here. Boating is a fun family activity with proven... Read more →

Maryland Fishing Report : Chesapeake Bay Conditions will be dominated by Tropical Depression Ida

September 1, 2021 Zack Minnick was fishing below Great Falls on the Potomac River and managed to land this whopper of a blue catfish last weekend on his birthday. Photo by Sam Minnick There are many fishing opportunities in Maryland and many anglers are taking full advantage of the late summer fishing scene. Although the Labor Day weekend is traditionally the end of the summer vacation season, Marylanders know that great fishing will continue for the months to come. Be sure to check the Maryland striped bass fishing advisory forecast and continue taking caution to help us protect this iconic... Read more →

Delaware: DNREC Announces Photo Contest Winners

Contest Highlights Woodland Beach Wildlife Area From May through mid-August, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control invited photographers and nature lovers to submit their best photographs taken on the Tony Florio Woodland Beach Wildlife Area and the adjoining Aquatic Resources Education Center (AREC) near Smyrna. Now the results are in for this new annual contest. To increase public awareness of the natural wonders of AREC and the surrounding wildlife area, children and adults were encouraged to visit the area to take and submit photographs of aquatic life, birds and other wildlife, scenic landscapes, and people enjoying the... Read more →

CNB HUNTING Delaware: Seasons Opening in September

Hunting Opportunities Available at State Wildlife Areas Hunters in Delaware can start their 2021/2022 hunting season Wednesday, Sept. 1 with the opening of mourning dove, archery and crossbow deer, and resident Canada goose hunting seasons, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today. Hunters can hunt teal starting Saturday, Sept. 11 and gray squirrel starting Wednesday, Sept. 15. CNBNews graphics file Hunting season dates and hunting hours for seasons opening in September: Dove: Sept. 1 to Oct. 4 for first season split (½-hour before sunrise to sunset)* Archery and Crossbow Deer: Sept. 1 to Jan. 31, 2022,... Read more →

Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease Found in 1 Deer in Burlington County

Public Asked to Contact DEP, Report Deer With Possible Symptoms August 20, 2021 The Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Fish and Wildlife has confirmed Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) in a deer recently sampled in Burlington County. The sample was also tested for Blue Tongue, another virus that can cause hemorrhagic disease in deer, and it was negative. Neither disease is a threat to public health. EHD and Bluetongue are contracted from the bite of insects called midges (Culicoides sp.). They cannot be transmitted to people, and humans are not at risk by handling infected deer, being bitten by infected... Read more →

*South Jersey Ducks Unlimited Annual Party

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 →

Delaware State Parks to Reduce Lifeguard Hours at Some Swimming Beaches

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will reduce the lifeguarding hours at two of its Delaware State Parks ocean swimming beaches starting next week. From Monday, Aug. 23 through Friday, Sept. 3, Delaware Seashore State Park’s Tower Road beach will be unguarded during the week, but will remain guarded on weekends. From Monday, Aug. 30 through Friday, Sept. 3, Fenwick Island State Park’s Fenwick Lot will be unguarded during the week, but will remain guarded on the weekends. Those looking to swim at Delaware State Parks are encouraged to utilize guarded beaches, including the main beach at... Read more →

Life Guard Schedule for Avalon Beaches for Remaining Days of Summer

The Avalon Beach Patrol has announced the following coverage schedule for the late summer season: -All beaches that have been advertised to be staffed with lifeguards will have at least one guard on duty through Labor Day, Monday, September 6th. -There will be no lifeguards assigned to beaches from September 7-10th, and from September 13-17th due to traditional late season staffing shortages. However, a response team will be manned during those dates from 9:30am-9:00pm in the event of an emergency. -There will be a few beaches that will be guarded September 11-12th, and from September 18-19th. -A response team will... Read more →

PA Game Commission: Deer Can't Transport Covid to Humans

By Natalie Kapustik | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) – In response to recent reports about the connection between COVID-19 and deer, the Pennsylvania Game Commission is seeking to reassure residents that there is no evidence to support that deer can spread the virus to humans or that humans can contract it from consuming venison. Research from the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported that in Pennsylvania and three other states wild white-tailed deer tested positive for the antibodies to the SARS-CoV-2 virus, meaning that these deer were exposed to the COVID-19 virus and formed antibodies as an immune... Read more →

CNB Maryland Fishing: Brianna Taylor Catches Trophy Drum Fish of Assateague Island

Maryland Fishing Report – August 18 Keith Lockwood Maryland Department of Natural Resources fisheries biologist Brianna Taylor poses for a quick picture with her dad before releasing this trophy red drum she caught at Assateague Island. Photo by Gary Savage August 18, 2021 Jhong Citao holds up a nice northern snakehead for a selfie that he caught in lower Dorchester County recently. Photo by Jhong Vitao These late summer weeks hold a lot of fishing opportunities for anglers across the state. Our summer migrant fish species in the Chesapeake Bay and coastal waters are in full swing and other fish... Read more →

CNB Fishing Maryland: Life on the Chesapeake All About Family and Friends...and...Blue Claw Crabs

by Keith Lockwood, Maryland Department of Natural Resources Maryland Fishing Report August 11, 2021 Photo by Jim Livingston Life on the Chesapeake is all about family and friends, a good boat, a good dog, and getting out on the water to enjoy it all. In many cases, this involves catching some blue crabs for a crab dinner together. Throughout the summer, anglers should continue to check the striped bass fishing advisory forecast to help protect this iconic species. Forecast Summary: August 11 – August 17: This week will be sunny, with very warm weather through Saturday and then a slight... Read more →

CNB Fishing Maryland: 301 lb Swordfish Caught off Ocean City, MD

Maryland Fishing Report – August 4 by Fisheries Biologist Keith Lockwood, Maryland Department of Natural Resources Photo by Big Fish Classic, used by permission Last week we had a swordfish state record, set by angler Peter Schultz and his team off the coast of Ocean City. The swordfish was brought to gaff after an eight-hour battle and weighed in at 301 pounds. The big event in Ocean City this week is the White Marlin Open, and with a purse exceeding $9 million and 444 boats entered it is no small affair. Anyone fishing near the inlet, the East Channel, or... Read more →

Living Shores, Cleaner Streams: Delaware Celebrates Lewes Canal Living Shoreline Project

A living shoreline project developed by the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary to help Lewes, Delaware with shoreline stabilization was completed in partnership with Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Delaware Living Shorelines Committee. The Lewes Canal project was a joint effort to add a 180-foot feature adjacent to an already existing living shoreline constructed in 2014 behind the Lewes Little League ball field. A method of shoreline stabilization and protection for wetlands, living shorelines absorb storm energy and protect property while reducing the potential for shoreline erosion issues. They... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing New Jersey: White Tail Deer and Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease

The Division is asking the public to be alert for deer that may be affected by Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) and to report any suspected cases. Symptoms include: difficulty standing, drooling, lethargy, respiratory distress, foam from the mouth or nose, and swelling of the face, tongue, and neck. Sick or dead deer are often seen in or near water. Reports can be made as follows: Division Deer Biologist: 609-259-6965 Division Veterinarian: 908-735-6398 or nicole.lewis@dep.nj.gov More Information Deer In New Jersey Office of Fish and Wildlife Health and Forensics Read more →

CNBNEWS HUNTING DELAWARE: Hunters Reminded of Basic Hunter Education Course Requirements

Online and In-Person Courses Available With fall hunting seasons approaching, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control reminds hunters born after Jan. 1, 1967, that they must successfully complete an approved Basic Hunter Education Course to obtain a Delaware Hunting License. Early pre-registration is advised due to limited class seating, with classes filling quickly as the hunting season approaches. Course dates, times and locations are available online on the DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife Hunter Education Program’s Hunter Education Course Calendar. Additional classes will be scheduled based on class demand. Classes are generally offered from July through... Read more →

CNB HUNTING/FISHING PENNSYLVANIA: Fishing, boating commission floats changes to trout season start

Click on the image, courtesy of tenor.com By Natalie Kapustik | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) – During their quarterly business review, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission gave preliminary approval for a proposed single opening day for trout season, to begin in 2022. The proposal would create a standard single, statewide opening day of trout season on the first Saturday of April each year, resulting in an earlier and longer trout season for most anglers. The new rule would require amendments to several sections of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Code and several regulations that reference opening... Read more →

Rochester Mayor Charged With Criminal Possession of a Firearm

This first appeared in the NRA-ILA Bulletin Things just keep getting worse for Rochester, N.Y. mayor and member of Michael Bloomberg front group Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) Lovely Warren. On July 16, the gun control proponent was charged with criminal possession of a firearm, endangering the welfare of a child, and failure to lock/secure firearms in a dwelling. Back in October 2020, the mayor was indicted on scheme to defraud in the first degree charges stemming from alleged campaign finance violations committed during her 2017 election campaign. The indictment alleged that between November 6, 2013 and Nov. 7, 2017... Read more →

Three Environmentalists, a Volunteer of the Year, and a Youth Fishing Winner Honored at Delaware State Fair

DNREC Honors At the Delaware State Fair in Harrington yesterday evening, Governor John Carney and DNREC Secretary Shawn M. Garvin honored three dedicated Delaware students as DNREC’s Young Environmentalists of the Year for their work to protect, restore or enhance our state’s natural resources, along with a DNREC Volunteer of the Year and this year’s winner of the annual Youth Fishing Tournament. “Every Delawarean, no matter their age, can have an impact in protecting and conserving our natural resources, while also raising awareness for environmental stewardship. At ages 9, 11 and 18, these three young people have taken a stand... Read more →

CNB HUNTING/FISHING MD: Striped Bass Fishery Reopens Sunday, August 1

Maryland Fishing Report – July 28 by Erik Zlokovitz, Maryland Department of Natural Resources Angler Garrett Bucy, age 14, caught this pretty sea bass while fishing with his dad off Ocean City. The striped bass fishery will reopen Sunday, August 1. During the closure, anglers are targeting alternate species such as catfish, perch, spotted sea trout, red drum, bluefish, cobia, and Spanish mackerel. Sea bass have been a reliable target fish for ocean anglers with the warm weather and calm seas. Throughout the summer, be sure to check the striped bass fishing advisory forecast to help protect this iconic species... 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 →