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CNB Consumer Alert: Avoid Rescuing Young Wildlife

DNREC Reminder to Help Their Survival: 'If You Care, Leave Them There’ Look but don’t touch, much less disturb – and even then, just a quick glance and be on your way – that’s the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s message to Delawareans who are likely to see young wildlife in their backyards or almost anywhere in the outdoors this time of year. DNREC wants the public to be aware that the best thing to do when encountering young wildlife of any species is to leave the animals alone, since their mothers are usually nearby monitoring them. Taking... Read more →

CNB Fishing News: Warmer Weather Has Improved Fishing in Maryland

by Erik Zlokovitz of Maryland DNR Recreational Fisheries Outreach, filling in for Keith Lockwood. May 18, 2022 Glenn Simpkins and his daughter with a nice-sized crappie at a pond in Harford County. Photo by Glenn Simpkins Warm and sunny weather returned to Maryland and fishing conditions are getting back to normal, with lighter winds and less rain this week. The shad run is winding down, but should continue until the end of May. With the warmer weather, fishing for invasive snakeheads is starting to improve in the shallow waters of Blackwater and in other river systems, along the shorelines and... Read more →

NRA-ILA New Jersey: Proposed Mandatory Jail Law for Gun Offenses/Action Needed

TRENTON NEW JERSEY (MAY 18, 2022)--Tomorrow, Thursday, at 10:00 a.m., the Senate Law & Public Safety Committee is scheduled to consider S.513, legislation which would create a rebuttable presumption of no bail for gun offenses. While everyone can agree that serious gun crimes should be treated harshly, this bill is constructed in a manner that could result in unintended consequences. Earlier this year, the Assembly made amendments to their version of the bill after serious issues were brought to the attention of lawmakers. However, despite similar conversations in the Senate, significant problems still remain in S.513. This bill still has... Read more →

Duke Farms Bald Eagle Webcam (watch)

In 2008, Duke Farms installed a webcam on a tree adjacent to a Bald Eagle nest to provide a live look at the daily lives of the eagles. In partnership with The Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey, lesson plans were created to facilitate place-based educational opportunities for students. Between the general public and classrooms up and down the east coast, the Duke Farms Eagle Cam has many fans – over 10 million viewers and growing! It is important to remember that although we have access to witness their behaviors, the eagles are still wild animals. If you find the... Read more →

CNB Travel Maryland: Leave The Fawns Alone

DNR Advises Keeping Fawns and Other Wildlife Safe in the Wild April 28, 2022 Anyone Encountering a Fawn Should Leave it Alone Photo by April Price, submitted to the 2014 Maryland DNR Photo Contest. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) cautions anyone who encounters a fawn to avoid disturbing it and resist the urge to feed or handle it. Removing deer from the wild and keeping them in captivity is dangerous, harmful to the animal, and against the law. Deer are born with specialized adaptations, including a lack of odor that prevents predators from locating them; remarkable camouflage that... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing News Maryland: Offshore Blind and Shoreline Licensing Open Until May 31

Applications Must Be Postmarked by May 31 Photo by Jake McPherson, Ducks Unlimited The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Wildlife and Heritage Service is now accepting offshore waterfowl blind and shoreline license applications for riparian (waterfront) property owners. Riparian property owners, or anyone who has been granted permission from the riparian property owner, may license their shoreline. A license will establish offshore stationary blinds or blind sites for hunting waterfowl, and/or will prevent others from licensing and hunting the shoreline at a later date. Applicants must submit paperwork and fees by mail, postmarked no later than May 31, 2022.... Read more →

Two New State Parks Open in Maryland

Maryland State Park Week, Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford joined the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to open two new state parks to the public: Bohemia River State Park in Cecil County, and Cypress Branch State Park in Kent County. “I want to thank the Maryland Park Service and the Department of Natural Resources for continuously searching for new opportunities of growth, access and preservation throughout our state parks,” said Lt. Governor Rutherford. “Bohemia River and Cypress Branch are two great examples of how our state parks provide not only great resources for outdoor recreation, but opportunities to learn... Read more →

CNB Fishing News Maryland: Angler Alonzo Magee Catches His First Fish, a Bluegill

Maryland Fishing Report – May 11 by Erik Zlokovitz Maryland DNR Recreational Fisheries Outreach Angler Alonzo Magee caught his first fish — a bluegill — in a Gaithersburg pond. Photo by Leroy Hyson The big story recently was a major storm system with heavy rains and northeasterly winds, which brought flooding conditions to the Potomac, Susquehanna, and other rivers and streams across Maryland. Fishing conditions should slowly get back to normal with a stretch of warmer sunny days and lighter winds. The shad run should continue until late May, and the 2022 striped bass trophy season will run through May... Read more →

CNB Fishing News: Delaware Changes Summer Flounder, Scup, Black Sea Bass Fishing Regulations

Delaware recreational fishing regulations for summer flounder, scup and black sea bass were changed effective May 1, 2022, to ensure the state’s compliance with regional fisheries management plans (FMP) for these species, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today. The recreational fishing regulation was instituted to sustainably manage each species consistent with FMP recreational harvest limits and to provide recreational fishing opportunities. The changes are: The minimum summer flounder size limit was reduced from 16.5 inches to 16 inches, with a continued four-fish daily limit and all-year season. Scup size limit was increased from 8 to... Read more →


May 4, 2022 Brady Matthew enjoyed a great family day of fishing with his daughters, catching both sunfish and golden shiners. The shad run is on, and fishing for both American shad and hickories has been very good for catch-and-release anglers. The striped bass trophy season got off to a fair start with some large fish in the 40-inch to 50-inch range caught on the first day, May 1. The 2022 striped bass trophy season will run through May 15. Summer season regulations start on May 16 – be sure to check the DNR website for seasonal regulations in your... Read more →

CNB Fishing News Maryland: April a Great Month for Anglers

By Keith Lockwood, fisheries biologist with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Reza Karimi was fishing Seneca Creek when he caught this trophy-sized rainbow trout. Photo courtesy of Reza Karimi April has been a wonderful month for fishing, especially for our put-and-take trout anglers. Maryland Department of Natural Resources staff have been out each week stocking trout waters around the state. The 2022 striped bass trophy season begins Sunday, May 1, and our Chesapeake Bay anglers will be out in force – be sure to check the DNR website for seasonal regulations in your area of the Bay. Forecast Summary:... Read more →

CNB Hunting Delaware: Deer Harvest Announced for 2021/22 Hunting Season

While Harvest Numbers Decreased, Venison Donations Increased A succesful Delaware hunter Delaware hunters reported harvesting 15,383 deer during the 2021/22 hunting season, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today. The harvest was 10.9% lower than the 2020/21 record harvest of 17,265 deer, but marked the ninth consecutive year that the Delaware harvest exceeded 14,000 deer. The smaller harvest could be attributable to various factors, including natural food availability, hunter effort or the DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife’s management of the deer population to improve the quality of the herd and reduce agricultural crop damage. Deer... Read more →


The Quintessential reason - Why Grandpa carries a gun. Please take time to read this and pay particular attention to "A Little Gun History" about halfway down. Why Carry a Gun? My old grandpa said to me 'Son, there comes a time in every man's life when he stops bustin' knuckles and starts bustin' caps and usually it's when he becomes too old to take a whopping.' I don't carry a gun to kill people. I carry a gun to keep from being killed. I don't carry a gun to scare people. I carry a gun because sometimes this world... Read more →

CNB Fishing Maryland: COMING SOON...Striped Bass, White Perch, Shad Run

April 20, 2022 Keith Lockwood, fisheries biologist Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Amelia Wike had fun trout fishing with her dad recently. Photo by Christopher J. Wike Chillier weather descended upon Maryland this past week, and areas of Western Maryland even received a significant amount of snow. Warmer weather is in the forecast ahead, just in time for a weekend of fishing together with family and friends. This month offers special opportunities for our younger anglers to enjoy fishing in the put-and-take trout fishing waters, which are being stocked each week. Forecast Summary: April 20 – April 26: Cool, wet... Read more →

Gloucester City Fishing Derby Saturday, April 23

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (CNBNewsnet)--Gloucester City's Annual Fishing Derby is Saturday, April 23 at Martins Lake, Johnson Blvd, and Baynes Avenue, from 8 AM to 12 Noon for ages 4 to 16. This is a catch-and-release event, sponsored by the Gloucester City Lakes Association. Rain or Shine Read more →

Seasonal Jobs Offered by State of New Jersey

Each year, between May and September, the New Jersey State Park Service hires approximately 700 seasonal staff to fill peak-season jobs at New Jersey’s parks, forests, recreation areas and historic sites. No experience necessary to apply. Salaries for most positions start at $15.00 per hour. The minimum age to apply is is 16 years old. Interested in applying? Click here to submit an application for one of the positions listed below. For information on full time employment with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, visit nj.gov/dep/jobs. Go Here to learn more about the jobs being offered Go Here to... Read more →

CNB Maryland Fishing Report: Spring Weather Will Bring Gamefish; Shad and Herring Spawning

By Keith Lockwood, fisheries biologist Maryland Department of Natural Resources. April 13, 2022 This little guy was lucky enough to get out fishing with his dad, Photo by Vince Gray Maryland appears to be taking a big leap into spring weather this weekend, so be sure to find yourself outdoors fishing with family and friends. Trout fishing is on the top of the list for many freshwater anglers, especially our youngsters. Be sure to check the Maryland Department of Natural Resources website for the Chesapeake Bay striped bass regulations for 2022. Forecast Summary: April 13 – April 19: The spring... Read more →


The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has finalized a strategy to address several specific wetlands and aquatic vegetation issues in the Inland Bays watershed. Published by the DNREC Wetland Monitoring and Assessment Program (WMAP), the Inland Bays Wetland Restoration Strategy plan covers the Inland Bays watershed, which drains 210,064 acres of land in southern Delaware. According to Delaware’s 2017 Statewide Wetland Mapping Project, 58,906 acres of the basin are wetlands. This acreage represents 20% of all of Delaware’s wetlands. The primary purpose of this strategy is to identify key tactics for addressing issues affecting tidal wetlands, non-tidal... Read more →

CNB Hunting News Maryland: Spring Turkey Season 2022 Set to Open

Junior Hunt Starts April 16; All Hunters Begin April 18 Photo by Stephen Badger, Maryland Department of Natural Resources The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announces that the statewide spring turkey season will kick off April 16 with Junior Turkey Hunt Day. All hunters can try to bag a bird during the regular statewide spring turkey season, April 18 through May 23. Maryland hunters can generally expect to see more turkeys this year, especially in the state’s western and central regions. The 2021 DNR Summer Wild Turkey Observation Survey documented high reproductive success in areas where the Brood X... Read more →

CNB Fishing Maryland: Striped Bass Season Remains Closed

Keith Lockwood, fisheries biologist Maryland Department of Natural Resources Maryland Fishing Report – April 6 Brent Fletcher took his opportunity to fish the upper Patapsco River and catch this beautiful rainbow trout. Photo courtesy of Brent Fletcher March finished with some cold and blustery conditions for anglers, and April promises milder temperatures. Trout fishing in the put-and-take areas has been getting the premier attention of many anglers enjoying the daily and generous stocking of trout, which will last through the month of April. Don’t miss it! As a reminder, Maryland waters of the Chesapeake Bay and tributaries except the Potomac... Read more →


SEASON ON SATURDAY, APRIL 9 (P22/15) TRENTON – Anglers will have approximately 250,000 freshly stocked rainbow trout to catch in waterways across the state when trout season opens on Saturday, April 9, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Shawn M. LaTourette announced today. Approximately 100,000 anglers of all ages are expected to head to their favorite fishing spots on opening day, which kicks off at 8 a.m. Trout season in New Jersey is eagerly anticipated by many because it’s an excellent opportunity to spend quality time outdoors while also enjoying some outstanding fishing. “DEP Fish and Wildlife began stocking beautiful rainbow... Read more →

Volunteers Needed to Record Bird Species at Delaware Reserve

Citizen Science Project at Blackbird Creek and St. Jones Runs Through 2022 The Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve (DNERR) is encouraging visitors to help with a data collection project by documenting the species of birds they see while visiting the Blackbird Creek and St. Jones reserves. The year-long project will help create a snapshot of the birds that visit the lands within DNERR’s boundaries and will help provide input for conservation plans, land stewardship, and restoration efforts. The Bald Eagle, Red-Shouldered Hawk, Clapper Rail, and tree swallows are among the birds that have been spotted by volunteers so far this... Read more →

CNB Fishing Maryland: Opening Day of Trout Season A Big Success!

Maryland Fishing Report – March 30 by Keith Lockwood, Fisheries Biologist Maryland Department of Natural Resources The proud and happy face of Jason Punsalon says it all. Photo by Rodney Punsalon Trout anglers had their big day last Saturday for what most call the opening day of trout season, although trout have been generously stocked for months. It is a time for our younger anglers to enjoy some success in pursuing trout in local waters with moms and dads. All Maryland waters of the Chesapeake Bay and tributaries except the Potomac River will be closed to all striped bass catch-and-release... Read more →

Help Document Bird Species at Delaware Reserves

Citizen Science Project at Blackbird Creek and St. Jones Runs Through 2022 The Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve (DNERR) is encouraging visitors to help with a data collection project by documenting the species of birds they see while visiting the Blackbird Creek and St. Jones reserves. The year-long project will help create a snapshot of the birds that visit the lands within DNERR’s boundaries, and will help provide input for conservation plans, land stewardship and restoration efforts. The Bald Eagle, Red-Shouldered Hawk, Clapper Rail and tree swallows are among the birds that have been spotted by volunteers so far this... Read more →

NFL-ILA Point of View: Pro-Gun Members of Congress Want Answers

from ATF Demand Answers from ATF on Mass Suppressor Application Denials MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2022 SUPPORT NRA-ILA Recently, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) – under the direction of Joe Biden and Merrick Garland – has been on a tear of upsetting settled understandings and changing enforcement policies. But pro-gun members of the United States Senate and House of Representatives have taken note and are now demanding answers of their own. Gun owners by now are used to the drill, although it never gets more justifiable or legitimate. An anti-gun White House and attorney general assume control,... Read more →

CNB Hunting Delaware: Wild Turkey Hunting to Open

One-Day Youth and Non-Ambulatory Hunter Turkey Hunt April 2, ...Followed by Regular Hunting Season Opening on April 9 Wild turkey hunting in Delaware begins Saturday, April 2 with a one-day turkey hunt for youth ages 10 through 15 and for non-ambulatory hunters, the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Controlannounced today – with the regular turkey hunting season opening Saturday, April 9 and running through Saturday, May 7. Hunting hours are a half-hour before sunrise until 1 p.m. Monday through Saturday, with no Sunday hunting allowed. Only bearded turkeys may be harvested, and the bag limit is one bearded turkey... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing News: Maryland NRP February Report

Released March 22, 2022 The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) issued citations for illegal hunting and fishing activities in February. A Hancock man was charged with violating size and creel limits for trout in Allegany County. On Feb. 10, officers were conducting patrol in Evitts Creek when they observed Jacob Logan, 30, fishing at the bridge on Smouses Mill Road. According to police, Logan caught five trout and placed them in his vehicle. About 20 minutes later, Logan returned and caught more trout, which placed him over his limit. When police conducted a conservation check, they found that Logan had... Read more →

CNB Hunting Maryland: 2022 Guide Released

Detailed Hunting and Trapping Information Welcome to Maryland Waterfowl Hunting Welcome to Maryland Deer Hunting Welcome to Maryland Black Bear Hunting Welcome to Maryland Eastern Wild Turkey Hunting Hunting & Trapping in Maryland All Game Species - Seasons & Bag Limits 2021-2022 White-tailed and Sika Deer Seasons and Bag Limits Maryland Hunting Licenses, Stamps and Permits Buy a License ​2021-2022 Hunting Seasons Calendar Hunter Education and Safety Junior Hunt Days Permission to Hunt Card (Private Lands) Deer and Turkey Check-in Procedures and ​Public and Private Land Codes Sunrise-Sunset Table​ Checking in a deer or turkey? Please call (888) 800-0121 The... Read more →

CNB Fishing Delaware: Check White Perch Action Delaware Bay

The weekly Delaware Fishing Report offers information on when to fish, where to fish, which species are biting, and how to catch them. It is written by veteran Delaware angler Eric Burnley, Sr. March 24, 2022 Pick Your Fishing Spot source here Buy a Fishing License Tidal and Non-Tidal Sizes, Seasons and Creel Limits Tidal and Non-Tidal Fishing Access Areas Sport Fishing Tournament Delaware Fish and Shellfish Facts Freshwater Fishing Ponds Boat Registration Reporting Fish Kills Boating Safety Tide Tables Welcome to 2022 Delaware Fishing (click) Delaware Bay Every reporting station I called, from Odessa to Long Neck, said the... Read more →

CNB Fishing Maryland: Check the Potomac for Largemouth Bass

by Keith Lockwood, fisheries biologist Maryland Department of Natural Resources. March 23, 2022 Photo by Steve Peperak Put-and-take trout anglers will have their day this Saturday, March 26, as the traditional opening day kicks off at 5:30 a.m. throughout Maryland. This is a wonderful time for our younger anglers to achieve success in catching some trout, and for adults to share it with them. Maryland Department of Natural Resources hatchery crews and biologists have been working hard to get all of the trout out this week, and we hope you have a wonderful time! Anyone who needs to register a... Read more →

Maryland March 16 Fishing Report: Anglers Aboard Party and Charter Boats Enjoying Calmer Seas and Excellent Fishing

written and compiled by Keith Lockwood, fisheries biologist Maryland Department of Natural Resources Lucy Perez proudly holds up her stringer of yellow perch. Photo by Nick Perez. Despite winter’s heavy hand last weekend, the harbingers of spring are all around us. The geese, swans, and most migratory ducks have headed north and are replaced by the arrival of the ospreys. Crocus and daffodils are blooming, and fishing opportunities abound. Anglers are enjoying the trout management waters that are open, all species of fish are awakening from their winter’s sleep, and spawning runs of yellow and white perch are underway. Forecast... Read more →

DNREC Mosquito Control Section to Begin Spraying Woodland Pools

Spring Campaign Will Reduce Numbers of Year’s First Biting Mosquitoes The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will begin annual spraying of spring woodland pools to control aquatic immature (larval) mosquitoes on Wednesday, March 16, weather permitting. Spraying by DNREC’s Mosquito Control section will begin in southern Sussex County, then expand into Kent and New Castle counties over the next several weeks. Controlling early-season woodland pool larval mosquitoes limits the emergence of biting adult mosquitoes later in the spring. Up to 10,000 acres of wet woodlands near select populated areas will be treated with a helicopter applying the... Read more →

ADA Iditarod UPDATE: Leader Brent Sass Poised To Win

What a run. Leader Brent Sass of Eureka is in the middle of his mandatory eight-hour layover at White Mountain, and he's poised to win his first Iditarod title — as long as everything goes his way for the next 77 miles to Nome. Despite defending champion Dallas Seavey's best efforts, Sass managed to keep a tight grip on his lead over the past 24 hours. He pulled into White Mountain just over 2 1/2 hours ahead of Seavey. In Nome, crews are piling up snow on Front Street in anticipation of teams' arrival. ADN Iditarod team members are on... Read more →

ADN Update on Iditarod Race, Sass Holds Lead

Mushers are funneling through Unalakleet en route to the Norton Sound coast, and not much has changed looking at the top of the field. Brent Sass of Eureka is still holding on to his lead of 15 miles or so over defending champion Dallas Seavey on their approach to the Koyuk checkpoint. stock image courtesy of unsplash.com Sass hustled through Unalakleet around 11:30 p.m. yesterday while Seavey opted to rest in the checkpoint when he arrived nearly two hours later. In Unalakleet, Seavey was confident in his chances of victory. "There's only one place that you really need to be... Read more →

CNB Hunting and Fishing Maryland: Muskrat Trapping Extended

Weather Conditions Lead to Additional Week for Trapping A muskrat den at Taylors Island Wildlife Management ARea. Maryland DNR photo The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has added a one-week extension to the muskrat trapping season in all counties except Allegany, Carroll, Frederick, Garrett, Howard, and Washington. The revised season will now close March 22, 2022, to make up for unfavorable weather conditions. An extremely cold winter and more recent tide fluctuations have limited trapper access to many waterways and wetlands, reducing the ability and opportunity to harvest this valuable furbearer. State law grants the department the authority to extend... Read more →

CNBNews Hunting/Fishing Maryland: Photo Contest Now Open

March 8, 2022 Entries for Annual Contest Taken Until August 1, 2022 Photo “Short-eared Owl Hovering” by Mitch Adolph, submitted to the 2021 Maryland DNR Photo Contest The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is now accepting entries for its annual photo contest. Photographers, novice or professional, can enter for the chance to win cash, park passes, and other great prizes. Winning entries will be posted online, featured in the quarterly Maryland Natural Resource magazine, and placed in the next DNR wall calendar. About 2,000 photos were submitted by 400 photographers in the 2021 contest. The winning images are posted... Read more →

Walter C. Harrington, 86, of Bellmawr; Retired Navy Yard Machinist, Square Circle Member, and 32nd Degree Master Mason

Bellmawr - Walter C. Harrington, on March 11, 2022, of Bellmawr. Age 86. Beloved husband of Eleanor Harrington (nee Catts) for 67 years. Devoted father of Eleanor Gallardo (Joseph). Loving grandfather of Heather Monahan (Eric), Joel Gallardo (Tina), and Megan Gallardo and great grandfather of Gerard Gallardo. Dear brother of the late Marie Fennimore and Doris Clark. Walter retired after many years as a machinist and with the technical group at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. He loved to hunt and fish and was a member of Square Circle Sportsmen's Club in Gibbsboro. Walter was a 32nd Degree Master Mason with... Read more →

ADA Report: Iditarod Race is Heating up Figuratively and Literally

The race is heating up — figuratively and literally. Front-pack mushers are getting ready to hit the trail again after taking their 24-hour rests in the checkpoint of Cripple. They're led by Eureka musher Brent Sass, who took off shortly after 4:30 p.m. today with 13 dogs in harness. (Waiting for their turn to go: defending champion Dallas Seavey of Talkeetna, Hugh Neff of Anchorage, Ryan Redington of Knik and Mitch Seavey of Seward.) The leaders will want to keep one eye on the chase pack behind them: There's a contingent of contenders approaching the checkpoint who are hoping to... Read more →

ADN Update on Iditarod Race, 400 Miles into the contest

We're now around 400 miles into the race, and Eureka musher Brent Sass is closing in on the checkpoint of Cripple after passing defending champion Dallas Seavey earlier today. [photo credit Creator: Jeff Manes | Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto] Close Iditarod observers know that we've entered the stage where real racing has begun. When and where mushers take their mandatory 24-hour rests will inform their strategy later on, and some — like Nome/Nenana racer Aaron Burmeister — are adjusting their plans due to trail conditions or other factors. He's taking his 24-hour break in McGrath while it looks like Sass and... Read more →

Anchorage Daily News March 9 Iditarod Update

The race has now reached the Kuskokwim River with Aaron Burmeister of Nome/Nenana closing in on the next checkpoint, at McGrath. Giving chase: Ryan Redington of Knik, Richie Diehl of Aniak and defending champion Dallas Seavey of Talkeetna. Aaron Burmeister, last year's Iditarod runner-up, at this year's ceremonial start in Anchorage. (Marc Lester / ADN) There's still nearly 700 miles to go before we reach Nome. But we're approaching a point in the race where mushers must decide when to take their mandatory 24-hour rest. In a typical year, many of them would rest in Takotna — the checkpoint after... Read more →

Iditarod UPDATE: Mushers Cycled in and out of Rainy Pass

Hi, ADN Iditarod fans, We're now a full day into the race, and the leading pack of mushers cycled in and out of the Rainy Pass checkpoint midday today. Up next is Rohn. The stretch of trail between Finger Lake and Rohn is often referred to as grueling or technical. Why? Because the trail literally crosses a mountain range — the Alaska Range. From Finger Lake, there's a steep climb, then a sharp drop down the Happy River Steps, which consists of forested shelves. Then it's up again, with more steep climbs and some sidehill trail. Norwegian musher Robert Sorlie... Read more →

Attention Fans of the Iditarod Race! It Is About to Begin

source ADN Iditarod ANCHORAGE ALASKA--(MARCH 4, 2022)--• Saturday, ceremonial start: Mushers and dog teams will launch one at a time from near Fourth Avenue and D Street in downtown Anchorage starting at 10 a.m. They'll follow an 11-mile route through the city, ending at the Campbell Airstrip. If you're planning to spectate or "trailgate," here's a roundup of some of the best viewing spots. • Sunday, restart: This is when race clocks will officially start. Mushers will leave Willow Lake north of Anchorage in two-minute intervals starting at 2 p.m., kicking off their journey to Nome along the race's northern... Read more →

CNBHunting/Fishing: Report highlights hunting, shooting impact on Pennsylvania

By Victor Skinner | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) – A new report illustrates the $1.8 billion impact of hunting, trapping, and sport shooting in Pennsylvania, which ranked third among states for participation and 10th for economic contributions in 2020. The Economic Impacts of Hunting and Target Shooting report was produced by Southwick Associates, an outdoor recreation-focused market research firm, for the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance, which advocates for hunting and fishing rights. The report was funded by a grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. CNBNews graphic files The 67-page report, which was released Friday, was based... Read more →

GUEST OPINION: Isolated and Under Attack, Ukrainians Take Up Arms to Defend Their Homeland

SUPPORT NRA-ILA Last month we reported on ordinary Ukrainians taking up arms to defend their country and communities against a possible Russian invasion. Now, the worst has come to pass; Vladimir Putin has launched a full-scale invasion of the country, quickly gaining ground against a valiant but vastly outmatched Ukrainian army. The U.S. and NATO are banding together to isolate Russia economically, in the hopes of crippling its ability to wage war. But world powers have for now withheld military intervention to avoid further provoking a global conflict. CNBNews graphic file Isolated and under assault, it will now be up... Read more →

Delaware State Parks Fee Season March 1

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control reminds visitors to Delaware State Parks that 2022 entrance fees will be in effect starting Tuesday, March 1 through Nov. 30. State park entrance fees for vehicles registered in Delaware are $4 at inland parks and $5 at ocean parks. Fees for out-of-state vehicles are $8 at inland parks and $10 at ocean parks. Entrance fees will remain in effect through Nov. 30, which is the normal fee season end date. Daily park entrance fees may be paid via credit-card machine at most park locations, where fee attendants are on duty or... Read more →

NRA-ILA OPINION: Don't Believe Beto

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2022 SUPPORT NRA-ILA The clown prince of American politics is back in the headlines. During a campaign stop in Tyler, Texas, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke shared his new position on firearms. According to the noted gun confiscation proponent, he’s no longer hell bent on grabbing guns. The failed presidential candidate told those gathered, “I’m not interested in taking anything from anyone. What I want to make sure that we do is defend the Second Amendment.” CNBNews graphic file There is no reason to credit Beto’s purported change of heart. Further, as Beto tries to... Read more →

CNB Hunting and Fishing Delaware: Spring Trout Season to Open With Youth-Only Day March 5

Stocked Ponds Closed to All Fishing from Saturday, Feb. 19 through Friday, March 4 CNBNews graphic file Delaware’s 2022 downstate pond trout season will open for youth anglers only under age 16 at 7 a.m. on Saturday, March 5, followed by the opening of the regular trout season for all anglers at 7 a.m. the next day, Sunday, March 6, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today. Fishing will be allowed both days from 7 a.m. to a half-hour after sunset unless otherwise restricted by area rules, with trout fishing open thereafter from a half-hour before... Read more →

Earth Day Video Contest for Delaware Students

DNREC Invites Delaware Students to Enter Earth Day Video Contest With Earth Day to be celebrated April 22, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is hosting its second annual video contest to educate and engage young people about the importance of environmental protection and inspire them to become part of the solution to address climate change. The global theme for Earth Day 2022, “Invest in Our Planet,” is focused on accelerating solutions to climate change, encouraging everyone – governments, citizens and businesses – to do their part. The DNREC Earth Day video contest invites Delaware students to... Read more →

CNB HUNTING MARYLAND: 2022 Winter Turkey Season Harvest

Hunters Take Advantage of Cold Weather Opportunity Photo by Tony Wheatley, submitted to the 2018 Maryland DNR Photo Contest. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced that hunters reported taking 67 wild turkeys during the 2022 winter turkey season, which was open statewide Jan. 20-22. This year’s harvest was 24% lower than the 2021 winter total of 89 turkeys. St. Mary’s, Baltimore, and Caroline counties reported the highest harvests respectively, although turkeys were reported from most counties across the state. Adult males, or “toms,” comprised 30% of the harvest with the remainder being females and juveniles. Eighty-one percent were taken... Read more →

CNB FISHING MARYLAND: Tommy and His Buddy Oakley Ice Fishing on Cunningham Reservoir

Maryland Fishing Report – Winter 2022 February 9, 2022 Tommy O’Connell spent some time ice-fishing on Cunningham Reservoir with his buddy Oakley. Photo by Tommy O’Connell While some retreat when winter temperatures drop and snow and icy conditions prevail, there are anglers who just cannot sit out the winter months. The reservoirs of Western Maryland are providing wonderful ice fishing opportunities for a variety of fish species, and the open waters of fast-moving streams and rivers are providing excellent trout fishing thanks to the pre-season stocking program. The 2022 recreational striped bass regulations have been finalized and they will stay... Read more →