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NJ Outdoor Shooting/Archery Ranges Opening Friday

NEW JERSEY--Thanks to a lawsuit brought against Governor Murphy by NRA’s state association, ANJRPC, Governor Phil Murphy announced this week that outdoor shooting and archery ranges will be allowed to reopen this Friday, May 22nd. Unfortunately, the Governor’s order has not been extended to indoor ranges. Outdoor ranges that choose to reopen are required to adhere to strict social distancing and sanitation protocols, as well as a capacity limit. Specified protocols are detailed in Executive Order 147. source NRA Read more →


MD Anglers Catching Striped Bass and Red Drum

Maryland Fishing Report – May 20 May 20, 2020 Braden Walsh is all smiles with the first golden trout that he caught last weekend. Photo by Gary Soukup It may be hard to believe, but Memorial Day weekend approaches. Folks are seeking rejuvenation in the outdoors, which is encouraged as long as we’re being safe and considerate in regard to social distancing. As we all start spending more time on the water, a reminder that our biologists have instituted several volunteer angler surveys to help... Read more →


How Gun Control Reduce Mass Shootings?

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(May 20, 2020)--Thinking about how to prevent mass shootings and school shooting prevention? 22 people were killed, and dozens more were injured in a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. 9 people were killed in Dayton, Ohio with 27 more wounded. A 19-year old student killed 3 people in Gilroy, California before he killed himself. Donald Trump suggests that violent video games and poor mental health are to blame for these shootings. However, that is not what science shows and predicts. What science demonstrates and shows... Read more →


HOME COUNTRY: Spring is in The Air

CNBNews Contributor (Gloucestercitynews.net)(May 2020)--It was one of those evenings that makes you glad there’s a month called May. Bob Milford parked his truck in front of the Mule Barn truck stop, then changed his mind and drove the few blocks into town and parked in front of Sarah’s Read Me Now book store and got out. The air was sweet like wine, warm and flowing over his body. The calves out on the Diamond W were healthy and frolicking all over the place and there... Read more →


Maryland Fishing Report; Strange, Difficult Times

by Keith Lockwood, Maryland Department of Natural Resources Brothers Cole and Isaac Marble got to enjoy some trout fishing recently with their dad and take some trout home for dinner. Photo by Tom Marble What strange and difficult times the past two months have been for all — if it has been inconvenient for some, remember that it has been devastating to others. With the allowance of additional outdoor recreation under the governor’s stay at home order, we can enjoy fishing as long as we... Read more →


The Striped Bass Bonus Program (SBBP) will reopen on Friday, May 15.

Applications for the 2020 SBBP are now available. A new application must be submitted by e-mail for 2020. Please see below for instructions on how to apply. Updated and new information about the SBBP is posted on this webpage and sent to Marine Fisheries e-mail list subscribers and media outlets when available. Reporting of all harvested bonus fish is mandatory. Effective May 15, 2020, the SBBP regulations are as follows: One fish per permit 24" to less than 28" May 15, 2020 - December 31,... Read more →


Empty Shelves in Meat Sections Bring on Rush of New Hunters

by Phil Phillips - Wednesday, May 6, 2020 We are a species of hunter-gatherers but for many, easy access to food at the grocery stores has taken away that instinct … until now. It is amazing how fast we return to our roots and to a focus on life’s essentials when that food supply is suddenly tough to come by. If there is anything good that has come out of COVID-19, it is that people are returning to an era of self-reliance to make sure... Read more →


The Recreational Fishing Industry in NJ Looking Forward to Restrictions Being Eased

...welcoming back visitors By Sarah Downey | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Even with more marinas recently reopening, the economic impact of COVID-19 lockdowns to curb spread of the coronavirus is having far-reaching effects on New Jersey’s recreational fishing industry. The damage is expected to be widespread and long-lasting, John DePersenaire, Fisheries Policy & Science Researcher at the Recreational Fishing Alliance (RFA), said in an email response to The Center Square. “It’s important to understand that like many businesses in New Jersey, recreational... Read more →


Fees, passes required at Delaware state parks, wildlife areas starting Friday, May 8

Reduced cost state park pass available for those on state assistance, including unemployment The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today that it will reinstate entry fees and park pass requirements at all Delaware State Parks and require a Conservation Access Pass to enter state wildlife areas starting Friday, May 8. DNREC also announced that those receiving Unemployment Insurance benefits can receive an annual park pass for $10, and those passes can be purchased online for those on unemployment as well as other... Read more →


Public Comment for Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass Summer-Fall Regulations Begins May 8

Hearing Scheduled via Webinar May 11 The proposed action to implement Addendum VI to Amendment 6 of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Striped Bass for the Chesapeake Bay recreational and charter boat summer and fall fishery will be published in the Maryland Register on Friday, May 8, 2020. A public hearing will be held via webinar at 6 p.m. on May 11. Interested persons are invited to participate and express their views. Anyone needing special accommodations under Title... Read more →


NJ's Backyard Naturalist

Wondering what is located in your own backyard, that bird you saw on your last hike or how to learn more about the environment around you? The Division of Fish and Wildlife has created online learning resources for learning about our environment. There are: Learn-At-Home Activities for children to do while exploring Outdoor Skills to learn something new Species ID to help become more familiar with the natural world Who Am I? Click to enlarge Answer below Learn-At-Home Outdoor Skills Species ID Archery and Bowhunting... Read more →


DNREC state parks, wildlife area visitors must bring masks starting Friday

DOVER, Del. – The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced that starting Friday those aged 13 or older are required to bring a face mask with them to enter state parks, wildlife areas and reserves, and should wear the mask when they cannot maintain social distancing from other visitors. Those who do not bring face masks when visiting these areas may be required to leave by DNREC Natural Resources Police officers or staff. This decision is in accordance with Governor John Carney’s thirteenth... Read more →


NJ2AS and Roubian file federal lawsuit against Gov. Murphy

The New Jersey Second Amendment Society (NJ2AS) and Alex “Alejandro” Roubian have formally filed a lawsuit against Governor Murphy on Tuesday, April 28th, 2020. Copies of the complaint and related documents can be found by clicking below: Verified Complaint Memorandum of Law Declaration Order to Show Cause In the complaint, NJ2AS and Alejandro contend Governor Murphy, unnamed staff, and the New Jersey Press Association have collectively conspired to bar a reporter from accessing press conferences and public information. The complainants further cite that the action... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Bloomberg Spends $1 Billion on Failed Attempt to Win Presidential Nomination

National Rifle Association Bloomberg Spends Over $1 Billion to Buy American Samoa OK, that headline might be a bit of an exaggeration, but the most recent filing from the Federal Election Commission (FEC) exposes just how much of a disaster Mike Bloomberg’s failed presidential run really was. While it was clear Bloomberg had been contemplating running for president at least since 2016, and considered entering the current campaign as a Democrat as far back as 2018, he came late to the party for the 2020... Read more →


Pennsylvania Game Commission Launches New Podcast Series, “Call of the Outdoors”

The Pennsylvania Game Commission recently launched its new podcast, “Call of the Outdoors,” a series of episodes focused on wildlife, hunting, habitat and conservation across the Keystone State. The podcast is hosted by Game Commission Marketing Director and world turkey calling champion Matt Morrett. “We are really excited and proud to share this podcast with people who love Pennsylvania wildlife as much as we do at the Game Commission,” said Morrett. “Listeners will get an inside look into how wildlife is managed here in Penn’s... Read more →


New Jersey's Fishing Industry "Sinking!"

This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com As Economy Has Faltered, New Jersey’s Fishing Industry Gets Walloped ANDREW S. LEWIS | APRIL 27, 2020 | NJ’s commercial fishing industry is fifth largest in US; its sales have cratered in the pandemic PORT NORRIS, NJ (April 27, 2020)--From Delaware Bay oysters to Atlantic scallops, the state’s fisheries are struggling to survive as retail... Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing Maryland: Black Bears Emerging from Dens

Marylanders Urged to Keep Bears Wild After a mild winter, Maryland’s black bears are starting to leave their winter slumber to search for food. Natural food sources for bears — such as plants, berries, and insects — are in short supply until later in the spring, so bears are looking for anything that smells like food. Homeowners who leave human-generated food sources out in the open may unintentionally draw bears to residential areas. Residents of Maryland’s bear country are urged to be proactive and exercise... Read more →


Provide Volunteer Angler Survey Data!

You can help manage New Jersey's marine resources by reporting your fishing trips through the NJ Volunteer Angler Survey while the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) evaluates the status of the Marine Information Recreational Program (MRIP) during this unprecedented time. It's confidential and all trip information is important, so please report trips even if no fish are caught. Information on the number and size of both kept and released fish is vital and may support management strategies that increase fishing opportunities. For your convenience,... Read more →


Guest Opinion: State/Local Authoritarians Use COVID-19 to Push Longtime Gun Control Agenda

source https://www.nraila.org/ The COVID-19 panic has been used by would-be state and local authoritarians as an excuse to keep Americans from exercising their right to keep and bear arms. Thankfully, American gun owners have a friend in the White House that has worked to protect their rights on the federal level by declaring the firearms industry to be critical infrastructure. However, this respect for the Second Amendment isn't uniform in the federal government. There are some federal lawmakers seeking to exploit COVID-19 to pursue their... Read more →


Marvin Pincus and His Fenwick Glass Fly Rod

CNBNews Contributor It was just one of those things. It didn’t really mean Marvin Pincus had lost his mind. Consider this yourself for a minute. Marvin had opened the mail that morning and in it was the Fenwick glass fly rod he’d ordered. Oh, it was used, of course. But there’s a feel to a Fenwick that only a man dedicated to a life of using dry flies can appreciate. The weather was gorgeous. The fish were biting on Lewis Creek. But there was a... Read more →


Second Amendment Not Vital Says NJ State Police Col. Patrick Callahan

New Jersey’s top cop: Second Amendment not essential! April 16, 2020 Alex "Alejandro" Roubian TRENTON, NJ (April 16, 2020)--Under Governor Murphy’s executive order Colonel Patrick Callahan has the authority to reopen gun stores and ranges so citizens have the ability to protect themselves and learn firearm safety, while also respecting social distancing and health guidelines from State and Federal officials. The same exact way Colonel Callahan guided liquor stores, marijuana dispensaries, and home improvement stores when he classified them essential. Colonel Patrick Callahan is the... Read more →


Goodbye to ‘Small Craft Advisory’ and Hello to ‘Small Craft Warning’?

Photo Caption: The National Weather Service is proposing renaming “Small Craft Advisory” to “Small Craft Warning.” (Credit: Albert Barkus) SPRINGFIELD, Va., April 15, 2020 -- In a move that could simplify and potentially reduce misunderstanding of urgent weather messages used by recreational boaters to make critical boating safety decisions, the National Weather Service (NWS) has proposed renaming “Small Craft Advisory” to “Small Craft Warning” and is asking for boaters’ feedback. Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) urges boaters to speak up now by... Read more →


Home Country: Time to Scratch and Think

CNBNews Contributor There’s something so satisfying about getting out of bed when the world is still dark and quiet and resting. Making the coffee gives us time to scratch and think. Well, scratch, anyway. Most of that thinking will start after about the third cup. But it’s a quiet time. A private time. When the world is dark, and there isn’t yet a hint of pink over the eastern mountains, it’s very good. We can relax. No one is expecting anything from us right now.... Read more →


ACTION ALERT! Please report all Second Amendment violations to NJ2AS!

NJ2AS needs your help! They created a simple and streamlined way to send them information on police departments infringing of your rights! If you or someone you know is being prohibited from applying for a gun permit(s), experiencing delays, etc, please report it immediately to them using the simple submission tool located in this link NJ2AS.ORG/COMPLAINTS RELATED: CNB Opinion: A Change is Needed, and Needed Fast Gloucester City Residents/Friends Of CNBNews Reflect On *Wuhan/Coronavirus CNBNews Tips and Snippets CNBNews Point of View BREAKING NEWS Read more →


DEP ADOPTS NEW PROTECTIONS FOR 600 MILES OF RIVERS/STREAMS

TRENTON - Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe today announced that 600 miles of New Jersey rivers and streams will be upgraded to Category One (or C1) status, the State's first such upgrade in over a decade. Through an amendment to the Surface Water Quality Standards that codifies these new C1 streams, their exceptional water quality and ecological diversity will be protected from possible future degradation. The amended rule was published in the New Jersey Register on April 6. "These Category One stream... Read more →


CNB Fishing News MD: Recreational Fishing/Boating Prohibited

Recreational Fishing and Boating Prohibition The Maryland Department of Natural Resources reminds all anglers that under Governor Larry Hogan’s Stay at Home order, recreational fishing and boating are prohibited activities. Limited exceptions exist only for individuals who fish as a matter of sustenance. In all cases, catch-and-release fishing is strictly prohibited anywhere in Maryland. The executive order states that no Maryland resident should leave their home unless it is for an essential job or for an essential reason, such as obtaining food or medicine, seeking... Read more →


COVID-19 Assistance for Maryland's Commercial Watermen and the Seafood Industry

The Hogan Administration acknowledges that the seafood industry is an iconic Maryland industry with commercial landing values over $82 million. The seafood industry also contributes over $600 million to Maryland’s economy. Given the economic hardships posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, commercial watermen who are self-employed may be eligible for the following relief programs: Small Business Administration (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) The Paycheck Protection Program is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll. SBA... Read more →


Home Country: Spring Mornings Are Like Christmas

CNBNews Contributor Spring mornings are a lot like Christmas. Each day we get up and go out into the yard, or walk along the creek or visit the horses in the pasture. And each day, each morning, we find something new the sun has brought us. Pinfeather leaves of an unbelievable green now start showing on cottonwoods that have stood like stark ghostly frames all through the cold winter. Hopeful blades of grass peek through clumps of brown left over from last summer’s verdant pasture.... Read more →


State Troopers retreat after NJ2AS News exposes constitutional infringement

April 6, 2020 Alex "Alejandro" Roubian NJ2AS News reported on April 2, 2020, that the New Jersey State police were prohibiting IdentoGO, the sole company contracted by New Jersey to handle fingerprinting for first-time firearms applicants, to schedule appointments if the purpose was for firearms applications. Today we confirmed with multiple sources and IdentoGO, that the New Jersey State Police provided permission that they can proceed with processing fingerprints for first-time firearm purchasers. Above photo: New Jersey State Police updated their firearm website announcing fingerprinting... Read more →


ALL STATE PARKS & FORESTS CLOSED TO HELP LIMIT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19

TRENTON – To limit the spread of COVID-19 and ensure social distancing, DEP will close all state parks and forests effective at 8:00 p.m. today, Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe announced today. State parks and forests will remain closed until further notice as required by Executive Order 118, signed today by Governor Phil Murphy. Law enforcement, including New Jersey State Police, State Park Police and Conservation Police, will enforce this order at parks, forests and among boaters on state open waters to ensure compliance with social... Read more →


Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources Statement on COVID 19 PANDEMIC

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources released the following statement regarding COVID 19 PANDEMIC None of us has ever experienced anything like the COVID 19 pandemic, and we must focus on the safety of ourselves, our families and the safety of others. We are all in this together. Governor Hogan has issued a Stay at Home Order in response to the global COVID-19 public health crisis. While there are certain exceptions for essential functions, the primary intent of the order is for people to stay... Read more →


Park and Wildlife Area Amenities Closed in Delaware, Activities on Beaches Limited

Out-of-state travelers must self-quarantine before visiting state properties DOVER, Del. – While most state parks, nature and wildlife areas continue to stay open for Delawareans during the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” emergency order from Governor John Carney, many amenities are closed. Current closures include campsites, cabins, cottages, yurts and playgrounds, and now, public restrooms will be closed. The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will close its public restroom facilities, including bathrooms, bathhouses and portable toilets, in state parks, wildlife areas and state boat... Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing NJ: New Blue Fish/Striped Bass Rules

As of today, April 1, the following recreational regulations are in effect: Bluefish 5 fish (no size limit) for any person fishing from a party/charter vessel with a valid Federal party/charter vessel permit, and captained by a properly credentialed operator with a valid US Coast Guard endorsement. See important additional information regarding for-hire trips (pdf). 3 fish (no size limit) for all other anglers. Striped Bass 1 fish at least 28” to less than 38” in total length Striped Bass Bonus Program is tentatively scheduled... Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing Delaware: Turkey hunting season Opens April 4

Turkey hunt day for youth and non-ambulatory disabled hunters April 4, regular turkey season opens April 11 DOVER, Del. – Delaware’s statewide one-day turkey hunt for youth ages 10-15 and for non-ambulatory disabled hunters requiring a wheelchair for mobility will be held Saturday, April 4, followed by the four-week-long spring turkey hunting season from Saturday, April 11 through Saturday, May 9. Hunting hours are a half-hour before sunrise until 1 p.m. Monday through Saturday, with no Sunday hunting. Youth hunters on the one-day turkey hunt... Read more →


CNB Fishing Delaware: Latest emergency order allows restricted surf fishing for out-of-state visitors;

Out-of-state visitors must self-quarantine for 14 days before engaging in fishing, hunting, golf, visiting state parks and wildlife areas DOVER, Del. – A week after Gov. John Carney issued stay-at-home orders to slow the coronavirus spread, state parks and wildlife areas remain open but now with additional restrictions for residents and visitors. Under the latest directive, anyone who enters Delaware from another state must immediately self-quarantine for 14 days. The order applies to individuals who would like to fish, hunt or intended to visit state... Read more →