Friday, December 15, 2017

 
TOP STORY
The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources approved H.R. 200, a bill sponsored by Congressman Don Young (R-Alaska) that amends the 1976 Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to provide flexibility for fishery managers and stability for fishermen

APPS
Completely redesigned from the ground up, it incorporates all the powerful features that have made iNavX iOS the #1 handheld chartplotter, and has been expanded to include advanced functionality that modern mobile users demand.

BOATING
Boating is safer, easier and more fun with the dozens of tips and tactics discussed in these top articles from BoatUS.

CONSERVATION
Do your part to help keep our marine resources and recreation areas in top shape.

FISHERIES
Philanthropy continues to have a prominent role in the historic reintroduction of the Arctic grayling to Michigan, with the award of a $180,000 gift from the Henry E. and Consuelo S. Wenger Foundation to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

FISHERY RESEARCH
Wild salmon infected with the virus struggle to return to spawning grounds, says the report's author.

FISHING TIPS
Spotted sea trout action gets hot as the water gets cold, reports Captain Ray Markham, with some great backcountry and canal action.

JOBS
Duckett Marine in Guntersville, Alabama is the exclusive Mercury, Triton and Tracker marine dealer in the heart of bass fishing country with annual new boat sales of over 4 million in only our second year.

LEGISLATION
The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources has approved H.R. 200, a bill sponsored by Congressman Don Young (R-Alaska) that amends the 1976 Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to provide flexibility for fishery managers and stability for fishermen.

NATIONAL PARKS
Take advantage of the 15 combined fee-free days offered by the National Park Service, U.S Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Forest Service in 2018.
Everglades National Park is pleased to announce that its Shark Valley district, which has been closed since flooding associated with Hurricane Irma in September 2017 and subsequent heavy rains, will reopen to visitors beginning this Saturday, December 16.

RADIO
This week, Dan Small Outdoors Radio features author Kelly Jo Stull, Mudd-Ox dealer Pat Purtell, Jiffy pro-staffer Jim O'Brien and tackle dealer Gene Dellinger.
Kevin Van Dam, Jerry Martin and Bob Foulkrod are the guests of host Rob Keck on this week's Outdoor World Radio.

RETAIL
One technical point going back and forth in contract revisions has to do with the $300,000 deposit Bass Pro is to give the county at signing, with the remainder of the $3 million bid to be paid in nine months if Bass Pro decides to go ahead with the project.

SHOWS
Be sure to stop by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department booth at these classic New England winter events and Meet North Woods Law personalities on show Saturdays, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

STATES
Darkhouse spearfishing is legal from December 1 through March 15 of each fishing year, with only northern pike and nongame fish legal for harvest.
While adults and children are recreating outdoors, they should always take precautions around any body of water during the cold water season.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's (FWC) TrophyCatch program celebrated five years of bass conservation at its annual Hall of Fame ceremony held at Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World in Orlando.
A water level drawdown is ongoing as part of a lake rehabilitation project on Freeborn Lake in Freeborn County, which has prompted the Department of Natural Resources to post the lake open to liberalized fishing from Dec. 15 through Feb. 28.
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources will begin preseason stocking for the spring 2018 trout season as early as the end of December.
Beginning today, anglers at Dove Hollow Marsh in Glendale Fish & Wildlife Area can harvest more fish before the marsh is drained this spring for repairs.
State shellfish managers have proposed the first round of razor clam digs in 2018, starting with the addition of New Year's Day on two beaches followed by a weeklong dig extending from late January into early February.
Shipments of Sterlet sturgeon into Louisiana must be escorted from the state line to the permitted facility by Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement or other department approved escorts.

TELEVISION
By virtue of Sportsman Channel original programs Pigman: The Series, MCMILLAN and others, as well as specials: #DeerWeek and Racksgiving, Outdoor Sportsman Group's Sportsman Channel has experienced ratings growth during the fourth quarter of 2017.
Just in time to search for wild turkey recipes, Outdoor Sportsman Group (OSG) continues to obtain the best in outdoor lifestyle programming for its outdoor global, subscription-based, video on-demand service MyOutdoorTV (MOTV) with the acquisition of exclusive recipe content and much more from Sportsman Channel and Outdoor Channel shows – The Sporting Chef, Scott Leysath; The Outdoors Chef, Jonathan Collins, as well as unique recipes from well-known TV hosts Lee and Tiffany Lakosky of CRUSH with Lee and Tiffany; The Camo Gourmet, Tommy LaVasseur and Rick Browne, to name a few.

Outdoors Calendar

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Dec. 20: Final Editions of all Wires for 2017. .

Jan. 3: First Editions of 2018. .

Jan. 15: MLK Federal Holiday No Wire Distributions. .

Jan. 31 - Feb. 2: International Marina & Boatyard (IMBC) Conference, New Orleans; www.imbc@marinaassociation.com.

Feb. 3 - Feb. 11: 2018 Great American Outdoor Show. Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. www.greatamericanoutdoorshow.org





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