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On the same day that NOAA Fisheries announced the shortest recreational red snapper season in history, chairman of CCA Texas Mark Ray testified before a Congressional hearing on dismal federal management of the fishery in the Gulf of Mexico. Ray told the House Subcommittee on Interior, Energy and Read More…

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Vermont’s celebrated catch-and-release bass fishing season is underway, with some of the hottest bass fishing action in the Green Mountain State happening right now. (Actually, catch-and-release open-water bass fishing is permitted year-round on waters that are not listed by the Department as Read More…

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I like fishing okay, but hunting and shooting are more to my taste… but if I could have this person’s luck I might spend more time on the water… Slabzone Lures posted this pic on their Instagram a few months ago. Apparently, someone cast a Slabzone lure and reeled in a pistol! Read More…

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Official testing of a huge 4-pound, 8.8-ounce crappie caught March 28, 2017 in Kinkaid Lake, Ill., has been confirmed as a hybrid crappie, which would make it a state record for the hybrid species. The massive crappie was caught by Ryan Povolish of Carbondale while fishing for bass with buddy Josh Read More…

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You don’t have to travel to Florida or Louisiana if you’re hankering to hunt a gator. South Carolina’s Department of Natural Resources is now accepting alligator hunting permits online. A random computer drawing will choose approximately 1,000 hunters to partake in the hunt, which Read More…

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Another monster Florida largemouth bass has been caught, this fish the second 16-pounder this spring. On March 27, 2017, Larry Wesley of Daytona Beach caught a 16-pound, 10-ounce behemoth from Lake Cherry, one of the 11 lakes in the Clermont Chain. Wesley, age 62, is a dedicated bass angler with Read More…

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Michigan’s DNR has announced it will not collect eggs from Great Lakes muskellunge in the Detroit River due to recent fish kills in Lake St. Clair that are attributed to a widespread infection of viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus (VHSv). Normally, the DNR collects eggs from the Detroit Read More…

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According to a recent study, direct spending on hunting and fishing in South Dakota between October 2015 and October 2016 was more than $954 million. By comparison, the total value of South Dakota’s famed wheat crop as estimated by the USDA was about $440 million. That’s more than Read More…