Thursday, March 31, 2016

Fish & Wildlife announces 2015 Master Anglers

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department has released its annual Master Angler program report and 35 Vermont anglers have garnered “Master Angler” status for 2015.

Public Meeting Regarding Proposed Stocking of Walleye in Moore Reservoir

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department and Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department will hold a public informational meeting at 6 p.m. on April 18, 2016, at the Littleton Opera House, 2 Union Street, Littleton, N.H., to discuss the results of field studies related to a proposed stocking of walleye into Moore Reservoir and to announce a decision on the walleye stocking proposal. Moore Reservoir is an impoundment on the Connecticut River in the communities of Littleton and Dalton, New Hampshire, and Waterford and Concord, Vermont.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

2016 Spring Wild Turkey Hunting Season Opens April 27

Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is reminding hunters that the 2016 Connecticut spring wild turkey hunting season runs April 27 through May 28.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Enter the New Hampshire Moose Hunt Lottery

If you want to hunt moose in New Hampshire this fall, now is the time to enter the lottery and try your luck on the adventure of a lifetime. Applications for the lottery cost $15 for residents and $25 for non-residents (nonrefundable) and are available online at or from any Fish and Game license agent. A total of 71 permits are proposed to be issued this year.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Vermont Trout Season Opens April 9, 2016

Vermont’s traditional trout fishing season is set to open on Saturday, April 9, and officials from Vermont Fish & Wildlife say the mild winter could be a boon for early season trout action across the state.

Large-Lakes Fishing Season Opens April 1

One of the mildest winters in memory has already led to ice-free conditions on expansive portions of New Hampshire’s large lakes (e.g. Winnipesaukee), which will allow for abundant angling opportunities come April 1, the start of open-water fishing on lakes managed for landlocked salmon, lake trout, and rainbow trout.  The traditional “watching and waiting” period for available open water to slip in the first small trolling craft - typically 2-3 weeks after the official opener - will certainly not be the case this year!

Friday, March 18, 2016

Ossipee Lake Boat Ramp on Pine River to Close for Repairs

The public boat ramp facility located on the Pine River (off Route 25) that provides access to Ossipee Lake in Ossipee, NH, will be closed beginning Monday, March 28, 2016, for repairs and improvements.

Moose Mortalities Providing Clues About Moose Survival

In 2014, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (IFW) initiated a moose survival study in Wildlife Management District 8 that involves the capture, radio-collaring, and subsequent tracking of these study animals to learn more about their behavior, reproduction, landscape use, and survivability.  The moose study was expanded to include WMD 2 this year, and now includes nearly 150 radio-collared moose.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Maine Commissioner Opens Fishing Season Two Weeks Early

Effective tomorrow, Thursday, March 17, the 2016 Open Water fishing season will begin, two weeks earlier than usual, per an amended rule by the Commissioner of the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Free Fly Fishing Lecture by Angus Boezeman Hooksett, April 2

The Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire will present a free lecture by renowned fly fishing expert and guide Angus Boezeman on Saturday, April 2, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. at Bass Pro Shops in Hooksett, NH.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Turkey Hunting Seminars, April 2 & 3

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is hosting two free turkey hunting seminars this spring – one on Saturday, April 2, the other on Sunday, April 3.

Big Game Processing Workshop in Holderness, April 2, 2016

Learn how to process your own big game animal from field to freezer at a free workshop being offered at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness, NH, on Saturday, April 2, 2016. The workshop will take place from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Turkey Hunting Workshop April 16 in Holderness

A free workshop covering the basics of hunting wild turkeys is being offered by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department on Saturday, April 16, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center at 387 Perch Pond Road in Holderness, N.H. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. To sign up for the workshop, or for more information, call 603-536-3954.

Spring High School Bass Fishing Seminar March 17 in Hooksett

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department and the New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association (NHIAA) will hold a High School Bass Fishing Seminar from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, 2016, at Bass Pro Shops, 2 Commerce Drive, Hooksett, NH.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Connecticut Conservation Education/Firearms Safety Program Wild Turkey Hunting Safety Seminars

Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced two upcoming Wild Turkey Hunting Safety Seminars scheduled for Saturday, April 2, 2016, and Sunday, April 24, 2016. Plan to attend one of these hunting safety seminars to be prepared for spring turkey hunting season, April 27 – May 28, 2016. These annual events are coordinated by the DEEP Wildlife Division’s Conservation Education/Firearms Safety (CE/FS) Program and the public is invited to attend free-of-charge.