Press Release- Maine, NH, Vt, NY, Conn., Pa, Nj

Posted by Northeast Archers On May - 20 - 2012


2012 Moose Lottery Festival Schedule of Events

Weekend ATV Incident

Lyman, Maine – On Sunday, Maine Game Wardens located an ATV rider who had not returned home due to an unexpected overnight stay in the woods. On Saturday May 12 at 4:00 PM, David Flaherty, age 38 from 158 Jordan Springs Road in Alfred, drove his ATV on trails to visit a friend named Jack King who lived on North Berwick Road in Lyman. Jenevieve Flaherty, Flaherty’s mother, became concerned when her son did not return home that evening. She called the York County Sheriff’s Office at approximately 9:00 PM. Warden Service was notified at 12:10 AM early Sunday morning to assist in the search.


New Hampshire

Public Hearing June 5, 2012, on Proposed Cod and Lobster License Transfer Rules

CONCORD, N.H. — The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department will hold a public hearing regarding proposed groundfish restrictions affecting Atlantic cod length and creel limits for recreational anglers, as well as rules governing the transfer of lobster licenses, on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. at the Urban Forestry Center, 45 Elwyn Road, Portsmouth, NH 03801.

NH Moose Hunt Lottery Deadline Is Friday, May 25
May 18, 2012 – If you haven’t submitted a lottery application and want a chance to hunt moose in New Hampshire this fall, then you better get moving! The deadline for entering the New Hampshire moose hunt lottery is Friday, May 25, 2012.

Changes in Place for OHRV and Snowmobile Event Permit Application
May 18, 2012 — Because of recent rule changes, a new application form now must be used when applying for Off-Highway Recreational Vehicle (OHRV) and snowmobile events.

Public Hearing June 5 on Proposed Cod and Lobster License Transfer Rules
May 17, 2012 – N.H. Fish and Game will hold a public hearing on proposed groundfish restrictions – cod length and creel limits for recreational anglers – as well as rules on the transfer of lobster licenses, on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. at the Urban Forestry Center in Portsmouth.

Coming Soon: Limited All-Terrain Vehicle Reciprocity with Vermont
May 15, 2012 – All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) enthusiasts in New Hampshire and Vermont will soon be able to enjoy limited ATV reciprocity between the two states.





Public Hearings May 22 & 23 on Proposed Bear Hunting Regulation


Contact: Mark Scott Director of Wildlife, 802-583-7194 or
Forrest Hammond 802-885-8832

Public Hearings May 22 & 23 on Proposed Bear Hunting Regulation

WAITSFIELD, VT – The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Board will hold two public hearings to discuss a proposed bear hunting regulation designed to increase bear hunting opportunities, stabilize Vermont’s growing bear population and provide Fish & Wildlife Department biologists with additional data to better manage black bears in Vermont.

The hearings will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22, at the Kehoe Conservation Camp in Castleton and Wednesday, May 23, at Lyndon State College in Room 100.


Be Alert to Avoid Moose on the Highway


WAITSFIELD, VT – Drivers need to be alert and cautious because moose are on the move, according to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. Moose are more likely to be crossing roadways at this time, especially after dark or early in the morning as they move from wintering areas to spring feeding locations.

More moose are hit by motorists in the spring than at any other time of the year. There is another peak of activity in September and October, the breeding season for moose.


Cliff Tops and Overlooks Closed to Protect Nesting Peregrines

Waitsfield, Vt. –– Hiking Vermont’s hillsides is a great way to enjoy a warm spring day, but the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department recommends you check to see if the area you’re planning to hike or climb is open. Eleven cliff areas are currently closed to protect nesting peregrine falcons.

“Peregrine nesting activity has been observed at approximately 40 sites this spring,” said John Buck, Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department biologist. “But, we only closed the cliffs where there’s a chance of people disturbing the nesting birds.”


New York

DEC: Second Annual Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week Starts May 20

Governor Cuomo Signs Proclamation to Encourage Residents to Learn About Emerald Ash Borer and Report Infestations to DEC

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Awareness Week will be held from May 20 – May 26, 2012 to encourage state residents and visitors to become better educated about the emerald ash borer and the destruction it causes to trees, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today. In observance of EAB Awareness Week, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo issued a proclamation urging all New Yorkers to exercise environmental stewardship to protect trees from infestation that can be devastating to landscapes, habitats and forest product industries.

“With Memorial Day marking the beginning of the camping season, it is important to remind those traveling in New York State to only use local firewood,” said DEC Commissioner Joe Martens. “By stopping the human transport of this insect and increasing early detection of new infestations, we can greatly reduce the economic and environmental damages this pest can cause.”




State Agencies Stepping Up Efforts to Detect Invasive Emerald Ash Borer Beetles – Detection Traps to be Deployed Statewide in 2012

 Reminding Residents to Not Move Firewood

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) along with The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) and the University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension System today announced 590 detection traps will soon be set out across the state to monitor for the presence of the invasive emerald ash borer (EAB) in Connecticut.  Because of the recent EAB findings along the western edge of Dutchess County New York – about 25 miles from the Connecticut border this year’s detection trap effort will be expanded to all counties including Windham and New London.


Monitoring of the traps will be led by the University of Connecticut Extension System in cooperation with CAES, DEEP Forestry and State Parks personnel, the state Department of Transportation (DOT), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  Additionally, many landowners, wood product businesses and municipalities have agreed to host a detection trap again this summer on their property.

DEEP Gives Advice on Young Wild Animals in Spring

If You Care, Leave It There

Spring and summer are busy times for people and animals.  Many animals are setting up territories, building nests, or finding den sites to give birth and raise their young.  At the same time, people are spending more time outdoors and the chances are greater that someone may come across a young bird or mammal that may appear to be orphaned or injured.  In situations where young animals are found, keep in mind it is normal for many animals to leave their young alone for long periods of time, so your help may not be needed.  In all likelihood, the adult is nearby watching and waiting to return.
White-tailed Deer: This is especially true with deer, as the only time a female (doe) will be found with a fawn is during feeding times.  Fawns are fed three to four times a day, each feeding lasting about 15 minutes.  During the long periods left alone, newborn fawns instinctively freeze and will lay motionless when approached.




 HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Game Commission today announced a series of upcoming professional development opportunities offered as part of the agency’s Project WILD program.  Classroom teachers, early childhood teachers, informal educators, homeschool leaders and Scout and youth group leaders are welcome to participate in these workshops.

Workshop offerings range from Pennsylvania Biodiversity, a hands-on conservation education program that examines genetic, species and community diversity to WILD about Waterfowl, a session designed to explore the conservation, management and on-going banding of ducks and geese. New to the summer series is Flying WILD, a hands-on conservation education program that examines bird biology and conservation.


No good comes from mothering nature anywhere in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG – It’s an annual chapter in nature that begins in May, peaks in early June and always goes largely and surprisingly unnoticed. But with time, the annual birth of hundreds of thousands of white-tailed deer has the potential to influence the lives of most Pennsylvanians and many wildlife species.

Whitetails represent one of the Commonwealth’s most vibrant and valuable natural resources, but also serve as one of its most problematic. The complexity of their management is closely tied to their health, habitat and conflicts with people. This is compounded further by the whitetail’s inherent adaptability and resilience and the desire of many Pennsylvania hunters – who primarily finance wildlife conservation – to see more deer afield.



New Jersey

Education Programs for Groups Offered At the Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center

May 14, 2012

The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife reminds educators that a year-round line of programming for schools and organized groups in grades pre-K – 12 is available at the Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center. All programs are designed to support most major subject areas while teaching about wildlife and the environment, and can be used to meet state standards for core course proficiencies as well as scout badge requirements.

Big Carp Are Happening…NOW!

By Matt Janiszewski and
Mark Boriek, Principal Fisheries Biologist
May, 2012

Many New Jersey anglers don’t realize it, but we live in one of the best locations in the United States to fish for carp. Carp fishing is very popular in many places throughout the world, but for the most part these freshwater giants aren’t sought after by many people in the U.S. Only in recent years has fishing for carp begun to gain popularity in this country, and as carp anglers grow in numbers and discover untapped fisheries more and more reports of great catches begin to surface.

In recent years the tidal freshwaters of New Jersey have produced fish of gargantuan proportions. The combination of abundant food sources and the sheer size of these rivers, particularly the Passaic, Hudson, Raritan, and Delaware, allow carp to grow into true giants. Multiple 40-pound specimens captured over the past few years have put New Jersey on the map in the carp fishing world.

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