Press Releases. Maine, N.H. VT., NY, PA, NJ

Posted by Northeast Archers On May - 14 - 2012

Maine

2011 Brook Trout Pond Survey an Overwhelming Success!

Project to continue and expand in 2012 Falmouth, Maine – Two conservation groups and the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife are seeking volunteer anglers to survey remote ponds for brook trout this fishing season. This will be the second year anglers can help Maine Audubon, Trout Unlimited and state biologists gather data on which ponds in western and northern Maine are inhabited by wild brook trout. In addition, a team of biologists will be conducting “new pond surveys” on more than 40 ponds where brook trout were caught or observed by volunteer anglers in 2011. For more…http://www.maine.gov/ifw/news_events/pressreleases/index.htm

Lynx – The Maine Story

Maine is the only state in the Northeast with a known breeding population of lynx, comprising the southern edge of a larger lynx population that extends into Quebec and New Brunswick. For More…

http://www.maine.gov/ifw/wildlife/management/lynx_theMaineStory.htm

New Hampshire

Moose Hunt

New Hampshire’s moose hunt is nine days, starting the third Saturday in October. The 2012 hunt will take place on October 20-28, 2012. By permit only. Permits are distributed by lottery. Enter today for the chance at the adventure of a lifetime! For more….http://www.wildlife.state.nh.us/Hunting/Hunt_species/hunt_moose.htm

Introduction to Trapping Workshop –

June 2, 2012, in Holderness HOLDERNESS, N.H. – Learn what skills you need to become a first-time trapper in New Hampshire at a free workshop being offered at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness, N.H. The workshop will take place from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 2, 2012. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To register, call the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center at (603) 536-3954. This is not a Trapper Education Certification course. For more….

http://www.wildlife.state.nh.us/Newsroom/News_2012/news_2012_Q2/Trapping_Intro_050912.html

Habitat Work Underway to Conserve Rare New England Cottontails

CONCORD, N.H. – For the New England cottontail, mild winter conditions were a stroke of luck – a lack of snow made it easier for them to hide and find food. For the biologists who are surveying cottontails, the same conditions made it maddeningly difficult to find evidence of their presence. The challenges have not slowed the efforts of biologists from New Hampshire Fish and Game’s Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Program, along with partners across the Northeast, to ensure the survival of this state-endangered native rabbit. For more….

http://www.wildlife.state.nh.us/Newsroom/News_2012/news_2012_Q2/NEC_update_051112.html

Vermont

Moose Hunting Applications Are Available

VERMONT FISH AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release: May 4, 2012 Media Contacts: Cedric Alexander, 802-751-0105; Mark Scott, 802-583-7194 Vermont Moose Hunting Applications Are Available WAITSFIELD, VT — Vermont moose hunting permit applications are available on the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department’s website (www.vtfishandwildlife.com), and printed applications will be at Vermont license agents statewide in June. For more….

http://www.vtfishandwildlife.com/Detail.cfm?Agency__ID=2005

Sign Up Now for Youth Hunter Education Challenge

VERMONT FISH and WILDLIFE Press Release For Immediate Release: May 10, 2012 Media Contact: Chris Saunders, 802-241-3722 Sign Up Now for Youth Hunter Education Challenge WAITSFIELD, VT – Youths still have a chance to join the fun at the upcoming Youth Hunter Education Challenge on May 19th. For more…

http://www.vtfishandwildlife.com/Detail.cfm?Agency__ID=2012

New York

Lookout for Lake Sturgeon

DEC Advises Anglers to be on the Lookout for Lake Sturgeon in the Great Lakes and Oneida Lake Anglers should be aware of spawning lake sturgeon in tributaries of the Great Lakes, the St. Lawrence River, Finger Lakes and Oneida Lake, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today advised. “The return of lake sturgeon to spawn in New York state’s tributaries reflects well on efforts by DEC and our partners to restore this valuable native species,” said DEC Commissioner Joe Martens. “These fish have been part of New York’s natural landscape for thousands of years and through sound management they will remain here for future generations to enjoy. It’s extremely important that anglers fishing these waters are aware of the presence of spawning sturgeon and take all measures to avoid catching them.” For more…http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/82097.html

Pennsylvania

SPRING GOBBLER HUNTERS HAVE PLENTY OF OPPORTUNITY REMAINING

All-day season begins May 14 HARRISBURG – For those spring gobbler hunters who may feel the hunt is already over because of the early spring, Pennsylvania Game Commission officials report that there is still plenty of time to harvest a gobbler. “Our three years of radio-telemetry data show that hen turkeys did not begin incubating nests any earlier this year than the previous two years, even though we experienced a warm, dry early spring” said Mary Jo Casalena, Game Commission wild turkey biologist. “That’s because nesting is triggered more by photoperiod (amount of daylight) than weather. So, that warm spell we experienced in March was just a bit too early for most hens to begin laying eggs.” For more….http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt?open=512&objID=12775&PageID=648010&mode=2&contentid=http://pubcontent.state.pa.us/publishedcontent/publish/marketingsites/game_commission/content/resources/newsreleases/newsrelease/articles/release__048_12.html

New Jersey

Living with New Jersey Black Bears” DVD

The Living with New Jersey Black Bears DVD includes 60-minutes of video on the biology, habits and management of black bears in New Jersey, Arkansas, Florida and New York and steps the public can take to better coexist with black bears. The DVD also contains a 15-minute segment, which can be viewed below, devoted solely to the management of black bears in New Jersey. For more…http://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/bearfacts_dvd.htm

 White-tailed Deer in New Jersey

2011-2012 Harvest Data New Jersey’s deer herd is a major component of the landscape throughout all but the most urbanized areas of the state. Deer affect our forests, farms, gardens, backyards and roadways. From a population reduced to a handful of deer in the early 1900s they rebounded during the 20th Century to a thriving herd today. For more.. http://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/deer.htm

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