Category: Conservation

Westmoreland County Poaching Investigation Discovers Over 35 Violations

Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office

A recent investigation into an alleged deer poacher by the Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office and the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources uncovered over 35 infractions during the 2021-2022 hunting season. Westmoreland County Sheriff’s deputies joined DWR Conservation Police Officers as they executed a search warrant on the alleged poacher’s property. While there, they interviewed the […]

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13 Best Outdoors Shows on Netflix


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Whether you’re into hunting, fishing, or general outdoor and nature shows, Netflix seems to have something for everyone. It’s become an excellent place for outdoors-loving men and women everywhere to absorb quality content. So when the time comes for every outdoorsperson to take their hunting boots off, kick back on their sofa, and relax, Netflix […]

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Species Profile: The Voracious Saltwater Bluefish

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In its natural habitat, a Bluefish is swimming in ocean

We target lots of saltwater gamefish species, but when it comes down to the bluefish, we can get excited just thinking about it. These highly migratory fish are known to hunt in packs and cause saltwater anglers to hang onto their gear for dear life. Along the East Coast, from Maine to eastern Florida, schools […]

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I Moved 400 Miles Across New York State to Live, Hunt, and Fish

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Catskills Mountains in New York

I’ll never forget my time growing up and living in western New York hunting and fishing. There is some argument as to which part of the state it is, but we always called it “Upstate” and we thought we were right. It’s really quite rural farmland, what is known as the “lake plains” since Lake […]

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12 New York Fish Hatcheries: Locations and What They Rear

Craig Raleigh
NY fish hatcheries

Nearly every state in the union has fish rearing stations that grow and supplement species populations to keep them viable for future generations of anglers nationwide. These New York fish hatcheries are manned by wildlife fishery biologists who’ve spent years learning everything about the species we love to fish for and are an integral part […]

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Why The North American Grasslands Conservation Act is So Important

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Grass landscape with the mountains in the background at sunset. Picture was taken in the outskirts of the United States.

Grasslands have been a symbol of movement west since settlers ventured away from the east coast hundreds of years ago. The landscape has changed throughout these centuries and continues to change. Introducing non-native flora and overhunting certain species paired with habitat loss creates a drastically different scene than Louis L’Amour might describe. The North American […]

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Wild Sheep Foundation Uses Education for Preservation

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endangered desert bighorn sheep

Many organizations are dedicated to preserving natural wildlife today, but the Wild Sheep Foundation specializes in vulnerable mountain sheep populations, especially bighorn sheep. The Wild Sheep Foundation has helped triple the population of wild bighorn sheep in North America in the last half-century through restoration projects, policy development, and education. The Wild Sheep Foundation has […]

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Invasive Chinese Mitten Crabs are Quietly Taking Over in New England


Chinese Mitten Crab

An aggressive, furry-clawed crab is invading New England, and it is causing concern for scientists, fisherman, and conservationists. The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is warning the public to be on the lookout for the omnivorous and aggressive Chinese mitten crab, which can wreak havoc on trout and other native fish in […]

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New Boone & Crockett Club Elkhorn Coffee Roast Pitching in for Conservation

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Elkhorn Coffee has a new offering that is the product of a partnership with Boone & Crockett to produce and sell a coffee just for hunters who want to help support conservation. If you are a coffee lover, this is the sort of thing that connects your daily habits with the support of meaningful conservation […]

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4 Reasons Women Need to Fish More

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Women aren’t new to fishing. Millions of women have been making waves on banks and in boats for years–and the number is growing. According to an industry study from the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF), women made up 36% of all anglers in 2021. At 19.7 million strong, participation numbers grew by about 10% […]

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