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Connecticut DEEP’s Hunting and Fishing Day Gets a New Venue


The sixth annual FREE Connecticut Hunting and Fishing Day will be held on Saturday, September 23 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at 475 East Hartford Blvd. North, East Hartford, near Rentschler Field, with free parking provided courtesy of Cabela’s.

Massachusetts

Hunters Reminded of Rules on Importing Deer & Elk


Hunters traveling outside Vermont to hunt deer or elk need to keep in mind that a regulation designed to protect Vermont's wild deer from chronic wasting disease remains in effect, according to a reminder from the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department.

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Fishing News

Know The Law: Use of Lead Tackle on Inland Waters in Maine


Fishing lead free is better for our lakes and our wildlife. Ingested lead fishing tackle is the leading cause of death for adult Common Loons of which there are around 4,500 adults across the state. Keeping lead sinkers out of Maine waters will increase the survival of these birds and will allow for continued population growth of this species across the northeast.

DEEP Reports Small Die-off in Local White-tailed Deer Herd


The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that a recently-discovered die-off of several deer in the Portland area may be due to hemorrhagic disease, which is one of the most important infectious diseases affecting white-tailed deer. The cause of death could not definitively be determined due to the condition of the dead animals, but the manner in which the deer were found led DEEP biologists to suspect that hemorrhagic disease may be the cause.

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Rhode Island

Free Deer Hunting Seminar This Month


The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced it is hosting a free informational seminar on deer hunting this month. The program is designed to educate hunters of all ages and experience on ways to increase their success hunting whitetail deer.

New Hampshire

September marks the start of fall hunting


The return of cooler weather means many Massachusetts sportsmen and women will head into the woods for hunting season. Massachusetts residents may be wondering where and when hunting will be taking place this fall. Hunting season dates and regulations are published annually in the 
Massachusetts Guide to Hunting, Freshwater Fishing, and Trapping.

Mountaintop Ponds Offer Fine Fishing, Excellent Experience


We are at the beginning of September and water temperatures are still near their peak. This can make it difficult for anglers to locate actively feeding brook trout in a small pond setting. However, with a little effort, there are ponds that don’t warm up to levels that suppress active feeding behaviors. In the western Maine mountains, there are a number of higher elevation ponds where trout can be targeted with success all summer and into the fall.

Fall Archery Deer and Turkey Seasons Open September 15


Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) reminds sportsmen that the 2017 fall archery hunting season for deer and wild turkey opens on September 15.

Fall trout stocking


More than 60,000 rainbow trout that are 12 inches or longer will be stocking across Massachusetts this fall. Fall stocking season will begin around the last week of September and be completed by the second week of October depending on water temperatures. Anglers will be able to view daily stocking reports by visiting 
Mass.gov/Trout. Anglers can search for a specific waterbody or town using the sortable list, or explore new fishing spots with the map feature.

Small Game Hunting Opens Next Month


The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that small game hunting season opens next month.

Restoring loons to Massachusetts


This summer marks the 3rd year of 
Restore the Call, an initiative spearheaded by the Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI) to study Common Loons and restore them to their former breeding ranges in New England. In partnership with the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife), Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife, Maine Audubon, and New York Department of Environmental Conservation, Restore the Call relocates loon chicks from Maine and New York into the Assawompset Pond Complex in Lakeville, Massachusetts. Historically, loons nested on these waterbodies before the species was extirpated as a breeding bird in Massachusetts in the late 1800s. As a result of this project, chicks translocated to southeastern Massachusetts are expected to return to that region to breed as adults in 4–6 years, thereby establishing a new breeding population in the state.

Share the Harvest - Hunt for the Hungry


New Hampshire hunters can share their fall harvest with the needy through the "Hunt for the Hungry" program at the New Hampshire Food Bank. Once again this fall, the Food Bank is collecting donations of whole or processed game animals for distribution to more than 425 food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, and group homes statewide.

Tree Stand Safety Tips for Hunters


Tree stands get hunters out of sight and smell of wary deer, but they can also get hunters into trouble. Here are some tips from the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department to help stay safe and get the most out of your tree stand hunting experience.

Outdoor Adventure Talk: Fall Turkey Hunting


Learn about tactics, techniques, equipment, and calls that can help you seal the deal on your fall New Hampshire turkey. Experienced turkey hunters Fred Bird and Carter Heath will present a seminar on fall turkey hunting on Wednesday, September 27, at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, N.H.  The talk begins at 7 p.m. Admission is free. No pre-registration is required.

Maine

VT F&W Urges Hunters to Help Keep Deer Healthy


The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is reminding hunters of a law designed to help keep Vermont deer healthy by not using any type of deer urine-based or deer body fluid attractant scents. 

Bear Season Starts Monday, Youth Bear Hunting Day is Saturday


Maine’s bear season begins on Monday, August 28 throughout the state of Maine, and youth hunters get their own day on Saturday, August 26. Last year, 10,936 hunters purchased a permit to hunt bear, with 2,859 hunters harvesting a bear for a success rate of 26%.

Free Trees Available To Homeowners This Fall


The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is teaming up once again with the Arbor Day Foundation, Rhode Island Tree Council, and the Rhode Island Nursery and Landscape Association to give away 1,000 trees as part of the State's Energy-Saving Trees Program. The Program helps homeowners conserve energy and reduce utility costs while beautifying their neighborhood.

Outdoor Adventure Talk: Fall Turkey Hunting


Learn about tactics, techniques, equipment, and calls that can help you seal the deal on your fall New Hampshire turkey. Experienced turkey hunters Fred Bird and Carter Heath will present a seminar on fall turkey hunting on Wednesday, September 27, at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, N.H.  The talk begins at 7 p.m. Admission is free. No pre-registration is required.

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