CT DEEP Announces Closure of the Niantic River State Boat Launch In Waterford for Parking Lot Line Striping

Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that it will be temporarily closing the Niantic River State Boat Launch in Waterford on Thursday, June 15th, 2017 for line striping in the parking lot.  The boat launch will re-open on Friday, June 16th.

Reel Fun Vermont Expands for 2017

Vermont State Parks and the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department have expanded the popular “Reel Fun Vermont” program for 2017, meaning added fishing opportunities for park visitors statewide. 

Maine’s Fish Stocking Program: What It’s All About

We receive lots of questions regarding fish stocking in Maine. Why do we stock? Why don’t we stock more? What species do we stock and why? Why do we stock varying sizes and ages of fish? Read on to learn more about Maine’s fish stocking program.

Moose Permit Lottery is June 17, 2017 at Caribou Wellness Center

The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is pleased to announce that the drawing for Maine’s moose permit lottery will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at the Caribou Wellness Center in Caribou, Maine.

Residents Help Release Endangered Turtles Back into the Wild

Despite the dreary weather, local residents helped MassWildlife’s Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program staff release 55 Northern Red-bellied Cooters at Burrage Pond Wildlife Management Area in Hanson on Friday, May 27. These turtles are federally and state listed as Endangered.

Public Can Help Slow The Spread Of Gypsy Moth

As campers and other vacationers prepare for their upcoming getaways, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is urging residents to inspect their vehicles and equipment to be sure they are not inadvertently transporting gypsy moth caterpillars to and from other areas.

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Lucky Day for 2017 NH Moose Hunt Permit Winners

The adventure of a lifetime is in store for 51 people who have been offered permits to hunt moose in New Hampshire this October. They are the lucky winners in the state's 30th annual moose hunt lottery drawing, held this morning at New Hampshire Fish and Game Department headquarters in Concord.

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Leave Fawns and Young Wildlife Alone

Every year, the lives of many young creatures are disturbed by people who take young wildlife from the wild in a well-intentioned attempt to “save” them. These well-meant acts can have a very negative effect. Please remember, finding a young animal alone does not mean it’s abandoned; the best thing you can do for young wildlife is to leave them alone. Only when young wildlife are found injured or with their dead mother may the young be assisted, but must then be delivered immediately to a licensed wildlife rehabilitator. Due to the difficulty in properly caring for them, there are no rehabilitators licensed to care for fawns. It is illegal to possess most wildlife in Massachusetts without a permit. A list of licensed wildlife rehabilitators can be found here. For more information on what to do if you find young wildlife

Freshwater Fishing Workshops This Month

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced it is hosting a series of free fishing fly-tying workshops for novice and experienced fly-tiers and a fly-fishing clinic this month.

DEEP Completes 2017 Catfish Stockings

Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that for the eleventh consecutive year, one of the most sought after freshwater game fish species in the country, the Channel Catfish, has been stocked into twenty-four water bodies across Connecticut (see list of locations below.)

Annual Wild Turkey Brood Survey Participate in a Citizen Science Project for CT DEEP

Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) urges residents to keep a tally of all sightings of hen turkeys and poults (young-of-the-year) from June 1 through August 31 as part of the Wildlife Division’s Annual Wild Turkey Brood Survey. Results from this survey allow DEEP biologists to accurately determine turkey productivity and reproductive success by estimating the average number of turkey poults per hen statewide, assessing annual fluctuations in the turkey population, gauging reproductive success each year, and evaluating recruitment of new birds into the fall population.


VT F&W Releases Young Bears Back to Wild

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department successfully released several young orphaned bears back into the wild after a short stay with a wildlife rehabilitator. The juvenile bears had shown up malnourished in residential areas earlier this spring. 


'Take A Hike' On National Trails Day This Weekend

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is teaming up with partners to offer guided hiking tours this weekend as part of National Trails Day. The tours are eligible activities for the Department's annual Great Outdoors Pursuit. Now in its ninth season, the annual Great Outdoors Pursuit invites families to participate in a broad range of outdoor activities throughout the summer season and earn rewards along the way.

Trout Take Flight - to New Hampshire's Remote Ponds

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department completed its annual aerial stocking of remote trout ponds this week. Every year, Fish and Game contracts a helicopter to stock remote ponds, from Sunapee Region to Pittsburg.  During this one-day event, nearly 50 remote ponds are stocked with brook trout fingerlings from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Operated Hatcheries.

VT Fish & Wildlife Successfully Relocates Moose from Stowe

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department successfully tranquilized and relocated a young bull moose that had been lingering just outside downtown Stowe for the past several weeks. Vermont state game wardens and the Stowe Police Department had been monitoring the moose’s movements. 

Waterfowl Hunting Course for Women Offered

Registration is now open for a course for women who want to learn how to get started hunting ducks and geese. The N.H. Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Program (BOW) presents "Duck, Duck, Goose: An introduction to Waterfowl Hunting," on August 12, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Owl Brook Hunter Education Center, Holderness, N.H.


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Report Wild Turkey Sightings

Sportsmen and women, birders, and other wildlife enthusiasts are encouraged to assist with MassWildlife’s Annual Wild Turkey Brood Survey. The public is asked to record sightings of hens, poults (newly-hatched turkeys), and males (both juvenile and adult). For help identifying male and female turkeys and determining if a male is a juvenile (jake) or an adult (tom), please click here.

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IFW Successfully Saves And Restores Arctic Charr Population In Northern Maine Pond

After Arctic charr became perilously close to disappearing from one of the last remaining ponds in Maine, actions by the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife have restored the charr population in Big Reed Pond in northern Piscataquis county. This was confirmed last week by IFW fisheries biologists who documented wild, naturally-reproducing Arctic charr at Big Reed Pond.