Dec 29

ODNR Welcomes Winter with Statewide Recreational Opportunities

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COLUMBUS, OH – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) welcomes Ohioans and out-of-state guests to celebrate the cold days of winter with an a

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Dec 29

RECYCLE YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE AFTER THE HOLIDAYS

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COLUMBUS, OH – Before sending your live-cut Christmas tree to the trash, remember that it can find new life after the holidays. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) reminds Ohioans that their trees can be recycled for a variety of uses including mulch, compost and wildlife habitat.

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Dec 29

Help protect Indiana’s Natural Resources

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If you and your family are looking for a charity to support this holiday season, consider the Indiana Natural Resources Foundation.
The foundation’s mission is to support and sustain the Indiana DNR educational and scientific programs. Since our founding in 1990 we have helped protect and restore more than 9,000 acres of habitat and have supported educational programs that have reached more than 1 million children and adults across the state.

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Dec 29

Don’t park your camper this winter

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You don’t have to stop camping just because the calendar says December. Most state parks and reservoirs keep at least one loop open in their campgrounds, and several have heated restrooms.
You can also plan your 2010 summer getaway with Indiana State Parks and Reservoirs. Now is the time to make your reservations before they fill up for Memorial Day weekend, Fourth of July Weekend (or any time in between) can be made at camp.IN.gov or by calling the reservation hotline at 1-866-622-6746.

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Dec 29

Nonresidents must have ATV trail passes starting Jan. 1

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All-terrain vehicle (ATV) operators who are not Minnesota residents must possess a trail pass when driving on state or grant-in-aid trails beginning Jan. 1, when a new state law takes effect. The trail pass does not need to be displayed on the machine, but must be available for inspection when requested by an officer. The pass is required whether the machine is registered in Minnesota or another state.

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Dec 29

Seedlings from state forest nurseries available for purchase

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Minnesota’s state forest nurseries have more than 25 species of evergreens, deciduous trees and shrubs available for purchase. Seedlings are sold in orders of 500 or more, although purchases may be broken down into increments of 100 of a species. Prices for 500 seedlings run from $90 to $470.

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Dec 29

Candlelight events offer outdoor fun for all ages at Minnesota state parks and trails

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Minnesota state parks and state trails will host 30 candlelight events this winter, including a New Year’s Eve event at Fort Snelling State Park. These popular family-friendly events provide an opportunity to ski, snowshoe or hike through woods and prairies on trails illuminated by the warm glow of candles. Park and trail visitors can then warm up around a cozy fire and roast marshmallows or enjoy a hot drink.

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Dec 29

Fishing on thin ice

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Three inches of ice is plenty to drag out 200 pounds of gear for a day of ice fishing, according to one veteran angler.

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Dec 28

Colo. Springs angler dies after falling in lake

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A 46-year-old Colorado Springs optometrist who was ice fishing died after falling into a reservoir.

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Dec 28

Ohio fishermen may be billed for ice rescues

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As Lake Erie begins to freeze, Ohio authorities are making some changes following last winter’s stranding of 130 fishermen on an ice floe.

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Dec 28

Fishing New year’s Resolutions?

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Anyone have any saltwater Fishing New year’s Resolutions? Anything new you plan on fishing for or a record catch you plan on breaking?

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Dec 28

Resolve to Reconnect with Your Family and the Outdoors This New Year

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BASTROP, Texas — When considering a New Year’s resolution, try setting a goal to spend more time reconnecting with what matters most — your family and the natural beauty of Texas.
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department wants to help by inviting you and your family to a Texas state park to enjoy one of America’s favorite pastimes, camping. The Texas Outdoor Family program returns this spring season and with an offering of 28 new camping workshops throughout the state. Toyota continues to be a proud sponsor of the program.

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Dec 28

Identification Required on Unoccupied Fish Houses

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Anglers kept off North Dakota lakes last winter because of record snowfall are finding access to frozen waters much easier so far this year.
Robert Timian, enforcement chief for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, said many anglers are taking advantage of this year’s improved travel conditions. “There already has been a flurry of ice fishing activity, especially in the eastern half of the state,” Timian said. “With that said, anglers need to be reminded that unoccupied fish houses left on the ice must be identified.”

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Dec 27

Captain’s Log: The Joy of Fishing for Holiday Red Fish

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Weights hit the bottom, 250 feet down, and rods bent deeply without hesitation. Shoulders and arms went to work cranking up the heavy haul.

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Dec 27

Sarasota, FL Report

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December 25, 2009 Sarasota Florida Fishing Report By Capt. Bob Smith Pompano are getting thicker on the Stephen’s Point grass-flats just a little

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