conservation

Two Appointed To Conservation Commission

Gov. Jay Inslee has reappointed the chair of the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission to a six-year term and has appointed the executive director of the Purse Seine Vessel Owners Association to a vacant position. The commission is a nine-member citizen panel that sets policy for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW)....

Ten Sentenced After Four-Year Undercover Poaching Investigation

Ten defendants were sentenced on June 10 in U.S. District Court for illegal hunting activities involving black bears, deer and other wildlife and related offenses in a multi-agency undercover investigation. The sentences are the result of “Operation Something Bruin,” a multi-agency initiative focused on the illegal poaching of bears and other wildlife in North...

Youth Hunting Mentor Honored For Contributions

Alto “Bud” Adams Jr. of Fort Pierce is the recipient of the the 2012 Landowner of the Year award for his work with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Youth Hunting Program of Florida. The award was presented at the FWC’s meeting recently in Lakeland. The youth program is aimed at providing quality...

Hunting Education Instructors Recognized For Service

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has honored more than 20 volunteer hunter education instructors who have provided training of novice hunters for at least 20 years. “Their effort is vital to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and the state’s hunting community,” said Mike Streeter, Nebraska hunter education coordinator. “Due to their efforts,...

Public Participation Encouraged In Wildlife Council

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks are seeking applicants for appointment to the Private Land/Public Wildlife Council. The council, appointed by Gov. Bullock, will be made up of citizens representing the interests of hunters, anglers, landowners, and outfitters. “It’s time we conducted a comprehensive, bottom-up review of hunter access programs,...

Want To Be A Game Warden?

The Missouri Department of Conservation is accepting applications for its next class of conservation agent trainees. MDC’s Protection Division will select a handful of candidates from hundreds of applicants. The 10-member training class is scheduled to begin March 1, 2014. Selected candidates will then undergo 26 weeks of intense training in all facets of...

Teachers Learning About Wildlife?

Vermont’s popular fish and wildlife summer course for teachers and other educators will be held July 14-19. The hands-on field course that gets educators out into Vermont’s streams, forests and wetlands with some of the state’s leading experts takes place at the Buck Lake Conservation Camp in Woodbury. Now in its 28th year, “Fish...

Time Closing On Deadline For Urban Bowhunting Applications

The first step in a unique but demanding form of Arkansas hunting – urban deer hunts – is now open through July 1. Potential hunters can register online at www.agfc.com. The hunts will be held from Sept. 7 through Jan. 31 in seven communities – Fairfield Bay, Bull Shoals, Russellville, Fort Smith-Barling, Horseshoe Bend,...

Deer Management Workshops Focus On Multiple Areas

Mississippi State University and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks are conducting four workshops in Mississippi to help participants learn how to better manage white-tailed deer populations. The workshops are in two-day sets, and participants can register for one or both days. Workshops will be held July 12-13 in Starkville at Mississippi...