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Why smallmouth bass is one of the most dangerous fish in the country

Smallmouth bass is the most popular fish in America. Although it does not live up to the distribution range of Bass Largemouth – America bone Popular game fish — still available to millions of anglers. From the Great Lakes of the north to the deep reservoirs of the mid-south, the northeastern streams to the great …

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Captain South Carolina releases the Hammerhead Record fish

Captain Chip Michalov proved he cares more about fish than fishing records last week when he released a hammerhead shark which, in his sole discretion, could have “destroyed” the species’ current state record. But since the state’s record meant killing the shark, the ship’s captain at Hilton Head chose to forgo the record and release …

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Pennsylvania bans turkey hunting with Muzzleloaders, slug rifles, and pistols

Pennsylvania turkey hunters will place new restrictions on guns starting in the fall. A regulation approved by the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners prohibits the use of muzzleloaders, slug rifles, and pistols (all single-ballistic firearms) during the fall turkey season. This means that rifles and shooting equipment are now the only legal means of harvesting. …

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USDA Strips Tongass Roadless-Rule Protections, Favoring Subsidized Logging Interests Over Hunters, Anglers, and Wildlife

A view of the Tongass National Forest, As the world’s largest, relatively-intact temperate rainforest. Courtesy of Bjorn Dihle I was four or five when I first encountered a brown bear in the Tongass National Forest. I still remember it clearly: a mostly-eaten young bear lying dead in a small stream, surrounded by hundreds of spawning …

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Army Corps Denies Permitting for Alaska’s Pebble Mine, Possibly Bringing an End to the Controversial Project

On Wednesday the US Army Corps of Engineers announced its rejection of the Pebble Limited Partnership’s permit application to develop a copper-molybdenum-gold mine in southwest Alaska. The proposed project would have been located 200 miles southwest of Anchorage, near the headwaters of the world-renowned Bristol Bay salmon fishery. There has been a long-fought battle over …

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The Downfall of the California Bear Hunting Ban Proves That Hunters Can Make a Difference When We Stick Together

Hunters recently scored a big win in California when legislation that would ban all bear hunting in the state was withdrawn before it even had a chance to gain momentum. It’s a victory that overcame what many hunters felt was a hopeless situation, in a state where so many battles have already been lost. The …

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