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It's always nice to start the weekend on a good note. To that end, check out the following story and video. The first is about a coon hound that was rescued from a cave after more than three days of being trapped. His faithful owner never gave up and kept returning to the spot he believed his favorite coon hound disappeared.
The second is a viral video that has been going around for quite some time but that I was just able to get up on the site. If you love dogs and love to fish, you won't want to miss it. A yellow Lab cavorts through a river's shallow water and fetches up a big salmon for his owner! [ Read Full Post ]
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Three men are looking at big fines and possibly even jail time after illegally catching and selling panfish last winter in Vermont and New York. In what has been dubbed “Operation Panfish Plunder” Ronald Martel, Garth Martel and Richard Webster caught illegal limits of panfish in Vermont and then took them to New York to sell at a sporting goods store.
It’s not illegal to sell panfish in New York or Vermont, but since the trio transported an illegal amount of fish across state lines, they violated a federal statute called the Lacey Act. The maximum penalty is five years in jail and $20,000 in fines per charge. They’ve each been charged with four felonies in federal district court.
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In England, anglers really, and I mean really, love their carp. They love them so much, that when a record carp named Two-Tone (his skin tone was two colors) washed up dead, they flocked to the Internet writing comments and poems in a tribute to the fish. There are even plans to burry the 68-pound carp and have a memorial service for him. [ Read Full Post ]
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The fate of the Great Lakes, and its fishery that's worth $7 billion a year, could rest on closing a few locks and gates in Illinois. And, time is running out.
That’s what five Attorneys General suggested Monday in the latest lawsuit to keep Asian carp out of the country’s most valuable freshwater fishery. In the suit, five Great Lakes states accuse the United States Army Corps of Engineers and the Chicago water authority of creating a public nuisance by not closing the locks and gates on waters that connect the carp infested Mississippi River and Lake Michigan. Federal law prohibits interstate movement of harmful species.
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Wish you can help out with the oil spill and the impact on wildlife in your community? The National Wildlife Federation is looking for volunteers who can help with monitoring and reporting on wildlife in the Gulf States. Even as the oil is been halted—the work is just getting started. Volunteers will continue to be needed for at least the next 2-4 months (minimum)—and longer as new opportunities arise.
Who: Live within 20-30 miles of the coast and can weekly travel to coast [ Read Full Post ]
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Pictured here is a place called “Bible World.” What is it? I don’t know, exactly, but I can tell you a couple things about it. It’s close to a major freeway, it has a few cars scattered in a large parking lot, and in the half-hour I spent awake there last night I didn’t hear a single gunshot. I reasoned that God-fearing people might not interrupt the five hours of sleep an amiable aimless angler needed between Virginia Beach and North Carolina.
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Last year’s ICAST, the fishing industry’s annual trade show, was, in a word, underwhelming. Attendance was sparse in Orlando, the numbers of exhibitors seemed to be minimal and the overall innovation of the new products to be introduced in 2010 was lacking. [ Read Full Post ]