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Budget Law Will Freeze Sport Fish Restoration Fund

Unprecedented move will impact economy and fisheries conservation Alexandria, VA – September 24, 2012– On September 14, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released its recommendations for budget cuts that include withholding parts of the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund, a move that would have a significant …

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DNR selectively targets shad at Lake Waveland

The DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife plans to selectively eradicate gizzard shad at Lake Waveland in Montgomery County. The goal is to keep gizzard shad from becoming too abundant while maintaining the quality of bass and bluegill that exist at the 358-acre lake. On Oct. 1, the DNR will …

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

The Indiana Bass Federation will be helping DNR again this year with the  Hoosier Outdoor Experience held at Fort Harrison State Park. This two day event will be held on September 15th & 16th. The Federation will be conducting Kids Casting events both days. This is a FREE event to …

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2012 Indiana State Fair

DNR Youth Fishing Pond 08/05/2012 Back row: left to right,  Darryl Stanley, (face covered by my fat finger), Ed Hazel, Tommy Guinn, Julian Shane, Dustin Riggs, Mike Goins, Mike Brown, Walter Wynn, David Lagle,  Zach Vaneventer,  Gena Lynam, Jan Cornett, Carter Shackelford Front Row: Colin Shane, (to his left & …

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Indiana Asian Carp Update

The Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee (ACRCC) has announced results of eDNA samples taken earlier this year in the Chicago waterway system. Samples from Lake Calumet and the Little Calumet River in Illinois included 17 positives for silver carp but zero positives for bighead carp. As a result, the Monitoring …

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Summary Of The New Black Bass Regulation

For black bass (includes smallmouth, largemouth, and spotted bass) taken on a river or stream, a person will be able to keep only those that are under 12 inches and over 15 inches in length, with a daily aggregate bag limit of 5, and no more than 2 can be …

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Black Bass Rule Change

The Commission gave final adoption to the rule version below. However, the rule is not yet effective. The Attorney General has 45 days in which to review as to legality; the Governor has up to 30 days in which to approve; and subsequently, the rule is forwarded (if approved) to …

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Anti-Fishing Groups Bypass Ongoing Lawsuit in Attempt to Ban Lead Fishing Tackle

Sportfishing community calls for the dismissal of unwarranted petition for a national ban on lead fishing tackle Alexandria, VA – December 6, 2011 – On November 16, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was yet again petitioned by the Center for Biological Diversity and two other anti-fishing groups, requesting that …

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