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CNB Hunting News/Video: The 182" Missouri Buck

source dodTV Logging Leads To Terry Drury’s 182” Missouri Booner, The Story Of Double Stickers | Deer Season 22 On this episode of Deer Season 22, we’re going back to the state of Missouri for the full story of an incredible buck known as Double Stickers. After 3 years of history, a giant logging operation, and who knows how many hours of working on the farm during the off-season, Old Man Winter develops a plan and finally gets his chance. With the perfect wind, Terry makes his move and the rest is history as they say, closing the chapter on his second biggest buck to date! As always thank you for the continued support; all of us at DOD greatly appreciate it! Terry Drury joins the 100% Wild Podcast to talk about his recent kill! Click the link to watch the podcast and get even more information about the quest... Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing Maryland: Watch for Gamefish Moving out of River Mouths to the Bay

Maryland Fishing Report – November 30 Largemouth bass, photo by Nathan Fernandez If you dress warmly there are plenty of fishing opportunities this week. There is good fishing for striped bass along with freshwater species like largemouth bass. Offshore in the Atlantic Ocean, fishing for sea bass is excellent with everyone onboard catching a limit. Forecast Summary: November 30 – December 6: Maryland can expect unstable early December weather conditions this week with a chance of rain Wednesday, Saturday and again on Monday and Tuesday. Expect windy conditions Wednesday and Thursday with 15-20 knot winds and higher gusts. Chesapeake Bay surface water temperatures are hovering in the low 50s with the coolest waters found in the upper Bay and upper Potomac River near the Woodrow Wilson bridge. The warmer Bay waters are found from Gooses Reef south to the mouth of the Potomac River. Maryland river water temperatures are currently... Read more →


Delaware's Hunting /Trapping Seasons Open in December

Additional Delaware hunting and trapping seasons are set to open in December, including a special antlerless deer season, which opens on Dec. 10 and extends through Dec. 18, and multiple furbearer trapping seasons opening Dec. 1, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today. Duck, Canada goose, woodcock, snipe and other hunting seasons also open during the month. Archery and crossbow hunters are reminded that they are not allowed to harvest antlered deer during the special December antlerless deer season. Deer hunting is allowed on all Sundays through Jan. 31, 2023, using only those hunting methods legal for the respective established deer hunting seasons, with additional information available at de.gov/sundayhunt. All deer harvested by hunters must be registered online within 24 hours at de.gov/digitaldnrec or by calling toll free 855-DEL-HUNT (855-335-4868). Successful deer hunters who wish to donate venison to those in need are encouraged to participate... Read more →


Animal Protection Organizations Take Legal Action to Stop NJ Bear Hunt

TRENTON, New Jersey (Nov. 29, 2022) ─ Today, a coalition of state and national animal protection groups, including the Animal Protection League of New Jersey, the Humane Society of the United States, and Friends of Animals, launched an emergency court challenge to the black bear trophy hunt that is scheduled to begin Dec. 5. The hunt was authorized by the New Jersey Fish and Game Council earlier this month. Hunt clubs nominate six of the Council’s eleven members. The animal groups are challenging the Council’s misuse of an emergency rulemaking loophole to bypass required procedures that guarantee the public the right to weigh in and require the Council to respond to said public comments. Despite having ample time to comply with these procedures, the Council forced through a last-minute emergency rule, leaving the public no time to respond. The lawsuit seeks emergency relief stopping the Dec. 5 hunt. The hunt... Read more →


CNBNews Fishing Delaware: State Parks Annual Passes, Surf Fishing Permits to go on Sale Nov. 29

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today that 2023 Delaware State Parks annual passes and surf fishing permits will go on sale starting at 8 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 29. Annual passes and surf fishing permits may be purchased at any state park office Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Passes and permits may also be purchased online at www.destateparks.com/Know/PassesTagsFees, with an estimated timeframe for delivery of three to four weeks. State park offices also will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, to accommodate holiday shoppers who want to include an annual parks pass or surf fishing permit in their gift-giving. Annual passes and surf fishing permits will not be sold at DNREC’s Dover campus. The surf fishing permit sales cap implemented in 2019 has been removed as part of recently-announced surf fishing program changes to be piloted... Read more →


CNB Fishing News Maryland Report, Nov. 23

by Keith Lockwood, the fisheries biologist Maryland Department of Natural Resources Photo by Monty Hawkins Everyone at the Maryland Department of Natural Resources wishes you a pleasant and warm Thanksgiving holiday. More than a few anglers will slip out for a little fishing before the big celebration or on the weekend. There are plenty of exciting fishing opportunities out there this week. Forecast Summary: November 23 – November 29: Conditions will be sunny all week except for Friday through Sunday when there is a chance of rain. Expect windy conditions Friday evening through Monday with winds of 10-20 knots and higher gusts. Chesapeake Bay surface water temperatures are hovering in the low 50s with the coolest waters found in the upper Bay and upper Potomac River near the Woodrow Wilson bridge. The warmer Bay waters are found from Gooses Reef south to the mouth of the Potomac River. Maryland river... Read more →


NRA-ILA ALERT: New Jersey's Bruen-Buster Bill Is Back For Full Assembly Vote

On Monday, November 21, the full Assembly is expected to vote on A.4769. This legislation started out as a “copy-cat” strategy, mimicking what New York did to lash out at the Supreme Court post-Bruen. The bill arbitrarily and drastically expands the number of places labeled as “sensitive places” where concealed carry is prohibited. Over the last month, the bill has been assigned to multiple committees and amended several times to clean up drafting errors, among other things. Incredibly, this bill is so deeply flawed that all of this time and effort has been spent in vain. Anti-gun Majority Democrats simply deny that the United States Supreme Court affirmed the right to carry. The court spoke resolutely and was unambiguous. Your immediate assistance is needed to help block A.4769 which is unconstitutional and will: Drastically increase the cost of obtaining permits and credentials. Expand the already-rigorous New Jersey training requirements. Use... Read more →


CNB Fishing News: Be Prepared for Cold Weather in Maryland

Maryland Fishing Report – November 16 Photo by Travis Long Colder temperatures have anglers bundling up to enjoy the good fishing available for various species still being caught this fall. Anglers can now be dressed in duck hunting garb, gloves, knee boots, or warm clothing. Be prepared and have fun! Forecast Summary: November 16 – November 22: We will experience a sunny, cool week with a low chance of rain. There will be windy conditions through Friday and again Sunday with winds of 15-20 knots with higher gusts. Chesapeake Bay surface water temperatures are holding in the upper 50s and should continue to drop this upcoming week. Maryland rivers are currently running in the upper 40s. As waters cool, resident and juvenile striped bass will continue to follow baitfish and move out of the river mouths towards overwintering areas in deeper, warmer waters of the main Bay such as channel... Read more →


New Jersey Reinstates Bear Hunt

TRENTON, New Jersey (Nov. 15, 2022)─Today, the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife’s Fish and Game Council reinstated its controversial black bear trophy hunt. The emergency rulemaking that the council used circumvents standard procedures requiring appropriate notice of the action to the public and the opportunity for public comment on the proposals. By law it may be used only when the public is facing “imminent peril.” Yet, the public is not in “imminent peril” from black bears and the numbers cited by the DFW to suggest otherwise are misleading. Moreover, the logic behind an emergency opening is flawed, because the science is clear that trophy hunting does not reduce bear conflicts, and in fact, may actually exacerbate human-bear conflicts. According to the state’s own records, between January and October of 2022 bear attacks on humans increased by one, bear attacks on domestic dogs increased by five, and vehicle injuries... Read more →


CNB Fishing News Delaware: Low-Digit Surf Fishing Tag Auction to Start Nov. 22

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will hold its annual low-digit surf fishing plate auction starting Tuesday, November 22, at 9 a.m., at usgovbid.com. The online auction benefits Delaware State Parks. CNBNews graphic files Between Nov. 22 and Dec. 9, bidders will have the option to bid on 15 tags, including Nos. 32, 58, 143, 226, 355, 488, and on eight “choice” categories, ranging from tags 51 to 9999. For the choice tags, the highest bidder in each range can choose a number within that category if it’s not already sold. The minimum bid for a low-digit surf fishing plate is $250. By state law, surf-fishing tags numbered 1 through 200 are limited to vehicles registered in Delaware. The auction of low-numbered plates was authorized by the Delaware General Assembly in 2015 and allows the DNREC Division of Parks and Recreation to auction low-digit tags to the... Read more →


CNB Fishing/Maryland Report Nov. 9

by Keith Lockwood, fisheries biologist Maryland Department of Natural Resources Kaelyn O’Hop has a good reason to smile as she holds up this great-looking striped bass she caught recently. Photo by Travis Long Chilly nights and pleasant days are heralding late fall, and anglers are trading their lighter clothing for more substantial and warmer attire to enjoy the outdoors and the wonderful fishing opportunities of the season. The University of Maryland Eastern Shore has designed a 15-minute online survey with a goal of reaching at least 1,400 anglers and fish enthusiasts in Maryland. Your input would be valuable to this research effort to better understand recreational fisheries in Maryland. Forecast Summary: November 9 – November 15: There will be a brief stretch of sunny, moderate weather prior to Friday, after which rain and a cold front will dominate the weather for the next week. On Friday we can expect winds... Read more →


Delaware Drivers Watch Out For Deer; Its Mating Season

Extra Vigilance on Roads Called for as Days Shorten and Deer Become More Active Morning and Evening source CNBNews graphic files Use extra caution on the roads during the deer mating season is the warning to Delaware drivers from the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, the Office of Highway Safety (OHS) within the Department of Safety and Homeland Security and Delaware State Police (DSP). Late October through November is the peak period for deer-related crashes, as that’s when white-tailed deer males (bucks) are in their annual pursuit of females (does) in the First State.That pursuit leads to more deer crossing roadways in the shorter days ahead – especially after the Nov. 6 change from daylight saving time back to Eastern Standard Time. White-tailed deer breed only once a year. The mating season, which carries on from late October sometimes into mid-December, and peaks from Nov. 11 to 20,... Read more →


Maryland Anglers Catching Striped Bass, Trout, Large Crabs, Blue Catfish, White & Yellow Perch

Maryland Fishing Report – November 2 November 2, 2022 Photo by Rich Watts There is a wide variety of fishing opportunities this week for Maryland anglers. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has stocked trout in many put-and-take waters, including ponds that are ideal for our younger anglers. Striped bass fishing is at its zenith in the Chesapeake Bay, and extra-large crabs are being caught in the Bay and tidal rivers. Forecast Summary: November 2 – November 8: The first full week of November will provide sunny, moderate weather with warming temperatures through the week. Chesapeake Bay surface water temperatures are holding in the low 60s and should remain stable this upcoming week. Maryland rivers are holding in the mid-50s. Bay waters are well mixed from surface to bottom resulting in good oxygen conditions and uniform temperatures throughout the water column. This will result in fish being able to move... Read more →


New Jersey Legislature Amends and Delays Bruen-Buster Bill

The proverbial can was kicked down the road again in Trenton last week. In recent years, most Democrats have had a habit of introducing anti-gun legislation so poorly drafted that chaos ensues. Last week was no exception; this is only the latest dysfunction among anti-gun Democrat politicians. Their attempt to completely thwart concealed carry in New Jersey by labeling nearly everywhere a “sensitive place” hit a snag. A.4769 was scheduled to vote on the Assembly floor last Thursday, but the legislation never actually came up for a vote. Presumably, they were missing votes. Despite the hiccup, Assembly leadership made public comments indicating that the bill would eventually come up again. Last Thursday, the Senate Law & Public Safety Committee was busy hacking up their work after they read our alert pointing out the fatal flaws in the bill. S.3214 has been amended. The original account banned more than just firearms... Read more →


CNB Fishing News Delaware: DNREC to Pilot Changes to Surf Fishing Permit Program for 2023

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today changes are to be piloted for the 2023 surf fishing permit program after record interest in the program in 2022. One of the biggest changes will be the elimination of a cap in effect since 2019 on the number of permits sold annually. The DNREC Division of Parks and Recreation will replace the cap for 2023 with a technology-based reservation system for managing capacity on summer weekends, when the state’s surf fishing beaches are in highest demand. Last spring, the Division of Parks and Recreation initiated a comprehensive review of the program in response to unprecedented permit sales for the 2022 season – including the opening day for sales, when the online permitting system was temporarily overwhelmed and surf fishing permits sold out in just a few hours. The historic sales volume peaked at 742 permits being issued per... Read more →


CNBNews Hunting Maryland:Youth, Veteran, and Military Waterfowl Hunting Days Set for 2022-23

October 19, 2022 Maryland’s youth hunters, veterans, and military personnel will be afforded a unique opportunity to experience Maryland’s tradition of waterfowl hunting on two special hunt days: Nov. 5, 2022 and Feb. 4, 2023. On these two days, hunting for ducks, geese, and coots on public and private lands in Maryland will be offered exclusively to eligible hunters 16 years of age or younger, military veterans of any age as defined in section 101 of title 38, United States Code, and members of the Armed Forces on active duty, including members of the National Guard and Reserves on active duty (other than for training). “The Department is pleased to offer these special hunting days,” said Wildlife and Heritage Director Paul Peditto. “Their placement on the calendar, one early in the hunting season and one late, gives our more experienced hunters an excellent opportunity to teach waterfowling skills to these... Read more →


CNB Hunting Maryland: Fall Turkey, Small Game Seasons

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters that squirrel, rabbit, fall turkey, and other seasons are either underway or set to open in the coming weeks. Hunters are also reminded that changes have been made to ruffed grouse and bobwhite quail seasons. “During this time of year, Maryland offers many other excellent opportunities to get afield and make memories,” Wildlife and Heritage Service Director Paul Peditto said. “Small game hunting is ideal for new hunters or anyone that enjoys a more active style of hunting.” Squirrel season opened September 3 with a bag limit of six per day. Squirrels are abundant throughout Maryland, especially where mast-producing trees such as oaks are present. Rabbit season begins on November 5 with a bag limit of four per day. Both of these seasons are open until February 28. For hunters in Garrett, Allegany, and Washington counties, the fall turkey hunting season will... Read more →


CNBNews Hunting Delaware: Seasons to Open in November, Firearm/Shotgun Deer, Waterfowl, Small Game

Youth and Non-ambulatory Deer Hunt Set for Nov. 5 and 6; All Deer Hunters Encouraged to Harvest Does to Help Manage Deer Herd Additional Delaware hunting seasons are set to open in November, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today – including the popular November general firearm deer season, also known as “November shotgun season,” which opens Nov. 11 and extends through Nov. 20, as well as the special deer hunt open to only youth and non-ambulatory hunters on Saturday, Nov. 5 and Sunday, Nov. 6. Duck, Canada goose and other hunting seasons are to open later in the month. Deer hunters are encouraged to harvest does (female deer) during deer hunting seasons to help manage the size and quality of Delaware’s deer population. Deer hunting is allowed on all Sundays through Jan. 31, 2023, using only those hunting methods legal for the respective established deer... Read more →


CNB Hunting Delaware: Wildlife Viewing on State Lands

DNREC Expanding Elevated Vistas to Provide Opportunities to View Wildlife in Coastal Wetlands and Adjoining Uplands Wildlife viewing is quickly becoming a favorite outdoor activity, attracting both Delaware residents and visitors who want to enjoy the splendor of the First State’s outdoor natural spaces. The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control provides numerous outdoor recreation opportunities on public lands, including elevated wildlife-viewing structures on several state wildlife areas managed by the DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife. Since 2013, the Division of Fish and Wildlife has focused on expanding outdoor recreation opportunities in state wildlife areas. With planning and public input, new wildlife-viewing structures have been constructed in the Augustine Wildlife Area near Port Penn and the Little Creek Wildlife Area east of Dover, with additional wildlife-viewing structures planned for the Ted Harvey Conservation Area near Bowers Beach and the Milford Neck Wildlife Area east of Milford. The... Read more →


Maryland Fishing Report for October 19

Species like this northern pike caught at Deep Creek Lake by Angela Pitzer are active. Photo by Duffey Pitzer Anglers are bundling up and enjoying fall fishing at its finest out on the Chesapeake Bay and in Maryland’s freshwater locations, which offer a variety of species. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources fall trout stocking program is in full swing. DNR and the Maryland Sport Fisheries Advisory Commission are proud to announce Captain Bruno M. Vasta and the late Jim Gracie each as recipients of the Maryland Sport Fisheries Achievement Awards for 2022. Forecast Summary: October 19 – October 25: Chesapeake Bay surface water temperatures have dropped to the low 60s and should continue cooling all week. Maryland rivers are currently running in the mid 50s. Bay waters have mixed from surface to bottom resulting in good oxygen conditions and uniform water temperatures throughout the water column. This will result... Read more →


Gun Industry in NJ Paid Average Wage of $74,000 and Generated $77.1 Million in Tax Revnue

Samuel Stebbins, 24/7 Wall St. via The Center Square Gun ownership has been a staple of traditional American life since the inception of the country, and even long before then. Some Americans use guns only to go hunting, for sport, or for home protection, but there are many gun enthusiasts who embrace the Second Amendment and load up on as many firearms as they can. Whether it is one gun or 20, selling guns in the United States is a lucrative business. CNBNews graphic file The National Shooting Sports Foundation estimates that Americans bought roughly 18.5 million firearms in 2021, the second most ever in a year and down only slightly from the record-high 21 million in 2020. With these back-to-back years of historic gun sales, someone is profiting big, including some states. Both directly and indirectly, the firearms sector accounts for a total of 5,174 jobs in New Jersey... Read more →


CNB Hunting News: New Jersey Has New Record Striped Bass

John Vayda caught the new state record Hybrid Striped Bass in Monskville Reservoir on October 9, 2022. The fish weighed 16 pounds, 10 ounces, and measured 31 inches in length with a girth of 23 inches. It replaces Bill Schmidt’s 1999 record hybrid that weighed 16 pounds, 4 ounces. The fish was most likely from a small New Jersey Fish and Wildlife stocking back in May of 2017. Congratulations Mr. Vayda on this terrific catch! NJ Record Fish Program NJ Record Freshwater Fish List NJ Record Saltwater Fish List NJ Record Spearfishing List Read more →


CNB Hunting & Fishing News Maryland

October 12, 2022 Corey Brummel caught this 36-inch Northern snakehead in Higgins Meal Pond. Photo by Corey Brummel Anglers returned to fishing with some relatively warm and sunny weather following the previous week’s storm. Across the state, cooling water temperatures should cause both freshwater and saltwater fish to feed more aggressively prior to the winter months. Many boats are seeking striped bass on the Bay, fall trout stocking is underway, and the invasive Northern snakehead continues to provide action. Forecast Summary: October 12 – October 18: Chesapeake Bay surface water temperatures have dropped to the low 60s and should continue cooling all week. Maryland rivers are currently running in the mid 50s. Due to the cooled waters and windy conditions this past week, turnover has occurred, and the Bay waters have mixed from surface to bottom resulting in good oxygen conditions and uniform water temperatures throughout the water column. This... Read more →


Pennsylvania Politics: John Fetterman's Comments Made At Anti-Gun Rally Get New Attention

CNBNews graphic file MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2022 SUPPORT NRA-ILA Pennsylvania Lt. Governor John Fetterman (D), the Democrat nominee for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Senator Pat Toomey’s (R) retirement, has had several statements from earlier this year brought back into the light. They come from when Fetterman spoke at an anti-gun event in April hosted by Giffords, an organization dedicated to banning semiautomatic firearms and standard magazines, among other restrictions on the Second Amendment. View Related Articles At the end of September, FOX News reported on Fetterman attacking NRA members at the Giffords event. “That is the lunatic fringe of gun ownership,” the candidate said while discussing NRA. Besides his disparaging comment about NRA’s 5 million members, Fetterman made several other statements regarding firearms. He mentioned several times that he supports ending the filibuster so that anti-gun legislation can be forced through the Senate. He also stated that he... Read more →


SCOTUS didn’t just rule against gun rights

Source NRA-ILA Today it’s often difficult to determine when the mainstream media is being deliberately deceptive or is just incompetent. Whatever the case may be, they are routinely wrong. View Related Articles Take for instance a recent ABC News headline reporting that the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives’ (ATF) bump-stock ban: Supreme Court upholds bump stock ban in big win for gun safety advocates The Supreme Court did no such thing. CNBNews graphic file In December 2018, the ATF published a final rule amending the code of federal regulations to declare that items colloquially known as bump-stocks fall under the definition of “machineguns” as defined in the National Firearm Act. As these items were not registered prior to when the federal government froze the sale of new machineguns in 1986, the rule made bump-stocks contraband. Gun rights proponents across the country took exception... Read more →


Maryland Fishing Report: Striped Bass Biting

October 5, 2022 This group of happy anglers each caught a striped bass prior to the big storm. Photo by Travis Long Welcome to the great month of “Rocktober!” The recent wind and rain from the remnants of Hurricane Ian has created difficult conditions, but the weather should be improving soon. Anglers saw some exciting fishing action prior to the storm and are anticipating some good fishing in the coming days. Across the state, cooling water temperatures should cause both freshwater and saltwater fish to feed more aggressively prior to the winter months. Forecast Summary: October 5 – October 11: Following some warmer conditions on Thursday and Friday, weather conditions this week will be cool and dry. The changing weather patterns will result in windy conditions on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, with winds 10 to 20 knots and gusts. Chesapeake Bay surface water temperatures have dropped to the mid 60s... Read more →


CNB Hunting News Maryland: Fall Turkey, Small Game Hunting Seasons Beginning

CNBNewsnet photo The Maryland Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters that squirrel, rabbit, fall turkey, and other seasons are either underway or set to open in the coming weeks. Hunters are also reminded that changes have been made to ruffed grouse and bobwhite quail seasons. “During this time of year, Maryland offers many other excellent opportunities to get afield and make memories,” Wildlife and Heritage Service Director Paul Peditto said. “Small game hunting is ideal for new hunters or anyone that enjoys a more active style of hunting.” Squirrel season opened September 3 with a bag limit of six per day. Squirrels are abundant throughout Maryland, especially where mast-producing trees such as oaks are present. Rabbit season begins on November 5 with a bag limit of four per day. Both of these seasons are open until February 28. For hunters in Garrett, Allegany, and Washington counties, the fall turkey hunting... Read more →


CNB Hunting Maryland: Muzzleloader Deer Season Opens in Late October

First Segment of Season Starts October 20 Photo by Reinhardt Sahmel The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced that the first segment of Maryland’s muzzleloader deer season runs from Oct. 20-22 statewide. Hunters in Region B — the state’s central, southern, and eastern regions — can also use muzzleloaders from Oct. 24-29 for antlerless deer only. The popular season typically coincides with pleasant fall weather and is one of many deer hunting opportunities offered in the state. “The October muzzleloader hunting season is a great way to enjoy time outside during one of the most beautiful times of the year,” Wildlife and Heritage Service Director Paul Peditto said. “Beyond that, it also provides us with our first look at the health and status of our deer herd for the year.” For the 2022-23 season, the statewide bag limit for white-tailed bucks is set at two deer. Maryland hunters in Region... Read more →


CNB Hunting News Delaware: Open in October Antlerless Deer, Muzzleloader Deer, Duck/Snow Geese

Youth Waterfowl Hunt to Occur Oct. 15; Hunters Reminded That Deer Hunting is Allowed on All Sundays Through Jan. 31, 2023 Additional Delaware hunting seasons are set to open in October, including various deer firearm seasons, duck, snow goose and other migratory game birds – as well as the one-day youth-only waterfowl hunt on Saturday, Oct. 15, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today. Deer hunting is allowed on all Sundays through Jan. 31, 2023, using only those hunting methods legal for the respective established deer hunting seasons, with additional information available at de.gov/sundayhunt. Hunting season dates and hunting hours for seasons opening in October: Snow goose: Oct. 1 through Jan. 31, 2023; Feb. 4, 2023 (½-hour before sunrise to sunset) Antlerless deer: Oct. 1 through 2, 17, 21 through 24 and 28 through 31, including Sundays (½- hour before sunrise to ½-hour after sunset) Muzzleloader... Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing Delaware: Waterfowl and Trout Stamp Art Winners Chosen

Two accomplished artists have again won top honors in Delaware’s Waterfowl Stamp and Trout Stamp art contests, the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today. Best in Show in the DNREC-sponsored contests went to a painting of a wood duck in a bottomland swamp by Richard Clifton of Milford, Del., which will grace the 2023/24 Delaware Waterfowl Stamp, and to a painting of a brown trout by Jeffrey Klinefelter of Etna Green, Ind., to be featured on the 2023 Delaware Trout Stamp. The annual stamp art competition drew 13 entries for the 2023/24 Delaware Waterfowl Stamp and 12 entries for the 2023 Trout Stamp. The Waterfowl Stamp contest specified that submitted artwork must include the motif of a wood duck in a bottomland swamp. Trout Stamp artwork entries could depict a rainbow, brown or brook trout. As the 2023/24 Delaware Waterfowl Stamp winner, Clifton receives a $2,500 cash... Read more →


September Hurricane Preparedness Month in NJ

NJOEM AND NJDEP MARK HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS MONTH BY URGING THE PUBLIC TO PLAN FOR INCREASING STORM THREATS CAUSED BY CLIMATE CHANGE TRENTON – As the state marks Hurricane Preparedness month and the peak of hurricane season, New Jersey State Police Superintendent and State Director of Emergency Management Patrick J. Callahan and New Jersey Commissioner of Environmental Protection Shawn M. LaTourette today reminded the public about the vital importance of being prepared as the risks from these powerful storms increase as a result of climate change. “As we approach the 10-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy and peak hurricane season begins, it is important to remember that preparedness is everyone’s responsibility, including those with special needs,” said Colonel Callahan. “Please make time with your family and significant others to assess your current preparedness plans, whether you need to shelter-in-place or evacuate. You can start by building an emergency kit, packing a family... Read more →


NRA-ILA Alert: New Credit Card ISO Would Create Gun Registry

NRA-ILA source On September 9, the International Organization for Standardization (“ISO“) announced that it would create a new Merchant Category Code (“MCC”) specific to firearm and ammunition retailers. MCCs are the codes that payment processing networks (like Visa, MasterCard, and American Express) use to categorize various transactions. This is the system that allows various credit cards to offer different benefits for certain categories of purchases or to charge different fees for those same categories. In June, Amalgamated Bank petitioned the ISO to create a new firearm-specific MCC. This was the second such petition after the ISO denied an identical petition last year. The petition was supported by, among others, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), New York Mayor Eric Adams, and the anti-gun groups Giffords and Guns Down America. The petition, at least initially, seemed to lack the support of Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. If fully implemented by the various payment... Read more →


Robert "Bob" Sullivan, age 83, Retired Truck Driver, Member of Spanky's Gang Hunters Club, Loved to Play the Ponies

Cherry Hill – formerly of Lumberton and Moorestown, NJ. passed on September 14, 2022. Age 83. Born in Camden, NJ he was the son of the late Arthur R. and Martha (Johnson) Sullivan. Bob spent the second half of his youth in Hainesport graduating from Rancocas Valley Regional High School. Soon after he honored his country by serving in the U.S. Airforce. Although he did decide to leave the service in his own unique way. He later worked for Nash Cohen, Jaynes Motor Freight and SP Richards where he retired in 2003 with over forty years of service as a truck driver. He loved being a truck driver and never-ever would have wanted to be behind a desk. In his early youth, Bob loved driving down the shore through the NJ Pine Barrens ending up at The Dunes or other music and dance venue with friends. Boy, the stories he... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: Joe Biden Is Coming For Your Guns

President Biden Continues Railing Against the Second Amendment SUPPORT NRA-ILA On August 30, President Biden emerged from about three weeks of vacation to start what appears to be a full transition from leading the country (if you could call it that) to a dedicated campaign mode. The sparsely attended appearance in Wilkes-Barre, PA was touted as a promotion for Biden’s “Safer America Plan,” but was really just another opportunity for the president to rail against NRA, Republicans, law-abiding gun owners, semi-automatic firearms, and the Second Amendment. Biden’s meandering, at times confusing delivery was what you would expect. He told a bunch of stories about himself and others, although they all seemed a bit too contrived, and impossible to verify. But he also told many lies, and made a few gaffes. Again, what you’d expect. He brought up his long-stated goal of banning semi-automatic firearms, saying, “I’m determined to ban (so-called)... Read more →


CNB Fishing Maryland: Nochienna Agubuzo Caught a 31-inch Northern Snakehead

Maryland Fishing Report – September 14 Angler Nochienna Agubuzo caught a 31-inch northern snakehead in the Anacostia River at Bladensburg Waterfront Park, Prince George’s County. Photo courtesy Nochienna Agubuzo As we move through September, the thrill of beautiful weather beckons everyone to get outside. There are lots of fishing opportunities to be found this week in Maryland waters, from the western mountains to the Atlantic coast, and everywhere in between. Forecast Summary: September 14 – September 20: Warming weather is predicted all this week with daytime temperatures around the mid to upper 80s. Expect calm winds less than 10 knots with a low chance of rain all week. Chesapeake Bay surface water temperatures dropped to about 78 degrees. Maryland rivers are currently running in the mid to low 70s. If you are seeking areas with cooler waters, fish the surface early in the day, or fish deeper waters or upwind... Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing News: Elk Tangled in Wire Mesh (video)

image courtesy of Kris Hazelton Kris Hazelton published this incredible rescue of a Bull Elk in Colorado that got caught in wire mesh fencing. Today, Sept. 13, 2022 on our way to work we spotted this beautiful bull elk all tangled in wire mesh fencing. The fencing was not only caught in his antlers but also trailing behind him, causing his hooves to get caught in the wire as he tried to walk. Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Estes Park Police Dept. were notified and police officers and auxiliary members kept tabs on the animal’s location until help could arrive with emergency equipment to help this distressed bull. CPW arrived and assessed the situation and decided to drug immobilize the bull so they could free him of this awful entanglement. It took a few minutes for the tranquilizer to take effect but once he was down and the Colorado Parks and... Read more →


Delaware Man Arrested For DUI After Driving Vehicle into Surf on Navy Beach at Cape Henlopen

Delaware Natural Resources Police State Park officers arrested 48-year-old Donald R. Quill Jr. of Newark, Del. on a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) and additional traffic violations Thursday evening after he drove his vehicle into the ocean on Cape Henlopen. CNBNews graphic file At approximately 7:20 p.m., on Sept. 8, officers responded to Cape Henlopen State Park’s Navy Beach following a report of a water rescue in progress. Witnesses called 911 after seeing a vehicle driven into the surf. Bystanders quickly entered the water and helped the driver from the vehicle and onto shore. During the Natural Resources Police investigation, officers observed that Quill displayed signs of impairment. He was then transported to Rehoboth Police Department for further investigation, where he was charged with DUI, a misdemeanor, and inattentive driving and operating a motor vehicle on closed Delaware State Parks areas, both traffic violations. Quill was video-arraigned at... Read more →


Fond Hunting Memories; After Many Years The Black Bear Has Finally Arrived In South Jersey

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (September 6, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--In the late 60s, I became an avid hunter, mainly because my father-in-law, Tom Sarlo, liked to hunt. He told great stories about his trips to Wyoming for antelope, Maine for deer, and North Carolina and Maryland for ducks and geese. I was one of the founders of the Gloucester City Rod and Gun Club. That organization led me to become an NRA Safety Instructor member of the New Jersey State Federation of Sportsmen's Club and Ducks Unlimited. I recall one meeting of the Federation of Sportsmen Clubs, held in the 70s at the Square Circle in Gibbsboro, where they were selling $5 turkey buttons. The money raised was to import turkeys from Virginia and West Virginia to New Jersey in the hope of establishing a turkey population. Today, according to state Fish and game, between 20,000 to 30,000... Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing Maryland: McKenna Rayne Gingell Catches Nice Spanish Mackerel

Maryland Fishing Report – August 31 August 31, 2022 McKenna Rayne Gingell has good cause to smile after catching this nice Spanish mackerel, one of Maryland’s summer visitor species. Photo courtesy of McKenna Rayne Gingell Labor Day is almost upon us, and with September comes small weather changes that will affect fishing in Maryland. Cooler water temperatures will cause some of our summer migrants to start heading south, and local fish species will become more active throughout the day. This week is our final Striped Bass Fishing Advisory Forecast of the season, but we all know there will still be hot days ahead. Please be aware that such days are stressful on undersized striped bass that you catch and release, and use caution when fishing in hot weather. Forecast Summary: August 31 – September 6: Continued warm weather is predicted all this week with daytime temperatures in the upper 80s.... Read more →


Howard 'Butch' Shaffer Catches Two Big Flounder; What's the Difference Between Fluke and Flounder?

Howard Shaffer recently traveled from South Carolina to show South Jersey fishermen how to catch fluke. William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet DOWN THE SHORE--(CNBNewsnet)--Former Gloucester-ite Howard "Butch" Shaffer was at the Jersey Shore recently and caught two nice flukes, aka flounder. It just goes to show no matter how old you are, and Butch is close to 100, that you should keep yourself moving no matter your age. Shaffer has been living in South Carolina for over a decade. He and his wife, Lenore, are good friends of ours. We wrote an article about him not too long ago, which can be found here. What’s the Difference Between Fluke and Flounder? Put simply, Fluke is Flounder, according to Albert from https://fishingbooker.com/. Fluke is another name for Summer Flounder, a large, predatory Flatfish species living in the North Atlantic. People get confused because Winter Flounder also live in the same... Read more →


DNREC’s DuPont Nature Center to Close Sept. 1 for Season

Center to Reopen April 1, 2023 Ahead of Annual Shorebird Migration The DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion Harbor Reserve will close for the season effective Thursday, Sept. 1, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today. The center is scheduled to reopen Saturday, April 1, 2023 for the busy spring and summer seasons attuned to the shorebird migration and horseshoe crab spawning. The center is owned and operated by the DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife and provides programming and exhibits about Delaware Bayshore aquatic life. During the annual seasonal closure, the DuPont Nature Center’s accessible observation deck will remain open from dawn to dusk daily. The deck offers views of the Mispillion Harbor and surrounding saltmarsh and sandy beach habitat as well as a view of the Delaware Bay. Though the nature center is recognized as one of the best vistas on the East Coast for... Read more →


(Video) Black bear in Florida Grabs Six-Year-Old Maggie...

the Family's Dog source News WKRG https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=REFVwiX04wo submitted by Gary Devine Florida Black Bear General Hunting FAQs Is it legal to hunt black bears in Florida? Florida does not have an open regulated bear hunting season at this time. The first regulated bear hunting season started in 1936 in Florida, and continued in parts of the state until 1994. A limited bear hunting season was re-opened in four areas in October 2015, but has remained closed since that time. In December 2019, FWC Commissioners approved an updated Florida Black Bear Management Plan, which included a new section outlining population management options, including regulated hunting. At that time, the FWC Commissioners indicated hunting was a valid tool and could be re-opened in the future. Read more →


CNB Fishing News: Summertime Fun Continues Across Maryland

by Keith Lockwood, fisheries biologist Maryland Department of Natural Resources. August 24, 2022 Spanish mackerel, photo by Travis Long Summertime fun continues across Maryland, and it is a great time for dads and moms to spend special moments while fishing with children and making memories that will last a lifetime. Remember to check the striped bass fishing advisory forecast for excessively hot weather, and help protect our smaller catch-and-release fish for future seasons. Forecast Summary: August 24 – August 30: Warmer weather is predicted all week with daytime temperatures in the upper 80s. There will be stable temperatures and calm winds, with a chance of rain and thunderstorms on Friday, Saturday, and Tuesday. Chesapeake Bay surface water temperatures have warmed to the low 80s. Maryland rivers are also currently running in the mid to low 70s. If you are seeking areas with cooler waters, fish the surface early in the... Read more →


CNB Fishing News Maryland: The One That Didn't Get Away

by Keith Lockwood, fisheries biologist Maryland Department of Natural Resources. August 17, 2022 Photo courtesy Daniel McCarter The summer days keep rolling along – be sure to enjoy what time we have now with kids before they are back to school. Soon it will be September, exciting times for anglers as water temperatures cool and fishing kicks into high gear. But until then,remember that hot weather creates tough conditions for undersized striped bass that are caught and released. Be sure to check the striped bass fishing advisory forecast to plan your trip and help save the smaller fish for future seasons. Forecast Summary: August 17 – August 23: Cooler weather is predicted all this week with daytime temperatures in the 80s. There will be stable temperatures and calm winds, with a chance of rain and T-storms possible Saturday through Tuesday. Chesapeake Bay surface water temperatures are cooling and have dropped... Read more →


DNREC to Present Texas Living Shoreline Webinar Aug. 25

DOVER, DELAWARE (AUGUST 15, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--The Galveston Bay Foundation and managing living shorelines in a Texas estuary are the topic of a free webinar at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, presented by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, in partnership with the Delaware Living Shorelines Committee. The webinar speaker is Hallie Leija, habitat restoration manager for the Galveston Bay Foundation. Leija will provide an overview of living shoreline projects in Galveston Bay, the largest estuary in Texas. The presentation will showcase how the wetlands and coastal areas in Galveston Bay have experienced a multitude of impacts from subsidence, hurricanes, and floods. The webinar will also highlight shoreline challenges associated with the shipping industry at the Port of Houston, one of the country’s largest ports. The webinar presenter will focus on how the Galveston Bay Foundation works with local partners and private landowners to install natural erosion control systems... Read more →


Maryland Fishing Report: Summer May Be Ending, But Fish Are Still Biting

Maryland Fishing Report – August 10 by Keith Lockwood Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Photo of angler Addison Rowe by Tiffany Rowe Families are fitting in those last summer vacations and simple relaxing times close to home. From local ponds and tributaries to the waters off Ocean City, Maryland’s waters are ideal places to spend time with children and allow them to experience the joys of fishing. Remember that hot weather creates tough conditions for undersized striped bass that are caught and released. From now until September, DNR will run its striped bass fishing advisory forecast again so anglers can better plan their fishing for striped bass to lessen mortalities. Forecast Summary: August 10 – August 16: Cooler weather is predicted all this week with daytime temperatures in the 80s through most of Maryland. Calm winds are expected throughout the next week except Thursday and Friday. Chance of rain and... Read more →


Delaware Hunters Must Register Trail Cameras, Deer Stands, Ground Blinds

DOVER, DELAWARE--On Aug. 1, 2022, hunters must register temporary deer stands, deer ground blinds, and trail cameras that they place and leave overnight on state wildlife areas, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today. Registration, which is free through an online deer stand and trail-cam registration form, will help wildlife area managers evaluate the increasing numbers and use of these hunting tools in state wildlife areas. DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife state wildlife area maps with associated rules for the 2022/2023 hunting season provides additional details on the placement of temporary deer stands and blinds – which are allowed from Aug. 1 through Feb. 15 on some state wildlife areas – and trail cameras, which are allowed from June 1 through Feb. 15 on all state wildlife areas. Placement of a deer stand, deer blind, or trail camera in a state wildlife area does not... Read more →


NRA-ILA REPORT: When Seconds Count, the Police are Only Hours Away

(AUGUST 8, 2022)--After violent unrest and looting in 2020 that Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot admitted had “spread like wildfire” throughout parts of Chicago, the mayor nonetheless “urged Chicagoans not to take matters into their own hands in this concealed carry state. ‘Do not pick up arms and try to be polite. If there’s a problem, call 911,’ she said. ‘We will respond.’” Chicago residents, it seems, have little reason to believe her. Residents who called 911 for police help last year were reportedly left waiting in more than half of “high priority” (priority levels 1 and 2) calls. Priority Level 1 call, the most urgent, include incidents where there is “an imminent threat to life, bodily injury, or major property damage/loss,” while Priority Level 2 are those where “timely police action…has the potential to affect the outcome of an incident.” Analysts using data obtained from the Chicago Police Department (CPD)... Read more →


CNB Fishing News Maryland:

Congratulations to Kierce Thompson, age 11, who a Caught Large Rainbow Trout; Striped Bass IS Back Aug. 1

by Keith Lockwood, fisheries biologist Maryland Department of Natural Resources. July 27, 2022 Eleven-year-old Kierce Thompson shows off a beautiful and large rainbow trout caught recently in a Frederick County trout stream. Photo by Brittany Vance As we approach the end of July, families are enjoying vacations and anglers of all ages are fishing together. Sometimes the unbounded hope of angling offers up some surprises. For those anglers who are also photographers, be sure to enter your best shots in the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Photo Contest. Entries for the 2022 contest are due Monday, August 1, and details are on the DNR website. Salisbury University, in partnership with DNR, is hosting the Nanticoke River Invasive Fishing Tournament on Saturday, July 30 at Cherry Beach Park in Sharptown. There is no fee to enter the tournament. A tournament registration form is available online, and more information is available on... Read more →


Emergency Dredging Project Restoring Murderkill River Navigability to Begin

An emergency dredging project is set to begin and be completed by the end of August to restore navigability in the Murderkill River, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today. Permitted by and with modification approvals from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and DNREC regulators, the project calls for removing approximately 52,000 cubic yards of sediment from the river’s navigation channel. DNREC will then make beneficial reuse of the dredged sand to nourish up to 1,000 feet of eroding shoreline at South Bowers Beach. Funding for the $2.3 million project comes from appropriations to DNREC made under fiscal year 2022 and 2023 Bond Bills, both of which named the Murderkill River as a dredging priority. “This important state-funded dredging project in the Murderkill River will restore navigability of the channel while bolstering shoreline resiliency in South Bowers,” said DNREC Secretary Shawn M. Garvin. “It’s a... Read more →