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Join The Salem County Sportsmen's Club for Dinner

Salem County Salem County Sportsmen's Club 273 Wiley Rd Carney's Point, NJ 08069 Get Directions Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 5:00 PM DETAILS & TICKET INFO Join other champions of the Second Amendment for dinner, games, auctions, and fun with a chance to win exclusive NRA guns, gear, décor, and collectibles! For More Information, Contact: Ron Ayres (609) 502-9760 [email protected] Read more →

CNBNews Hunting and Fishing Maryland Newsletter

MyCoast Data Shows Impact of January Flooding On Jan. 9, Maryland was hit by a storm that brought intense rain, strong winds and high tides. It resulted in the most active week yet for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ MyCoast MD app, which allows users to submit reports and photos of flooding and other environmental information. The storm brought in about 400 new users for MyCoast, along with 248 reports of flooding. Read more. Shifting Sands: Maryland Keeps an Eye in the Sky on Vulnerable Areas The impact of rising seas, stronger storms, and an eroding shoreline might leave... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing News: The Tuckahoe Wildlife Management Area...18,785 acres

The Tuckahoe Wildlife Management Area located in Corbin City and Estelle Manor in Atlantic County, and Upper Township in Cape May County, is 18,785 acres of salt marsh, freshwater rivers, marshes, controlled impoundments, and Pine Barrens woodland. Tuckahoe WMA is one of the oldest areas owned by NJDEP Fish & Wildlife, with the initial purchase of 12,377 acres occurring in 1933. This area, formerly known as Lester G. McNamara WMA, was dedicated to a former agency Director who established one set of impoundments in the 1940’s. These impoundments are still considered to be a great boon to waterfowl production, migration,... Read more →

HOME COUNTRY: The Iditarod Dogsled Race

BY Slim Randles Hey, I was there to help, right? Right there in the kitchenette loaned us by the Roosevelt Hotel in Anchorage. My wife, Pam, ran the headquarters for the Iditarod Dogsled Race, and it was the second year of the race, 1974, and there I sat, a genuine Alaskan long-distance dog musher who had participated in the first race the year before. So when a nicely dressed elderly gentleman with a thick Boston accent stopped by for coffee and questions about the race … hey, I’m there for you. He said his name was Norman Vaughan and he... Read more →

Some Sections of Higbee Beach Closed

Closed through December 2026 Portions of Higbee Beach Wildlife Management Area (WMA) closed January 29, 2024, for the Pond Creek Restoration Project and will remain closed until completed (approximately December 2026). This closure is for public safety reasons and to protect and preserve the land and water areas of Higbee Beach WMA. The areas to be closed are reflected on the attached map. The closure will not affect the parking lot behind Sunset Beach Gifts located on Sunset Boulevard. However, the parking lot across from the World War II Lookout Tower will be closed. The project is funded with Natural... Read more →

CNB Fishing News Maryland: Blue Crab Regulatory Hearing

- Crab Pot Lines, Atlantic Crab Pots, Containers, and Limits Blue Crab Regulatory Hearing - Crab Pot Lines, Atlantic Crab Pots, Containers, and Limits | Thursday, February 1, 2024 | 1 – 2pm Join via Google Meet Join by Phone: Dial: (US) +1 484-841-8254 PIN: ‪574 670 797# Anyone needing special accommodations under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, or under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, should contact the Department of Natural Resources Office of Fair Practices at 410-260-8058 at least three working days (72 hours) prior to the... Read more →

HOME COUNTRY: Billy and The Pandemic

by Slim Randles Almost all of us know how to pronounce pandemic now, and we have a pretty good idea of what it means since everyone we know spent more than a year under virtual house arrest. But that didn’t help Billy much. Billy’s our town dog, of course. He’s been our town dog since Sally passed away on Doc’s porch, and Billy’s owner died two weeks later. Sometimes an honored position doesn’t require an election. Billy took right to it. He made his daily rounds to the back door of the Chinese restaurant and the Mule Barn coffee shop.... Read more →

State Imposing Restrictions on Vehicle Travel into Wharton State Forest

DEP OPENS ONLINE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD, HOLDS OPEN HOUSE ON PROPOSED WHARTON STATE FOREST VISITING VEHICLE USE MAP (24/P1) TRENTON – Building upon its commitment to robust public engagement, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is now accepting online comments from the public for the proposed Wharton State Forest Visiting Vehicle Use Map. The proposed map, released today, designates legal driving routes within New Jersey’s largest state forest. In addition, an in-person open house is taking place today at the Batsto Visitor Center in Wharton State Forest until 7 p.m. where the public may leave written comments. Those unable... Read more →

Delaware Managed Deer Hunt at Cape Henlopen State Park Jan. 16 and Jan. 17

CNBNews graphic file The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today that a section of Cape Henlopen State Park will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 16 and Wednesday, Jan. 17 to accommodate a managed deer hunt. The DNREC Division of Parks and Recreation will close the park’s main entrance for the managed hunt, meaning bay and ocean beaches north of Herring Point cannot be accessed by park visitors during this hunt. The Gordons Pond area and lands on the west side of the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal will be open as usual. The managed deer hunt is meant to reduce... Read more →

The Blue Catfish Swimming Into NJ and Beyond

(CNBNews HUNTING AND FISHING)(January 14, 2024)--A recent report on the blue catfish species by suggests that the fish may soon be found in the state of New Jersey. There is a strong possibility that the fish is already here. The man-made canal system in New Jersey makes it easy for the blue catfish to continue to migrate into the state and eventually into the state of Pennsylvania. Add to the equation the Delaware River which will give the blue catfish a pathway to enter the Delaware and Raritan Canal. From there the fish can make its way into the... Read more →

CNB Fishing Maryland: Save The Date: Youth-Only Trout Fishing Day March 23

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is offering the state’s first-ever Youth-Only Trout Fishing Day for children under 16 years of age on March 23, one week before opening day for all trout anglers. “Trout fishing is a great way to introduce young people to the sport and our state’s natural beauty,” said John Mullican, Maryland DNR’s director of freshwater fisheries and hatcheries. “We hope children across the state will take advantage of this day reserved just for them to enjoy stocked waterways that are typically still closed.” On March 23, the state’s put-and-take trout areas under closure will... Read more →

Good News for Oysters, App for Flood Reporting, Maryland Eagles Visit White House

2023 Fall Oyster Survey Records Outstanding Spatfall The Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ Fall Oyster Survey recorded a remarkable year for juvenile oysters in Maryland waters, finding both prolific numbers and a widespread distribution throughout many regions of the Chesapeake Bay. The survey’s spatfall intensity index, a measure of reproductive success and potential population growth for oysters, was 86.8 spat, or juvenile oysters, per bushel, nearly four times the 39-year median of 23.6 spat per bushel and the fifth highest in that timeframe. The survey has not recorded this extent of oyster spat recruitment in a generation. Read more. Share... Read more →

Home Country: Gold Buried at Jenkins Cabin

By Slim Randles It was half-past second coffee and darn near to French toast time and it had been very quiet at the round table, that general headquarters of the World Dilemma Think Tank. “Heard something interesting yesterday,” said Herb. “Kids were talking on the sidewalk and I couldn’t help but hear parts of it. I had to stop and ask them about it, even if it seemed rude to them. “Seems somebody tipped them off that there was a thousand dollars in gold coins buried beneath the stepping stone going into Jenkin’s cabin.” Dud looked up, “But nobody knows... Read more →

Marylanders Asked to Help as Cold-Stunning Threatens Aquatic Wildlife

Aquarium Takes in 30 Cold-Stunned Sea Turtles | photo courtesy of the Chesapeake Bay Magazine Lethargic sea turtles and marine mammals should be reported Call 800-628-9944 The Maryland Department of Natural Resources asks those visiting the Chesapeake Bay or Atlantic Coast to be vigilant of sea turtles who exhibit signs of cold-stunning, a condition that causes animals to become debilitated and experience hypothermia-like symptoms due to prolonged exposure to cold temperatures. Cold-stunning typically occurs in late autumn and early winter when water temperatures begin to fall or can drop rapidly in a 24-hour period. Lethargic and unresponsive animals can be... Read more →

CNB Fishing Maryland: Anglers Catching Black Sea Bass, Blue Catfish, Striped Bass, Smallmouth Bass

Maryland Fishing Report – Winter Preview 2023-24 December 20, 2023 Black sea bass are a popular cold-weather species, and can be caught in Maryland waters through December 31. Photo by Monty Hawkins With the start of winter and the end of some fishing seasons, Maryland’s anglers can rest assured that there is plenty of good fishing to be found this season if you know where to look! Forecast Summary: To see the latest water clarity conditions, check Eyes on the Bay Satellite Maps. For more detailed and up-to-date fishing conditions in your area of the Chesapeake Bay, be sure to... Read more →

HOME COUNTRY: The Baron of the Bunkhouse, Windy Wilson Visits Sarah's Bookstore

By Slim Randles Now before you can sneak away, here comes that pharaoh of the feed-store, that baron of the bunkhouse, that titan of the tack room …Windy Wilson. Well, t’other day I meandurated around town until I crept in to Sarah’s bookstore. You know the one. Has that sign on them bookshelves says “Love and other Fiction.” Been meanin’ to ask her ‘bout that one a these days. Oh, Alphonse Wilson here ‘course. Well, Miz Sarah shore is a sweetie and I like droppin’ on in there ever now and then. Wellsir, this day, I was huntin’ a Farmer’s... Read more →

Home Country: It Must Have Been The Weather

BY Slim Randles It began the way most miracles do: by accident or the hand of God, take your pick. It might have been the weather, at least partly. For December, the day had been almost balmy and warm. You know, sweaters instead of heavy coats. No mittens in sight. Then there were Christmas lights on the stores, and that little bunch of Girl Scouts out raising money in front of the Read Me Now bookstore. Jasper Blankenship was inside going through the books to fortify his cabin’s library for winter and sat, listening with a smile to the girls... Read more →

CNBNews Hunting: Towson Artist Wins 50th and Final Design Contest

Jim Taylor’s illustration, “May They Always Fly,” won the 50th Annual Maryland Migratory Game Bird Stamp Design Contest. Image courtesy Maryland Department of Natural Resources. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is pleased to announce that Jim Taylor of Towson won the 50th Annual Migratory Game Bird Stamp Design Contest. Taylor is now one of two six-time winners. “Congratulations to Mr. Taylor and all participants who took part in this years contest,” Wildlife and Heritage Service Director Karina Stonesifer said. “Artists from all over the country entered our final contest and we want to express our great appreciation and gratitude... Read more →

CNB HUNTING MARYLAND: Hunters Harvest. 10,864 Deer on Opening Weekend

Maryland’s Deer Firearm Season Opens with 7% Increase in Harvest November 30, 2023 Cooler weather prevails in opening weekend of two-week hunt Sika deer in the marsh, photo by Earl Blansfield, submitted to Maryland DNR Photo Contest. Hunters reported harvesting 10,864 deer on the opening weekend of the 2023 Maryland firearm seasonfrom Nov. 25-26, according to data collected by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. The overall deer harvest was 7% higher than last year’s official opening weekend harvest of 10,159 deer. The harvest total included 5,617 antlered and 4,880 antlerless white-tailed deer, and 193 antlered and 174 antlerless sika... Read more →

Healthy Bear Population in Maryland

The top predator, once abundant and later endangered in the state, is now at a healthy level A black bear approaches a camera trap. Photo by Nathaniel Peck. Black bear populations have risen in Maryland in recent decades and are now at a level that state biologists consider healthy. To maintain a large enough black bear population that enables bears to sustainably reproduce while mitigating potential conflicts with humans, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources has managed a limited bear hunt for the past 20 years. “Black bears are the top of the food chain here in Maryland. They’re the... Read more →

CNB Hunting MD. Saturday, Deer Season Ends

Popular season helps significantly to manage the deer population Photo by Steve Edwards, submitted to Maryland DNR photo contest. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced that the two-week firearms hunting season for sika and white-tailed deer opens Saturday, Nov. 25 and runs through Saturday, Dec. 9. The two-week season includes Sunday hunting in all but three counties, affording hunters more weekend opportunities to hunt and contribute to managing Maryland’s deer population. “The two-week firearms season is the most popular season with deer hunters,” Wildlife and Heritage Service Director Karina Stonesifer said. “For many, taking part in the firearms season... Read more →

Maryland Fishing Report: Chain Pickerel Are Here

Maryland Fishing Report – December 6 Welcome to December, there are some wonderful fishing opportunities to be found this week for many anglers fishing close to home. The chain pickerel stands out for pure fun and excitement. This will be the final weekly Maryland Fishing Report for 2023. We will be checking in with occasional winter reports and look forward to starting again weekly in spring. On behalf of all of us at DNR, we wish you a joyful holiday season and a healthy and happy 2024! As a reminder, striped season in the Chesapeake Bay and tributaries closes Saturday,... Read more →

Maryland Fishing Report

November 22, 2023 Herb Floyd took a break from fishing for striped bass and enjoyed some great chain pickerel action. Photo courtesy of Herb Floyd The Thanksgiving holiday gives us all a chance to reflect on all the things we are grateful to have. Family and friends always top the list, and for many of us they are followed by the opportunities we have to enjoy the outdoors. Forecast Summary: November 22 – November 28: The upcoming week should provide cool temperatures all week with windy conditions on Wednesday and Thursday. Surface water temperatures have dropped to the low 50s... Read more →

Jason Paugh, of Red House, Receives Master Angler Award

FishMaryland Master Angler Award Presented to Jason Paugh of Garrett County Jason Paugh, of Red House, officially became the fourth Master Angler awarded under the Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ FishMaryland program this month. The highest award in the program recognizes the skill and determination required to catch ten trophy-size fish species in Maryland that all meet the minimum award sizes. Paugh reached this milestone award by catching a largemouth bass (21.25 inches), smallmouth bass (20 inches), crappie (16.75 inches), northern pike (47.25 inches), chain pickerel (25.25 inches), rock bass (10.75 inches), yellow perch (14.25 inches), carp (38 inches), bluegill... Read more →

CNB Fishing News: Anglers Catch Huge Striped Bass, Walleye, Black Sea Bass

Maryland Fishing Report – November 15 Sara LaMonica is all smiles with this large crappie she caught at Prettyboy Reservoir recently. Photo courtesy of Sara LaMonica The weather is a bit chilly, but the fishing remains good. Anglers can be seen switching their footwear from sneakers to waterproof and insulated boots and warmer outdoor clothes. Forecast Summary: November 15 – November 21: The upcoming week should provide cool temperatures all week with windy conditions on Saturday. Surface water temperatures have dropped to the low 50s in the upper Chesapeake Bay, to the high 50s close to the Virginia state line.... Read more →

HOME COUNTRY: Alphonse Wilson Talks Turkey

By Slim Randles Alphonse Wilson here, you know … yore pal Windy? And I’m here to set the record straight, once and forever more, on turkeys. Now for those folks out there who think a turkey is something hot and brown and tasty and is full of stuffing, this here’ll come as a shock. You see, before he becomes a tasteful delicacity, the turkey is a big ol’ bird who lives in the woods, or on a farm, and ain’t too awful smart, neither. Iffen a turkey was smart, we’d probably have to eat vegetables for Thanksgiving. Now that’s a... Read more →

THE Problems with Alternative Approaches to Addressing Crime?

SOURCE : NRA, as well as many involved both with combatting violent crime and studying ways to reduce it, have long held that imposing restrictions on gun ownership does nothing to deter violent criminals from committing crimes while using firearms. As we have said time and time again, those who are already law-abiding will tend to obey “gun control” laws, while criminals will ignore them. They are, after all, criminals. Besides trying to impose new restrictions, though, many anti-gun “progressives” have also promoted alternative approaches to criminal justice. Most readers of our alerts are familiar with many of those... Read more →

CNB Hunting Delaware: Seasons Opening in November Include Deer, Waterfowl, Small Game

CNBNews graphic file Hunting season for Cottontail Rabbits, Ring-Necked Pheasants and Quail Starts Nov. 20 Many Delaware hunting seasons are to open or are already open this month, including the popular November general firearm deer season, also known as the shotgun season, which runs from Friday, Nov. 10 through Sunday, Nov. 19, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today. Duck, Canada goose and other hunting seasons open later in the moth on Nov. 20. Meanwhile, the DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife is clarifying season dates for small game, due to incorrect dates listed in print... Read more →

CNB Fishing Maryland: Mild Weather Perfect for Fishing

Maryland Fishing Report – November 8 Steve Kartalia holds up a beautiful smallmouth bass before releasing it back into the waters of the upper Potomac River. Photo by Bob Easton Fall colors are at peak in much of Maryland, and the mild weather has made outdoor recreation like fishing a wonderful experience. Forecast Summary: November 8 – November 14: The upcoming week should provide cool temperatures all week with windy conditions through Friday. Chesapeake Bay surface water temperatures have dropped to the upper 50s to low 60s. With rivers running in the mid to low 50s, baitfish will be moving... Read more →

Maryland's Bear Population Between 1,500 and 2,000

Black Bear Hunt Aims To Maintain Maryland’s Bear Population November 8, 2023 The top predator, once abundant and later endangered in the state, is now at a healthy level. A black bear approaches a camera trap. Photo by Nathaniel Peck. Black bear populations have risen in Maryland in recent decades and are now at a level that state biologists consider healthy. To maintain a large enough black bear population that enables bears to reproduce sustainably while mitigating potential conflicts with humans, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources has managed a limited bear hunt for the past 20 years. “Black bears... Read more →

Tree Nursery in Maryland Taking Orders for Spring 2024

Maryland DNR photo year marks the return of Wye Oak clone seedlings. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces that its online tree seedling catalog is now open and accepting orders for spring 2024 planting from the John S. Ayton State Forest Tree Nursery. This year’s catalog features more than 55 species, with a few different choices from last year. Also the nursery is excited to announce the return of Wye Oak seedlings for sale for the first time since 2018. This special offering of seedlings grown from clones of Maryland’s historic Wye Oak is now available for ordering from... Read more →

HOME COUNTRY: A November Romance

By Slim Randles There’s just something about falling in love in November, thought Steve. Something … timely. Something … special. Steve’s incredible shaving-brush-like moustache is gray now. It’s lasted a long time, there at the ranch and up at Steve’s cabin, and it deserves to be such an elegant gray. Falling in love, Steve said to himself, just couldn’t be all that terrific. November … the Native American’s hunger moon. The month of storms and danger, when smart outdoorsmen practiced being even smarter indoorsmen. But Steve always thought there was a slice of flavor inside a November romance because of... Read more →

CNB Fishing Maryland: The Fall, A Wonderful Time for Fishing

Maryland Fishing Report – Amy Fradiska holds up a largemouth bass she caught and released recently. Photo courtesy Amy Fradiska The colors of fall are all around, water temperatures are cooler, and it is a wonderful time to go fishing for a variety of freshwater, Bay, and marine fish. Forecast Summary: November 1 – November 7: The upcoming week should provide cool but warming temperatures as the week progresses with low winds after Wednesday. Chesapeake Bay surface water temperatures have dropped to the low 60s. With rivers running in the mid to low 50s, baitfish will be moving out into... Read more →

HOME COUNTRY: Old Jasper's Love of Deer Hunting

BY Slim Randles Old Jasper Blankenship went out to hunt deer the other day, the same way he’s done for decades now. He’s slower than he used to be, of course. Deer season has changed a lot for Jasper over the many years he’s been at it. As a kid, he couldn’t wait until he was old enough to get a license because he wanted to bring a buck home to show his family. Not just any buck, either, but a big one. CNBNews graphic file As a young man, he wanted to see how many hunting seasons he could... Read more →

HOME COUNTRY: The Autumnal Reasons for Halloween

BY SLIM RANDLES (CNBNews)(October 25, 2023) I think there must be autumnal reasons for Halloween being hued in orange and black. It’s a fun time, a magic evening if you’re a kid, and if you’re a grandpa-type guy, like me, who gets to hand out the goodies. But the colors of this sweet evening celebration are orange and black, and so is October. In another week or so, our deciduous trees will stand like skeletons against the gray skies of winter, but now we have the orange and black of fall. It happens right about sunset each day. The sky... Read more →

CNB Hunting: Maryland Migratory Game Bird Stamp Contest

Original artwork can be submitted until November 3, 2023; this will be the final year of the contest Gerry Putt won the 49th Annual Maryland Migratory Game Bird Stamp Design Contest in 2022 with his stunning painting of three American wigeon Artists are invited to submit their original works for the 50th Maryland Migratory Game Bird stamp design contest through November 3, 2023. This will be the last migratory bird stamp contest hosted by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, as a physical stamp is no longer required for hunting waterfowl. The Migratory Game Bird Stamp contest is open to... Read more →

Maryland Black Bear Activity Increases Throughout Fall

Photo by Mitch Adolph, submitted to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources 2023 Photo Contest. Used with permission. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources reminds residents that black bears are beginning a period of increased feeding activity in preparation for winter hibernation. As the leaves change and the weather cools, bears become more active as they search for food. During this time, bears will travel across roads more frequently. They also can become more attracted to human-provided food sources and lose their natural fear of people, which can be dangerous for both people and bears. Residents and visitors should note... Read more →

HELP WANTED: Become a Maryland Fisheries Advisor

The Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program (ACCSP) is a partner of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and the principal source of marine fishery statistics for the Atlantic coast. This program needs Maryland fisheries advisors. Maryland may select up to one recreational and one commercial advisor. The Advisory Panel provides advice to the Coordinating Council on annual funding decisions and other program priorities, and they often work closely with the Operations Committee. For more information, see the guidelines for panel members. In the past, we've had both recreational fisheries and commercial fisheries advisors. Interested candidates should be familiar with the... Read more →

Delaware Officials Caution Drivers to be Alert for Deer

Watch Out for Deer During Mating Season, Delaware Authorities Caution Drivers Extra Vigilance on Roads Called for as Days Shorten and Deer Become More Active Morning and Evening CNBNEWS GRAPHICS FILE As clocks are about to fall back to Eastern Standard Time and the days and daylight shorten, it’s also a dangerous time of year to be on the road because of the annual white-tailed deer mating season known as the rut. During the rut, which lasts from late October through November and into December, males (bucks) go about their annual pursuit of females (does) in the First State. The... Read more →

CNB Fishing News Maryland: Chesapeake Bay Anglers Enjoying Good Fishing

Maryland Fishing Report – October 18 Marty Zupancic fished the lower Bay recently for bluefish on his jet ski and cradled one while taking a selfie. Photo by Marty Zupancic The middle of October is upon us and there are wonderful fishing opportunities throughout Maryland. The fall trout stocking program is underway and Chesapeake Bay anglers are enjoying good fishing for a variety of species. New state records were set recently for two southern species, a barracuda and a pompano dolphinfish, which decided to wander north. This infrequently happens towards the end of summer when southern species catch a ride... Read more →

HOME COUNTRY: Unleaded, 3.39, special on Colt .357 Magnum, six-inch barrel

BY Slim Randles The sign in front of the gas station says “Unleaded, 3.39, special on Colt .357 Magnum, six-inch barrel.” Visitors here in the valley do a double take when they see Vince’s sign there at what we all know as “the gas station gun shop.” That’s because Vince doesn’t believe in being deprived of his passion while earning a living. His passion: guns. His living: pumping gas. Colt .357 Magnum, six-inch barrel. (CNBNews graphic file) We had all known of his passion for many years. He is the perennial president of the local rod and gun club, plans... Read more →

CNB TRAVEL NEWS: Beware of Deer

NJDOT, NJDEP REMIND MOTORISTS TO BE ALERT AS DEER MATING SEASON GETS UNDERWAY (TRENTON) – The New Jersey Department of Transportation and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection remind motorists to be alert for white-tailed deer as days get shorter and deer become more active with the mating season getting underway. CNBNews graphic files Deer are involved in thousands of collisions with motor vehicles in New Jersey each year, with the highest number occurring during the fall mating season,” said NJDEP Fish & Wildlife Assistant Commissioner Dave Golden. “It is very important that motorists in all parts of the state... Read more →

New Federal Law Allows for Archery Programs in High Schools

By Joe Mueller | The Center Square Oct 10, 2023 Photo courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation (The Center Square) — More than a million students in 49 states will be able to participate in school archery programs using "dangerous weapons" after bipartisan legislation sailed through U.S. Congress and was signed into law by President Joe Biden. The “Protecting Hunting Heritage and Education Act” passed with unanimous consent in the Senate and a 424-1 vote in the House of Representatives in September. Rep. Veronica Escobar, D-Texas, was the only vote against the act. When President Biden signed the bill into law... Read more →

HOME COUNTRY: It's A Heavy Thinking Morning

BY Slim Randles “You hear ‘bout Andy’s barn?” asked Dud. We nodded and had another sip of morning coffee. “You s’pose it was all globally warmed up?” “Beats me, Windy. Could be.” “Buncha that,” Windy said. “On the news and all over the place. Fires and rivers goin’ over the bank and killin’ cows. Some places, they say, got so hot it caused an earthquake and shook people’s houses down.” And all of this, we knew, was going on faster than the paper could print the news. Hey, you turn on the teevee, somebody else just lost everything they had.... Read more →

CNB Fishing Delaware: Another New State Record

DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife Weighs in 53-Pounder Taken from Nanticoke River by Yet Another Bridgeville Angler If it’s starting to sound like a broken record, that’s exactly what it is: For the second time in less than a month, the DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife has confirmed that Delaware has a new state record blue catfish. Sydney McBroom of Bridgeville landed the 53-pound whopper – which measured 46.5 inches in length and is believed to be the largest freshwater fish caught since DNREC began keeping recreational fishing records – midmorning Sept. 22 on the Nanticoke River. McBroom... Read more →

A Visit with Mom and Dad Leads to Unusual Encounter with a Rarely Seen Animal

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Calvary Cemetery, Cherry Hill (October 1, 2023) photo credit CNBNews CHERRY HILL, NJ (October 5, 2023)(CNBNews)--Last Sunday morning, around 10:30 A.M., I met up with my parents at Calvary for coffee and cinnamon buns. I came from nearby Wegmens, so my coffee was nice and hot. We chatted for a while. Like many other times I have visited my parents and my grandparents, who are nearby, I end up doing most of the talking. While we were enjoying the nice weather, I noticed something moving out of the corner of my eye. Because of... Read more →

CNBNews Fishing: Chesapeake Bay Drops 10 Degrees, New Phase of Fishing Begins

Maryland Fishing Report – September 27 Alvin Holland Jr. recently caught this huge northern snakehead in the lower Susquehanna River. Photo courtesy Alvin Holland Jr. The winds, rain, and cool temperatures of Tropical Storm Ophelia set the stage for a transition to fall fishing. Those scorching summer days will mostly be a memory as a new season of exciting fishing in Maryland begins. Forecast Summary: September 27 – October 3: The Chesapeake Bay is continuing its rapid cooling, with a 10-degree drop in the past two weeks. The upcoming week should provide moderate temperatures with windy conditions through Saturday. This... Read more →

HOME COUNTRY: Just One of Those Crazy Mix-Up...

by Slim Randles It was just one of those crazy mix-ups, you know. Like when one thing goes wrong, it triggers another thing that goes wrong and that sets off a multiplicity of crash-and-burns that are remembered long after people are dead and nations fall to Visigoths and such. That’s what happened with our buddy, Dud. You see, he was there at a time when something was needed, and he stepped forward and assumed the role. It was the high school band, of course. We love them. There aren’t that many of them, but they’re great kids and try hard,... Read more →

CNB Fishing: New Blue Catfish Record in Delaware

DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife has confirmed a new state record blue catfish, the fourth state record of the year for the 2023 Delaware Sport Fishing Tournament. The 42.5-inch, 48-pound, 7.2-ounce blue catfish was caught on cut bait earlier this month by Chris Andrews of Bridgeville, while fishing in the Nanticoke River on his personal boat at night with friends who helped him land his massive catch. “Fishing is a big part of my life – I go out about three times a week, so I guess you’d say I’m an avid fisherman,” said Andrews, noting it was just... Read more →

CNBNews: September Weather is Perfect for Maryland Fishing

Maryland Fishing Report September 20, 2023 Peter and Camile Schwarb enjoyed some fun fishing for white perch recently at Loch Raven Reservoir. Photo courtesy Peter and Camile Schwarb. September weather makes for comfortable fishing, and cooler water temperatures often mean better fishing opportunities. Forecast Summary: September 20 – September 26: As we move into the opening of weekend of fall, the Chesapeake Bay is beginning to cool. The upcoming week should provide moderate temperatures with windy conditions Thursday through Sunday, and rain on Saturday and Sunday. Overall conditions should result in Bay surface water temperatures decreasing to the mid 70s.... Read more →