WASHINGTON, DC – President Obama’s Administration moved to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, widely considered one of the most spectacular and remote areas in the world. The Department of the Interior is releasing a conservation plan for the Refuge that for the first time recommends additional protections, and President Obama announced he will make an official recommendation to Congress to designate core areas of the refuge – including its Coastal Plain – as wilderness, the highest level of protection available to public lands. If Congress chooses to act, it would be the largest ever wilderness designation since Congress passed the visionary Wilderness Act over 50 years ago.
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New state record perch caught out of Boysen Reservoir

Posted January 25, 2015 By NewsEngine

CHEYENNE – Wyoming has a new state record yellow perch thanks to the efforts of Casper angler Troy Schnepper who reeled in a 2.28 pound fish last week while jigging through the ice at Boysen Reservoir.

Schnepper’s fish was 15.25 inches long and had a girth of 12.5 inches. It bested the previous state record which has stood since 1991 by a little more than an ounce. Schnepper has the distinction of being the only person in Wyoming now holding two state fish records. He is the current black crappie record holder for a fish he caught two years ago, also out of Boysen Reservoir.
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BREVARD, N.C. — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is offering two fly-tying clinics in February through the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education near Brevard.

Both clinics are free and require pre-registration on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Fly Tying: Level I – Feb. 13, 9 a.m. to noon. For ages 12 to adult. Level I students are introduced to fly-tying tools, materials, patterns and tying techniques. They work at their own pace to tie a basic pattern. Equipment and materials provided.
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