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IDFG works with tribes to supplement salmon broodstock

Posted August 19, 2014 By NewsEngine

Fisheries staffs from IDFG, Nez Perce Tribe and Shoshone-Bannock Tribes will capture Adult Chinook Salmon from the South Fork Salmon River after a flash flood wiped out most of this year’s broodstock.

Severe thunderstorms producing heavy rain caused large amounts of sediment to flow into the South Fork Salmon River on August 6. The storms developed rapidly over the nearby mountains, choking the stream with sediment within minutes.

Fisheries managers say the sediment flowed into holding ponds at the South Fork Salmon trapping facility depriving the adult Chinook broodstock of oxygen. The sediment also caused some mortality to wild Chinook salmon swimming freely in the South Fork Salmon River.
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Construction to begin at Stratton Lock and Dam Project

Posted August 19, 2014 By NewsEngine

MCHENRY, IL – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) today announced that construction will begin on a $16.7 million improvement project at the Stratton Lock and Dam on the Fox River in McHenry County.

The Stratton Lock and Dam Life Extension Project will improve three components of the lock and dam facility. A new structure will be built upstream and replace the existing gates. The boat lock will be extended in the downstream direction on the river, which will double the current capacity of the lock. Finally, the berm on the west side of the Fox River will be rehabilitated to correct erosion problems.

Construction will not interrupt normal lock usage or water level control. More than 24,000 boats pass through the Stratton boat lock annually.
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Deer Archery Season to Open September 5

Posted August 19, 2014 By NewsEngine

Maryland archery hunting for white-tailed deer opens statewide on September 5, 2014 and continues through January 31, 2015. As a reminder, there is a statewide bag limit for bucks, but the antlerless deer bag limits differ between the two Deer Management Regions.

New this year, in Region A hunters may take only two antlerless deer for the license year. Also new, an antler point restriction institutes that a hunter may not harvest more than two white-tailed deer within the yearly bag limit that have two or fewer points on each antler present. Any additional antlered deer taken within the legal seasons and bag limits must have at least three points on one antler. Junior Hunting License holders are exempt from the antler point restriction.
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