Duck hunting season to open Friday, Oct. 24

Posted October 22, 2014 By NewsEngine

DOVER (Oct. 22, 2014) – With Delaware’s regular duck season opening Friday, Oct. 24, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife reminds migratory game bird hunters of the rules and dates for this year’s waterfowl season segments and of public wildlife area hunting opportunities. The Division also acknowledges the volunteer actions of public-minded hunters in helping prepare wildlife areas for the season opening.

This year’s season segment dates for hunting migratory ducks are:

· Friday, Oct. 24-Tuesday, Nov. 11

· Monday, Nov. 24-Saturday, Nov. 29

· Friday, Dec. 12-Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015
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New Hampshire Archery Deer Season Update

Posted October 22, 2014 By NewsEngine

CONCORD, N.H. – The archery deer season has been underway in New Hampshire since September 15. The 2014 total deer take as of October 19 of 1,952 represents a decrease of 22% from the 2013 season at the same point. The harvest remains up significantly from 2009 and 2010 when the September archery season was bucks only. Remember that these are estimates based on reported deer registrations by county (not necessarily deer killed in that county) and may not include information from all registration stations. A comparison by county is available at http://www.huntnh.com/Hunting/deer_hunt_take_October.htm.
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Marine Rule Hearing November 6 on Rules for Striped Bass

Posted October 22, 2014 By NewsEngine

DURHAM, N.H. — The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department will hold a public hearing on proposed marine rules on November 6, 2014, at 7 p.m. at the Urban Forestry Center, 45 Elwyn Road in Portsmouth, N.H. The hearing is an opportunity to provide public comment on proposed changes to recreational bag and/or size limits for striped bass. These changes are being proposed to comply with measures in Addendum IV to Amendment 6 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Striped Bass.

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s (ASMFC) Striped Bass Board is scheduled to take final action on Addendum IV at a meeting beginning at 10:15 AM on October 29, 2014, at the Mystic Hilton, 20 Coogan Boulevard, Mystic, Connecticut. The Draft Addendum proposes new fishing mortality (F) reference points, as recommended by the 2013 benchmark stock assessment, and associated management measures to reduce F to a level at or below the proposed target within one or three years.
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