Landowners' rights rights notwithstanding, if you hunt with hounds in Virginia you can trespass all you want and the property owner can't do a thing about it.
The news traveled up and down the Eastern Seaboard: Avoid eating recreationally caught striped bass and bluefish.What's this all about?
Is the name on the back of recreational boats a good indicator of being very imaginative? Could be, but some are rather boring.
A year ago, gasoline cost $4 per gallon, give or take a few pennies, then the price fell and gas dropped to below $2 per gallon. Now it's happening again.
A TV talk show host has appointed himself a wildlife manager and he's asking the Maryland governor to stop removal of non-native mute swans.
The largest recreational boat owners group in the land, BoatUS, is sounding the alarm along with the National Marine Manufacturers Association about the possibly harmful effects of raising the ethanol content in gasoline from 10 percent to 15 percent.
It's spring and in the countryside, even in suburban backyards, the sight of a newly-born or young fawn, rabbit, squirrel, raccoon or songbird is not unusual. Whatever your feelings are, please leave them be. Don't try to help.
The illegal catching and selling of striped bass in the Chesapeake Bay is not a recent phenomenon; it has been going on for decades. The lawmen even nab the fish thieves now and then, but local judges all too often dole out small fines and only rarely send anybody to the hoosegow for more than a few days. All that changed recently when the federal government got involved.
If you believe that bears – black bears, in particular – hang around only in quiet backwoods mountain places, think again. A wild black bear, not an escaped zoo or circus specimen, was recently captured near Centreville, a fairly populated area of Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
Who says that Earth Day should catch the attention of Americans for only 24 hours every year? I celebrate our beautiful planet every day. Newcomers to this event ought to think about this.
A report by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service shows the impressive contribution to the U.S. economy made by waterfowl hunters. But to an old hunter like me, this comes as no surprise.
An alarming decline of bird populations in the U.S. is causing great concern among wildlife officials at the U.S. Department of the Interior, as well as conservation and birders' groups. What's happening to U.S. bird populations?
Three men, illegal nets and 385 pounds of striped bass amount to about $1,100 in fines and a few days in jail.
Maryland and Virginia fishery managers no longer are the only ones to face a potentially harmful critter that was discovered in the Potomac River in 2002 -- the northern snakehead that is supposed to be at home in China, not in the U.S.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Fisheries Service has lumped together recreational and commercial fishing segments in the U.S., believing that overfishing in the oceans can be ended by 2010. Good luck to all the parties involved; they'll need it.
By Elaine Donnelly
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