Vermont moose hunt auction nets $30,761 for wildlife education

first_imgVermont Business Magazine Vermont’s annual auction of five moose hunting permits closed on August 10, with $30,761.50 taken in from the five winning bids. The auction helps fund Fish & Wildlife Department educational programs, such as the Green Mountain Conservation Camps for youths. Bids do not include the cost of a hunting license ($26 for residents and $100 for nonresidents) and a moose hunting permit fee ($100 for residents and $350 for nonresidents). Winning bidders can choose to hunt in any one of Vermont’s Wildlife Management Units open for moose hunting. The Fish & Wildlife Department held a lottery July 29, when 80 moose hunting permit winners were drawn from the more than 4,900 people who applied. Hunters are expected to take close to 34 moose during Vermont’s moose hunting seasons. Archery moose season is October 1-7. Regular moose season is October 21-26. Wildlife biologists estimate Vermont has 2,000 moose statewide. Source: Fish & Wildlife Department. www.vtfishandwildlife.com(link is external)VBM vermontbiz.comlast_img read more

NMGF Weekly Report: Fishing For Crawdads

first_imgNMGF News:In this time of change, the Department would like to encourage anglers to stay home, mend equipment and prepare for the upcoming fishing season.In the weekly fishing report, provided by Dustin Berg of Go Unlimited (supporting disabled anglers) and the Department of Game and Fish, we will be sharing tips and tricks to help you be ready to go on future adventures. Each week we will feature some different flies, lures, activities or cooking recipes that can be done at home. In this week’s report, Dustin will discuss fishing for crawdads, fishing with crawdads and fishing with a slip bobber. Crawdad caught at Farmington Lake. Courtesy/NMGFFishing for crawdads and fishing with crawdadsI grew up in the Rio Grande River Valley, and as a kid had many great adventures fishing the irrigation ditches and river close to my house. Fishing for crawdads in the irrigation ditches was something that my buddies and I would do on hot summer days. This is a fun activity to do with kids and a really easy opportunity to try out.All you need is a five-foot stick, 10 feet of string, a clothespin, weight and bacon or hotdogs for bait (any firm lunch meat works well, too). A fishing pole also works great for catching crawdads and eliminates the need for a stick and the 10 feet of string.How to make your crawdad rig:Tie one end of the string through the metal spring of the clothespin.Thread weight onto your string. You can use a fishing weight, nut, washer or any sort of weight that can be placed on the string a couple inches away from the clothespin.Use the clothespin to secure a piece of bacon or another meat bait of your preference.Tie the loose end of your string to your stick. If you have personal tips and tricks that you would like to share with your fellow anglers as we wait out the current restrictions, email Dustin at [email protected] Information:Social distancing is a challenge for all anglers; the itch to go fishing just keeps growing. But this is a time for all New Mexicans to pull together for the overall health of all our citizens and stay home. The Department reminds anglers it is their responsibility to be aware of closures and contact land managers for properties of interest when restrictions are lifted.Bureau of Land Management (BLM) – https://www.blm.gov/new-mexico U.S. Forest Service (USFS) – https://www.fs.usda.gov/about-agency/covid19-updatesNew Mexico State Lands – https://www.nmstatelands.org/resources/recreational-access/New Mexico State Parks – http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/SPD/New Mexico Open Gate Properties – http://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/hunting/maps/open-gate-program/New Mexico Wildlife Management Areas – http://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/conservation/state-game-commission-lands/Angler and outdoor recreationists should consult their local government’s website for information regarding specific city and town fishing access. When fishing for crawdads, try using a 5-foot stick, 10-feet of string, a clothespin and weight. Use bacon or hotdogs for weight. Courtesy/NMGFAnd now you’re ready to fish for crawdads.But first, you’ll just need to locate the habitat structure where they like to live. Crawdads like to live under rocks because it gives them protection from predators and the water’s current. In the irrigation ditches, you can often find good crawdad habitat around bridges where the ditch goes under a road. There will often be loose or undercut rock/concrete on either side of the bridge. I prefer the downstream end of the bridge because it is safer to access and usually has better habitat.Once you find a promising spot with large rock/concrete or an undercut bank, toss your baited clothespin into the ditch and let it sink to the bottom near the rocks. Crawdads have exceptional sensory organs that help them detect the bait. If crawdads are present, they usually detect and latch onto your bait in under five minutes. Once they find it, they use their claws to pinch and latch onto the bait. They do not want the bait to get away and will travel with it if they must.center_img Dustin’s 2.5 inch plastic crawdad rigged on a white jig. Courtesy/NMGFLet’s also talk about how fishing with crawdads as bait, or using artificial crawdads, can help you catch a lot of fish. Pike, bass, catfish, walleye and other large predatory fish love eating crawdads.Here is a 2.5-inch plastic crawdad rigged on a ¼-ounce white jig head that I used to catch a lot of bass at Navajo Lake last summer. It is a green and red color with black flakes.Note: Many lakes in our state have crawdads that can be caught using this same method described above in rocky areas of the lake.Fishing with a slip bobberSometimes when fishing with a traditional bobber your bait stays too shallow; other times, when using weight, your bait gets too deep. The solution? Fish using a slip bobber. This allows you to get your bait to the desired depth. For example, if you want to fish your bait 20 feet deep and the lake is 40 feet deep, a slip bobber is the perfect solution.This is how a slip bobber works: The bobber can freely slide up and down the fishing line until it is stopped by a “bobber stop.” The bobber stop is a small rubber bead or knot threaded onto your fishing line that stays in place.To execute a slip bobber setup, identify the depth at which you wish to fish. For this example, we will use 20 feet. Pull 20 feet of fishing line out of your reel, with nothing tied to the end of the line. Then, place a bobber stop at the 20-foot mark. Next, thread a slip bobber onto your line below the stop. Below the bobber, tie a swivel to the fishing line and then tie on about three feet of leader to the other end of the swivel. Lastly, tie on your hook and bait to the very end of the leader. If your bait is not heavy enough to sink, add split shot weights to the leader a couple of feet away from your bait.When put together properly, you should be able to cast your slip bobber setup with bait out into the lake. The bobber and bait land in the water and the bait with weight begins to sink. The bobber floats while allowing the line to pass through it, drawn down by the weight of the bait that is sinking. Once the bait has sunk 20 feet deep, the line passing through the slip bobber stops because the rubber bead bobber stop reaches the slip bobber and does not allow the line to pass through further.I’ve had good success using live minnows baited below a slip bobber rig for catching walleye and bass. I am sure it would work for many other species of fish using a variety of baits.Here is a video that shows how to set it up.Here is a little more detailed video.Here is a detailed video for slip bobber fishing for walleye, which is something I personally think is a great idea, but the video also details techniques that could be used for other species. Dustin’s nephew, Jacob, with a crawdad he caught using a hotdog in an Albuquerque irrigation ditch. Courtesy/NMGFDetecting when a crawdad has latched onto your bait takes some practice. Sometimes you will see the string move or feel the tension created by the crawdad dragging your bait to a safe place where they can consume it. Other times, you will not know one is latched onto your bait until you gently raise the bait to the water’s surface and see the crawdad.Whether you sense a latched-on crawdad or are periodically checking to see if one is there, you want to gently raise the bait to the water’s surface. If there is a crawdad latched to your bait, continue to gently lift the crawdad out of the water and over the bank. Sometimes the crawdad will release the bait before being caught, but you will be surprised how often they cling to the bait, refusing to let it go!You can pick up crawdads with your hands by carefully and gently pinching them behind their claws with your index finger and thumb. Just be careful not to get pinched yourself. A net is also a good option for handling caught crawdads.If you know any kids that have not tried fishing for crawdads, take them out and show them what to do. It is a great fun educational outdoor activity for them to enjoy.last_img read more

Cell labels

first_imgAll Activity pmoehrin Go To Topic Listing 14,762 posts Sports Logo News 3,583 Link to post Members Cell labels pmoehrin TruColor Sports Logos 1,103 TruColor 567 1,103 Link to post Members SportsLogos.Net 1,103 1,103 Link to post Sign in to follow this   Sports Logo News Share on other sites Cell labels pmoehrin 3,583 1,103 1,103 So far this is what I have. Huge thanks to SSUR where I got these colors from.SSUR? What’s that?Huge fan of the site. Use it quite a bit.Thanks. I’m just messing with you – I retired that SSUR title a couple of years ago.It was hard to call it a “Society” when it was just one person (me). Share on other sites Location:The DMV Followers 1 The Pistons’ text seems a little dark for them. I think they should look more like the 76ers do. Forums Home 0 0 Share on other sites Sports 1,103 Share on other sites 567 Formerly ColorWerx and PANTONE Share this post 7,511 posts pmoehrin The Pistons’ text seems a little dark for them. I think they should look more like the 76ers do.The only downside with that is their label would be exactly like the 76ers and I would like a little difference between team labels where at all possible. But it is a more accurate look to what the team usually wears. (That navy is more of an outline color)How the two compare side by side. Posted April 6, 2012 Share this post What about a blue box with red text like the Bills? Doesn’t seem to be any like that in the NBA.I just thought it was a little tough to read that way because the NBA blue is pretty light compared to the other sports.I had the same issue with the Heat.If you consider the Pistons with the blue background readable I’ll go with it. For me its right on the border. Link to post DC in Da House w/o a Doubt Members 6,236 posts 567 So far this is what I have. Huge thanks to SSUR where I got these colors from.SSUR? What’s that?Huge fan of the site. Use it quite a bit. Link to post 3,583 Sports Logos Posted April 6, 2012 1,103 Posted April 5, 2012 0 pmoehrin Share this post Share on other sites Members 567 Recommended Posts 1,103 Posted April 5, 2012 567 7,511 posts 7,511 posts By pmoehrin, April 5, 2012 in Sports Logo News 6,236 posts Sign in to follow this   Link to post Members 0 Link to post Posted April 6, 2012 1,103 14,762 posts pmoehrin pmoehrin 567 pmoehrin Sports So far this is what I have. Huge thanks to SSUR where I got these colors from.SSUR? What’s that? DC in Da House w/o a Doubt Share on other sites Location:Burnsville, MN 0 Posted April 5, 2012 0 Just looking for some suggestions on how I label teams using colors in an excel sheet I have.Been playing around with different combos and so far this is what I have. Pretty much every team is modern but I think some might be better off going throwback with the label. I just don’t want to get too far away from what a team has with their modern colors. Also the label has to be readable which is why certain teams like the Heat are labeled the way they are.So far this is what I have. Huge thanks to SSUR where I got these colors from. Share this post 7,511 posts Location:Burnsville, MN 1,103 TruColor Cell labels Share this post All Activity 3,583 DC in Da House w/o a Doubt Posted April 5, 2012 3,583 Members Location:The DMV This topic is now closed to further replies. Members Posted April 6, 2012 1,103 Share on other sites Formerly ColorWerx and PANTONE DC in Da House w/o a Doubt 0 Share this post Followers 1 Share on other sites SportsLogos.Net TruColor 0 What about a blue box with red text like the Bills? Doesn’t seem to be any like that in the NBA. Members Link to post Forums Home Share this post Share this post 3,583last_img read more

Stars walk the “blue carpet” for “A Wrinkle in Time” LA premiere

first_imgDisney(LOS ANGELES) — Monday night in Hollywood, Disney held the “blue carpet” world premiere of A Wrinkle in Time. The film is an adaptation of the science fantasy novel written by American writer Madeleine L’Engle, first published in 1962.“You gotta tap into your inner child,” director Ava DuVernay said. “Don’t sit there like a cynical adult, right? Watch the girl fly and enjoy it. Wish you were flying! She’s talking to flowers, she’s flying, she’s hopping planets! Just let yourself go and enjoy it, that’s all it is.”Star Oprah Winfrey, who plays Mrs. Which, said the story is “about courage and being able to be the best of who you are and to be a warrior for the light, is a story that we’re gonna need until there is no longer a planet Earth. ‘Cause the darkness is spreading so fast these days, we need warriors of the light.”Chris Pine, who plays Dr. Alex Murry, said of the kids in the cast, “I think this film is another great reminder that you are enough as a kid. You are enough. You know, there’s no “there” there. Yes, you’ll grow up but your voice now is just as powerful as it will be later on. And when you work together you can achieve miraculous things.”Storm Reid, who plays the film’s heroine, Meg Murray, said the story shines for her generation: “In such dark, divisive, divided times in our country, I feel like this movie is the light for our generation and for people to just know that they can come together and make something so beautiful and be included and be represented.”A Wrinkle in Time also stars Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling and Zach Galifianakis.  It opens March 9 from Disney, parent company of ABC News.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

I have no authority to ban Gor, AFC- Kidero

first_img0Shares0000Nairobi Governor, Dr. Evans Kidero (right) with Gor Mahia’s chief supporter, Jaro Soja (third right). The County boss says he has no authority to ban AFC Leopards or Gor from playing in Nairobi. PHOTO/FacebookNAIROBI, August 23- Nairobi County boss, Dr. Evans Kidero, has discounted reports he had banned SportPesa Premier League titans, Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards from playing their matches in the capital following the violence that saw the latest Mashemeji Derby abandoned on Sunday.Speaking to Capital Sport on Monday, the Governor asserted the reports associated with him did not emanate from his person as he called on the two self-supporting community clubs to stamp out hooliganism from their ranks. “The statement wasn’t from me; I think probably, somebody sent that statement in error.“I have been a long term supporter of Gor and I’ve been a long term supporter of AFC, and you recall I used to sponsor AFC in the previous years. All we have done is say, games must be played with calmness and peace and there should be no violence or destruction of property,” Kidero stated.“I don’t have the authority and capacity to ban. I’m their biggest supporter and I will always support them. Action is being taken on the person who sent the message in error,” the County boss added.The latest derby between the champions who were playing at home and struggling Leopards was locked at 0-0 when Gor were awarded a spot-kick for Jackson Saleh’s needless handball in the box on 66 minutes.A section of Ingwe faithful took the cue to hurl projectiles onto the pitch disrupting the match for the second time following fracas that broke out on the stroke of half time and after a 25-minute stoppage, Match Commissioner, Paul Kaunda, called off the clash for security reasons.Last year, Machakos County Governor, Alfred Mutua, banned Gor from Machakos after supporters of the team went on rampage after losing 3-2 to Sofapaka and K’Ogalo are yet to play there this season ahead of their October 18 second-leg clash slated for Kenyatta Stadium.It remains to be seen whether Mutua’s ban is still in force having fined K’Ogalo Sh10m for the damage caused to businesses and other amenities within the County headquarters.Meanwhile, Football Kenya Federation (FKF) is awaiting Kenyan Premier League (KPL) report on the derby before deciding what action to take following the latest acts of hooliganism in the derby.In a statement signed by Media Officer, John Kariuki, the federation blamed KPL and lax security arrangements by the host team for the aborted match.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more