A bear season in New Jersey may be back on and just around the corner. It only needs the signatures of the two biggest opponents. Learn how you can act to help save the season.Read more
of the muzzle, ears, and wings of hibernating bat species across 35 states and seven Canadian provinces at present1. The fungus thrives in cold, damp conditions, perfectly suited for winter cave hibernacula. As it grows, the fungus causes changes in hibernating bats that make them become more active than usual and burn fat they need to survive the winter2.Read more
If you are planning to hunt bears in New Jersey this year then you should cancel your plans. There will be no bear hunting allowed this fall in New Jersey. Learn what happened and how you can help! #hunting #newjerseyRead more
We have virtual cooking classes!! Beginning in August we will be offering virtual wild fish and game cooking classes, butchering lessons, and food curing/processing events. Sign up now because seats are limited! #harvestingnature #meateaterRead more
We talk about invasive species at just about every opportunity we get. These animals are classified as invasive because they are usually non-native, and cause damage to native flora and fauna in some manner. Most of these animals can also be excellent food sources that can help fill your belly while protecting the environment and the local wildlife.
We have plenty of recipes that show how to eat invasive species but never really have gone in-depth into their detriment to our environment, so when I ran across a study that was published this week, I had to share it.Read more
We have read several online claims which identify better methods to cook ground meat. We put these methods to the test with some ground wild game. Check out our results. #harvestingnature #food #scienceRead more
Oregon hunters and anglers hold their breath as a petition went to final review this week. If pushed forward onto the 2022 ballot, this bill would criminalize hunting and fishing in the entire state.Read more
Woody plant expansion into shrub and grasslands poses a significant ecosystem issue for multiple uses. In the Great Basin of North America, pinyon–juniper expansion into the sagebrush biome is threatening the greater sage grouse, a sagebrush obligate species, as well as pronghorn, mule deer, and livestock grazing due a major shift in the vegetation community and associated ecosystem components.Read more
Each time an angler purchases a fishing license, purchases fishing tackle, or fuels up their boat they are assisting the improvement of their avocation by contributing to the Sport Fish Restoration Program. The nationwide Sport Fish Restoration Program is managed by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) through excise tax and duty revenue collected on fishing equipment sales, fishing equipment imports, and the sales of motorboats and small engine fuels.Read more
The prevalence of Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses has increased steadily over the past few years, and this year is gearing up to follow that trend.
Between 2004 and 2016, diagnosed Lyme cases went from approximately 19,000 per year to 36,000 per year according to a Center for Disease Control study. That’s an 80 percent increase. The center estimates that 10 times as many cases either go unreported or misdiagnosed, making the actual number upwards of 300,00 cases per year.