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Ausable Marsh Wildlife Management Area

Ausable Marsh Wildlife Management Area     Description The Ausable Marsh Wildlife Management Area is a 660-acre parcel next to Lake Champlain along U.S. Highway Route 9 in the Town of Peru, Clinton County, New York. Its primary purpose is for wildlife management, wildlife habitat management, and wildlife-dependent recreation. For thousands of years, the Ausable River has deposited material where it meets Lake Champlain, creating a fertile delta at the river's mouth…

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Lake Champlain Muskie Catches Point to Restoration Progress

Lake Champlain Muskie Catches Point to Restoration Progress     Recent northern Lake Champlain muskellunge ice fishing catches have given Vermont Fish & Wildlife's fisheries biologists further evidence that the muskie stocking and restoration efforts in Missisquoi Bay and the Missisquoi River have been successful. Vermont anglers Ryan Carpentier and Gage Honsinger both landed muskie through the ice in last February at two different locations on the northern end…

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Signal Buoy Island – Lake Champlain Islands

Signal Buoy Island     Signal Buoy Island is less than 1 acre in size. It is the southernmost island of the Lake Champlain Islands Management Complex (LCIMC) - owned and operated by the State of New York. Signal Buoy Island is located 2.5 miles south of Sheepshead Island in the Town of Ticonderoga, New York. This small island has a Coast Guard signal buoy set in the water (for which it is named) and has no recreational…

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Land Donation Expands Dead Creek WMA in Addison County, VT 

Land Donation Expands Dead Creek WMA in Addison County, VT Popular Vermont bid-watching and waterfowl destination to increase by 37 acres     One of Vermont’s premiere wildlife hotspots, the Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area in Addison has expanded according to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. A donation by Dubois Farm Inc of Addison will expand the property by 37 acres, bringing the property up to a total of 2,895 acres.   “We are grateful to…

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New York 2017-2018 Freshwater Fishing Regulations Guides available

New York 2017-2018 Freshwater Fishing Regulations Guides available The New York 2017-2018 Freshwater Fishing Regulations Guide is now available. Regulations in the guide are in effect from April 1, 2017, through March 31, 2018. Anglers should review a copy of the guide before casting a line after April 1.   Lake Champlain Special Focus This year's guide showcases Lake Champlain, with feature articles on Lake Champlain Fishing and Fisheries Management.   How to Get Your…

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Boat Stewards Needed for Upcoming Season

Boat Stewards Needed for Upcoming Season   The Lake Champlain Basin Program is hiring up yo ten boat launch stewards to work at N.Y. and Vt. public boat launch access areas during the program’s 11th season. The stewards help to reduce the spread of aquatic invasive species by identifying high-risk boats for courtesy inspection and providing information about invasive species spread prevention.During the first ten years of the program, LCBP stewards surveyed almost 83,000 boats…

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Lake Champlain Islands Management Complex (LCIMC) – Lake Champlain Islands

Lake Champlain Islands Management Complex (LCIMC)     The Lake Champlain Islands Management Complex (LCIMC) is comprised of six islands owned by the State of New York and managed collectively. LCIMC is located in the northeastern Adirondacks in the towns of Ausable, Peru and Plattsburgh in Clinton County and in the towns of Crown Point, Chesterfield, Ticonderoga, Westport and Willsboro in Essex County.   The six islands are: Valcour, Schuyler, Cole, Garden,…

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Vermont: Fish & Wildlife Urges Vermonters to Remember Non-game Wildlife Fund Tax Checkoff

Vermont: Fish & Wildlife Urges Vermonters to Remember Non-game Wildlife Fund Tax Checkoff Vermonters interested in helping conserve wildlife should consider donating to the Non-game Wildlife Fund on line 29 of their Vermont income tax form this tax season. The fund helps conserve some of Vermont's most threatened wildlife species such as bald eagles, lynx, and bats. Donations are leveraged by a match from a federal grant, meaning that a $50 donation brings up to $150 to Vermont…

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Lake Champlain Designated the 6th Great Lake

Lake Champlain Designated the 6th Great Lake (for a while) Everyone can agree that Lake Champlain is great, but it is not officially a Great Lake. Much of the confusion over this is due to Lake Champlain briefly being designated the 6th Great Lake. Without fanfare on March 7, 1998, President Bill Clinton signed a bill giving Lake Champlain official designation as one of the Great Lakes, at least as far as Federal research money goes. On March 25, 1998 Congress voted…

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New York DEC Advises About Poor Ice Conditions

New York DEC Advises Ice Anglers and Others About Poor Ice Conditions Ice anglers and others thinking of traversing the frozen surface of waters in the Adirondacks and other locations should be aware that due to the recent warm temperatures and rain, ice has thinned.   Areas of ice around inlets, outlets and shorelines of largely open water or thin ice should be avoided. Rivers, streams and most channels of moving water through lakes and ponds are also open or covered with…

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