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Outdoors Report- Dec. 5, 2012

Few people are fishing but those that are and know what they are doing are doing very well.
 
Potomac River
Aqualand (301-259-0572) reported good catfish action. One of their customers is going out and jigging up some beautiful striped bass measuring 24 inches in length.

Read more: Outdoors Report- Dec. 5, 2012

HD and acorn supply may be reason for fewer deer sightings

Last week I did a short piece on the fact that many hunters are seeing far fewer deer this season than last. Some hunters are wondering if too many deer have been harvested. Others have mused that the hemorrhagic disease (HD) outbreak was worse than we thought, and still others felt that the incredible acorn crop was to blame.

Read more: HD and acorn supply may be reason for fewer deer sightings

Marine Police target oyster poachers

Increased enforcement and toughened penalties aim to protect booming oyster stocks from unscrupulous thieves

Newport News — This year Virginia Marine Police will combat oyster theft by air, land and sea in an intensive effort to crush what has become an epidemic of poaching. The public oyster season is now open.

Read more: Marine Police target oyster poachers

Outdoors Report- Nov. 28, 2012

Fishing is slow due to few anglers but the actual action is pretty decent considering the weather.

Potomac River
Aqualand (301-259-0572) reported slow fishing activity by customers. But, they did hear of one angler that went downriver and filled the cooler. They think it was catfish and a few striped bass.

Read more: Outdoors Report- Nov. 28, 2012

PA deer tests positive for Chronic Wasting Disease

A Pennsylvania deer tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) prompting Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) to announce that deer hunters who are successful hunting in the Keystone State may not bring back a whole deer to Virginia. Only boned out and wrapped meat, quarters of

Read more: PA deer tests positive for Chronic Wasting Disease

Holidays allow for more hunting and call for safety

   Thanksgiving is this week and in four weeks we will be celebrating Christmas. These two times of year are joyous times that we typically spend with family and outdoorsmen and women spend quite a bit more time afield too. With more of us in the woods and on the water there is a need for safety reminders so that time stays joyous and we all go home at the end of the day to tell fun stories about our time afield.

Read more: Holidays allow for more hunting and call for safety

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