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Waterlogged year tough on outdoor recreation

Waterlogged year tough on outdoor recreation | The Great Outdoors | Scoop.it
Earlier this week, waterfowlers who had drawn the handful of coveted permits for a scheduled weekend duck hunt on the Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge's cypress-studded Champion Lake Unit in Liberty County received an email they dreaded but most almost certainly figured was coming: Flooding from heavy autumn rains - or the lingering effects of record-setting rains and flooding in early summer - is causing confounding complications for hunters, anglers, campers and others who enjoy outdoor recreation across much of Texas. Along the Texas coast, prairies were awash from rain runoff, while pond-pocked marshes turned to seas through a combination of runoff and persistently high tides. The surfeit of water has benefited ducks and geese by greatly expanding their wintering habitat, but it flummoxed waterfowlers by scattering the birds and made access tough or impossible. Flooding continues causing access problems for anglers and boaters on a handful of reservoirs in the eastern part of Texas. Water level in more than a dozen lakes is well above the normal mark, with some lake levels so high boat ramps are either hard to use or, in some cases, closed. A handful of other state parks - Caddo, Somerville, Ray Roberts, Eisenhower, Bastrop among them - have boat ramps or other facilities closed or of limited use because of high water or damage caused by flooding earlier this year. [...] the nagging damage from spring floods and flooding triggered by rains that fell in late October and early November continues impacting outdoor opportunities at hugely popular state parks such as Cooper Lake, Cedar Hill, Somerville, Bastrop and others.
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Tweet from @winchester

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Retweet this if you would rather be hunting. #Winchester #Ammo http://t.co/KbP6ooGZPZ

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Trout Unlimited Restoring River Channels to Improve Trout Habitat ...

Trout Unlimited Restoring River Channels to Improve Trout Habitat ... | The Great Outdoors | Scoop.it
Fly fishing anglers flock to these newly restored reaches because the insects their flies imitate are in such abundance, but spin anglers also love these areas for the abundance of trout living in them.
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Trout Unlimited Restoring River Channels to Improve Trout Habitat ...

Trout Unlimited Restoring River Channels to Improve Trout Habitat ... | The Great Outdoors | Scoop.it
Fly fishing anglers flock to these newly restored reaches because the insects their flies imitate are in such abundance, but spin anglers also love these areas for the abundance of trout living in them.
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Outdoor Adventures : Enjoying The Great Outdoors eBook

Outdoor Adventures : Enjoying The Great Outdoors eBook | The Great Outdoors | Scoop.it
Outdoor adventures a 34 page ebook created to help you achieve your goal of making your trip to the great outdoors fun and delightful.
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Fishing for Therapy & Your Supper: Family Fishing - Healthy Lifestyles

Fishing for Therapy & Your Supper: Family Fishing - Healthy Lifestyles | The Great Outdoors | Scoop.it
Labels: activities, angling, Deep End Fishing Charters, exercise, family fishing, health, leisure, Mid-North Coast, New South Wales, Port Macquarie, Recreation, Relaxation, well-being. Location: Australasia · Older Post Home.

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2014 Challenge, Week 10: DEPTH OF FIELD

2014 Challenge, Week 10: DEPTH OF FIELD | The Great Outdoors | Scoop.it
This week the challenge moves to a creative technique that can be used to make part of your image really stand out. Depth of field refers to the range of distance that appears to be in focus. The d...
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A not so often used feature by the amateur.

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Public Input Sought for Colorado's Outdoor Recreation Plan - Rocky ...

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The 2014 Colorado Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP), the blueprint for sustaining Colorado's outdoors heritage for current and future generations, is being released for public comment.
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How to Layer for Winter Weather / Survival Based Blog

How to Layer for Winter Weather / Survival Based Blog | The Great Outdoors | Scoop.it
One of the challenges of outdoor recreation in the winter is figuring out how to dress appropriately for weather conditions. Winter weather is often unpredictable. Storms can roll in suddenly without any warning and temperatures can drop quickly.
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Tweet from @winchester

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Retweet this if you would rather be hunting. #Winchester #Ammo http://t.co/KbP6ooGZPZ
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Outdoor Adventures : Enjoying The Great Outdoors eBook

Outdoor Adventures : Enjoying The Great Outdoors eBook | The Great Outdoors | Scoop.it
Outdoor adventures a 34 page ebook created to help you achieve your goal of making your trip to the great outdoors fun and delightful.
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China's Illegal Fishing Expeditions Threaten World Waters - Businessweek

China's Illegal Fishing Expeditions Threaten World Waters - Businessweek | The Great Outdoors | Scoop.it
China's Illegal Fishing Expeditions Threaten World Waters
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11 research brief. That means it's impossible to ensure sustainable fishing practices.

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Deep End's curator insight, November 20, 2013 4:51 PM

This is definately not good news - and we're worried about a few assylum seekers invading our waters.

 

"By 2015, China “aims to increase its DWF [distant-water fishing] fleet to 2,300 ships,” up from the current 2,000 vessels. That’s not good news for global fisheries."

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White-naped Crane and chick added to the Photo Gallery - Steve Troletti Photography

White-naped Crane and chick added to the Photo Gallery - Steve Troletti Photography | The Great Outdoors | Scoop.it
White-naped Crane and chick One of the nicest animal parks I’ve ever visted has to be Le Parc des Oiseaux in Villars-les-Dombes, France. The entire park is made mostly of open spaces where you can enjoy a mix of captive birds and local wild birds, often living together in the same area. There’s a vast lake and wetlands area which hosts local and migrating birds. Here visitors can enjoy and observe local wildlife living freely. End of May, beginning of June allows you to see Grebe’s, Coots and other wild birds nesting and raising their youngs. The entire area of Villars-les-Dombes, France is made of lakes, swamps and wetlands. It’s very rich in wildlife, especially water fowls and herons. Having these local birds interact and live freely with the park’s birds adds a unique flavor to an already wonderfully managed animal park. One of the Parks more interesting residents are the White-naped Crane. They Continue reading →
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White-naped Crane and chick added to the Photo Gallery - Steve Troletti Photography

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White-naped Crane and chick One of the nicest animal parks I’ve ever visted has to be Le Parc des Oiseaux in Villars-les-Dombes, France. The entire park is made mostly of open spaces where you can enjoy a mix of captive birds and local wild birds, often living together in the same area. There’s a vast lake and wetlands area which hosts local and migrating birds. Here visitors can enjoy and observe local wildlife living freely. End of May, beginning of June allows you to see Grebe’s, Coots and other wild birds nesting and raising their youngs. The entire area of Villars-les-Dombes, France is made of lakes, swamps and wetlands. It’s very rich in wildlife, especially water fowls and herons. Having these local birds interact and live freely with the park’s birds adds a unique flavor to an already wonderfully managed animal park. One of the Parks more interesting residents are the White-naped Crane. They Continue reading →
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Tell Animal Planet to Stop... - The Petition Site

Tell Animal Planet to Stop... - The Petition Site | The Great Outdoors | Scoop.it
Recently, cable network Animal Planet has shifted away from education and towards entertainment,... (8033 signatures on petition)
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Mandy Webster's curator insight, February 7, 2014 9:45 AM

YES! Can we please get animals in their natural environment (without humans TOUCHING them!) on Animal Planet, Learning on The Learning Channel (TLC) and MUSIC on MUSIC Television (MTV)?! 

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Genetically modified salmon in Canada?

Genetically modified salmon in Canada? | The Great Outdoors | Scoop.it
Jenny Uechi AquAdvantage salmon, created from genetic material from Chinook salmon and ocean pout inserted into Atlantic salmon eggs. AquAdvantage salmon grows to market size faster than non-genetically modified salmon, reports say.

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