Georgia Outdoor Map

Curious about where to camp, hunt, hike, fish or explore history?  Check out! The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has unveiled an interactive map that identifies DNR-managed lands and outdoor recreation opportunities. The “Georgia Outdoor Map” includes state parks, wildlife management areas, public fishing areas, boat ramps, and historic sites. Use with any […]

Fish habitat for a better fishing future

We all want to be able to catch more fish and as anglers we know healthy, clean habitats produce more fish. The National Fish Habitat Conservation Act was introduced last week in the U.S. Senate and it strengthens a current program, the National Fish Habitat Partnership, by making it law. This effort already contributes to […]

Fish Habitat Legislation Introduced In U.S. Senate

Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) introduced S. 2080 the National Fish Habitat Conservation Act (NFHCA). The bipartisan legislation authorizes the National Fish Habitat Action Plan (NFHAP) – an unprecedented national partnership effort aimed squarely at protecting, restoring and enhancing the nation’s aquatic resources and fish habitat. Both Cardin and Crapo sit […]

Targeted Marketing Increases Fishing License Sales in Washington

Roughly five years worth of marketing and applied research conducted by Responsive Management for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW or the Department) has begun to yield dramatic increases in fishing participation in the state. A targeted marketing approach, based on an analysis of license sales and demographic trends as well as the […]

Treat Fishing as a Business – Lessons from a CPA

When the only things certain in life are taxes and death, advice about how to deal with paying what is owed and not becoming an IRS target attracted huge audiences at the recent National Professional Anglers Association annual conference.   The entire conference dealt with the theme, “Motivate and Inspire.”  Numerous speakers and various sessions […]

Senate Sportsmen’s Bill Upholds Public Access, Conservation

A bipartisan legislative package introduced today in the U.S. Senate would increase public access opportunities and advance conservation and is drawing widespread support from prominent sportsmen’s groups, the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership announced today.   The Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act (S. 1996), introduced by Sens. Kay Hagan and Lisa Murkowski, attracted an impressive range of co-sponsors, […]

BoatUS Comments on Future of Federal Aids to Navigation to House Committee

In a hearing before the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation held yesterday to review the future of the federal government’s navigation programs and aids to navigation, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) submitted comments urging the federal agencies faced with lower budgets to keep the needs of recreational boaters in mind […]

E15: A Good Law, For Yesterday

By Nicole Palya Wood Published: October/November 2013, BoatUS Magazine A turkey farmer, an environmental activist, and a boater walk into a congressional hearing on Capitol Hill. That may sound like a joke in the making, but it actually describes a few of the diverse witnesses who marched up to a hearing on a hot, muggy […]

Boating Industry Continues Rebound

U.S. recreational boating industry reports 5 percent sales increase in 2013, anticipates steady growth in 2014 New data show Americans buying higher-priced boats CHICAGO – December 26, 2013 – The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) today announces that as 2013 comes to a close, the U.S. recreational boating industry will continue its post-recession climb with […]

Australia’s Government Repeals Onerous Ban on Recreational Fishing

Australia’s marine waters will remain open to recreational fishing In a move lauded by the American Sportfishing Association (ASA), newly elected leadership in Australia’s government announced that it will repeal the management plans that proposed to close more than 500,000 square miles of marine waters to recreational fishing. Australia’s government will redraft management plans that […]

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