RI hunting and fishing license fees may increases

The R.I. Department of Environmental Management is proposing to incrementally increase fishing and hunting licenses and tag fees over the next eight years. These increases are listed in Article 7 as part of House Bill 7171, Relating to the Environment. Before anyone gets off the couch and onto the soapbox to preach about how expensive … Continue reading RI hunting and fishing license fees may increases

One last look before closing the barn door

Winter, with her drapings of snow, curtains of north wind and blankets of ice to freeze ponds and pines, is near. She is challenging sportsmen kicking withered leaves against breaths of cold air and long nights. Wood stoves are replacing beach fires as daylight shrinks behind bare tree shadows. E.B. White gave us “Oh, they … Continue reading One last look before closing the barn door

Volunteering is fine, a saddlebag full of bluegills is confusing

This week we deal with the recent past, the near future and the oddly confusing. TU volunteers giving up a Saturday to clean a road to preserve a river Members of Trout Unlimited’s Narragansett 225 chapter donated a recent Saturday to the State’s Adopt-A-Roadway program. TU members don’t just meet up to go fishing, they … Continue reading Volunteering is fine, a saddlebag full of bluegills is confusing

The vices of vises, Jerry Garcia and a punk rock deer

“Blame it on Jerry” was a typical quick response in my younger days, when questioned about some less than ideal decision. Mr. Jerry Garcia was a towering figure to me and since work was not such a priority back then, there was time for fishing or travelling somewhere to see him. Alas, we grow older … Continue reading The vices of vises, Jerry Garcia and a punk rock deer

The Fish Wrap Writer joins forces with Outdoor Enthusiast Lifestyle magazine

We here at the Fish Wrap Writer are happy to announce that I'll be joining forces with oelmag.com. as the Fishing Editor for the new premier Outdoor Enthusiast Lifestyle magazine. Great articles, how-to's and photographs will emerge every day from the collective talent assembled to bring you all the information, gear and guidance you need to … Continue reading The Fish Wrap Writer joins forces with Outdoor Enthusiast Lifestyle magazine

Rep. Carson: DEM to report how severe Trump’s cuts will be on our environment

House OKs Carson bill asking DEM to report on potential effects of Trump’s cuts to environmental funding How much can volunteers be expected to do to protect our environment? STATE HOUSE – The House of Representatives today approved a resolution sponsored by Rep. Lauren H. Carson asking the state Department of Environmental Management (DEM) to … Continue reading Rep. Carson: DEM to report how severe Trump’s cuts will be on our environment

Brother Geoff Comes Out Shooting, A Shooting Range In Progress & Cooper’s Hawks Shooting Down Pheasant Seasons

  Winter’s arrival has not slowed Sven and the crew at the Peace Dale Shooting Preserve in South Kingstown. The foundation for a 16 lane indoor shooting range has been poured and is curing. This important step means construction of the facility will follow and South County will have a premier, safe place to sight-in … Continue reading Brother Geoff Comes Out Shooting, A Shooting Range In Progress & Cooper’s Hawks Shooting Down Pheasant Seasons