Latest Content: Conservation News

Legislation passed to keep fishing access open on Cumberland River

May 22, 2013

Both Houses of Congress passed the Freedom to Fish Act, which will remove unnecessary access restrictions to recreational fishing along the Cumberland River in Tennessee and Kentucky.

California clubs participate in Creek Week

May 14, 2013

California club members removed more than 100 pounds of debris from Folsom Lake.

Keeping Bass Alive

May 10, 2013

Since 1972, B.A.S.S. has been a leader in bass conservation. This article contains tips and tricks to keeping your catch alive.

FWC discovers new bass species

May 8, 2013

Scientists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) have uncovered a new species of black bass in the southeastern United States.

New Hampshire anglers face costly ban on lead tackle

Apr 24, 2013

The New Hampshire State House Fish and Game and Marine Committee will be deliberating and voting on bill SB 89, which would ban lead in fishing tackle, on Thursday, April 25.

Legislators tackle Asian carp issue

Mar 27, 2013

Legislators have put the bipartisan Strategic Response to Asian Carp Invasion Act on the table, in hopes that a restructuring of the powers that be will improve the decision-making process regarding control of the species.

Groups send plea for conservation programs to be saved

Mar 25, 2013

Several outdoors organizations, including B.A.S.S., sent a letter today to the nation's leaders, asking that they recognize the importance and value of conservation programs in the upcoming budget negotiations.

Outdoor groups ask for protection from budget withholding

Mar 21, 2013

B.A.S.S. was among several outdoor organizations that petitioned Washington to exempt Sport Fish Restoration funds from sequestration.

Submit your club’s project

Mar 20, 2013

Tell B.A.S.S. what your club or chapter did to help the resource in 2012.

Groups urge Obama to protect the outdoors

Mar 12, 2013

A group of outdoor organizations, including B.A.S.S., banded together to encourage President Obama to make funding of conservation programs a priority in the federal budget and to protect fish and wildlife habitats as part of his environmental policy.

Freedom to Fish Act fights for Tennessee waters

Mar 8, 2013

Last November, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District decided that you shouldn't be allowed to fish below the dams they control. No good reason was given, and nobody was initially asked their opinion — not even the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

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