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The New Jersey “Bear Essentials”

Story by Tom P

The New Jersey “bear essentials”: common sense, awareness of surroundings, precaution, and more common sense.

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We’re Two Months Away From A Solar Eclipse

The cosmic ballet goes on...

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Day Of Summer Solstice Celebrated In Stonehenge
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Summer Solstice Begins Tomorrow!

In other words, Summer begins on Wednesday 6/21/17 at exactly 12:24am!

Here some Summer Solstice fun facts you can share with your friends and family to make believe you are kind of smart:

  • In terms of the amount of daylight, Tomorrow is the "longest" day of the year
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Photo by Tom P
Photo by Tom P
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Ticks & Chiggers Wreaking Havoc Across NJ – How To Prepare

Story by Tom P

It’s camping time. Hiking time. Paddling time. Biking time. Picnic time. And tick time. This season so far the bloodsuckers are in plague proportions north to south, east to west and can prove ruinous to your health in a big way. Take the necessary precautions before heading out, and by all means inspect yourself when the day is done. You don’t want one of these disease-spreading vampires attached for long.

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Photo by Tom P
Photo by Tom P
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Freshwater Fishing is Free This Saturday

Story by Tom P. 

Freshwater fishing is free this Saturday! That’s right: no license or trout stamp required. Take a morning, afternoon or all day to check out the Garden State’s outstanding rod bending opportunities...

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Clinging jellyfish (N.J. Department of Environmental Protection)
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Clinging Jellyfish Are Back In Jersey Waters

After 17 small adult clinging jellyfish were found in a river, officials are urging precaution and reiterating what to do in case of a sting.

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Pequest “Wide Open” Open House This Weekend, RFA Bass River Flounder Shoot Out Next Weekend

Story by Tom P.

Pequest “Wide Open” Open House this weekend is fun-filled and educational. Calling all central and south Jersey flounder pounders to hook into the Recreational Fishing Alliance’s 5th Annual Bass River Classic Summer Flounder Tournament next Saturday.

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Don’t Forget Your 2017 Saltwater Registry

Story by Tom P 

Fishing the ocean, tidal rivers, bay and/or inlets? Don’t forget your 2017 Saltwater Registry!

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Dakota Hahn, winner of the 2016 Governor's Surf Tournament with a 43-1/2 inch striped bass.  Photo by  NJ Divison of Fish & Wildlife
Dakota Hahn, winner of the 2016 Governor's Surf Tournament with a 43-1/2 inch striped bass. Photo by NJ Divison of Fish & Wildlife
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26th Annual Governor’s Surf Fishing Tournament, New Fluke Regulations, & NJ Camping

Story by Tom P.

There's still time to enter the 26th Annual Governor’s Surf Fishing Tournament at Island Beach State Park. Fluke regulations are set...

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Asbury Park Releases Full ‘Bonfires on the Beach’ Schedule

Bonfires on the Beach are back in Asbury Park!

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The fluke season regulations are very close to being finalized and the decision should come next week. (photo: Tom Pagliaroli)
The fluke season regulations are very close to being finalized and the decision should come next week. (photo: Tom Pagliaroli)
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2017 Fluke Regulations, Sea Bass Rules, & Weekend Weather

Story by Tom Pagliaroli

Fluke regulations for 2017 are oh-so-close being be finalized, but there are still a few hurdles to overcome. Sea bass rules are set and await the DEP Commissioner’s signature. Saturday’s weather is a washout, but Sunday may be fishable.

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Forecast Good For Nicole Born Memorial Surf Fishing Tournament

Story by Tom P.

“The invasion of big bluefish and the increasing numbers of striped bass bode well for two upcoming premier surf fishing tournaments.”

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