If you want to see a tournament that pays about $3 million for entrants, it's the 25th Mid Atlantic in Cape Mayand Ocean City, Maryland,on Aug. 21 26.

At Round Valley, the third annual Howie Behre Memorial Lake Trout Tournament next Sunday should have a $1,000 first place prize, based on entries. Last second winner took home $600. There are also rod and reel prizes and a raffle and a pig roast.

The latest Journal of Wildlife Management contains a report by Atlantic Flyway Resident Population Canada Goose Nest Ecologyin New Jersey that said the increased nest survival came from commercial land use(corporate parks and golf courses) and decreased predator habitat.

Some reservoir fishermen were bagged with summonses, according the latest Division Bureau of Law Enforcement report. At Round Valley, a conservation officer inspected 73 anglers and issued 23 summonses, and at Spruce Run, another inspected 50 anglers and issued21 summonses.

There was good news for duck hunters. The Fish and Wildlife Service said the duck numbers held steady at 48.4 million breeding ducks, based on summer surveys. Last year's estimate was 49.5 million birds, above the 38 perent long term average.

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The 80 semiwild hunting clubs harvested 60 percent of pheasants released (17,490), 50.7 percent quail released (275) and 57 percent chukar partridges (3,280) in the 2016 17 season. The division releasedRockport Farm's 55,000 pheasantslast year at wildlife management areas.

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The charges were for fishing without a license, failure to exhibit the license upon request, possession of over the limit panfish, possession of undersizedtrout and smallmouth and interference with the duties of a conservation officer.

At Spruce Run Reservoir, despite the annual summer drawdown, hybrids were caught, and lastSunday's Round Valley Reservoir trout contest was won with a 4.62 pound laker and a 3.54 pound rainbow.

August fishing contests are hot, except for catfish tournaments.

At Lake Hopatcong, the New Jersey Bass Federation will hold a two day tournament next weekend, out of Lee's County ParkMarina at Mount Arlington.

Aug. 20 21: Appalachian Bowmen3 D Archery Shoot,three 20 target 3 D ranges, novelty shoot, practice range, food and refreshments, archery vendors and crafters, Whittingham WMA, near Newton, follow the bow shoot signs

Last week, there were good fish weighed in at Dow's at Nolan's Point, including walleyes in the 3 pound range and hybrids over 7pounds, as well as pickerel and bass and panfish.

The Wildlife Control Unit issued seven beaver damage control permits for flooded property and blocked culverts in seven counties, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Mercer, Women Canada Goose Constable Parka Brown Outlet Ireland Morris (two) and Sussex counties.

The division's coyote project's database contains 10,653 records of mortalities, sightings and other incidents from a minimumof 453 municipalities from all 21 counties. Deer hunters reported taking 1,061 coyotes while hunting in the last 16 years while harvesting 910,000 white tailed deer, two thirds of them were antlerless.

In Roselle, a tree companyillegally cut down a tree and destroyed a yellow crested night heron nest and crushed three eggs. The owner of the company pled guilty and paid a $3,000 fine.

For bass and trout fishing, anglerscompete with staying cool in the 90 degree temperatures. and ends at noon.