Favorable Forecast for 2017 Shrimp Season in South Carolina
2017 Trout Fishing Opportunities Await Anglers at State’s Castalia Fish Hatchery
Wildlife Commission Deploys Fish Attractors in Sutton Lake, N.C.

Monthly Archives: March 2017

‘Invader Crusaders’ to Receive Awards for Controlling Invasive Species

MADISON – Five individuals and one group who have made significant contributions to slowing the spread of invasive plants and aquatic species in Wisconsin are being honored at a ceremony June 2. The Wisconsin Council on Invasive Species [invasivespecies.wi.gov] (exit DNR) will present awards to six “Invader Crusaders” recognizing their…


Beach Conditions a Mouse Click Away

Personal forecasts available via e-mail MILWAUKEE – Beachgoers can stick their toes in the water this summer without leaving home. Daily updates on water quality conditions at 118 beaches along Lakes Michigan and Superior and at more than 100 state park beaches are available online at [www.wibeaches.us] (exit DNR). Beachgoers…


Lake Phalen Event on June 8 Celebrates Conservation Legacy

A Depression era federal work program that provided the manpower for numerous building projects in parks across the state will be commemorated in June with a celebration put on by the Minnesota Conservation Corps (MCC). From noon to 5 p.m., Sunday, June 8, the 75th anniversary of the Civilian Conservation…


Take Advantage of Take-a-Kid Fishing Weekend June 6-8

Minnesotans who want to catch some quality family time are encouraged to take advantage of Take-A-Kid Fishing weekend, which is June 6-8. Minnesota residents 18 and older can fish for free during these days when they accompany an angler younger than 16. “Most kids would love to go fishing,” said…


Minnesota State Parks Welcome Visitors This Sunday, June 1 to the ‘Great Minnesota Picnic’ on Free Open House Day

Picnics in the park are a great summer tradition. On Sunday, June 1, it’s open house day at Minnesota state parks and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) invites everyone to pack a picnic basket and head to any state park and recreation area for free to enjoy the “Great…


WDFW Solicits Public Comments on Scope of Puget Sound Rockfish Plan

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is accepting public comments on the scope and direction of a new management plan currently being developed for Puget Sound rockfish. The management plan, scheduled for completion in early 2009, will provide a framework for new strategies in areas including…


Pickerel Lake State Forest Campground Reopens

The Department of Natural Resources announced today that the necessary well work has been completed at Pickerel Lake State Forest Campground and all campground loops are now open. A portion of this campground had been closed last summer due to well problems. The campground is located in the Pigeon River…


Mears State Park to Host ‘GO-Get Outdoors’ Safety Awareness Day June 7

Charles Mears State Park will host a Safety Awareness Day on June 7 that will provide participants with information about how to engage in outdoor recreation safely. “This is a great opportunity to ‘GO-Get Outdoors’ and learn practical safety tips at the same time,” explained Matthew Schwemin, lead worker at…


Fly fishing Workshop Scheduled Near Starkey

LA GRANDE, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) and the Blue Mountain Fly Casters of Pendleton are sponsoring a fly fishing workshop on Saturday, June 14 at Frog Heaven Pond near Starkey. Designed for beginners, the workshop is open to anyone 14 years of age and…


Indian Lake State Park Offering Special Programs for Free Fishing Weekend June 7-8

Indian Lake State Park, Palms Book State Park and the Thompson State Fish Hatchery are planning a number of events for Michigan’s Free Fishing Weekend on June 7-8. On Saturday, June 7, at Palms Book State Park, a state park Explorer Guide will present a program on angling opportunities from…