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

Apply Early for Special Hunting Permits to Ensure Meeting the June 18 Deadline

OLYMPIA – Hunters have until June 18 to apply for special fall hunting permits, but wildlife managers suggest they submit their applications as soon as possible to avoid potential delays and complications. The permits, available to winners of a random drawing, afford special hunting opportunities for deer, elk, mountain goat,…


Sport Halibut Fishing to Close off Ilwaco at the End of the Day June 1

OLYMPIA – The recreational halibut fishery off Ilwaco will close at the end of the day Sunday, June 1 after four weeks of fishing, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced today. Fishing ends at 11:59 p.m. on June 1, by which time anglers are expected to reach…


Master Hunters Invited to Informational Meeting in Spokane

Olympia — The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and the Master Hunter advisory group have scheduled a meeting for certified master hunters June 14 in Spokane to discuss the new Master Hunter program and upcoming hunts in northeastern Washington. The meeting is scheduled from 1-4 p.m. at the…


Water Sports Enthusiasts Sought For Boating Committee

The Clark County Commission is accepting applications from boating enthusiasts who are interested in filling one of two vacancies on the county’s seven-member Boating Facilities and Safety Committee. Applicants must be a resident of Clark County. One vacancy is for an individual who is a member of a nonprofit organization…


California Outdoors Q&As; New Outdoors Column Debuts

This is the first edition of a weekly column from the California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) in which readers with questions about California’s fish and wildlife can get some answers in print. Each week we will select a few interesting questions to answer that may deal with topical…


Baraga State Park Hosting Free Fishing Pond for Kids on June 7

Baraga State Park will host a free fishing opportunity for children on Saturday, June 7, from noon until 5 p.m. to celebrate Free Fishing Weekend in Michigan. “This is a great opportunity to get the kids outdoors, away from the electronic games, and enjoy the Baraga County Lake Trout Festival…


Michigan Promotes “Clean Boats Every Day” Initiative

Governor Jennifer M. Granholm has proclaimed June 1-8, 2008, as Aquatic Invasive Species Awareness Week to raise awareness about the need for citizens to take action to stop new introductions and control the spread of aquatic invasive species. Michigan is defined by the Great Lakes and its vast inland waters…


Michigan’s Free Fishing Weekend Slated for June 7-8

Michigan’s annual Summer Free Fishing Weekend has been scheduled for June 7-8, the Department of Natural Resources announced today. For these two days only, residents and non-residents alike can fish without purchasing a fishing license, though all other regulations that govern fishing in Michigan still apply. Michigan has offered a…


Bay City State Recreation Area Hosting 14th Annual Free Fishing Festival

The Bay City State Recreation Area will host its 14th Annual Free Fishing Festival on Saturday, June 7, to celebrate Michigan’s Free Fishing Weekend. During Free Fishing Weekend, no fishing license is required; however, all other fishing regulations apply. The festival starts at 9 a.m. and runs until 2 p.m….


Free Fishing Weekend Coming Up June 7-8

Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Frankfort, Ky. – With gas prices at record highs and grocery costs climbing, anything free is a true gift. During the weekend of June 7-8, anglers across the state can fish free on any public waters in Kentucky. No fishing license or trout permit is required these…