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

Massachusetts Antlerless Deer Permit Deadline-July 16, Permit Drawing Event-July 31

Deer hunters, don’t wait in line; apply on time! Deer hunters are reminded that in order to take antlerless deer during any deer hunting season, they must possess an antlerless deer permit. The July 16 antlerless deer permit application deadline is fast approaching. Antlerless deer permit applications are found on…


New Hunters! Sign Up Now For MassWildlife Hunter Education Courses

New hunters of all ages are reminded that it is never too early to sign up for a Basic Hunter Education Course. New hunters in Massachusetts are required to show proof that they have taken a basic hunter education course in order to purchase a hunting or sporting license. Basic…


CWD Undetected in Massachusetts Deer

Based on data gathered during this past year, no evidence of chronic wasting disease (CWD) was detected in Massachusetts deer or moose. MassWildlife recently received results from a federally certified veterinary diagnostic laboratory that indicate that all the brain, lymph node, and tonsil samples taken from deer during last fall’s…


New Massachusetts Outdoor Recreation Map Published

On July 1, at Walden Pond, Massachusetts environmental officials displayed a new “Massachusetts Outdoor Recreation Map” packed with information for residents and visitors looking for places to enjoy outdoor activities such as fishing, boating, hunting, camping, hiking, wildlife watching, and swimming across the Bay State. The newly revised and updated…


K-9 Graduation Ceremony Scheduled for Thursday, July 3

Five dogs will graduate from the Department of Fish and Game’s (DFG) K-9 Academy Thursday at the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area in Davis. This is the third group of K-9 teams to graduate and dogs will be staged throughout California to help wardens in stopping criminal activities and searching vessels…


CA DFG Announces Closure of Central Valley Recreational Salmon Fishing

The 2008 recreational salmon fishing closures in the Central Valley go into effect Thursday, July 3, 2008 to protect Sacramento River fall Chinook (SRFC) salmon. No Chinook are allowed to be kept anywhere on the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers or any of their tributaries, including the American and Feather…


Public Shooting Ranges Receive Grant Funds from the Arizona Game and Fish Commission

PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Commission has awarded $87,550 to six grant applicants for the construction, improvement, enhancement, or expansion of public shooting ranges located throughout the state. The Shooting Range Grants Program, administered by the Arizona Game and Fish Department, was established in 1996 to encourage the…


Snagging Prohibited in Saltwater at the Mouth of Auke Creek

A small saltwater area in Auke Bay, immediately off the mouth of Auke Creek, will be closed to snagging or attempting to snag fish beginning 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 4, 2008 and remain closed through Sunday, August 31, 2008.  Fish hooked elsewhere than in the mouth must be released immediately. …


Blind Slough Closes to Sport Fishing and King Salmon Bag Limits Decrease in Wrangell Narrows

Petersburg – The Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Sport Fish today announced a closure to sport fishing in Blind Slough due to brood stock concerns at the Crystal Lake Hatchery (CLH).  The closure includes all waters of Blind Slough upstream of a line between Blind Point and…


Pacific Salmon Treaty Negotiators Reach Agreement

(Juneau) – The Pacific Salmon Commission (PSC) today announced an agreement on a ten-year extension of fishery arrangements under the Pacific Salmon Treaty.  The agreement addresses a number of salmon fisheries in Southeast Alaska, including those near the British Columbia/Alaska border and on several rivers that cross between the two…