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

Vibrant Prairie Colors on Display at Chapparal Prairie State Nature Preserve Open House In Ohio

COLUMBUS, OH – A blaze of yellow, white and purple blooms will greet visitors as they experience pre-settlement Ohio– when prairies covered sections of western Ohio with tall grasses and prairie wildflowers. Chaparral Prairie State Nature Preserve will host an Open House, part of the Natural Areas Discovery Series on…


Commission Amends and Tables Waterfowl Hunting Recommendations

KEARNEY, Neb. — The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s board of commissioners voted to table staff recommendations for Nebraska’s 2008 waterfowl hunting season dates and regulations and took action on a variety of other subjects at a July 18 meeting in Kearney. The recommendations for the 2008 waterfowl season dates…


Shoot Bluerocks to Get in Shape for Bird Hunting Seasons

Its hard to believe, but its true, Nebraskas hunting seasons are right around the corner. Its time to buy some bluerocks and start practicing your shotgunning skills. I like to hunt birds, such as doves, pheasants, quail, ducks and geese, so when I hunt its with one of my shotguns….


Nebraska Youth Fishing Instructor Certification Offered at Ak-Sar-Ben

LINCOLN, Neb. — Adults 18 years and older who are interested in becoming a certified youth fishing instructor are urged to attend a class 6-8 p.m. on Aug. 18 at the Ak-Sar- Ben Aquarium. The class will teach them about Nebraska’s Youth Fishing Program, how to lead a program and…


New Website Focuses on Tree-stand Safety

This 15-minute short course could save your life. JEFFERSON CITY-Deer hunters who use tree stands can reduce their chances of life-threatening falls by spending 15 minutes taking an online safety course offered by the Treestand Manufacturers Association. Statistics on tree-stand accidents are hard to find. Missouri, like many states, only…


Minnesota Judge Approves DNR Plan to Protect Lynx

A federal judge has approved a Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) plan that will protect lynx through additional restrictions on trapping east of U.S. Highway 53 in northeastern Minnesota. The plan, which was ordered by Judge Michael Davis, will protect this federally threatened species while still allowing trapping in…


Deadline to Apply for Prairie Chicken, Fall Turkey Hunts is July 25

Hunters who wish to apply for one of 186 permits for the 2008 Minnesota prairie chicken season or for one of 7,660 permits for the fall turkey hunt must do so by July 25. Applications are available wherever hunting and fishing licenses are sold, according to the Department of Natural…


Sleepy Hollow State Park Partners with the Lansing Parks and Recreation Department to Offer Outdoor Recreation Experiences

Sleepy Hollow State Park has partnered with the Lansing Parks and Recreation Department to provide universally accessible nature experiences for people of all ages, the Department of Natural Resources announced today. Throughout July and August, any youth or adult who signs up for the “Therapeutic Recreation Program” will have the…


Michigan DNR Invites Public to Discuss Regional Bear Issues

Department of Natural Resources is inviting the public to participate in the bear management planning process. Throughout August, five public meetings will be held across Michigan to discuss regional bear issues. “These meetings are an important first step in creating a bear management plan that includes the opinions of all…


Breeding Ducks Down, But Still Above Long-term Average

Estimate is 9 percent below last year but 11 percent above long-term average WASHINGTON, DC — According to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS), the preliminary estimate of total ducks from the 2008 Waterfowl Breeding Population and Habitat Survey was just over 37 million. This is a 9 percent…