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

Blue Crab Workshops Scheduled In Florida

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has scheduled a series of public workshops to receive comments regarding a possible closed harvest season for blue crabs. The FWC is looking at ways to create a closed blue crab harvest season so lost and abandoned traps can be collected and removed…


Caryville Man Catches Record Blue Catfish

Long-time Washington County resident James Mitchell caught a new state-record blue catfish late Monday afternoon on the Choctawhatchee River. The state-record blue catfish weighed 64 pounds, 8 ounces and was 53 1/2 inches long.  The fish is 3 pounds larger than the previous record, a 61-pound, 8-ounce blue cat that…


About The Same Number of Bucks As Last Year In Utah

This year’s archery deer hunt begins on August 16. With the exception of parts of northern and northeastern Utah, the number of buck deer in Utah is about the same as it was last fall. That means plenty of bucks should await you when Utah’s 2008 general archery deer hunt…


FWC Announces 2008-09 Hunting Seasons

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission 2008-09 hunting season dates (Seasons and dates are not applicable to wildlife management areas) Season Northwest Zone Central Zone South Zone Archery Oct. 18 – Nov. 16, 2008 Sept. 20 – Oct. 19, 2008 Sept. 6 – Oct. 5, 2008 Deer-dog training Oct. 25…


Tips For A Safe Archery Hunt

Stay safe this year by following a few, simple rules. Utah’s general archery buck deer hunt and the state’s general archery elk hunt kick off Aug. 16. “Every year we receive reports of archery hunters injuring themselves,” says Gary Cook, hunter education coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources. Two…


Oakwood Lakes State Park Invites Visitors to Pedal to the Park

BROOKINGS, S.D. – Oakwood Lakes State Park and Sioux River Bicycles and Fitness are encouraging families to enjoy a fun outdoor activity on Aug. 10. The Pedal to the Park reunion tour takes off from Sioux River Bicycles and Fitness, 501 Main Avenue in Brookings at 1:30 p.m. and ends…


Public Forum Set on Plan to Restore Lake Michigan Lake Trout

CLEVELAND, Wis. – Efforts to restore native populations of lake trout in Lake Michigan would shift to intensive stocking of the fish in deep water areas of the lake that are less affected by non-native invasive species, under a draft management plan that will be the topic of an upcoming…


Sturgeon Hook and Line Season To Open In Wisconsin Sept. 6 With New Regulations

MADISON – The 2008 hook and line season for lake sturgeon opens Sept. 6 on major river systems statewide, with rule changes aimed at assuring the future of the state’s sturgeon fisheries. The season has been shortened and ends Sept. 30, and the minimum length for harvesting sturgeon has been…


Third Annual South Dakota Bat Festival

CUSTER, S.D.–Come learn about South Dakota’s mammals of the night on Saturday, Aug. 9, at the Third Annual South Dakota Bat Festival. The Festival will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Tatanka Theater in the Game Lodge Campground of Custer State Park.  Wildlife experts and enthusiasts will be on hand…


Bighead Carp Claims Unrestricted State Record

STUTTGART – A 70-pound fish on the end of bowfishing line conjures tales of the Amazon or maybe Africa. Greg Mitchell’s tale comes from Arkansas County. Mitchell, of Roe, got a draw on a 70-pound, 8-ounce bighead carp July 31 and managed to land it near Wilson Bridge on Wilson…