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

GPS Adding More Precision To Conservation

Unless lost in Atlanta, Georgia residents may not consider using a Global Positioning System on an everyday basis. For wildlife biologists, however, GPS technology means completing conservation work faster, more efficiently and for less money. The first GPS satellite was launched in 1978 but use has only been widespread in…


Sturgeon Injures Two Live Oak Residents in Florida

Two Live Oak residents were injured when a sturgeon jumped into a boat cruising down the Suwannee River Sunday afternoon, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).  Chandler Brant Howard, 4, and his father, Christopher W. Howard, 32, sustained lacerations when the fish hit them. Chandler also…


Florida Youth Field Day Promises Family Fun

All school-age kids and their families are invited to a free outdoor program called the Youth Field Day on Saturday, Sept. 13 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m., at the Ocala Conservation Center in the Ocala National Forest. The event is free and includes a chance to try shooting a…


Toyota to Sponsor W.Va. Big Buck Display & W.Va. Big Buck Contest

“The Division of Natural Resources (DNR) will partner with Toyota to promote the West Virginia Big Buck Display and West Virginia Big Buck Contest,” according to DNR Director Frank Jezioro.  “The DNR is very excited about this partnership because it gives us an opportunity to promote these popular programs to…


Updates to Outdoor Youth Challenge at West Virginia’s Celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Days September 27 and 28 at Stonewall Resort State Park

Substantial changes that will allow more participation will be made this year to the format of the very popular Outdoor Youth Challenge, part of West Virginia’s Celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Days, scheduled for September 27 and 28 at Stonewall Resort State Park in Lewis County. “This celebration is…


Still No Evidence of Chronic Wasting Disease in South Carolina White-tailed Deer

Surveillance conducted by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources over the last 6 years continues to provide no evidence of Chronic Wasting Disease in South Carolina.  Like fish and game agencies in most states, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has been diligent in conducting surveillance for the disease…


Shrimp Baiting Season Opens Sept. 12 in South Carolina Waters

The 2008 shrimp baiting season will open at noon Friday, Sept. 12 in South Carolina waters. Recreational shrimpers who purchase a shrimp baiting license can legally cast their nets for shrimp over bait during this season. Shrimp baiting season will remain open until noon Tuesday, Nov. 11.  The S.C. Department…


Preserve Fall, Winter Habitat for Quail, Rabbits

Late fall and winter bring “hard times” for small game species like bobwhite quail and rabbits, according to the S.C. Department of Natural Resources. Natural food becomes scarce and resting and escape cover is thin in the fall and winter, according to Billy Dukes, Small Game Project supervisor with the…


North Carolina, South Carolina Agree to Jocassee Gorges Access Solution

Agencies in North Carolina and South Carolina have agreed on a solution to the problem of accessing the Jim Timmerman Natural Resources Area at Jocassee Gorges through North Carolina. The Jocassee Gorges was purchased by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in 1998, and certain sections can only be…


Deer, Hog Archery Hunts Offered in Georgetown County, South Carolina

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources is again offering archery hunts for deer and hogs during October on Samworth and Santee Delta Wildlife Management Areas in Georgetown County.  The archery hunts for deer and hogs taking place on the two Wildlife Management Areas in Georgetown County are scheduled for October…