Favorable Forecast for 2017 Shrimp Season in South Carolina
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Wildlife Commission Deploys Fish Attractors in Sutton Lake, N.C.

Monthly Archives: March 2017

Great Salt Lake Water Level Could Affect Duck Hunt

This year’s waterfowl season opens October 4 If you chased ducks and geese in Utah last fall, then you already know how many birds should be in Utah this season. The numbers should be about the same. One thing that will be different, though, is the level of the Great…


Plenty of Bull Elk in Utah

The rifle hunts starts Oct. 4, and there are a few permits still available If you’re new to elk hunting, the Division of Wildlife Resource’s big game coordinator has some advice for you. “The chance you’ll take an elk while driving along a road is pretty small,” says Anis Aoude….


WDFW Meeting Scheduled Sept. 25 in Pateros to Discuss Fish and Wildlife Issues

OLYMPIA – North central Washington residents will have an opportunity to discuss fish and wildlife issues with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Director Jeff Koenings and regional staff during a public meeting Sept. 25 in Pateros. The meeting is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. at the Pateros School Library,…


Alternate Plans For Early Bird Hunters in Place at the Skagit Wildlife Area

OLYMPIA – Hunters are advised that a portion of the Skagit Wildlife Area in northwest Washington will be closed to hunting through Oct. 3 due to ongoing work on a major estuary-restoration project at the mouth of the Skagit River. The 175-acre Headquarters Unit of the wildlife area is scheduled…


Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge in Louisiana is Closed Until Further Notice Due To Impact of Hurricane Ike

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) has closed Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge until further notice due to the impact of Hurricane Ike. The coastal refuge, just south of LA 82, includes acres in Cameron and Vermilion parishes. Ike’s winds and storm surge damaged the refuge offices, lab areas, dormitories…


Hawaii DLNR Invites Public Participation in 2008 Update of State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan

HONOLULU – The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Division of State Parks is seeking public participation on an update of the Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) that will help shape the future of hiking, biking, boating, hunting, fishing and ocean recreation in Hawai‘i. “The 2008 Outdoor Recreation…


Alaska Joins Cooperative Effort to Protect Nation’s Wildlife

On September 8, Alaska became the 30th state to join the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact (IWVC) in a cooperative effort to protect the nation’s wildlife resources. Founded in 1989 by charter states Colorado, Oregon and Nevada, the IWVC is a multi-state program that provides law enforcement agencies greater authority and…


Colorado DOW Holds Elk, Deer Planning Meetings in Creede

The Colorado Division of Wildlife will hold a deer and elk management planning meeting at the Creede Community Center at 6:30 p.m., Oct. 2.   At the meeting DOW big game managers will discuss 10-year management alternatives for deer in Game Management Units 76, 79, and 791; and elk in…


Colorado DOW Will Be Holding Pronghorn Management Meetings in Trinidad and La Junta

The Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW) will hold public meetings Sept. 22 and 25 to gather input regarding potential changes to pronghorn hunting regulations.  The Sept. 22 meeting is from 6 – 9 p.m. at Trinidad State Junior College, Sullivan Center all-purpose room in Trinidad.  The Sept. 25 meeting is…


Poaching Isn’t Just About Big Game

When people think about poaching, the first image that comes to mind is someone killing a trophy big game animal such as an elk or deer.  The reality is that wildlife crimes come in all shapes and sizes; and are as varied as shooting birds out of season, to taking…