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

Kids Fishing Opportunities Enhanced by Pond Renovations in Illinois

Family fishing Waters Grant helps fund project at Lake Le-Aqua-Na SRA LENA, ILL. – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) is renovating a former fish rearing pond at Lake Le-Aqua-Na State Recreation Area in Stephenson County for use as a kids fishing pond available for fishing clinics and recreational…


Hunter Education Courses Benefit Veterans As Well As Beginners

LITTLE ROCK – Hunter education classes are underway all across Arkansas as the various hunting seasons approach. Successful completion of a hunter education course and its concluding written exam are required in Arkansas of anyone born after December 31, 1968. In addition, older persons must have hunter education certificates when…


Like Basketball, There’s A 3-point Rule For Deer Hunting in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK – In Arkansas, deer hunting has its own version of the three-point rule. No, it’s not a long, successful shot like in basketball. The three-point rule, in effect for several years now, means a buck deer must have at least three points on one of its antler beams…


Public Comment Sought on Proposal to Restore Paiute Cutthroat Trout to Historic Habitat in California’s Silver King Creek

The California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) will hold a public meeting on restoration of Paiute cutthroat trout to historic habitat in Silver King Creek. Paiute cutthroat trout is a threatened species. The meeting is on Oct. 7 from 4 to 7 p.m. in Markleeville in Alpine County. DFG…


IDNR Offers Hunters a New Online Safety Course Offers Quick Refresher on Treestand Safety For Hunters

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) is reminding hunters that spending a few minutes online before heading into the field could be the difference between life and death.   Safety education courses are the best way to refresh the minds of even the most seasoned hunters. This year,…


Arkansas Team Wins Collegiate Bass National Championship

DALLAS – Highlights have been few and far between for the Arkansas Razorbacks football team this season. But Arkansas’s bass fishing team has been an entirely different matter. The University of Arkansas recently claimed the BoatU.S. Collegiate Bass Fishing National Championship on Lake Lewisville near Dallas. The tournament’s final day…


Michigan Weekly Fishing Reports – 10/9/2008

Great Lakes temperature map Anglers are reminded that lake trout season in Lake Huron and Lake Michigan closed on September 30th. Splake season on Lake Huron also closed on September 30th. Southeast Lower Peninsula Lake Erie – A good number of perch have been caught however most of them were…


Monitoring Finds Quagga Mussel Larvae in Jumbo and Tarryall Reservoirs of Colorado

A State initiative to gather more information on the presence of aquatic invasive species in Colorado confirmed the presence of quagga mussel larvae in Jumbo Reservoir in Logan County, and Tarryall Reservoir in Park County. Veligers, the larval stage of quagga mussels, were initially identified by a microscopic analysis of…


Arkansas Weekly Fishing Reports – 10/8/2008

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Randy Zellers (501) 223-6406, e-mail: rdzellers [at] agfc [dot] state [dot] ar [dot] us This is the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s fishing report for Oct. 8, 2008. If there is a body of water you would like included in this report, please call or…


What’s Open For Hunting in Arkansas – 10/8/2008

Current and approaching seasons in Arkansas: Deer: Archery – All zones: Oct. 1, 2008 to Feb. 28, 2009. Modern Gun – Zones 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 10 and 11: Nov. 8-30. Zone 4:  Nov. 8-9. Zone 5:  Nov. 8-9 and Nov. 15-16. Zone 4A, 5A, 13, 14 and 15: …