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

Hey Georgian’s, Are You UP for the Challenge?

Is your hunter ready for an advanced education in outdoor skills? Then put them up to the challenge – the Hunter Education Skills Challenge to be specific. This program, open to any youth age 18 or younger that has completed their hunter education course, will be available at the upcoming…


IDNR Releases Biological Stream Ratings for Diversity, Integrity, and Significance

 Stream ratings are an important tool in identifying which streams are the most biologically diverse and have a high degree of integrity SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) announces the release of biological stream ratings that combine, update, and enhance the two previous approaches for rating…


Pennsylvania Game Commission Tip Line Open to Witness of Game Law Violations

The Pennsylvania Game Commission has established a “Turn-In-a-Poacher” program to strengthen the Commonwealth’s efforts to apprehend people who are suspected of killing threatened or endangered species or multiple big game animals. “The program encourages citizen involvement by offering a reward to callers who provide ‘tips’ that lead to the prosecution…


Check Points Set to Stop Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) from Entering California

Department of Fish and Game (DFG) wardens will check hunters entering San Bernardino County to prevent the introduction of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). This checkpoint, which will be held at an agricultural inspection station, is a continuation of DFG’s extensive educational outreach program and will be conducted Oct. 20 and…


Protect clean water and healthy streams in your community

Washington, DC — Stormwater that dirty, oily runoff from streets and parking lots that contaminates local streams is a leading cause of water pollution in Ohio and around the country. Today, American Rivers and Midwest Environmental Advocates released a new report, “Local Water Policy Innovation:  A Road Map for Community…


NOAA Seeks Comments on Measures to Protect Marine Mammals as Navy Conducts Sonar Operations off the Coast of Southern California

NOAA’s Fisheries Service is seeking comments through Nov. 13 on its proposed authorization for Navy training exercises off the coast of Southern California . The NOAA proposal includes protective measures designed to minimize effects on marine mammals. The Navy has requested an authorization under the Marine Mammal Protection Act, because…


Tagged Trout to Help Wyoming Game and Fish Study Fish Movement in Encampment River

LARAMIE— Fisheries biologists with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department hope a few brown trout can help them learn more about fish passage and behavior in the Encampment River. “The Encampment River is an important trout fishery and tributary to the North Platte River,” says Steve Gale, fisheries biologist.  “A…


Hunters in Wyoming Reminded to Pickup Stamps

CHEYENNE— Hunting licenses are regarded by hunters as givens–one of those things that everyone knows needs to be picked up before going out in the field.  Most hunters are also aware that certain stamps are also needed to accompany hunting licenses; but there are some who are not aware of…


Star Valley, Wyoming Moose Tests Positive For CWD

Cheyenne— A three-year-old female moose has tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease in western Wyoming. CWD is a fatal neurological disease of deer, elk, and moose that affects the brain, causing weight loss, abnormal behavior, and, eventually, death. There is no evidence that CWD has any human-health implications. “This finding…


Spring Turkey Quota Hunt Worksheets Available

Hunters looking to do some turkey hunting on most of Florida’s wildlife management areas during the 2009 spring turkey season need to apply for quota hunt permits beginning 10 a.m. (EDT), Tuesday, Oct. 28. Quota hunt permit worksheets are available now from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)…