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

Ohio DNR Director Designates Ashtabula as State’s 14th State Scenic River

ASHTABULA, OH – The Ashtabula River in Ashtabula County was designated as Ohio’s newest State Scenic River today at a ceremony led by Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Director Sean Logan. The designation makes the Ashtabula River the county’s third State Scenic River and provides additional state protection to…


North Carolina Waterfowl Hunters Urged to Use Caution on the Water

RALEIGH, N.C.  – Waterfowl hunters are reminded by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission to use basic safety precautions when boating. Capt. Chris Huebner, the state’s hunting and boating safety coordinator, recommends the following guidelines: Wear a proper personal flotation device and insist that passengers wear one also. Be aware that…


Public Hunting Land in New Jersey

Losing access to a hunting spot on private land and/or thinking there are no places to hunt are among the top reasons cited by those who stop hunting or hunt less in New Jersey. While it is true that private land hunting access is becoming more challenging, New Jersey is…


Wanted: Talented Artists to Design 2009 California Duck Stamp

The California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) announced today an art contest for the 2009 design for the state’s duck stamp. This is the first time since 1994 a contest will decide the stamp’s art. The contest is open to all U.S. residents aged 18 and over. Entries will…


Now is the Time to Complete Snowmobile Safety Training in Minnesota

Those who wait until cold, snowy weather arrives before taking snowmobile safety training may find they’re too late to enjoy the season, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). “Some snowmobilers wait to see how much snow is in the forecast or on the ground before taking a…


Minnesota Deer Hunters Encouraged to Buy License Early

DNR Information Center Open Additional Hours This Weekend With more than 475,000 firearms deer hunters in the state, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) encourages hunters to purchase their licenses early to avoid long lines and any system issues associated with the high sales volume. The 2008 Minnesota firearms…


Whitefish and Cisco Sport Netting Season on Shagawa Lake, Minnesota

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Tower Area Fisheries announces the opening of whitefish/cisco netting on Shagawa Lake in St. Louis County. Opening date for Shagawa Lake will be November 8, 2008 and closing date will be November 30, 2008. Nets may be set after sunrise on the opening day…


ATV and Other OHV Riders: Riding Restrictions Start With Firearms Deer Season Opener in Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds off-highway vehicle (OHV) riders that new recreational riding restrictions will be in effect for the duration of the regular firearms deer hunting season. This restriction is intended to protect recreational OHV riders from potentially unsafe riding conditions and to minimize conflicts between…


Hunters Encouraged to Donate Venison to Feed Michigan’s Hungry

The Department of Natural Resources encourages deer hunters to donate all or part of their harvests to help feed the needy through the Michigan Sportsmen Against Hunger program this fall. Last year, almost 23,000 pounds of venison was provided to local charities by hunters participating in the program through licensed…


Black Bears, Other Wildlife Begin Preparing for Winter Hibernation

SPOONER, Wis. – As temperatures drop and snow flurries begin to fly in November, some Wisconsin wildlife animals begin looking for spots where they can avoid the cold by either hibernating or enter a long winter’s sleep. State wildlife officials say that there are generally two kinds of winter sleepers:…