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

When The Going Get’s Rough

By Diane Tipton, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Statewide Information Officer It has been an autumn to remember, whether you’ve been watching the weather or the financial news. Fortunately, the weather has been spectacular because the financial news hasn’t been good. The financial world and the condition of the economy…


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Commerce Secretary Determines Sockeye Salmon Disaster Affecting Puget Sound Fishermen

U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez determined that there has been a commercial fishery failure due to a continued fisheries resource disaster in the sockeye salmon fisheries in Puget Sound and the northern Pacific coast of Washington. “Several Northwest Indian tribes and non-tribal fishermen in the state of Washington have…


Hunters Should Harvest Female Deer in High-Density Areas

Frankfort, Ky. – As the first week of modern gun deer season winds down, many hunters have already taken their antlered deer for the year. If you are hunting in a high-density area like Zone 1, you shouldn’t stop there. Harvesting plenty of female deer in high-density areas is essential…


Commerce Secretary Determines Red Tide Disaster in Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire

U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez determined that the economic effects of closing some shellfish fisheries due to a harmful algal bloom, commonly referred to as a red tide, in ocean waters off Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine has caused a commercial fishery failure. “This natural disaster, which forced the…


Angler Opinion Sought Regarding Muskellunge Size Limits at Three Kentucky Lakes

Frankfort, Ky. – Anglers can express their opinions regarding size limits on muskellunge at three of Kentucky’s lakes by participating in a special online survey for the next few weeks. Members of the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission want public input before considering any changes to the existing size limits…


Pseudorabies Suspected in Hunting Dogs at Corbett WMA in Florida

Biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) are warning hunters using the J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Palm Beach and Martin counties to be cautious about wild hogs.  “At least three hunting dogs have died after displaying symptoms consistent with the pseudorabies virus (PRV) after…


Record Size Chinook Salmon Found on California DFG Survey of Lower Battle Creek

One of the biggest Chinook salmon ever recorded in California was found dead of natural causes in lower Battle Creek near Red Bluff last month. Department of Fish and Game (DFG) biologists measured to estimate what the live weight of the dead fish would have been. A standard size-to-weight formula…


Michigan Fisheries Visitor Center Announces Winter Program Schedule

The Michigan Fisheries Visitor Center has announced its weekend program schedule for this coming winter, beginning Dec. 6. The center is located at 3377 US-31 in Oden, approximately five miles east of Petoskey. All programs are free. Saturday, Dec. 6: Snowshoe-building Workshop; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Weave your own…


Wisconsin’s 9-Day Regular Deer Season Runs Nov.22-30

MADISON –Wisconsin’s regular nine-day gun deer season opens Saturday, Nov. 22 this year and runs through Sunday, Nov. 30. The traditional season always opens the Saturday prior to the Thanksgiving holiday. Even after a pretty tough winter in parts of the state, and a harvest of more than 520,000 deer…