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

Special Late-season Deer Hunt Set for Dec. 27 to Jan. 11 in Permit Area 101 in Northwestern Minnesota

A special late-season deer hunt will be held Dec. 27 through Jan. 11 in Permit Area 101 in northwestern Minnesota, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The hunt is part of the state’s ongoing bovine tuberculosis (TB) surveillance and eradication efforts. Details of the hunt include: hunters…


TPWD Sets Panhandle Pheasant Scoping Meetings

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is asking for public input on possible changes to the traditional first weekend in December opening date for pheasant season in the Panhandle. A series of scoping meetings is set for January to give the public additional opportunities to comment. “The…


Coyotes Added To Mentored Youth Hunting Program of Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today announced that coyotes will become legal game under the Mentored Youth Hunting Program (MYHP) effective Saturday, Dec. 20. The addition, which was given final approval by the Board of Game Commissioners at its Oct. 24 meeting, is slated to…


Bear Season Closes in California

The California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) announced the closure of the statewide black bear hunting season. Under regulations adopted by the Fish and Game Commission, the black bear season is closed when DFG verifies 1,700 bears have been taken by hunters. DFG mailed notices to all bear tag…


New Book Encourages Children to Discover National Parks

Students Cheer Kids Passport to Your National Parks Companion Washington, DC- National Park Service Director Mary A. Bomar unveiled a new book designed to make national parks more meaningful to young visitors. More than 100 enthusiastic students from John Eaton Elementary School in Washington, DC joined Bomar, U.S. Senator Richard…


NY DEC Temporarily Closes All Nassau and Suffolk Shellfishing Areas

Shellfish Closures Follow Heavy Rainfall The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced that it has designated shellfish harvesting areas in the towns in Nassau and Suffolk counties as temporarily closed to shellfishing. These temporary emergency closures are in response to the extraordinary volume of stormwater runoff caused…


Hunting and Trapping Opportunities For Winter in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe reminds hunters and trappers that they still have a mixed bag of seasons from which to choose after the statewide firearms deer season concludes on Saturday, Dec. 13.  They include seasons for deer, snowshoe hare, ruffed grouse, squirrel, cottontail, pheasant,…


California Department of Fish and Game Gives Holiday Present To Anglers

The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) will stock rainbow trout and catfish in the San Francisco Bay Area this month. More than 37,000 pounds of rainbow trout — some as large as one pound each — and catfish up to two pounds each will be stocked in lakes during…


10 Dec 2008 – Texas Weekly Migratory Bird Hunting Report

Weekly migratory bird hunting reports are posted from early September through early February. High Plains Mallard Management Unit: Goose hunting improved with the recent cold snap. Outfitter reported limits of decoying Canada geese with good decoying action for snow geese as well. Lots of juvenile snows in the flock which…


NOAA Charges Florida Dive Charter Businesses for Fishing Without Federal Permits

NOAA has charged two dive business owners in Pensacola, Fla., with illegally operating spearfishing charters without the appropriate permits in federal waters off the Florida panhandle. NOAA and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission launched an investigation in summer 2007 after NOAA special agents in Niceville, Fla., received several…