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

Ski By Candlelight at Hayes Lake State Park Feb. 7

The public is invited to ski by the light of the moon and the glow of candlelight at Hayes Lake State Park from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Feb. 7. Up to 1.5 km of groomed ski trails will be lit with candle luminaries for the event. There will be…


Minnesota Hunters Harvest Fewer Deer in 2008

Minnesota deer hunters harvested nearly 222,000 deer in 2008. This is a decline of 38,000, or about 19 percent, from 2007, but the ninth consecutive year the harvest has exceeded 200,000. “Bad weather opening weekend, lower deer populations in many permit areas and more lottery areas all had a role…


‘GO-Get Outdoors’ for Lantern Lit Cross-Country Ski Evening at Cheboygan State Park Feb. 14

Cheboygan State Park will hold a “GO-Get Outdoors” lantern lit cross-country ski evening on Saturday, Feb. 14, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. From the park trailhead off Suffern Road, skiers will find approximately one and a half miles of groomed and track-set trails lit by lantern approximately every 50 feet….


Federal Youth Waterfowl Days Provides Exceptional Opportunities in California

The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) announced that many DFG-managed wildlife areas and refuges will be open for the federally designated Youth Waterfowl Days. The two-day waterfowl hunt Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 provides an opportunity for hunters 15 years of age accompanied by a non-hunting adult 18 years…


Citizens Committee for Michigan State Parks to Meet Jan. 28 at the Foster Community Center in Lansi

The Citizens Committee for Michigan State Parks (CCMSP) will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 28, at the city of Lansing’s Foster Community Center, located at 200 N. Foster, in Lansing. The CCMSP subcommittees will have working sessions, beginning at 8:30 a.m. The Stewardship Subcommittee will review and discuss the 2009-2019 Strategic…


$2.9 Million in Boat Ramp Grants Approved by TPW Commission

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission today approved $2,922,255 to fund 13 boat ramp repair and renovation projects around the state. A total of 16 boat ramp grant applications requesting a total of $4,914,244 in matching funds were received. The State Boating Access Program was authorized in…


Choke Canyon Gives Up Seventh ShareLunker

15.45-pound bass is also new lake record ATHENS, Texas—Brad Bookmyer of Leander had his fishing trip cut short January 21, but he was happy about it. After hooking two fish so big he could not turn them and keep them from getting off the hook, he landed a 15.45-pound largemouth…


State Park Lodges Offer Change of Scenery for Winter-Weary Ohioans

COLUMBUS, OH – Ohioans who are ready to trade in snow blowers and shovels for spectacular views of snow-covered hillsides are welcome to enjoy the comforts of lodge rooms or cozy cottages at Ohio State Parks.   Special packages that feature discounted rates make winter state park getaways even more…


Temporary Hunting Rules To Become Permanent in Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is accepting comments through Feb. 25 on a number of hunting regulations, including many temporary rules that would added to state game and fish laws this year. The proposals cover a variety of areas pertaining to deer registration; deer licenses, deer zone descriptions,…


Great Florida Birding Trail “signs” on in Panhandle

“That’s awesome,” said Debbie Hampton, 9, of Girl Scout Troop 854 from Tallahassee, after viewing a bald eagle through a telescope at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday. Debbie and five other members of her troop had come to the refuge for a sign-dedication ceremony to celebrate the installation…