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

Connecticut DEP Encourages Residents to Fulfill New Year’s Resolutions; Buy State Park Season Pass

2009 passes now available from DEP Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Gina McCarthy said today that the 2009 state park season pass is available for purchase either online, by mail or in person. Commissioner McCarthy said, “Since the holidays are now behind us, it is the time to…


Colorado Wildlife Commission Approves Big Game Season Dates and Regulations for 2009-2010

DENVER, Colo. – The Colorado Wildlife Commission approved big game season regulations for the 2009 seasons Monday, during its regular January meeting. These regulations include annual big game hunting season dates, the application and drawing process, Game Management Unit boundaries, manner of take provisions and other management policies for deer,…


NOAA Establishes Eight Marine Protected Areas to Provide Safe Havens for Deep-Water Fish

NOAA has established eight separate marine protected areas encompassing a total of 529 square nautical miles in south Atlantic federal waters to shield deep-water fish species and their habitats from fishing. All fishing for snappers, groupers, tilefishes, grunts, porgies, and sea basses is prohibited throughout the protected areas, which are…


NOAA Proposes Interim Northeast Groundfish Rules

NOAA is proposing measures to govern Northeast groundfish fisheries beginning May 1, 2009, the start of the new fishing year. The measures strive to reduce overfishing, continue rebuilding of groundfish stocks, and provide more options for fishing businesses trying to mitigate the economic effects of the measures while the New…


NOAA Proposes Guidelines for Fishery Disaster Determinations

NOAA’s Fisheries Service is seeking comment on a proposed rule that outlines guidelines and procedures for initiating or responding to requests for fishery disaster determinations. The proposed rule, which has been in development for more than six months, clarifies and interprets fishery disaster determination provisions and establishes definitions and characteristics…


15 Jan 2009 – Iowa Weekly Fishing Report

The weekly fishing report is compiled from information gathered from local bait shops, angler creel surveys, and county and state parks staff. For current information, contact the district fisheries office. Phone numbers are listed with each district report. Northeast Mississippi River Pools 9 to 15: Pool 9 anglers are catching…


Proposed Rule Clarifies Hunting Rule Changes at National Wildlife Refuges

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today published in the Federal Register a proposed rule that modifies language regarding existing hunting programs at 76 national wildlife refuges, including three refuges in the California and Nevada Region. The proposed rule has a 30-day public comment period. The Service hopes to finalize…


$290,000 in grants will support New England cottontail restoration in Maine and New Hampshire

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation has awarded more than a quarter million in funding for conservation projects to bring back the New England cottontail, a rabbit native to the northeastern United States that has been considered for protection under the Endangered Species Act. The grants will support cooperative projects…


14 Jan 2009 – 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 has been very good, especially with colder temperatures. Limits of Canada geese have been taken over corn and wheat. Snow geese have been cooperating over salt and pepper spreads. Goose…


Federal Youth Waterfowl Days Will Be Held Jan. 31-Feb. 1 Throughout S.C.

Young waterfowl hunters across the state will enjoy special days in the field Saturday, Jan. 31 and Sunday, Feb. 1 by participating in Youth Waterfowl Days on private lands and on some S.C. Department of Natural Resources Waterfowl Management Areas. Hunters 15 years of age or younger may hunt ducks,…