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

Pennsylvania Clubs Urged to Participate in Pheasant Chick and Egg Program

HARRISBURG (Jan. 9) — Sportsmen’s organizations with approved propagation facilities can augment local ring-necked pheasant stockings and increase localized recreational hunting opportunities by raising day-old pheasant chicks supplied free-of-charge by the Pennsylvania Game Commission.  Applications to participate can be downloaded from the agency’s website (www.pgc.state.pa.us), by clicking on “Forms &…


DFG Recognizes the 100th Angler To Complete Heritage Trout Challenge

Sacramento – Gavin O’Leary of Fresno is the 100th angler to complete the California Heritage Trout Challenge. The challenge requires anglers to catch six of the eleven types of trout native to California. The California Heritage Trout Challenge highlights the diversity of native trout and provides an incentive for anglers…


Celebrating the Great Florida Birding Trail in the Panhandle

Signs marking 78 designated birding sites along the 2,000-mile Great Florida Birding Trail began appearing in the Panhandle in December. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) hopes to have all the signs in place from Tallahassee to Pensacola by the end of this month. The FWC will celebrate…


Michigan’s Black Lake Sturgeon Spearing Guidelines Announced for 2009

The Department of Natural Resources today announced the drawing guidelines for the 2009 Black Lake sturgeon spearing season. Sturgeon spearing on Black Lake, located in Cheboygan and Presque Isle counties, will be limited to successful lottery participants selected by random drawing. The Black Lake sturgeon spearing season opens Feb. 7…


Proposal Would Change Date to Remove UP Boundary Waters Ice Shanties in Michigan

The Department of Natural Resources is seeking public input on a proposal to change the date that ice shanties would need to be removed from Upper Peninsula boundary waters. Currently, ice shanties are required to be removed from all UP waters by midnight on March 31 of each year. The…


Minnesota DNR Offers Tips for Safer Snowmobiling

With another snowmobile season upon us, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is encouraging snowmobilers to get this season off to a smooth and safe start. “We want people to take advantage of the snowmobiling opportunities that exist in Minnesota,” said Capt. Mike Hammer, DNR Enforcement Education Program coordinator….


DNR, Ice Fishing Derby Offers Minnesota Youth Angling Opportunities

Fifty young people will be chosen to learn ice fishing techniques at a special seminar to be held on Jan. 24 at the 34th Annual Maple Lake Ice Fishing Derby. The kids will also receive free gear and on-the-ice instruction from Bob Jensen, television host of Fishing the Midwest. The…


State-Fish Art Contest Aims to Draw Student Interest in Texas

ATHENS, Texas-Deadline for entering the Texas State-Fish Art Contest is March 31, and students and teachers should take time now to review the contest rules and regulations. Texas students who enter the contest can win prizes of up to $1,000. Entries are judged in three grade-level divisions: 4-6, 7-9 and…


Coastal Land Preserved on 15th Anniversary of Major Oil Spill off Puerto Rico

422 Acre San Miguel Natural Reserve Protects Beachfront, Habitat for Fish, Turtles and Birds On the 15th anniversary of a million-gallon oil spill that damaged the coastline of Puerto Rico, NOAA and partner organizations are celebrating the purchase of 152 acres to expand a coastal reserve near one of the…


New Economic Report Finds Commercial and Recreational Saltwater Fishing Generated More Than Two Million Jobs

U.S. commercial and recreational saltwater fishing generated more than $185 billion in sales and supported more than two million jobs in 2006, according to a new economic report released by NOAA’s Fisheries Service. The commercial fishing industry—harvesters, seafood processors and dealers, seafood wholesalers and seafood retailers—generated $103 billion in sales,…