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

U.S. Designates Upper Mississippi River Floodplains a Wetland of International Importance

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced approval of portions of the Upper Mississippi River, including the Midwest’s largest national wildlife refuge, as a Wetland of International Importance. In making the announcement, Secretary Salazar said, “The ecological, social, and economic values of the Upper Mississippi River make it one…


DEC Announces Free Fishing Events Throughout the State

Regional Activities Offer Opportunities to Try Fishing New York State is among the nation’s premier, year-round fishing destinations, and to help newcomers or those interested in learning how to fish, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has scheduled free fishing events in communities across the state. These…


Texas State Parks To Celebrate National Get Outdoors Day

AUSTIN, Texas — Any time is a good time to head outside to hike, camp, backpack, picnic and enjoy other recreational pursuits, but Saturday, June 13, has been designated National Get Outdoors Day to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun. As a part of the second annual GO Day, more than…


National Fishing Day June 6 At Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

ATHENS, Texas — The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens will kick off National Fishing and Boating Week by making a family fishing trip affordable with free admission for kids 12 and under plus free fishing for the whole family and free hot dogs and drinks from 9:00 a.m. to…


Catch and Release Salmon Fishing No Longer Allowed in the Central Valley Basin of California

The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) has begun enforcing new recreational salmon fishing regulations for the Central Valley Basin. Catch and release fishing that intentionally targets salmon is now illegal in any river or stream closed to salmon fishing. DFG staff will be notifying anglers and posting information about…


CA DFG Announces 2009 Waterfowl Population Estimates

A 2009 Department of Fish and Game (DFG) waterfowl survey indicates that the number of mallards statewide remains steady, but the overall duck population has declined. Conducted by DFG in late April and early May, the Waterfowl Breeding Survey estimates that there are 510,800 ducks of all species in the…


National Parks – The Place to be for Family Fun this Summer

Washington, D.C. – The National Park Service (NPS) is pleased to kick-off the upcoming summer travel season with many new and exciting adventures awaiting park visitors, as well as traditional programs that families come back time and again to enjoy. From the shores of Maine and Alaska to the Rocky…


TPWD Increases License, Boat Registration Fees

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission has approved increases to hunting and fishing licenses, as well as boat titling and registration fees. Most fees will increase by five percent and the increases take effect with the 2009-2010 license year, starting this fall for recreational hunting and fishing…