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

Five New K-9 Teams to Join CA Department of Fish and Game Patrol

Five police service dogs and their warden handlers will graduate from the Department of Fish and Game’s (DFG) K-9 Academy July 17 in Riverside County. Following the commencement, DFG will have twenty K-9 teams deployed in counties throughout the state to help stop poaching and other criminal activities that harm…


Texas Moves to Protect Trophy Alligator Gar Fishery

ATHENS, Texas — The 82-inch, 140-pound alligator gar I pulled from the Trinity River in April 2008 will likely remain my fish of a lifetime. Many other anglers can probably say the same-or would love to be able to. That’s the goal of the new one-fish-per-day limit imposed on alligator…


‘Take Me Fishing 101’ Videos Help New Anglers Gear Up

AUSTIN, Texas — You walk into a sporting goods store and see a row of fishing poles hanging from a shelf.  All of them look the same, and you become so overwhelmed that you leave in frustration.  You’ve always wanted to pick up the sport but don’t really know where…


NY DEC Announces Completion of the Freshwater Angler Survey

Information Will Be Used To Help Make Fisheries Management Decisions The 2007 New York State Freshwater Angler Survey, which provides valuable insight on fishing trends and resource management, is now available, state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Pete Grannis announced today. The survey is conducted periodically in order to…


NOAA Grant to Restore Galveston Bay Marsh a ‘Happy Surprise’ for State

AUSTIN, Texas — When the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration publicly announced the last week of June that it was providing $5,148,369 to help restore critical wetlands in West Galveston Bay, the news took Texas Parks and Wildlife Department staffers who wrote the grant request by surprise. “It’s a very…


Stimulus Funding Awarded to Rehabilitate Building, Double Size of Youth Conservation Corps at Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Virginia Beach, Va. – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has awarded a $528,000 contract under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) to TTR, L.L.C., also known as Casa Builders, of Virginia Beach to make structural repairs and energy-efficient improvements to a former residence on Back Bay National…


DNR, Local Pheasants Forever Chapters Offer Youth Pheasant Hunt Opportunity

Minnesota youth can apply now to participate in mentored pheasant hunts this fall, coordinated by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Pheasants Forever. Applications are due to the DNR by Friday, Aug. 21. The hunts, which take place Saturday, Oct. 24, over much of the southern two-thirds of…


Minnesota Breeding Duck Numbers Decline, Canada Goose Numbers Stable

Minnesota’s breeding duck population has dropped to an estimated 507,000 birds, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). This number is 31 percent lower than last year and 19 percent below the long-term average of 626,000. The population estimate is based on the DNR’s May aerial waterfowl survey….


Bear Safety Tips

Tips from the DWR to keep you safe in black bear country People are seeing black bears as they camp and hike in Utah’s backcountry. Justin Dolling, game mammals coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources, says the DWR has responded to about 12 black bear incidents, most of them…


Young Ohioans Will Enjoy Summer Fun at Explore the Outdoors Events

Ohio families encouraged to take part in Explore activities to Celebrate Park and Recreation Month COLUMBUS, OH – Beautiful summer weather is here and it’s time to be outdoors. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), through the Explore the Outdoors program, is providing parents and children with a variety…