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

Trapping Instruction is Available Online and on DVDs

MAYFLOWER – Trapping has been an activity in Arkansas since the days of the earliest explorers. Today, instructions on the basics of trapping are available through modern media – online and with a free DVD. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and the International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies…


Felsenthal and Overflow Open for Youth Waterfowl Hunt

CROSSETT – Felsenthal and Overflow national wildlife refuges will be open Feb. 5-6 for the state’s youth waterfowl hunt. Previous years have yielded earlier youth hunt dates that allowed the refuges to consistently close hunting refuge-wide Jan. 31. The youth hunt dates are not noted in the U.S. Fish and…


Small Arkansas River Fish Kill Found Near Ozark

OZARK – Another freshwater drum kill has been reported on the Arkansas River near Ozark Lock and Dam. The most recent fish kill was reported Jan. 28. Unlike the previous kill Dec. 29, where more than 83,000 dead and dying fish were spotted on the surface of the river, this…


Sport Lingcod Season Will Start Week Earlier in 3 Coastal Washington Areas

OLYMPIA — Most of the Washington coast will open to recreational lingcod fishing March 12, a week earlier than the date listed in the state’s 2010/2011 sport fishing rules pamphlet. Heather Reed, coastal policy coordinator for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), said the opening date for the…


Elk Restoration Effort Moves Forward in Missouri

HAZARD, Ky.–Missouri’s elk-restoration effort took a significant step forward Jan. 7 with the delivery of its first elk. Workers with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFW) captured a juvenile bull. Of the bulls captured as part of trapping efforts, only calves and spike bulls will be used…


Deer Hunters Free Bucks With Antlers Locked Together

Hughesville, Mo — A deer hunting party armed with ropes and a battery-powered saw began tracking their quarry on Jan. 21 with hopes of helping two large white-tail deer live. The night before, two bucks were spotted on Alan Meyer’s farm with their antlers locked together, about 12 miles north…


2011 Connecticut Midwinter Waterfowl Survey Results

Highest Number of Ducks Counted since 1999 Staff from the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) conducted the annual Midwinter Waterfowl Survey on January 4 and 6, 2011. The total number of ducks observed during the survey – 22,926 – was the highest since 1999, and the puddle duck count…


2011-12 Hunting Regulations Proposed to Ohio Wildlife Council

COLUMBUS, OH – The 2011-12 hunting and trapping regulations proposals were presented January 19 to the Ohio Wildlife Council by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife.   September 1 is again proposed as the kick-off date for the state’s fall hunting seasons—with the opening of squirrel…


Floida FWC Looking For Lady Satwater Anglers

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is looking for a few good ladies – lady anglers, that is. The FWC invites all women who want to learn more about saltwater fishing and meet other lady anglers to register for the “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” event in Naples on…


Florida’s Top Freshwater Fishing Destinations for 2011

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) freshwater fisheries biologists from across the state recently weighed in to suggest fishing sites that novice to expert anglers might want to try out in 2011 for a variety of species. Florida is the “Fishing Capital of the World” due to great resources…