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

Itasca State Park o Minnesota Offers Winter Lodging at Reduced Rates

Cross-country skiing, ice fishing, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing will be right outside the door when you reserve a winter getaway – at a reduced rate – at Itasca State Park in Park Rapids. The Douglas Lodge Four-Season Six-Plex (Itasca Suites) is located within the park and priced at an off-peak rate…


Falcon Reservoir Chimes In With Toyota ShareLunker 510

ATHENS—Falcon International Reservoir kicked in its 12th entry ever into the Toyota ShareLunker program January 31, a 13.22-pound fish caught by Ky Martin of Grandview, Texas. The fish was 25 inches long and 20.5 inches in girth. Martin caught the fish about 2:00 p.m. and took it to the official…


Scientists Successfully Use Sedation to Help Disentangle North Atlantic Right Whale

Scientists from NOAA Fisheries Service and its state and nonprofit partners successfully used at-sea chemical sedation to help cut the remaining ropes from a young North Atlantic right whale on January 15 off the coast of Cape Canaveral, Fla. The sedative given to the whale allowed the disentanglement team to…


Partnership Helping Gulf Striped Bass

The Gulf striped bass was once common in many locations along the Northern Gulf coast and on the Mississippi River. But a combination of factors – including fishing, dams, and pollution – diminished the population and limited it to the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River system in Florida, Georgia and Alabama.  For years,…


FLW Outdoors, TBF Launch Largest Student Fishing Campaign in History

MINNEAPOLIS — FLW Outdoors, in conjunction with The Bass Federation (TBF)-Student Angler Federation (SAF), has announced the formation of the National High School Fishing program, the largest student-angler initiative in history. The national High School Fishing program will allow students at more than 23,000 high schools across the United States…


Louisiana High School Fishing State Championship set for Feb. 26

PONCA CITY, Okla. – The Bass Federation (TBF), in partnership with FLW Outdoors, announced it will be hosting the inaugural Student Angler Federation Louisiana High School Fishing State Championship, February 26th at Caddo Lake just north of Shreveport. The state championship is a two person team event for students in…


Inaugural Florida High School Fishing State Championship set for March 12

PONCA CITY, Okla. – The Bass Federation (TBF), in partnership with FLW Outdoors, announced it will be hosting the inaugural Student Angler Federation Florida High School Fishing State Championship Saturday, March 12 in Kissimmee, Fla. The state championship is a two person team event for students in grades 9 -12….


Federal Laboratory Confirms CWD Diagnosis

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) received confirmation from a national laboratory on Jan. 25 verifying that the sample from a southeastern Minnesota white-tailed deer tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). The finding by the National Veterinary Services Laboratory at Ames, Iowa, had been expected and confirms a…


Artists Sought to Enter 2011 California State Duck Stamp Contest

Artists from around the country are invited to submit their original work to the 2011 California Duck Stamp contest. The California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) will be accepting submissions from March 1 through April 30 at 4 p.m. The winning artwork will be reproduced on the 2011 California…


Michigan DNRE Offers Shooting Classes for Women Feb. 20 and March 8

The Department of Natural Resources and Environment is offering an Introduction to Handgun Shooting class and an Introduction to Rifle Shooting class through the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program. Each three-hour class is designed especially for women to learn basic shooting skills from certified instructors in a safe and comfortable…