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

Fish and Wildlife Commission set to take action on hunting rules

OLYMPIA –The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission is scheduled to take action on a variety of new hunting rules at a public meeting April 8-9 in Olympia. The commission, which sets policy for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), will meet both days in room 172 of the…


Gulf grouper recreational season opens April 1

The recreational harvest of shallow-water groupers in Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters off Florida, except in all waters of Monroe County, reopens on April 1.  However, the recreational harvest of gag grouper is still prohibited in Gulf federal waters off Florida (beyond nine nautical miles from shore).  Also,…


Michigan Bird Conservation Initiative to Hold Fifth Annual Ornithological Congress in Petoskey April 6-9

The fifth annual Ornithological Congress of the Michigan Bird Conservation Initiative will be held at North Central Michigan College in Petoskey, starting Wednesday, April 6, through Saturday, April 9. The Congress is being held jointly with the Michigan Chapter of the American Fisheries Society and the Michigan Chapter of The…


DEC Invites Hunter Input on Fall 2011 Waterfowl Seasons

Task Forces to Help Set Season Dates for Waterfowl Hunting in New York New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens today invited hunters to submit recommendations to regional Waterfowl Hunter Task Forces for the dates of the fall 2011 duck hunting seasons. DEC will evaluate the…


Louisiana and Texas Working to Standardize Boundary Fishing Regulations

ATHENS—A cooperative effort between the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) to standardize fishing regulations on waters shared by the two states is nearing fruition. Waters affected by the proposed agreement include Toledo Bend Reservoir, Caddo Lake and the Sabine River…


DFG Biologists Investigate Sardine Die-Off in Southern California

State biologists are running tests on a dozen dead fish from the Redondo Beach Harbor to determine the cause of a massive die-off Tuesday. Approximately one million dead sardines were discovered in the Redondo Beach harbor Tuesday morning, initially raising concerns about possible water contamination. Water samples tested on-site Tuesday were…


July Fourth Camping Reservations in State Parks Open Soon

PIERRE, S.D. – Camping reservations for Fourth of July weekend open soon for South Dakota state parks. Reservations can be made by calling 800-710-2267 or by going online to www.campsd.com A three-day stay for holiday weekends is required at all parks except Custer State Park. “Fourth of July weekend is…


Spring Light Goose Update

March 21 Snow geese have yet to arrive in North Dakota, but the spring light goose migration has made its way into the southern portion of South Dakota. This week’s forecast in Bismarck has highs in the low 30s, with lows in the teens. Weekend temperatures in the 40s have…


Annual youth/non-ambulatory disabled turkey hunt set for April 2

DOVER (March 24, 2011) – Prior to the opening of the regular 2011 spring turkey season, youth ages 10-15 and non-ambulatory disabled hunters will have a special one-day hunt opportunity on Saturday, April 2 on private lands statewide only. Hunters under the age of 13 are not required to have…


Attention Black Bear Baiters

During the November 2010 Alaska Board of Game meeting in Ketchikan, a regulation was adopted that requires that all black bear baiting permit holders provide GPS coordinates to the department for each bait site before a permit will be issued. In Units 1 – 5, a person may not establish…