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

Free “Pocket Ranger” Application Connects Users to the Great Outdoors of Tennessee

New Mobile App Now Available for Tennessee State Parks

Free “Pocket Ranger” Application Connects Users to the Great Outdoors NASHVILLE – The Department of Environment and Conservation has partnered with the Parks by Nature Network to launch Tennessee State Parks Pocket Ranger®, a free iPhone and Android application for park visitors on the move. “With more than 31 million visits…


Courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation

More Than 8,000 Anglers Expected in Missouri at March 1 Trout-park Opener

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sitting in front of a crackling fire tops the list of places to spend a gray winter day for many Missourians. But if you are smitten with the idea of reeling in shimmering, feisty, delicious trout, there is no better place to greet a wintry sunrise than…


2013 s=Spring Light Goose Action Begins March 1 in Minnesota

2013 Spring Light Goose Action Begins March 1 in Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds interested participants that the spring conservation action on “light” geese (snow geese, blue-phased snow geese, and the smaller Ross’s goose) will open Friday, March 1, and run through Tuesday, April 30, again this spring. The action is allowed under a federal conservation…


Learn How to Make Maple Syrup at Minnesota State Parks

Learn How to Make Maple Syrup at Minnesota State Parks

Tap into the fun of making maple syrup at Minnesota state parks in March and early April. Naturalists will demonstrate how to tap trees and turn sap into syrup at several programs throughout the state. “Attending one of the many programs taking place at Minnesota state parks is a great…


Governor Quinn Announces $2.8 Million to Expand Outdoor Recreation Opportunities

Gov. Quinn of Illinois Announces $2.8 Million to Expand Outdoor Recreation Opportunities

Open Lands Trust to Create Public Hunting Ground in Illinois’ Deer Capital  SPRINGFIELD – Governor Pat Quinn today announced acquisition of 547 acres of public land in four Illinois counties to boost public access for hunting, fishing, wildlife viewing and outdoor recreation. The $2.8 million in land purchases includes 410…


CDFW Stocks 10,000 Steelhead in Thermalito Afterbay Near Oroville

CDFW Stocks 10,000 Steelhead in Thermalito Afterbay Near Oroville

Feather River Hatchery stocked 10,000 steelhead in the Thermalito Afterbay in February. This follows the stocking of 5,000 steelhead last year as the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) strives to improve recreational fishing opportunities and provide a unique fishery in the Thermalito Afterbay near Oroville. All the steelhead…


The 2013-14 Freshwater Sports Fishing Regulation Pamphlet Issued for California

The 2013-14 Freshwater Sports Fishing Regulation Pamphlet Issued for California

Changes this year include new regulations on sturgeon, salmon and steelhead retention, new areas where hatchery trout or steelhead may be retained, and a black bass slot limit removal on five waters. Regulation changes are highlighted in the front of the pamphlet for quick reference. New sturgeon fishing regulations establish…


New Recreational Groundfish Regulations Effective March 1 in CA State Waters

New Recreational Groundfish Regulations Effective March 1 in CA State Waters

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is announcing several changes to recreational groundfish regulations that apply to state waters, zero to three miles from shore. The new recreational regulations were adopted by the Fish and Game Commission and will take effect on March 1, 2013. The open season…


Illinois Fall Wild Turkey Harvest Totals 1,330

Illinois Fall Wild Turkey Harvest Totals 1,330

SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) today announced that wild turkey hunters in the state harvested a preliminary total of 1,330 birds during the 2012 Fall Archery and Fall Firearm Wild Turkey seasons.  The Fall Archery Wild Turkey Season began on October 1, 2012 and concluded…


South Carolina Artificial Reef GPS Data Now Available for Download

South Carolina Artificial Reef GPS Data Now Available for Download

South Carolina’s artificial reefs are a popular marine destination for anglers and finding those locations is now easier than ever. The S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is now offering GPS downloadable coordinates for a variety of devices to get you on target. Please reference the manufacturer’s manual for information on how…