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

Rep. Bill Hixon and 14 Young Hunters Bag Squirrel on Recent Hunt in S.C.

Rep. Bill Hixon and 14 Young Hunters Bag Squirrel on Recent Hunt in S.C.

Mild temperatures made for a pleasant day when Rep. Bill Hixon (Dist. 83) and 14 young hunters went afield on Feb. 9 in search of squirrels as part of the S.C. Department of Natural Resources Take One Make One (TOMO) program. After lunch at Cowden Plantation in Aiken County the hunters set…


Additional Dates Added to Family Fishing Clinics in South Carolina

Additional Dates Added to Family Fishing Clinics in South Carolina

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) continues to add dates to the popular Family Fishing Clinics. Make sure to sign up as the classes fill up quickly! Want to get your line in the water and reel in the big one, but you don’t feel confident with your angling…


Sherburne WMA Youth Hunters Experience Success in Louisiana

Sherburne WMA Youth Hunters Experience Success in Louisiana

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) conducted six youth lottery deer hunts and three youth lottery waterfowl hunts on Sherburne Wildlife Management Area (WMA) during the 2012-13 hunting season. Thirty young hunters were chosen for deer hunts during October and December on the WMA’s South Farm Area. Each…


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Growing Number of Michigan Deer Hunters Give Crossbows A Try

Although the overall number of hunters in Michigan has been on a slight decline, the Department of Natural Resources reports that a recent deer hunter survey shows growth in one method of deer hunting – crossbows. In the past, only hunters with disabilities had the option to hunt with a…


Warm Winter Brings Red Drum Action to Florida

Warm Winter Brings Red Drum Action to Florida

The calendar says it’s February, but you sure can’t tell it by the fishing action. February is generally considered to be one of the slowest months of the year, but my Super Bowl weekend half-day fishing trips out of Carrabelle proved otherwise. With water temperatures in the mid-60s, which is…


1st Florida Hall of Fame Entry in TrophyCatch Comes From Rodman by Bob Williams of N.J.

1st Florida Hall of Fame Entry in TrophyCatch Comes From Rodman

Bob Williams of Alloway, N.J., was fishing on Rodman Reservoir with guide Sean Rush of Trophy Bass Expeditions around 8:30 a.m. Monday when the 23-degree chill must have seemed to leave the air. Hooking a 13-pound, 14-ounce largemouth on a big shiner, Williams knew he had the catch of a…


A 45-inch, 20-pound Passaic River Pike

Passaic River Pike in New Jersey

  by Ron Jacobsen Fisheries Technician There was a time when New Jersey anglers would have to travel to places north and west, such as Minnesota and the Canadian provinces of Quebec, Ontario and Manitoba to find good northern pike fishing opportunities. Today, thanks to the efforts of the NJ…


2013 Striped Bass Season for Roanoke River Opens March 1 in N.C.

2013 Striped Bass Season for Roanoke River Opens March 1 in N.C.

WELDON, N.C. (Feb. 15, 2013) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will open the entire Roanoke River Management Area to striped bass harvest from March 1 through April 30.  The Roanoke River Management Area includes the Roanoke River and tributaries from Roanoke Rapids Lake Dam downstream to Albemarle Sound,including the Cashie,…


Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Stunned by Gulf Council Snapper Vote

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Stunned by Gulf Council Snapper Vote

AUSTIN – In a stunning move Feb. 8, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council voted to recommend an emergency rule that could shorten the recreational red snapper fishing season in federal waters off the Texas coast to as little as 11 days from the planned 27 day season. The…


Rabbits Offer Plenty of February Hunting Opportunity in Arkansas

Rabbits Offer Plenty of February Hunting Opportunity in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK – Some Arkansans, probably a small number, consider February as rabbit hunting time. Deer hunting is over except for a few bowhunters. Duck season has closed. Dove seeking is long past. Turkey hunting is two months ahead. However, rabbit and squirrel seasons are open, and chances are you…