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

Volunteers Needed For Derelict Crab Trap Clean-Ups in Louisiana

Volunteers Needed For Derelict Crab Trap Clean-Ups in Louisiana

Once again, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, in partnership with Louisiana Sea Grant, with assistance from the Coastal Conservation Association of Louisiana, and other volunteer organizations, will host Derelict Crab Trap Clean-ups in portions of Plaquemines and St. Bernard parishes over the next two months. Since the program…


New ‘Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!’ Event Offers Same Fishing Fun Plus Kayaking

New ‘Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!’ Event Offers Same Fishing Fun Plus Kayaking

The popular sport of kayak fishing will be part of the next “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” seminar, hosted March 9-10 at the Matlacha Community Park, 4577 Pine Island Road N.W., Matlacha, which is just offshore of Fort Myers. The event is held in conjunction with the Florida Fish and Wildlife…


L.W.F.C. Adopts Notices of Intent for Hunting Seasons, Hunting Regulations and W.M.A. Rules

L.W.F.C. Adopts Notices of Intent for Hunting Seasons, Hunting Regulations and W.M.A. Rules

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission (LWFC) adopted notices of intent for the 2013-15 hunting seasons and the 2013-14 Wildlife Management Areas (WMA) General Rules and Regulations at their Feb. 7 meeting. The notices of intent include proposed hunting season dates and changes from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and…


Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission Adopts a Notice of Intent for Black Bass Regulations in the Atchafalaya Basin, Henderson Lake and Lake Verrett Complex

Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission Adopts a Notice of Intent for Black Bass Regulations in the Atchafalaya Basin, Henderson Lake and Lake Verrett Complex

(Feb. 8, 2013) – Today, the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission adopted a notice of intent that would remove the 14” minimum length limit on black bass in the Atchafalaya Basin, Henderson Lake and Lake Verret Complex.  LDWF biologists made this recommendation based both on results of an LDWF study…


Illinois 2012-13 Deer Harvest Totals 180,669

Illinois 2012-13 Deer Harvest Totals 180,669

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary total of 180,669 deer during all 2012-13 seasons.  Illinois deer seasons closed last weekend as hunters concluded the Archery Deer Season and the last segments of the Late-Winter and Special Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) deer hunting seasons on Jan. 20. The…


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…


Richard Scibek of Granbury caught Toyota ShareLunker 540 from Lake Fork February 2. The fish weighed 16.04 pounds and was 25.75 inches long and 23 inches in girth.

Toyota ShareLunker 540 Comes from Lake Fork

ATHENS—Richard Scibek of Granbury went to Lake Fork Saturday to enjoy a day of fishing with his friend James Quisenberry. Larry Hodge Using a black salty (a type of goldfish), Scibek caught a 16.04-pound largemouth bass that ties with another Lake Fork fish as the twenty-second largest bass ever caught…


A new, larger more accessible aluminum fishing pier has replaced the old wooden fishing pier at Steamboat Landing on Edisto Island

New Fishing Pier Dedicated Feb. 8 at Steamboat Landing on Edisto Island, S.C.

A new, larger more accessible aluminum fishing pier has replaced the old wooden fishing pier at Steamboat Landing on Edisto Island, with funding from the Saltwater Recreational License through a grant from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. A grand opening ceremony will be held at the new pier…


Spring Turkey Season in North Carolina Includes Youth-Only Week

RALEIGH,N.C. (Feb. 7) —The 2013 spring turkey season has changed to allow for a longer youth turkey season in which adults can accompany more than one youth. The youth-only season will be open from the first Saturday in April — April 6 this year — to the following Friday, April 12….


Expanded Portion of Liberty State Park to Reopen Following Superstorm Sandy

Christie Administration Announces Expanded Portion of Liberty State Park to Reopen Following Superstorm Sandy

Trenton, NJ – Representing another recovery and rebuilding milestone following Superstorm Sandy, the Christie Administration announced today that major sections of Liberty State Park damaged by Sandy have been repaired and cleared and will be open again to the public this weekend. These popular sections of Liberty State Park include a…