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

MDC staff and volunteers create new fish habitat at Smithville Lake by sinking trees at key locations near the lake shore.

MDC Sinks Trees in Smithville Lake To Help Fish and Anglers

You could call the second annual FISH Day at Smithville Lake a big splash for anglers. Actually, it was about 130 splashes as big trees were anchored down with concrete weights and shoved off barges into the lake on April 13. Each tree sinking to the bottom became new habitat…


SC, GA DNR's, Army Corps team up for Lake Thurmond striper study

SC, GA DNR’s, Army Corps Team Up for Lake Thurmond Striper Study

The S.C Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR), Georgia Department of Natural Resources, and US Army Corps of Engineers are conducting a study of striped bass (rockfish) in Thurmond Reservoir (Clark Hill). To accomplish the objectives of the study, a number of striped bass have been implanted with transmitters and externally…


Promising 2013 Spring Gobbler Season May Be Around the Corner in Pennsylvania

Promising 2013 Spring Gobbler Season May Be Around the Corner in Pennsylvania

The cool spring so far throughout much of Pennsylvania may lead to increased gobbling for hunters planning to take part in the state’s spring wild turkey season. The state’s one-day youth spring gobbler season is April 20, and will run from one-half hour before sunrise until noon.  The general spring gobbler…


Sylva, Webster, Dillsboro Join Mountain Heritage Trout Waters Program in N.C.

Sylva, Webster, Dillsboro Join Mountain Heritage Trout Waters Program in N.C.

Three Jackson County towns — Sylva, Webster and Dillsboro — recently joined the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Mountain Heritage Trout Waters Program. Nearly 9 miles of trout streams in Sylva, Webster and Dillsboro are now classified as Mountain Heritage Trout Waters, where anglers can fish with a $5 Mountain Heritage…


NY DEC Releases Spruce Grouse Recovery Plan

NY DEC Releases Spruce Grouse Recovery Plan

Plan Would Help Restore Endangered Bird Population   The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) adopted a Spruce Grouse Recovery Plan to enhance and restore spruce grouse populations in New York State, DEC Commissioner Joe Martens announced today. The final Spruce Grouse Recovery Plan is now available on DEC’s website….


Hog Hunting Available Soon on Public Lands in Florida

Hog Hunting Available Soon on Public Lands in Florida

If you like to hunt wild hogs, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has several upcoming opportunities on public lands in northwest Florida that you won’t find in the most recent printed brochures for wildlife management areas. On the Joe Budd Small Game Area near Tallahassee, still-hunters can…


Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic Promises Day of Learning & Fun in Florida

Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic Promises Day of Learning & Fun in Florida

Teaching children a lifelong hobby, instilling appreciation for our marine environment and providing fun, family outings are the objectives for the Kids’ Fishing Clinic in Naples on April 20. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will offer a free Kids’ Fishing Clinic for children between the ages of…


Kids Fishing Events in SE Colorado

Kids Fishing Events in SE Colorado

LAMAR, Colo. – Boys, girls, moms, dads or anyone interested in fishing is invited to attend any or all of Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s free fishing clinics in lower Arkansas River Valley this spring. “These events are geared toward children of all ages and are a great way for people…


Bob Cappallo

Hey Texas, Learn to Fly-fish at TFFC May 18

_ Expert fly-fisher Bob Cappallo will teach fly-fishing for beginners at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center May 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The class is open to adults 18 and older. No fly-fishing experience is required. Equipment will be provided, but students may bring their own. The $50…


California DFW Accepting Applications for Deer and Pig Hunting in Western Merced County

California DFW Accepting Applications for Deer and Pig Hunting in Western Merced County

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting applications for a limited number of deer and pig hunt access permits on opening weekend, Aug.10-11, in Zone A for the general season. The locations for this hunt include Upper and Lower Cottonwood Creek and the San Luis Reservoir…