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

Conservation makes Missouri a great place for trout fishing. - Photo Courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation

MDC Provides Winter Trout Fishing in Kansas City Area Urban Lakes

Kansas City, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) recently stocked rainbow trout at a Liberty park, a Kansas City park and in three lakes at the James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area in Lee’s Summit. Rainbow trout require cool water year round and are not native to the metro…


Celebrating 100 Years of Restoring Elk in Pennsylvania

Celebrating 100 Years of Restoring Elk in Pennsylvania

Through the early 1800s, elk inhabited much of Pennsylvania. The population declined as more of the state was settled and, by the late 1800s, elk were totally eliminated from their last stronghold in areas around Elk County. With elk gone from the state for about 50 years, the Pennsylvania Game…


Dove hunting resumes Nov. 23

Dove Hunting Resumes in South Carolina on November 23

The 2013-14 mourning dove seasons in South Carolina will resume as follows: Nov. 23-30; and Dec. 19–Jan. 15. Legal hunting hours for mourning dove season are from 30 minutes before sunrise until sunset. The daily bag limit is 15 birds per day. The state’s mourning dove season is set each…


Tony Bernard Wins 2014 Louisiana Duck Stamp Competition

Tony Bernard Wins 2014 Louisiana Duck Stamp Competition

Tony Bernard of Lafayette, La., captured first place in the 2014 Louisiana Waterfowl Conservation Stamp competition sponsored by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF). The contest determines the image to be used on what is commonly known as the Louisiana Duck Stamp. Bernard, who also won the 2007…


Holidays Bring Fishing Bonuses in Florida

Holidays Bring Fishing Bonuses in Florida

Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday and for many people represents their only four-day holiday. So what better time to offer license-free fishing days? Friday, Nov. 29, will be a license-free freshwater fishing day, followed by a saltwater license-free day on Nov. 30. To round out the gift-giving, Saturday, Dec….


California Pheasant Season to Open Statewide

California Pheasant Season to Open Statewide

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will offer several Monday pheasant hunting opportunities at northern California Type A wildlife areas in 2013. The general pheasant season opens Nov. 9 and extends through Dec. 22, 2013. For the 2013 hunting season, wildlife areas will be open for pheasant hunting…


California Dungeness Crab Season Now Open

California Dungeness Crab Season Now Open

California’s highly anticipated annual Dungeness crab sport fishery opened statewide Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. Every year at this time, recreational crab fishing enthusiasts set out in pursuit of these tasty crustaceans. Some set hoop nets and crab traps from boats and piers while others fish crab loop traps on the…


2011 Grand Slam Winner Britton Schweitzer of Weatherford, TX

Big Time Texas Hunts Winners Announced

AUSTIN — Fifteen lucky sportsmen are making special plans for hunting season as winners of this year’s Big Time Texas Hunts. The hunters were selected by random computer drawing from applicants in the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department program. All told, hunters bought 57,653 Big Time Texas Hunt entries during…


November Ushers in Prime Camping Season at Texas State Parks

November Ushers in Prime Camping Season at Texas State Parks

AUSTIN – If enjoying cool, crisp evenings snuggled up to a crackling campfire or simply pitching a tent beneath the stars with your family sounds appealing, then head to a Texas State Park where you can watch the leaves turn and shooting stars light up the heavens while making lasting…


Weather Throws A Curve at Elk Hunters in Arkansas

Weather Throws A Curve at Elk Hunters in Arkansas

PONCA – The second segment of 2013’s Arkansas elk hunt opened with bluebird skies then shifted to rain and heavy fog. It is the 16th year of permit elk hunting in the Buffalo River country. Cade Clark, just 12 years old, checked in the first elk of the hunt, and…