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

Nominations Sought for Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame

Nominations Sought for Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame

New deadline for submission of nominations is November 1 ATHENS, Texas — Individuals or organizations that have made a lasting contribution to freshwater fishing in Texas may be nominated through November 1 for induction into the Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame. The nominee must be a Texan or Texas…


Video Recounts History of First ShareLunker, a Fish Called Ethel

Video Recounts History of First ShareLunker, a Fish Called Ethel

ATHENS—A seven-minute video about the most famous largemouth bass ever caught in Texas is now available for viewing on YouTube. “The Legend of Ethel” tells the story of how a 17.67-pound bass caught in November 1986 became the first fish entered into Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s ShareLunker Program and…


Texas Parks and Wildlife

TPWD Public Hunt Drawing System Going Paperless

AUSTIN – Effective with this summer’s applications, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s popular Public Hunt Drawing System will be online-only. The Public Hunt Drawing System offers affordable hunting experiences in more than two dozen different hunt categories, including eight specifically for youth only. Applications will only be accepted online…


June 15 Deadline to Apply for 2014 Public Alligator Hunting, Special WMA Season in SC

June 15 Deadline to Apply for 2014 Public Alligator Hunting, Special WMA Season in SC

The deadline to apply for the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) online applications for the 2014 Public Alligator Hunting season and the Wildlife Management Area (WMA) Alligator Hunting Season is June 15. Applications are accepted online.  A $10 nonrefundable application fee is required to apply for the Public Lands Hunt…


CDFW to Offer Two-Day Wilderness Survival and Land Navigation Clinic

CDFW to Offer Two-Day Wilderness Survival and Land Navigation Clinic

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) Advanced Hunter Education Program is sponsoring a Wilderness Survival and Land Navigation Clinic on August 23-24. The overnight workshop will be held in the Crystal Basin area, east of Placerville. The clinic is designed to help students learn and practice basic navigation…


Damon Springer congratulates the top three males in the senior division.

Minnesota State Parks Celebrate National Get Outdoors Day with Free Admission

The Department of Natural Resources will waive the requirement for a vehicle permit ($5 one-day or $25 year-round) and provide free admission at all 75 Minnesota state parks and recreation areas on Saturday, June 14 in celebration of National Get Outdoors Day. The goal of National Get Outdoors Day is…


New Jersey's Free Fishing Days

New Jersey’s Free Fishing Days for 2014 Are June 14-15

Saturday and Sunday, June 14 and 15, will be New Jersey’s Free Fishing Days in 2014. Free Fishing Days are held annually in conjunction with National Fishing and Boating Week, and on these days fishing is allowed on the Garden State’s public waters without a license or trout stamp. All other regulations, including…


Chronic Wasting Disease Not Found in Ohio Deer

Chronic Wasting Disease Not Found in Ohio Deer

COLUMBUS, OH – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) announced that testing of Ohio’s deer herd found no evidence of chronic wasting disease (CWD), which is a degenerative brain disease that affects elk, mule deer and white-tailed deer. State and federal agriculture…


General Assembly Passes New Catch, Possession Limits on Spot, Whiting, Atlantic Croaker

General Assembly Passes New Catch, Possession Limits on Spot, Whiting, Atlantic Croaker

A recent amendment to the South Carolina Code of Laws (50-5-1705) is now in effect. The amended section reads as follows: It is unlawful for a person to take or possess in any one day more than fifty of a combination of the following: spot (Leiostomus xanthurus), whiting (Menticirrhus spp.),…


People can co-exist with bears safely by following a few tips.

Recent Bear Interactions Prompt Reminders on Co-Existing with Bears

RALEIGH, N.C. (June 11, 2014) — Last week’s encounter with a female bear and three cubs in Maggie Valley and Monday’s multiple sightings of a black bear passing through a busy neighborhood in Raleigh have prompted the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission to remind the public that people can co-exist peacefully with…