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

Wild Turkey Reproduction in South Carolina Remains Low Last Summer

Wild Turkey Reproduction in South Carolina Remains Low Last Summer

Annually since the early 1980’s, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) conducts a Summer Turkey Survey to estimate reproduction and recruitment of wild turkeys in South Carolina. The survey involves agency wildlife biologists, technicians and conservation officers, as well as many volunteers from other natural resource agencies and the…


FISH ON!! 2016 FLW Fantasy Fishing Now Open

FISH ON!! 2016 FLW Fantasy Fishing Now Open

MINNEAPOLIS – FLW announced today that registration for the 2016 FLW Fantasy Fishing season is now open. Fantasy Fishing is free to play and allows fishing fans from across the globe to compete for the largest fantasy cash prizes in the sport while following along with each Walmart FLW Tour…


Christian Brown of Pelican, Louisiana, and Jared Rascoe of Stonewall, Louisiana

LSU-Shreveport Wins FLW College Fishing Southern Conference Opener on Somerville Lake

BRENHAM, Texas – The Louisiana State University-Shreveport team of Christian Brown of Pelican, Louisiana, and Jared Rascoe of Stonewall, Louisiana, won the FLW College Fishing Southern Conference opener on Somerville Lake Saturday with five bass weighing 18 pounds, 7 ounces. The victory earned the club $2,000 and advanced the team…


NOAA administrator Kathryn Sullivan said producers could use round or rectangular pens to raise native fish in the gulf, similar to these salmon pens in the Faroe Islands. ERIK CHRISTENSEN / WIKIMEDIA.ORG/WIKI/USER:ERIK_CHRISTENSEN

Gulf Of Mexico Open For Fish Farming

Soon companies will be able to farm fish in the Gulf of Mexico. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has opened federal waters to aquaculture. After getting a permit from NOAA, companies will be able to anchor giant cages and raise everything from red drum to almaco jack in federal…


Super Bird Fests 2016

Super Bird Fests 2016

A Calendar of Great Festivals on or near National Wildlife Refuges New birder or old hand? No matter. It’s hard not to be moved by the sight of more birds erupting in flight than you’ve ever seen in your life. National wildlife refuges make great festival sites because so many…


Painted Trillium, by Joshua King, 12th grade, Fayetteville High, Overall Best in Show (colored pencil)

Entry Deadline Near for Youth Arts in the Parks 2016 Art Contest

Glen Jean, West Virginia—Nature can be a great inspiration! Now is the time for local students to celebrate nature and use their creativity to craft an entry for the Youth Arts in the Parks 2016 Appalachian Spring Wildflower Art Contest. This annual art contest is open to all K –12…


Alabama State Waters Extended to 9 Miles for Reef Fish Management

Alabama State Waters Extended to 9 Miles for Reef Fish Management

The Congressional Omnibus Appropriations bill passed by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Obama on December 18, 2015, includes a provision to extend Alabama’s state waters from 3 miles to 9 miles. The bill includes additional provisions that attempt to address the ongoing Gulf of Mexico red…


Northern pike put up a strong fight, but this one was no match for Cecelia Toshner, 5. Photo Credit: WDNR

Northern pike are waiting as ice fishing season ramps up with Free Fishing Weekend in Wisconsin

DNR experts urge extreme caution as ice conditions vary greatly MADISON — While the ice fishing season is off to a slower than usual start this year, anglers can be sure of one thing: when the ice finally cooperates, the northern pike will be waiting. In many areas of the…


MDC: Discover Nature at Twin Pines Fly-Tying Event

MDC: Discover Nature at Twin Pines Fly-Tying Event

The Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Twin Pines Conservation Education Center will host a fly-tying event Saturday, Jan. 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. MDC Naturalist Wyatt Layman said participants will learn how to use natural items, like fibers and fur, to make these intricate works of art. Fly…


White Sharks: New Jersey's Misunderstood Seasonal Visitors

White Sharks: New Jersey’s Misunderstood Seasonal Visitors

At the start of summer 2015, beach goers along the East Coast were once again reminded of the untamed nature of the ocean. A series of shark attacks in North Carolina led to a media frenzy and ignited concerns for vacationers, including here in New Jersey. While it is important…