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

CDFW Offers Pig Hunting Opportunities at Grizzly Island Wildlife Area

CDFW Offers Pig Hunting Opportunities at Grizzly Island Wildlife Area

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will be holding limited-entry, permit-only hunts to control a small population of wild pigs in Solano County. The hunts will be held the Grizzly Island Wildlife Area on the Joice Island Unit, a 2,150-acre wetland area consisting of thick cattails, tules, some…


CDFW Awards $31.4 Million to Fund Ecosystem and Watershed Restoration Projects

CDFW Awards $31.4 Million to Fund Ecosystem and Watershed Restoration Projects

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) today announced the selection of 24 projects that will receive funding from its Water Quality, Supply and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 (Proposition 1) Restoration Grant Programs The grants, which total $31.4 million, are CDFW’s first distribution of funds through these programs….


Arkansas Big Buck Classic Returns Jan. 22-24, 2016

Arkansas Big Buck Classic Returns Jan. 22-24, 2016

The Arkansas Big Buck Classic returns to the Arkansas State Fairgrounds Jan. 22-24. Everything from hunting equipment to live animals are part of the annual event, now it its 26th year. The show centers on successful hunters from the 2015-16 Arkansas deer season. Hunters are encouraged to bring their deer’s…


New Camper Cabins Coming to Frank Jackson State Park in Alabama

New Camper Cabins Coming to Frank Jackson State Park in Alabama

Reservations are now being accepted for a new camper cabin at Frank Jackson State Park in Opp, Ala. Work is currently being finalized on two additional cabins which will be available in January. For reservations, visit www.alapark.com or call Frank Jackson State Park at (334) 493-6988. Each cabin is non-smoking,…


Trout Fishing Minnesota

Minnesota DNR Made Strides in Enhancing Outdoor Opportunities in 2015

A record number of people visited Minnesota state parks and enjoyed trout fishing in lakes and streams in 2015, according to the Department of Natural Resources. The agency noted other accomplishments in 2015, including a growing deer herd and increased deer harvest, an improved fleet of aircraft for fighting wild…


Adam Murkowski

Minnesota DNR Hires New Big Game Program Leader

The point person for management of Minnesota’s deer, elk and moose populations and hunting seasons for deer and elk will be Adam Murkowski. He starts Monday, Jan. 11, as big game program leader for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Murkowski worked in a similar position, deer project leader, in…


Deer Hunter Cooperator Patch

Michigan DNR Checks 1M Deer Thanks to Hunters’ Cooperation

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has been collecting records for individual deer since 1987 – although it has been recording deer data for more than 50 years – and near the end of 2015, the DNR added its 1 millionth deer record to this database. Michigan hunters have the…


South Carolina Dove Hunter Survey

South Carolina Dove Hunter Survey

Survey Runs Through January 15th The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources is conducting a survey of active dove hunters regarding their observations of dove populations and their preference for various aspects of dove hunting in South Carolina. The information derived from this survey will provide guidance in the decisions…


That Coon Dog’ll Hunt in Florida

That Coon Dog’ll Hunt in Florida

By Tony Young Some of my huntin’ buddies and I really live for being out in a wet patch of woods in the middle of a cool night and hearing the not-so-distant sounds of our coon hounds when they open up on a hot trail. There’s just something about those…


Commercial and Recreational Rock Crab and Recreational Dungeness Crab Fisheries Open in Southern Portion of California

Commercial and Recreational Rock Crab and Recreational Dungeness Crab Fisheries Open in Southern Portion of California

On Dec. 31, 2015, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and the Fish and Game Commission (Commission) were notified by the director of the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) that, in consultation with the director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), a determination has…